I’m Dasia, a licenced cosmetologist who has spent my fair share of money on hair. Clients and myself are always looking for high quality products without having to spend too much money.
It’s hard to avoid the expensive price of trends throughout the years. Peruvian hair is one product that falls under that trend area.
Let’s take a further look at how much Peruvian hair costs and what makes it worth the price.
How much does Peruvian hair cost?
Are you interested in Peruvian hair but not wanting to spend an outrageous amount of money? You will be quite pleased to know Peruvian hair is reasonably priced when compared with other hair types.
An average set of Peruvian bundles will cost you around $140 – $150 dollars. This is pretty average in comparison to other hair types. You can find hair for an even cheaper price if you decide to cut down on the length or sacrifice other areas of the hair.
It’s often a better deal to purchase Peruvian hair online. You can get a wider selection and find cheaper prices compared to if you shop at a local beauty supply. E-commerce sites also have deals on certain products pretty often allowing you to save a couple of extra bucks on certain items.
SInce Peruvian hair has gained a lot of popularity in recent years, you are sure to find the hair reasonably priced so it’s available to a wider selection of people.
Factors that Could Affect the Price
Just like any other product, the price will vary and change. Let’s take a look at some of the most common factors that can affect the price. While the majority of these areas increase the overall price, you may be able to find a way to make the hair cheaper.
The longer the hair is, the more you will have to pay. This is true regardless of the hair type you decide to purchase. While certain hair types, such as Brazilian hair, may offer cheaper options for longer length, the hair will still be more expensive than shorter lengths.
One hack you may want to consider is purchasing a longer length and once the ends start to wear out and not look presentable anymore. Keep doing this until you’ve reached your shortest desired length.
With just one set of hair, whether bundles or a wig, you will be able to achieve multiple different styles.
The texture you decide to purchase can affect the price you pay. Straight hair is generally on the cheaper side. Textures such as kinky and curly hair types are a bit more expensive as they aren’t as widely available.
By considering all three factors, length, texture, and density, you will be able to mix and match to find the cheapest way to purchase your desired look.
If you splurge on one area, such as density, you may be able to get away with a cheaper texture that generally isn’t as full. Learning which styles go together will help you save a lot of money in the long run.
There is a high percentage that the density of the hair you are interested in is able to change, but only with a price increase. This is a pretty standard practice made by hair companies that motivate you to spend more money.
One hack would be to find a base unit that has a price as close to your desired density. Instead of having to upgrade up 3 to 4 densities, you may only have to upgrade 1 to 2 densities. This can cut your customization price in half.
Also keep in mind the length and texture you want to purchase. If you want a short curly bob, the hair will naturally be thicker and you won’t have to spend much to increase the density.
Common misconceptions of Peruvian hair
One common thought about Peruvian hair is the fact that it’s only for women who have afro textured hair. This is not the case at all, actually, many caucasian women feel Peruvian hair is the best for them.
While the texture is a bit more coarse, you can easily get away with styling it with finer hair. Depending on whether you style the hair with leave out or not, the blending is not as hard as you may have imagined.
Another misconception is the hair is too coarse resulting in stiff hair. This is also not the case as Peruvian hair is lightweight allowing the hair to flow quite easily. This is high quality hair and it’s quite versatile.
Is it better to purchase Peruvian hair or Indian hair?
- Price – Peruvian hair is priced quite well. You can easily find ways to discount your order when shopping online. Indian hair is the highest quality hair as the donors it comes from take very well care of it, this results in a subtle increase in price.
- Texture – Peruvian hair is most desired in a straight texture while Indian hair comes in a wavy but not quite curly texture. Both textures don’t require a lot of work which is ideal when styling.
- Availability – Both hair types are widely available both in store and online. It may be slightly easier to find Peruvian as opposed to Indian but it doesn’t vary much.
Pros and Cons of Peruvian Hair
Let’s take a look at some of the factors to consider prior to purchasing Peruvian hair. This may help you better decide whether this hair type is ideal for you.
What I Like
- Manageable –The hair is easy to style and manage making this a great option for beginners. If you are new to the extension world, this will offer you an easy way to style a presentable look.
- Longevity – Since the hair is thicker and has a coarse texture Peruvian hair can withstand the constant manipulation.
- Affordable – Considering the hair is of high quality, the hair is reasonably priced for what you get. Many sites. If shopping online, offer discounts on either the product itself or shipping.
What I Don’t Like
- Shine –While Peruvian hair is soft and silky, it does lack a bit of shine when compared with other hair types.
- Texture – Not all hair textures look good are ideal when styling Peruvian hair, Your best bet would be straight hair.
Products needed to complete an installation of Peruvian hair
- Bundles of Peruvian hair – You can easily find bundles for around $140 in this hair type. As previously mentioned, multiple factors can affect the overall price. Length, texture, and density are some of those areas. Anything above $250 is not worth it.
- Products for Styling – Whether you purchase a wig or weave made from Peruvian hair you are going to need products. Products to moisturize your natural hair and style your extensions. These will likely range between $10-$20 per product.
- Glue or a thread and needle – These products are needed to secure the weave or wig onto your head. This will complete the installation and is surprisingly cheap. You can get a thread and needle for a few dollars. Glue you can easily find for under $10.
Is Peruvian hair the best?
Peruvian hair may be an ideal hair type for you. Peruvian hair is lightweight yet somewhat coarse. Peruvian hair has a feeling similar to that of relaxed hair. If your hair is a similar texture, Peruvian hair may be ideal for you as you can easily blend your natural hair with the extensions, utilizing leave out.
How can you tell if Peruvian hair is real?
Peruvian hair should be 100% human hair and act that way. You can confirm the hair is human by burning the hair and watching its reaction. It should catch fire and curl up into a small ball along with producing the smell of burning hair. To confirm that it’s Peruvian you have to get familiar with the hair type. Once you understand what the hair should feel and look like, you can easily spot if the hair is real or not.
What is the quality of Peruvian hair?
Peruvian hair has a high quality overall. It’s ideal for blending into your natural hair, especially if it’s been relaxed. If you were to compare the hair with Brazilian hair, it’s not as silky and thin. Peruvian hair is more thick and coarse lasting longer than other hair types as a result.
Peruvian hair is a great product that has many pros and cons. With enough research you are sure to find a way to alter the price to your liking.
Since the hair is reasonably priced and the tools needed for installation aren’t that expensive, you are sure to have a complete look that is well priced.