Want to know the difference between virgin hair and remy hair?
Virgin hair has never been touched by processing in any way. It is free from dyes, perms, bleaches and hard washes. Thus, if the hair has had any processing steps done to it, chemical or non-chemical, then it is not virgin.
Remy hair is collected directly from a hair donor, and the cuticles are kept intact and not stripped. With proper care, genuine remy hair will not tangle or snag. Inspect the product carefully and make sure that all cuticles are kept intact and not stripped when buying remy hair online.
When a hair seller tells you that their hair is “single drawn”, you should be very careful. Single drawn remy hair wefts come from a single donor, and command the highest grade and price.
Generally, single drawn natural virgin remy hair (grades 7A and above) is very expensive. If the retailer is being honest, you cannot find the real deal at a bargain basement price. Grade 6A will do you right if you are on a budget. 6A virgin remy hair will look and feel like the higher grades. And, if you take care of it, it will last up to a year.
A full bundle of hair should be 100 grams, and takes three bundles to do the average head. Or, it should be 3.52 ounces if you are a non-metric system person. You have to read the fine print and make sure you are getting three 100 gram bundles if a seller says that they will sell you three bundles of hair for an incredibly low price. When you’re sitting in your beautician’s chair, you will end up with half a weave.
When it comes to hair extensions, you cannot ignore the length. Some retailers will “short” the length of extensions that they sell. For instance, if you buy a 16 inch extension, however, it may actually be only 15 inches or even shorter.
- Beware of very low prices that just seem too good to be true.
- Read the fine print in all listings.
- Review customer feedback ratings.
- Develop a relationship with a hair retailer that you trust or get a solid recommendation.
- Shopping on price alone and not paying attention to the details can get you burned when you are buying hair extensions online.