Due to the natural thickness, softness and glossy appearance of Russian hair, it is widely considered to be the "crème de la crème" of hair extensions by both extension gurus and celebrities alike. Russian women naturally have lighter hair, so it only makes sense that it is healthier than Asian or Indian hair that is naturally black and requires over-processing in order to reach the most desirable hair colours. Along with being the least processed, Russian hair is the softest and finest hair available so does not require silicone or harsh chemicals to hide a naturally coarse texture. Hair that is covered in silicone can feel great initially, but once the silicone wears off, the hair becomes dry, thin and tangled. Best of all, Russian hair continues to look amazing, wash after wash, allowing it to last for years versus months. For these reasons, Philocaly Hair only uses Russian hair collected directly in the heart of Russia.