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Before we go on, its important to know that many retailers use the labels Malaysian or Peruvian simply as descriptions of a particular look and feel, while the hair may not actually be from Peru nor Malaysia. Factors such as natural hair texture, color, installation, styling and the quality of the virgin hair itself can make an incredible difference in how beautiful you look with virgin hair extensions.

Before you decide the type of hair extension to use between Peruvian and Malaysian, it is only natural that you know what difference exist between the two. Also important is the need to understand the advantages that one hair type wields over the other. This is not just with regards to these two types of hair extensions but it also applies to choosing any hair extensions. This article discusses Malaysian hair vs Peruvian hair and at the end of it, you will have known the distinctions.

While most people just use Malaysian and Peruvian hair interchangeably for hair extensions and wigs, not many of them understand how they can determine the quality of hair to buy. If it happens that you fall into this category of people, you are advised to seek the opinion of a hair expert. The hair industry, quite unlike other FDA-regulated products, is not regulated. This means that it is crucial that women practice more caution in order to get hair of the highest quality. Your stylist should be able to advise you with regard to the most suitable hair for you.

Malaysian Hair

This hair type will initially appear excessively shiny but it will resume its more natural appearance after 2-3 washes. The curls of Malaysian hair do not drop or loosen but will maintain their original form for the rest of the day. And you do not need any product for you to keep the curls in shape. Refrain from using too much oil spray as it is likely to make it appear shinier and also wiggy. This is why you need to avoid it. Compared to hair from India, Malaysian hair is still way softer and silkier texture wise. If your main concern is thickness and volume, then you would better be off with Malaysian hair. Like Peruvian hair, it also works wonders for all hair styles. This hair is naturally straight and black. Because of its fullness nature, Malaysian hair, if not well taken care of, can appear dry. To prevent this, you are advised to use enough moisture after second reuse of the Malaysian hair.


Peruvian Hair


Said to be sourced from small, impoverished villages in Peru, Virgin Peruvian hair, as seen in the picture, is often thick, straight or slightly wavy by nature. Compared to Malaysian hair, Peruvian hair is more coarse and can come in light brown, deep brown or darker colors. Peruvian virgin hair has similar characteristics to Brazilian hair.  (similiar body and natural wave pattern).   You can even blend Peruvian and Brazilian hair together for a fabulous full body look with lots of bounce!  Peruvian hair can withstand varying degrees of temperature and tends to curl more when wet. Because of its natural fullness and body, less bundles are needed to complete a full installation. Saving you a little money.


Both the Malaysian and Peruvian hairs can excellently blend with African-American hairs. And with their popularity increasing daily, demand for these hairs has shot up significantly. Natural hair from humans, whether from Brazil, India, or Malaysia, is ten times better than synthetic hairs. However, some of the best type of natural hair to buy is either Malaysian or Peruvian.