Characteristics of Different Types of Human Hair

With regard to hair systems, when all is said and done, what really matters is the hair. A new head of natural-looking hair is what your clients want. Where to start though? How do you choose the most suitable type of human hair for your clients?

We would like to introduce the four main hair types that we use on our wigs: normal Indian hair, Indian Remy hair, Chinese virgin hair and European hair. Being the defining feature of any custom hair replacement system – the base material should be undetectable after all – it is imperative that you have a strong grasp of all the characteristics of different types of human hair to ensure you can help choose the most suitable hair type for your customers. Aside from describing the texture and appearance of the hair, we will also discuss the type of chemical treatment and processing each hair type can undergo.

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Normal Indian Hair

We will begin by looking at normal Indian hair. Normal Indian hair is very soft and thin. It has a natural curl and can sometimes be very curly. Since the tip-to-top direction of the hair is very disorderly, the hair will undergo some very heavy acid treatment to remove all the cuticles on the hair. You need to be aware that there will be dyed hair mixed in amongst Indian hair. This is important to know should you be thinking about bleaching the hair at a later stage because dyed hair is very hard to bleach and it can have an adverse effect on the quality of the bleached knots process. Normal Indian hair is the most common type of hair in the hair system market and this is the default hair of all our stock hair systems.

So when should you choose normal Indian hair for your clients?

First, normal Indian hair has the lowest price. So from a cost point of view, normal Indian hair is a good choice. However, for business, we must, of course, think about all the ways our clients can benefit. It cannot just be a case of offering them low prices. Normal Indian hair can be a good choice for two reasons. First of all, normal Indian hair has a good shine to it and has a soft, smooth touch. For its first few months, it can actually be shinier, softer and thinner than Remy or virgin hair because of the heavy acid and softening treatment it has gone through. When your clients choose a very natural but very fragile base material, like Swiss lace, ultra-thin skin 0.03mm base or a French lace with very heavily-bleached knots all over, normal Indian hair would be a good choice. Why? Since these kinds of base cannot last a long time, the base will become damaged before normal Indian hair becomes less shiny than Remy or virgin hair. Your clients, therefore, do not need to spend more money on Remy or virgin hair. Normal Indian hair will be enough. Choosing it can save money for your clients. Secondly, when you want to build up your own stock men’s toupees, normal Indian hair is a good choice. Usually, when clients ask for a stock piece, they require it urgently and will not care too much or ask for too much. Normal Indian hair is more than adequate for most of their requirements. In addition, since normal Indian hair stock hairpieces are priced lower, it makes it easier to buy more of the same hairpiece with different hair colors or bases sizes. Your clients will appreciate the greater choice.

Remy Indian hair

Like its normal counterpart, Remy Indian hair is also very soft and thin with a natural curl to it. However, its tips and roots are all in the same direction. Therefore, we just need to do acid treatment on the roots of the hair so the cuticles of the hair will remain intact. Moreover, New Times Hair only chooses top-class Indian Remy Hair which was cut from the heads of young women. The hair of young women is just like a younger body: it is stronger and healthier. We also do not select hair that has been dyed nor had any acid treatment. The hair is therefore not only stronger and healthier, but also much more responsive to achieving a better bleached knot effect. Since there is no dyed hair mixed in amongst the hair, there will be no black dots of hair visible on the base after bleaching. (These black dots are the after-effects of bleaching dyed hair, especially hair dyed to dark colors.)

As mentioned above, Remy Indian Hair does not undergo heavy acid and softening treatment like normal Indian Hair so to begin with you may think the hair is not as soft, thin or shiny as normal Indian Hair. However, since it is healthier and stronger, after a few times of washing, it will be shinier than normal Indian hair and it can also last longer than normal Indian Hair.


Chinese Virgin Hair

Chinese virgin hair is different from the other types of human hair in that it is thick. Being thick, it is very straight unlike Indian hair that is soft with curls.  The hair has what we refer to as a “lift effect” because if it is cut very short, the hair will not lay down flat on the base of the hair system – it will have a lift to it. As is the case with Remy hair, the tips and the roots are all in the same direction so we just need to do acid treatment on the roots. Chinese virgin hair also has no dyed hair among it and it has all its cuticles intact.

Chinese virgin hair is a good choice for your clients who have thick hair. Conversely, if your clients have very soft, natural hair, never choose Chinese hair for them otherwise the hairpiece will not blend well with their own hair.  There will always be a clear distinction between the hairpiece and their own hair which is not what anyone wants. Another factor to be aware of is that when clients ask for a light-colored hairpiece or one with very small curls like Afro curls, the hair needs to be processed much more than other hair colors or hair curls. Indian hair is too thin to take those kinds of heavy treatment as they would break the hair. Since Chinese virgin hair is a thick, stiff type of hair, it responds well to additional processing and that is why we choose Chinese virgin hair when clients ask for a light color or small curls.


European Hair

Finally, we have European hair. European hair is the best quality hair on the market. It is very soft and thin and is naturally shiny. What’s more, it will become shinier and shinier after several times of washing. European hair is another type of human hair that just needs acid treatment on its roots since the tips and roots all point in the same direction. It has no dyed hair and all its cuticles. We do not recommend dyeing hair European hair as the hair is too thin. Consequently, dyeing will break down the texture of the hair and damage the hair. To match our hair to that of your clients’, we would simply choose the most appropriate natural color from our own selection of European hair. Bear in mind that there may be a degree of color difference but we believe it is in the best interests not to dye the European hair of your clients’ hair systems.


Whatever type of human hair you request for your hair systems, you can rest assured that that is the type you will receive from us. We use 100% human hair on our wigs and we do not take shortcuts. You can click on this link to view more about our products of different human hair:   We hope you now feel better informed when it comes to discussing different types of human hair for hair systems and that you will be able to more confidently steer your clients towards the best hair systems for them. If you would like to know more then please feel free to get in touch at or fill in your requirements on the order form below.

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June Chen

Sales representative


June is detail-oriented, excellent at simplifying complex issues, making them understandable to all our clients, particularly those new to our services and products or unfamiliar with China.

Originally from Weifang, China, known as the hometown of kites, June moved to Qingdao in search of a better work-life balance. This has been her first job ever since. Over the years working at Newtimes Hair, she has cultivated a friendly demeanor and a sense of humor. June considers Newtimes Hair her second home, a place where she invests her passion wholeheartedly.

Her role extends beyond just solving problems; June acts as a bridge between our team and our clients, embodying our commitment to impeccable customer service.

● What hobbies and interests do you have?

I enjoy exercising. That’s a very important part of my life. I’m a super active person.

● Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

No, not that I know of. I’m a very realistic person. If you mention outlandish stuff like aliens, monster in the bush, I’d be out of my mind.

● What is something you would love to do in the future?

I want to learn how to swim. I know it might sound a bit sarcastic, as I just mentioned that I enjoy doing exercise. Unfortunately, swimming hasn’t been on my list. I think I better catch up on that.

● What wig would you wear if you wore one and why?

I’d give HW1 a try. It looks natural and beautiful. Though we categorize it as a medical wig, almost any female can wear it. It’s got a lace mesh base, breathable, and flexible. You don’t need glue or tape to fix it to your head. Pretty easy, and it gives you all the long hair look a girl could want.


Sherry Sui

Sales representative


Are you new to China or the hair-making industry and feeling a bit lost about where to start? Sherry is your go-to expert. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of our products and services, Sherry will help you identify the perfect product combo aligning with your business needs and client requirements.

Grew up in Yantai, and moved to Qingdao in 2015 with a medical background, Sherry’s thoughts are beyond simply selling hairpieces. She cares about the end user’s health, too. In the process of sourcing the most suitable hairpieces for your clients, it’s worthwhile to pay attention to what Sherry says in terms of scalp health and hairpiece maintenance. You can think of her as a comprehensive, yet concise hairpiece encyclopedia, equipped to offer you top-notch recommendations and ideas for exceptional customer service.

  • How would people in the office describe you?

At our end-of-year conference, my colleagues agreed that I’m a warm hearted, positive, and easy-going teammate. It gives me a sense of reward.

  • Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

I don’t like being confined in a very small space. I believe it was due to a childhood experience. When I was six years old, I accidentally tripped and fell into a shallow well. I had to wait for two hours before I was found. Since then, I’ve found I just can’t tolerate the idea of being alone. I guess that makes me an active team player.

  • You are happiest when…

This may sound boastful, but it’s true. It’s just part of my nature to help others. When I actually see that what I did for them has helped them achieve something, it just makes me excited.

  • Which mens/womens hair system do you sell the most? Why that model?

I recomend HS25V. Oftentimes I’d introduce this model to my new clients to start with, so they can introduce this to their new clients see if hair systems are what really suit them, before they carry on with lace or mono hair systems.


Winni Yu

Sales Representative


Born in Weifang, China’s kite capital, and moved to Qingdao in 2013, Winni has never looked back. Since joining Newtimes Hair, Winni has been a dynamo of efficiency and innovation. She is a problem-solver brimming with ideas and has become a vital part of our team.

From your first contact with Winni to the moment your orders are delivered, Winni ensures a smooth and exciting experience. With her at the helm, the business isn’t just easy but exhilarating, and every challenge becomes an opportunity for innovation.

Transitioning from a client developer to a retention specialist, throughout the years, Winni has successfully assisted numerous clients in solving their issues, particularly concerning product details, logistics, or custom hiccups.

  • What hobbies and interests do you have?

I’m into so many things. All the popular stuff you name: Swimming, badminton, running, all for keeping me in good shape.

  • How would people in the office describe you?

They keep calling me “pretty Winni pretty brainy.” I’d take that as a compliment. I’d say I’m generally pretty fast in term of thinking and figuring out solutions. My teammates often turn to me for help, too. And It turned out that most of the time my ideas worked for them.

  • Do you have any pet hates?

I’m a typical town girl, you know. I’m into cats and dogs. But things like snakes, all sorts of insects, and hamsters; they are not my cup of tea. So, never get them near me.

  • Which mens/womens hair system do you sell the most? Why that?

Most of my clietns are after Q6. And their clients happened to be guys who are into hair systems that are durable and natural. Q6 is a pretty good pick for them. With proper care, it should easily last 6 months.


Tori Zhang

Sales Representative


Tori or Victoria to be exact, originally from Heze, brought her passion for life to Qingdao in 2016. An avid reader with a Teacher’s Qualification Certificate, Tori is known for her professional yet intriguing persona at the office.

As a quick learner, Tori always looks at customer’s needs from a tutor’s perspective. She has a sharp mind, is capable of picking up anything her client is unclear with, and offers the explanation in detail, making sure you understand it.

At Newtimes Hair, Tori thrives on the thrill of a sale, her triumphs now fueling the empowerment of her peers. Her journey at Newtimes Hair is marked by three profound words: abundant, proficient, and revolutionary.

  • Tell us an interesting fact about yourself other than your qualifications, your job.

I’m always fascinated about an exotic lifestyle. I really wish I could travel a lot, go to many different countries, and try their local gourmet food, and get in touch with the locals to actually have a feel of their culture.

  • Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

I’m always afaid of heights. With any tall buildings, be it a chimney or TV tower, I look at it, and imagine I’m looking down right from the top, it will give me sweaty palms.

  • Do you have any pet hates?

Not at all. I generally love all pets. Dog, cats, guinea pigs, rabits, etc. I love them.

  • Do you have a favourite quote?

When you feel tired,it means you are walking uphill. I believe this quote as a truth that gives me a lift whenever I’m down. I believe there’s no gain without pain. Without trying, we can’t achieve anything.

  • Which men’s/women’s hair system do you sell the most? Why that model?

With me personally, the best-selling hair system has been HS1. It has what it’s required out of a good quality hair system, in terms of a natural-looking hairline, undetectable scalp, etc. Most wearers and salon owners are familiar with it. Plus, all our clients have faith in the quality of this hair system. According to their feedback, this is an easy-to-attach, easy-to-maintain hair system for both men and women.


Ivan Mu

Sales representative


Born and raised in a quiet town named Binzhou, China, where the Yellow River whispers its final secrets to the ocean. Ivan’s life was set to transform in ways he could hardly imagine. After completing college in Qingdao, young Ivan little knew that this vibrant coastal city would capture his heart and chart a new course in his life.

Ivan joined Newtimes Hair in mid-2022 soon after his graduation from his master’s. As a trilingual and someone with a professional understanding of Western cultures, Ivan plays a critical role in establishing customer relations in the US and Europe. His approachable nature and a mind of precision make him an invaluable asset to the team.

  • How would people in the office describe you?

I eardrop, and I hear them talking about me. I’m optimistic, proactive, and very friendly, and eager to help.

  • What is something you would love to do in the future?

I love basketball. And I’m a basketball freak. You can call me that. That’s just me. I’m looking at organizing a basketball team in the near future. 

  • Do you have a phobia? If you do, what is it?

I don’t know why I share the same gene with Doraemon. I’m scared of rats. I’m a 6’3″, but I hate rats; seeing one really freaks me out.

  • Which men/womens hair system do you sell the most? Why that model?

New Australia. When it first came out in early 2023, it made me top of sales. I think most wearers like it because at the design statge, our experts considered all possible aspects people could want from a hairpiece, such as a natural look, a level of comfort, and affordablity; it’s similar to lace, but most wearers can afford.