China’s Leading Supplier for Hair Extensions: Prices, MOQs, Lead Time

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China is a global superpower in terms of manufacturing, so it should come as no surprise that they are also the leading supplier of human hair extensions.

In this article, we’ll explore China’s leading suppliers and their prices, MOQs, lead time, customization options for different types of hair extensions. Hope it will be of great help to your hair business.

1. What is the MOQ for hair extensions

First, let’s explain what MOQ is,

MOQ is an acronym for “minimum order quantity”. The MOQ is the smallest number of units one would need to buy.

Because human hair extensions are not produced one by one, but hundreds and thousands of them together. So the MOQ is the smallest number of units one would need to buy.


MOQs for human hair extensions in China range from 500 pieces to 5000 sets.

MOQ is determined according to the color and length quantity of the hair extensions order.

Usually, MOQ for each color is up to 500 pieces.

For example, if a buyer wants to order 200pieces of blond hair extension in 18inch length and 300pieces of black hair extension in 22inches long from China supplier, the MOQ is 1000sets because there are two colors and both have different lengths.


The smaller numbers are usually more expensive per unit than larger quantities or bulk orders. Generally speaking, the greater the quantity is, the lower price you will get when ordering wholesale. Because if you’re buying in bulk, the supplier is saving on time and labor costs.

Buyers also can contact the supplier to ask for a smaller MOQ if they need it.

To begin with, there are some suppliers who have very strict rules on minimum order quantities and others that will accept as little as one piece of hair extensions per color.

Because at the beginning there was only one factory producing human hair in China so the MOQ was high.

But today there are many factories and the competition for real human hair extensions is getting fierce so it’s not a problem to find suppliers with smaller MOQs.

So, if you want to order a smaller MOQ from China suppliers there are some tips for you.

Firstly, do not look for the cheapest supplier because they usually have high MOQs and secondly, choose a reliable factory that has been in business for several years or even decades.

Then contact them directly about your needs and see if they can provide you with a smaller MOQ.

If not, there are other ways to get small quantities of hair extensions from China suppliers, such as samples or test orders.

Some factories offer sample prices for buyers who want to check the quality before ordering larger amounts. There are also some that will do tester samples at very low costs.

In conclusion,

The standard MOQ for hair extensions from China suppliers usually ranges from 500 pieces to 5000 sets.

Smaller quantities can be achieved by contacting a supplier directly or ordering sample products before committing to bulk orders.

If you need more information about the MOQs of different types of hair extension in China, please contact us

2. Hair extensions prices – what you need to know about pricing in the hair industry

To begin with, let’s cover how prices are set in China. The price of hair extension products is determined by several factors:

(1)Raw Material

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There are many kinds of raw human natural hair materials on the market, like Chinese human hair, Indian human hair, European hair, Brazilian hair, and Vietnamese hair.

In addition to the classification by country, there are non-Remy hair and Remy hair(Virgin hair) according to the characteristics of raw hair.

The price of each raw hair is different. For example, Chinese hair is expensive than Vietnamese hair and Indian hair.

Because there is no way to dye Vietnamese hair blonde. And Indian hair if dyed blonde will be very easy to break. Chinese hair is more expensive because it is thicker, can be dyed blonde, and does not break easily.

The price of Remy hair(Virgin hair) is more expensive than non-Remy hair because it has a better quality.

Remy Hair(Virgin hair) is the most costly type of human hair because it comes in full cuticles (shafts running parallel).

And when we talk about Remy, there are two categories: Remy Indian and Remy Chinese. The only real difference between these types of hairs is their source.

However, even within one category like Chinese virgin hair, there are different qualities available. The price is based on the follicle direction, color, and texture as well as hair length.

(2)Hair Extensions Color

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Hair color is another factor that contributes to the price of a product. The lighter and brighter it is, the higher its value will be.

Light color higher than dark color, and blond color higher than dark brown or black. Because the lighter the color, the greater the loss of hair material during production.

In general, the loss of light-colored hair is 20% higher than that of dark-colored hair.

(3)Hair Extensions Length

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The price of hair extensions is also related to their length.

The longer the human hair extension, the higher its value will be.

Generally speaking, the length range of hair extension is from 12″ to 24″. The price will be higher when the hair length is longer and over 20″, the price will be particularly high.

(4)The Ratio of Remy Hair Extensions

Generally, the higher the ratio of hair, the more expensive it will be. The ratio represents the degree of fullness

There have single-drawn hair extension and double-drawn hair extension. The difference between single drawn and double drawn is double drawn human hair is fuller than single drawn, and the production process of double drawn is more complicated than single-drawn. So the double-drawn hair extension is more expensive than the single-drawn one.

(5)Types of Hair Extensions

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There are many types of human hair extensions, such as clip-ins hair extension, tape hair extension & (sew-in) weave hair extension, pre-bonded hair extensions. The price of each type is different because the process and materials used to produce them are different.

(6)Labor Costs

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The cost of labor is another factor that affects the price. Generally speaking, the price of labor in China is lower than that in Western countries. However, it also depends on where the factory is located and how much they pay their workers per hour. If in a developed coastal province, the labor cost is higher than a less developed inland province. So if you can choose a factory in an inland city with the same quality, it is cheaper than choosing a factory in a coastal city.

3. How long does it take to process an order of hair extensions 

Generally speaking, the processing time of a human hair extensions order is around 30 days.

This depends on different factors such as the type of product ordered and how many colors you have chosen for each item.

If you have too many colors or types, it will definitely take longer.

For example, you have a virgin Remy natural human hair extension order of 10 colors and two types, clip-in hair extension, and tape hair extension, for a total of 2,000 pieces. Then the delivery time is about 30-45 days. Another customer’s order has 20 colors and two products, also clip-in hair extension and tape hair extension, for a total of 2,000 pieces. Then the delivery time is about 50-70 days

In addition, there are peak seasons to consider. Around the Chinese New Year or Christmas holiday season, it will take more time than usual if your supplier is located in China.

During the holiday season, it will be more difficult to place an order because there are many orders coming into your supplier’s factory and they have limited space for new orders.

It is important that you discuss these issues with your supplier before placing any orders so you can estimate how long it will take to process them.   

4. What payment methods do they accept?

There are several payment methods available for your suppliers to accept, such as T/T (wire transfer), Money Gram, West Union, and PayPal.

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If you pay via bank transfer, the process is simple: send an email or fax with a scanned copy of your order along with its details and price list. Your contact will reply to confirm that they have received your order and provide you with their bank account details. Once the payment is made, they will start processing your order immediately.

For small orders, your supplier may accept PayPal or Western Union. In this case, you need to pay the money online and send a copy of the payment confirmation by email. Please also note that some suppliers might be unwilling to work with small orders, even though you pay via PayPal or credit card because of the high fees they have to pay for their transactions.   

With regard to larger orders, if they are in China it is better for them to receive T/T payments because there will be no extra cost incurred from currency conversion.

5. Why choose China for your wholesale hair extensions needs

In the human hair extensions industry, China is leading the world in manufacturing.

The human hair extension products made there are of high quality and low cost due to their cheap labor force, abundant resources & well-established supply chain networks.

Also if you need human hair wigs(both front lace wigs and full lace wigs), you can find the best supplier in China.

Both in the synthetic hair extensions and synthetic hair lace wigs industry, The strength of Chinese factories should not be underestimated.

The downside to sourcing bulk hair extensions from China may be cultural barriers. This can make communication difficult at times but not impossible if you find a reliable supplier who speaks good English.

6. Who is China’s leading wholesale hair company in the hair extension industry

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China’s one of the leading wholesale hair vendors of hair extensions is Alvinhair Hair Products Factory. They are located in the city of Juancheng, China. They offer high-quality Virgin Remy human hair products(machine hair wefts, hand-tied wefts, high-quality hair weaves, clip-in extensions, lace wig, lace closures, and so on)at wholesale prices.

Their factory is close to two seaports (Qingdao and Tianjin). This means the bulk hair can fast delivery directly from their factory to customers all over the world.

This supplier is manufacturing hair extensions that have been for over 10 years. They have a strong R&D team and QC department which constantly develop new products to meet their customers’ needs.

The sales team also offers good services including after-sale service, an online tracking system, and customized designs based on your needs. They can provide sample service to make sure of the quality before your actual order.


In summary, China is a good choice for your hair extension needs because of its reputable and leading supplier. They offer great service at competitive prices on the market.

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