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The Difference Between Brazilian and Vietnamese Raw Hair

Most hair lovers are familiar with Brazilian Hair but have you heard of Vietnamese hair. Vietnamese raw hair is very rare while Brazilian hair is more common. I know you’re probably wondering which one is better yet the question you should ask is which one is for your hair texture and desired look?

Although both are considered virgin hair, Vietnamese raw hair is raw which is a significant difference. To gain a deeper understanding lets first delve into the difference between the two terms.

What Is Virgin Hair

Virgin hair is hair that is not chemically processed. It has never been permed, dyed or bleached. All the cuticles of the hair face the same direction. This type of hair is extremely popular because you can dye, bleach, cut, and process the hair and treat it as your own. You can curl it and wash it just like you would your real hair.

Virgin remy hair is in almost everything nowadays in the hair world. From wigs to sew-ins, and even clip ins. Its longevity and versatility has caused virgin hair to dominate the market. Many love it because it provides minimal tangling and shedding.

The hair comes in many forms from Brazilian to Peruvian, Malaysian, Indian, Cambodian, Vietnamese you name it. The List goes on and on. What do all of these things mean? Are some types of hair better? Which hair texture and type are best for me? Each hair type has its own texture and qualities that separate it from the rest. In this article, we will go over Vietnamese Raw Hair and Brazilian Hair in depth and the difference between the two.

What Is Raw Hair?

Raw hair has all the qualities of virgin hair, but it goes a step further. Not only has it never been chemically processed but it has never had heat applied to it as well. Donors have never had their hair straightened or curled. It is the purest and most natural hair on the market. This is the main difference between virgin hair and raw hair.

Virgin hair is steamed to achieve different textures. All raw hair is considered virgin hair, but not all virgin hair is regarded as raw hair.

What Is Brazilian Hair?

Brazilian Hair is one of the most common types of hair. This hair texture blends well with all types of hair even hair of thicker textures. Whether you are natural or permed, this hair is likely to blend well with your hair texture. It is mainly known for its softness yet thick texture. It has a natural luster and shine and is thick and soft. You don’t need many bundles to achieve a full look with this hair due to its density.

Almost every company carries Brazilian hair. It is one of the most common types of hair on the market. It comes in various textures from straight, wavy to curly and it comes in a wide range of colors and lengths. The curls hold very well and curls when wet. It also is not prone to tangle. Many consider this the most versatile hair type.

brazilian hair

What Is Vietnamese Raw Hair?

Vietnamese Raw Hair comes directly from Vietnam. This hair is cut off a donor’s head, wefted and cleansed. The simple lifestyle of the women in Vietnam from the way they live to even their dietary intake all reflects the quality of the hair.

One of the many reasons why we love Vietnamese hair is because of the high quality. In Vietnam, the women rarely process their hair or straighten it. How they take care of their hair has a lot to do with why Vietnamese hair is top, not raw hair quality. Many of the women in the country grow their hair incredibly long because of this the hair can be purchased in long lengths from 30 inches and above.

This hair is exceptionally pure. Vietnamese hair is soft and silky. It comes in body wave and straight. It does not have as much luster as Brazilian hair, and it is also thicker. Due to its softness and ability to hold curls, it is currently in high demand.

vietnamese raw hair

Similarities And Differences

Brazilian and Vietnamese Hair are both considered virgin hair meaning that they are hair that is unprocessed. Brazilian hair is usually cheaper while Vietnamese hair is pricier due to its rarity. Vietnamese hair only comes in natural colors because it is raw. Vietnamese Raw Hair is harder to find than Brazilian hair for two main reasons. One is that Vietnamese hair is not as common and two it is raw hair.

What we love about both is that with both hair types, you can accomplish a variety of styles and colors. When it comes down to choosing between the two a lot of it may have to do with your hair texture as well as if you would like a pricier option or something a little bit more affordable while still achieving excellent results.

Which Is Best For You

Overall both textures are superb. I have tried both and dyed them myself and achieved excellent results. It is hard to tell the difference between the two unless if you are a hair expert. Both work well with color and heat.

Now, of course, with any decision, it is always best to do what is best for you when making a decision. Like many hair decisions, it all depends on your hair type and the style you want to achieve. We offer both Brazilian and Vietnamese Raw hair here at Private Label Extensions in various lengths.

Our Brazilian hair comes in a variety of textures and colors from afro kinky, kinky straight, straight, deep wave, Spanish wave, loose wave, body wave blonde and gray. While our Vietnamese hair comes in straight, wavy and a natural gray color.

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If you are starting a hair business, we highly recommend that you provide a variety of textures for your client’s needs.Have you tried either of these? If so which do you prefer and why? Let us know in the comments section.

About Fennella Miller

Fennella Like Whoa is a Sierra Leonean American model, blogger and creative entrepreneur based in Atlanta Georgia. She graduated from Spelman College and currently creates creative digital media content in the areas of fashion and hair. [email protected]

6 thoughts on “The Difference Between Brazilian and Vietnamese Raw Hair

  1. Sha'Keisha says:

    This is interesting. I’ve never tried Vietnamese hair extensions or raw hair for that matter. I’ve always been satisfied with Brazilian; although I’ve never really researched “raw” hair. This is great information to know, especially if you own a hair extension company and plan to sell both types.

  2. Veneta James says:

    Very informative! I love usually see a lot of questions asking the differences between raw, Virgin, and even mink hair. Because of Private Label extensions, I learned that mink hair is actually fake hair just like the mink false lashes. It’s a tactic used to catch customers attention, but it quite misleading. Based on this article I learned that Virgin hair is hair that is unprocessed meaning chemically, but heat is applied to get different curl patterns. Being raw on the other hand meaning unprocessing chemically and no heat applied as well. Before PLE I have never heard of Vietnamese hair. Now I hear about Philipino, and more familiar textures such as Cambodian, Peruvian, etc. What separates the hair that PLE provides from Cambodian, Peruvian, Mongolian, etc.? Will PLE she working on expanding on more hair types for their members? I’m sure it would be great to expand it does take time to find quality vendors. So I understand if it’s nothing immediate but I think expanding would be a great way to get clientele.

  3. Melissa Brown says:

    This article was so informative about the difference between Raw and Virgin hair. It’s good to know the difference because people always have questions and need answers. I have tried the Vietnamese Natural wavy hair extensions, and I must say that it is some beautiful hair and very thick. I never studied the differences between Virgin or Raw hair before starting a hair business, but have learned a lot from the blogs and the hair group. I really enjoy reading the different blogs and other information that PLE provides! Thanks

  4. Maya Bobs says:

    This is one of my favorite blogs because it gives so much information on virgin hair!!! I was trying to look for a difference between all types of hair and I absolutely fell in love with the Vietnamese Hair and that’s the hair I’m going to try to market!!! It’s raw, who doesn’t love curls? Most hair will fall, living in Houston. But that hair doesn’t and it stays Straight!!! I love it and my clients actually listen to me when I tell them the difference.

  5. amy says:

    Please I want to know which is better, Chinese raw hair or Vietnam raw hair?

    1. Private Label Extensions says:

      It depends on the texture you are looking for. Our Vietnamese Raw bundles are a bit more coarse. Unfortunately, we do not have raw Chinese hair to compare it with. However, you are more than welcome to purchase a few bundles of our Raw Vietnamese or Raw Indian hair to sample for your own.

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