What is Virgin Hair
At the moment the market is flooded with so many different hair extensions from different countries, Brazilian, Indian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Chinese, and so many more it’s hard to know which is which. These hair extensions are known as Virgin hair which is hair that is completely unprocessed, and unbroken. To qualify as virgin hair, it must meet certain standards including: not been permed, dyed, colored, bleached, or chemically processed in any way. This also means it comes from a single donor, and all the cuticles are intact, running in the same direction. Usually, it also means that is has not been blow-dried, nor exposed to harsh agents such as cigarette smoke and drugs. Its the Only authentic virgin hair that comes in two colors, 1b or 2 shades of color, but you can dye the hair any color you would like.
Because it is unprocessed hair, the hair is not perfect meaning there will be split ends and sometimes will be frizzy. The good thing about imperfections is that they can be maintained by the right products and correct care for the hair. By applying the right type of conditioner to the hair, it will give you that luscious look that you are looking for.
There are subtle differences between all types of hair. The differences are more apparent in the hair's reaction to water, heat or air drying. For longer lasting curls on any of the hair, it is recommend to roller set hair with a hair setting lotion.
Where Does Virgin Hair Come From
We like our customers to understand the truth regarding the hair that they purchase. Most of our extensions come directly from manufacturers who collect hair from the temples of India. Indians are the only culture who donate their hair. Other types of hair such as Brazilian, Malaysian etc. is collected and sold when their hair is combed and becomes plugged. Also, after extensive research some of the hair also comes from deceased individuals overseas.
Virgin hair comes from a single donor. 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.
1.They all have natural movement and will never tangle or shed unlike non-remy or non-virgin hair.
2.They are all available in wavy, straight or curly textures.
3.The colors are not even throughout the weft. You will get a few patches where strands maybe lighter or darker than the rest of the weft. This is normal and typical of hair from a sunny country where hair lightens with exposure to the sun.
4. A co-wash is recommended on all types of hair.
Malaysian Hair - Malaysia is located in South-East Asia and shares a border with Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Malaysian Hair comes in colours of darkest brown to near black. The hair comes in styles of wavy, slight bends to loose body waves. The hair is heavier, thicker and more, dense than Indian hair, aswell as being softer and silkier than Indian hair. The hair dries straight with a slight wave. Compared to Chinese hair the hair is thinner and softer. The hair is extremely shiny and silky.
Malaysian Hair is good for relaxed Afro-Caribbean hair and blends in well. If you like naturally wavy or curly hair, this is one to go for. The only downfall is that is only available in the darker colours, but on saying that the hair is extremely soft and shiny. The Malaysian hair is relatively new on the virgin hair market and is priced a bit more expensive than Chinese and Indian hair.
Indian Hair - Indian hair originates from the temples of India. It is the most readily available hair on the market- and therefor often the cheapest. Indian hair is the most readily available hair on the market. Indian hair is thick, but thinner
than most hair. Indian hair can appear is shiny, and often is available in very long lengths. Indian hair tends to dry into a beautiful wave which ranges from a slight wave to very wavy, although it straightens and curls very easily. The hair holds curls very well but they do loosen slightly but will never totally fall out unless you are in a humid or damp environment.
Peruvian Hair - Peruvian hair is coarser and thicker than Brazilian hair. It grows naturally straight, wavy or very curly. But when washed becomes more curly in texture. It comes in natural colors of dark or light brown, and sometimes in the less occurring slightly blonde shades.
Peruvian hair is very difficult to source this is why it is more expensive than other hair on the market. If you like extremely thick hair and lighter brown colors, then Peruvian hair is the hair for you. It will provide you with the strength, body of Brazilian hair with the smoothness of European hair. Be careful to not buy too many packs of Peruvian hair, as it will look overfull and square. The hair lays thick so you will need less bundles to give the desire effect.
Brazilian Hair - Brazilian Hair is collected from small rural places within Brazil, where the donors are paid for the effort in growing strong and healthy hair. Brazilians are of European, African and Indian heritage. The features of Brazilian Hair are determined by the region and genetics of the hair. Brazil is very genetically diverse, so they are less consistent in features.
Brazilian Hair is the most sought after hair on the market, it is coarse in texture and heavy in density. It comes in styles of naturally straight, wavy or curly. The colors are usually in black or off black to rich brown. Brazilian Hair is good if you want thick, bouncy hair. The hair is good for blending in with Afro-Caribbean and this is why a lot of Afro-Caribbean women go for this hair, not only that it comes in a variety of styles and is very versatile. A point to note anything lighter than color 2 or 4.
Do’s And Don’t’s
- Air drying is highly recommended for all three types of hair after washing and conditioning.
- Perform a co-wash at least once in 2-3 weeks.
- Try to always use a moisturizing leave in conditioner. Avoid having to use any other grooming products between washes.
- Use alcohol free serums or products on hair. This will not dry out the hair and make it frizzy.
- Do not apply any heavy oils on hair as they will seep on to the hair extension, in turn weighing it down and resulting in restricted movement and potential tangling.
Products to Use On Your Hair
1. John Freida Frizz Ease Serum
2. Razor Trim
3. Silicon Mix Treatment
1. Aveda Dry Remedy
2. Braid at night and use silicon bonnet or a silk pillow case
3. Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Products
4. Mixed Chicks products
5. Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
6. Mizani True Texture Curl Balance Products
7. Curl Defining Creme by Organix
1. Creme of Nature Arghan Oil Shampoo Sulfate Free
2. Mizani Supreme Oil Sulfate Free
3. Mizani Moisturefuse
4. Organix products
1. Mizani Therasmooth
2. Proclaim Glossing Polish Color and Heat Protection
3. Silk Elements Olive Oil Heat Protector
Co Washing and Clairfying:
1. As I Am Cocunut Wash
2. Eden All Natural Cleansing Co Wash