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South Africa hair business ideas

Main developments:

  • Demand in Africa hair extensions per person has increased by 32% in last four years
  • China is no longer the main county for importing hair extensions, Mozambique and Japan grew very strong
  • Brazilian hair keeps on to be favorite texture, at distance followed by Peruvian and Indian hair.

The picture on top of this page shows the import to South Africa hair from China has been cut in two measured against 2010 (silver bullet) to 2014 (Golden bullet). The amounts in the pictures show the difference in import against 2012 in thousands United States dollars. Much Africa hair is imported from Mozambique, plus 34% and Japan. Import from Nigeria and Indonesia remained rather stable. The total import increased by 33%. South Africans has also found their way abroad this is shown in a 65% increase of export.   Use of this data Based upon insight from keywords visitors Google one can predict the future interest. Actual trade data from the United Nations shows the evolution and size of the domestic demand of the human hair extensions market (import minus export shows domestic demand). This information is very useful for your business plan, but should be made tailor made to your own situation with more detailed information. Is the South African client looking for hair extensions or human hair wigs?   Source: Google trends Remarks: The interest for hair extensions has been higher than wigs. Hardly any interest for synthetic hair, although recently more people search for this. What are the hottest items for a South Africa Hair business:     Source: Google Trends

Market trend for South Africa hair extensions

Brazilian hair has been and will be also in the near future the hair extensions with the highest demand. But a newcomer on the market could, with success, investigate the demand for a one of the other hair extensions, like Peruvian . The interest for Peruvian hair is nearly at the same level as for Indian hair. Evolution demand for hair extensions in South Africa Use this information if you have to write your business plan for your own hair extensions shop or if you plan to expand your hair extensions wholesale business.

You have a dream to launch your own hair store, or your hair sales are lacking behind expectations. What can you do? Give it all up and let others succeed? Wouldn’t it be great to talk for 10 minutes with somebody who not only understands the hair extensions business, but who can help you with advice too?

You are not alone, you can always call me, I have blocked some time in my calendar already. I am waiting for you! Call me, Stefan

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  1. Dear Sir/Madam,
    We are one of the renowned Indian Natural Hair product manufacturer and supplier. Please visit the website We provide excellent quality hair products. Please contact us if you have any requirement. Thanking you.


    • Hi Farhan,

      Good to read about your company. Are you also active on social media. it would help top get a better picture of your company if one can see the comments etc from other clients,
      Regards, Stefan

  2. Comment Am a dealer of hair extension in Nigeria you can contact me on my mobile line: 08063023848.

    • Hi Olayinka, good to read you sell hair extensions in Nigeria, I would love to talk with you but I prefer the use of Skype (HowToSellHairExtensions Stefan Franken).

      • Hi Olly, thanks . I will contact you to support you to start selling hair extensions.

  3. I want to start a hair extension business in South Africa, for the black market. I have googled a lot of companies. Where would you suggest I get cheap hair from if I buy in bulk?

    • Hi Mercia, thanks for your comment. Great to read you want to start a hair extensions business in South Africa. I understand you look for cheap hair. I do not know if you look for human hair or synthetic hair. Did you do a market survey among your potential customers? This should be your starting point. I can recommend some articles on our website, like how to find the best hair extension supplier or sign up to our newsletter.

  4. I am interested,I want to start selling 100% human hair,Brazilian or any other that you would recommend for me that are with a lace closure because they are in demand here at this moment.Please help

    • Hi Pumi, Thanks for your message. The hair market in South Africa is growing, so good to start. I recommend you to check our latest project to start selling hair extensions without investing money in inventory. If you are interested, please check my post and start selling!

      • Thank you man,I will take a look and learn so that I can decide

  5. I would like to start a business for hairs extension I just want to know different types of hair extension..

  6. hello everyone,
    My name is Huong from Natural hair Viet Nam import export company limited.
    I am selling a lot kind of hair and have so many client in South Africa.
    Pls contact me by Whatsapp or mail to see pictures and the best price.
    This is my Whatsapp : +84982148900
    I am looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you so much.

    • Hi Huong, thanks for your comment. I will contact you by whatsapp to see how we can work together to help start ups and companies to sell good quality hair extensions. Kind regards, Stefan

  7. Hello,

    I am beginning my journey in the Virgin Hair business. I am not a hair stylist and I don’t wear virgin hair but I see the growth and the benefits and I am ready to market my business and myself as much as possible. Email me at



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