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Brazilian Hair vs Malaysian Hair

Despite the many types of hair available, the top two contenders today are still Brazilian hair and Malaysian hair. Here is a quick explanation of these two types of hair that should clear the air and crown a virgin hair queen.


Malaysian hair is named from its country of origin, Malaysia. Malaysia is located in the Southeastern part of Asia, near Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines.  Malaysian hair is collected from the temples of Malaysia where women give their hair as  part of a ceremony that affirms their spiritual commitment to the gods. Even though this practice is common, it is not as common in Malaysia as in many other countries such as India. This makes the price of

Malaysian hair higher than many other types of hair because it is not as readily available.

Malaysian hair comes in many colors. It can range from light brown to dark brown to nearly black. The texture of virgin Malaysian hair is typically straight but it may also have slight waves at the time it is collected from the original donor. Malaysian hair can be considered heavy or thick when compared with Indian hair but soft and thin when compared with Chinese hair. It is extremely silky and has a beautiful natural shine.
Malaysian hair is great for women of African/Afro-Caribbean descent. Because of its characteristics, Malaysian hair blends beautifully with the texture of black hair.


Brazilian Hair comes from the rural areas of Brazil.  Brazilian hair donors do not undergo a spiritual ritual when donating their hair. Brazilian hair is generally collected from donors who are paid in exchange for their healthy and beautiful hair.  Because the hair is not readily collected for religious purposes, this makes authentic virgin Brazilian hair VERY difficult to come by. That causes the price of Brazilian virgin hair to be  higher than many other hair types.

Brazil is a country that is very ethnically diverse. Therefore, Brazilian hair may be sourced from a variety of people with various genetic makeups. This hair is generally categorized in Grades A through C.  These classes reflect hair texture as opposed to hair quality.

   Grade A: Hair is mostly collected from donors who are of European descent. The texture of this hair is very silky and straight and can also be very fine in texture. This type of hair is great for making lace front wigs.

   Grade B: Hair is extremely popular and is most often seen in the hair market today. This grade of Brazilian hair is thicker than Grade A and slightly more wavy. This type of hair can come in a variety of natural colors and is highly resistant to the suns rays which is known to cause damage to hair when it is over exposed to extreme sunlight.

   Grade C: Hair comes from the African descendants who were brought to Brazil. This group makes up a large part of the Brazilian population and their hair is often referred to as Molado or Mulatto (loosely translated to mean “Curly”). This form of Brazilian hair is thick and often curly. The hair color is usually light brown to black and is naturally sold in a body wave or tightly curled texture.

Brazilian hair is one of the most sought after and versatile hair choices in the market. It is coarse and heavy and is great if you want thick and bouncy hair that will last for a long time. By nature, Brazilian hair comes in a variety of straight, wavy and curly textures. The dark brown and even black colors are excellent for blending with the hair of African/Afro-Caribbean descendants.


Well, honestly, it depends on your current hair texture, the look and feel you would like to achieve and how much you are willing to spend. Both Malaysian hair and Brazilian hair have beautiful qualities and are of excellent choices when purchased from the RIGHT SUPPLIER.