You must heard a lot about virgin hair if you are concerning about human hair products. But what is virgin hair? Do you know exactly about the word？ I am going to tell you more about virgin hair to let you know more about it.
At the moment the market is flooded with so many different hair extensions from different countries, Brazilian, Indian, Peruvian, Chinese, and so many more it’s hard to know which is which. These hair extensions are known as virgin hair. A lot of my clients have been coming to me with these so called virgin ‘Brazilian hair’ or virgin ‘Indian hair’, but a licensed hair stylist it’s clear to see the fakes from the genuine.
So … what is virgin hair?
Virgin hair is hair that is free from being processed with all the cuticles intact. Virgin hair is free from the following processes; chemical treatment, perming, dying, bleaching or colouring in any way. The hair is usually single drawn, meaning that there are different lengths within the weft. Virgin hair is the next level up from Remy hair, apart from being cuticle correct it has all the features stated above.
Where does virgin hair come from?
Virgin hair comes from a single donor (i.e. one person). The hair is tied back into a ponytail and then the pony tail is then cut. Each virgin hair ponytail should come from one person (i.e. one single donor). The reason for the ponytail cutting in this way is to keep the hair cuticles in one direction (Remy) preventing tangling and shedding.
What happens to the virgin hair after it has been cut?
The virgin hair after it has been cut is washed and disinfected and prepared into single drawn or double drawn wefts.
What is the difference between hand tied and machine wefted hair?
Hand tied wefts – are hair extensions that are wefted by hand. The advantage is that the hair lies flat and gives more of a natural look. The disadvantage of this is that the hair sheds and it is harder to sew the tracks onto the hair, as well as needing a lot more than machine wefted hair.
Machine wefted – is hair extensions that are wefted by machine. The advantage is that the hair is reinforced multiple times by stitching for durability. The disadvantage of this is that it is difficult to cut the hair as it can cause shedding. Click Your Hair Deals to find the best prices on wefted hair.
How much should come in a ponytail of virgin hair?
In a ponytail of virgin hair should be approximately 100g – 115g, some suppliers may give you more but be wary, as it may have fillers, synthetic fibers or other animal hair mixed in with it.
200g – 300g of virgin hair is needed to complete a full head weave.
300g – 400g of virgin hair is needed to make the weave look full and bouncy
400g – 500g of virgin hair is needed if you are going for lengths longer than 18 – 20 inches of hair to make the hair look full and not scanty.