Do you know correctly about virgin human hair?
When shopping for hair extensions, some of the terms can be confusing for beginners. Terms like human hair, virgin hair extensions, remy hair extensions and generally just what hair extensions are made of. Some things may surprise you.
Let me explaining what a few terms mean so that you are better prepared to find the best hair as you are looking for:
Hair for extensions can be made of many things….
- Animal hair… for example: horse tail or yak hair
- Synthetic hair
- Mixed Human and Animal
- Mixed Human and Synthetic
- and finally 100% Human hair
A lot of the less expensive hair sold is a combination of synthetic, animal and human hair. When it is processed, it can looks just like 100% pure human.hair when it is new. But often after only one wash, it will loose its beauty and get tangly. Why this happens will be the subject of another posting.
However, here is the catch….any one of the above mixtures can be called 100% human hair. There is no law stating that it must be 100% human. If the hair is very inexpensive, rest assured it will be a mixture no matter what the seller claims. But unfortunately, not even price is a sure way to know what you are getting if you come across an unscrupulous seller.
And what about 100% REAL human hair? 99.99999% of all hair on the market comes from China and India respectively. It can be called European or Italian, because it is in the style of European Caucasian hair.
Two terms are often used in describing hair and often the meaning is not understood even by sellers.
They are Virgin Hair and Remy Hair. Often the two terms are used interchangeably as meaning the same thing. But this is not true. There is a difference.
Virgin hair is ALWAYS Remy hair, but Remy hair is not always Virgin Hair!
Virgin hair means that the hair used for the extensions must be ALL of the below:
- 100% human hair
- NEVER been colored, bleached or permed
- cut off of the hair donor in one ponytail.
- all the cuticle layers intact.
- all the cuticles facing the same direction.
- The hair will never hopelessly tangle.
- Completely natural hair like yours or mine.
All other extensions that you see for sale, have been treated by bleaching, coloring and sometimes texturizing to produce a homogeneous product. This treatment is very taxing on the hair structure. This is why hair extensions only look great for a certain amount of time and then have to be replaced.
However, if you can find real Virgin hair, it is the non plus ultra of hair extensions. There is no better product on the market for extensions. Real virgin hair lasts a very, very long time when used as extension hair and if it is cared for properly. Longer than any other type of hair. Sometimes for a year or more. It can be colored to match your hair, although all Virgin hair will be naturally dark.