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Double Drawn Versus Single Drawn
Drawn is the word used for pulling the hair through an instrument that puts
the hairs together (hackle). It is also called hackling. Single drawn is the 1st
hackling of the hair. This puts the hairs together. Similar lengths are gathered
6” to 10”; 11” to 14” and so on. Within the bundles the lengths will be varied.
This has to do with how people’s hair grows, falls out and replaces itself.
Double drawn is another hackling and a finer separation of the hair. This is
much more labor intensive and will just about double the price of the hair.
Some hair traders do not do double drawing of the hair.
Origins of Human Hair
The most common human hair used for hair extensions are European, Indian
and Asian/Oriental. Other types such as Caucasian are usually unsuitable for
extensions because most Caucasian women process their hair.
Oval in shape, fine to medium density with large variations in color. Blondes
have the finest texture, darker colors have a coarser texture and red heads
have the coarsest hair. The majority of Caucasian women process their hair
leaving it unsuitable for hair extensions.
Round in shape, mostly straight or slightly wavy and usually dark brown or
black. Asian hair has the thickest diameter and is one of the strongest types
of hair, able to withstand various chemical processes unless you have the
thickness of Asian hair, this hair will need to be made thinner (undergo
chemical processing) for use as hair extensions.
Indian (Hindu) Hair
Hair is small in diameter and comes in a variety of fiber types from fine,
straight, medium, thick with wave or curly to thick hair. Most Indian women
do not go to the salon for chemical processes such as color, perms, etc.,
leaving the hair in a virgin state. Indian hair must still be processed to make
it appear closer to European and Caucasian hair.
Some people claim that hair being sold as European hair is actually Indian
hair that is brought to Europe for processing. Remy hair originates from
Indian temples where women donate their hair in thanks for some blessing or
when they get married.
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