What is hair weaving?

Human Hair Patterns

Weave, weft and bundle, you may have heard these three words when purchasing hair products online, actually I do not know their difference and always think they are the same products. What is a hair bundle? It is a collection of many hair strands, which are sewn together by machine or hand tied, usually one bundle is 100 grams or customized according to customers’ requirement. Once the bundle being unfolded, then it becomes a weave or weaving in front of your eyes. The best hair weave or bundle in the market is made with raw human hairs whose cuticles aligned in the same direction.

The manufacturing of hair weaves is not simple, from collecting raw hair materials to finished products, there are a series of processes to follow, during the entire processes, will chemicals be used? I think yes, but not too much chemials will be used to wash the hairs just collected. So, I think there are no 100% non-chemical processed hairs in the market.

About the textures or patterns of hair weaves, there are usually three types, straight, wavy and curly, under the categories of wavy and curly, there are other patterns such as water wave, loose wave, deep wave, deep curly, kinky curly. With the help of high-temperature steam and some tools, the wavy and curly patterns are easy to be achieved. But not all patterns from all hair companies can always keep their original status. The wavy or curly patterns on some hairs may become not wavy or curly after being washed.

The Chinese hair factories

For your hair business, do you want to come to China and visit some hair factories? I think some of you will say yes. There are a lot of hair factories in China, but not every city in China makes hair products, basically speaking, there are four hair manufacturing bases in China, they are Shandong, Henan, Anhui and Guangdong. And in each province, there are two or three cities that make hair products. So, if coming to China, hope you have selected a right city to visit so that you can find the exact hair products you want, after reading this article, you may have a basic knowledge about the hair production bases in China.

First, there are three places in Shandong that have hair factories, they are Qingdao, Jiaozhou and Heze, These hair factories in Shandong mainly manufacture high-end hair wigs and bundles, some only make hair extensions such as clip ins for the white people. Seaforest and Jinda are two big hair companies in Qingdao. Seaforest has a more complete product lines that cover hair extensions, wigs, hair pieces and toupees. While Jinda mainly produces hair extensions, mens toupee and wigs.

Second, it is Xuchang city in Henan. Xuchang is the most famous city in this field and you may have known this place, Xuchang is the largest hair production base in the world, almost half of the hair products sold in the United States are actually made in Xuchang. There are a lot of hair factories there, they mainly produce virgin hair wefts and hair extensions. Here I recommend three factories, they are Senyuan, Hongyang Shenghua Industry and Penghui. Xuchang in Henan is also the most important hair production base in China, I will write an article to give a more detailed review about the hairs in Xuchang.

Third, it is Taihe County and Fuyang City in Anhui province. The hair factories in these two places of Anhui mainly produce virgin hair wefts. The famous hair factories there are JRX, Fortune Fashion and Jixiang.

Fourth, it is Guangdong. Guangzhou and Shenzhen are two big cities that have the most hair companies, I do not want to say hair factories here because most of these hair companies are actually distributors or retail sellers, they ordered hairs in bulk from Xuchang hair factories and sell them to the United States through aliexpress or amazon. However, some sellers indeed have a hair factory in Xuchang. By the way, the most famous hair company in Guangzhou is KBL, they offer high-end hair wefts, closures and frontals.

Conclusion: each hair production base in these four places has their own product advantages, some mainly produce virgin hair wefts, some mainly offer hair extensions for the white people, actually each hair factory has their core competitive products, you can visit several factories first and then decide which one is suitable for your hair business.

What is hair density?

20% Hair Density
40% Hair Density

60% Hair Density
80% Hair Density

There is hair density on the bundles, closures, frontals and wigs, simply speaking, the hair density means how many hair strands are there in a square centimeter. There are usually 20%, 40%, 60%, 80%, 100%, 120%, 140%, 160%, 180% and 200% to describe the density.

Look at the pictures below, from top to bottom, left to right, the hair density is 10%, 80%, 90%, 100%, 110%, 120%, 130%, 150%.

Hair Density on the Lace

The different types of hair materials

I have been in this area for years, according to my knowledge, the materials to make the wigs, toupee and extensions are usually divided into three types, they are human hair, synthetic hair and animal hair.

Chinese Human Hair

Human Hair

According to different origins, there are Chinese hair, Indian hair, Brazilian hair, Burmese hair, Mongolian hair, Vietnamese hair, Russian hair, European hair and so on. Because there is a population of almost 1.4 billion in China, so in the market, the most common hair you see is Chinese hair. The hairs from different origins usually have different features, for example, Chinese hair is a little harder and thicker, while Indian hair and Brazilian hair are softer and thinner. Actually, whether the bundles, closures, wigs or extensions you are buying from the market, they are mostly made with Chinese hair or Indian hair.

Well, human hair is also divided into remy human hair and non-remy human hair. Remy human hair is cut from one single donor or the hair collected that has cuticles aligned in the same direction. While non-remy human hair has disorganized cuticles or destroyed cuticles. Human hair is expensive, the hair products that are made with human hair are much higher than the other two materials.

Kanekalon Synthetic Hair

Synthetic Hair

Synthetic hair also has three types, there are basically Chinese synthetic hair, Korean synthetic hair and Japanese synthetic hair. Each of them has different hand feeling, glossiness, quality and durability. Chinese synthetic hair is the cheapest among these hair, it is usually used in the wigs for models and sports fans. The most expensive is Japanese synthetic hair, whose price is 3 times the price of synthetic hair from China. The most famous synthetic hair company in Japan is Kanekalon.

Animal Hairs

Animal Hair

There are ox hair, mohair and horse hair.


Human hair has the best hand feeling, it has a natural look, minimal shedding and tangling, human hair can also be dyed, bleached and styled, but its has a very high price and usually the styling shape won’t keep for so long.

Synthetic hair looks brighter, not like your own hair and it has a poor fidelity. You will feel a little itchy when wearing a synthetic hair wig. Wearing synthetic hair will cause more scalp problems. But it is cheap and the styling can keep for a long time.

Animal hair is significantly fluffier than human hair and synthetic hair. Its price is a little higher than synthetic hair. Until now, I have not seen wigs in the market made with animal hair.