Congratulations! If you’re reading this, you have most likely decided to stop wasting money on cheap beauty supply store hair brands and invest in higher grade, longer lasting virgin hair extensions.
This guide will walk you through the different types of hair you will come across on the market so that you can make an informed decision before buying virgin hair extensions online.
So push your glasses up (if you wear them) and prepare to learn something new.
100% Virgin Hair Extensions: The Highest Quality Hair — Most Expensive — And Best Suited For Experienced Buyers
Pure virgin hair, also known as raw hair, will be the highest quality and most expensive virgin hair extensions you come across on the market because the hair is kept in its most natural state. It has not been chemically treated, dyed, bleached or permed. In fact, it is taken directly from the head of the hair donor, gently washed and then bundled for sale.
All cuticles will be intact and laying in the same direction, making pure virgin hair extensions soft and smooth to the touch. The hair will also be resistant to tangling and matting, but the truth is, most women who are used to buying packaged hair from the beauty supply store would be grossed out by 100% pure virgin hair extensions.
Here’s why: the majority of human hair donors come from underdeveloped countries where personal hygiene standards aren’t as high as they are in developed countries.
This means that over 90% of the hair collected from donors is filled with dirt, twigs, lice, and lice eggs — called nits. Even though the collectors of virgin hair wash it before selling, the fact is, they just don’t do a thorough job. There are numerous stories online of women who have purchased raw hair only to be freaked out by either the smell of the hair or the presence of lice eggs.
Experienced buyers usually soak their virgin hair extensions in apple cider vinegar, then shampoo and comb out any remaining nits with a lice comb.
What To Expect When Buying Virgin Hair In Bulk
In an attempt to save money, many veterans of the virgin hair game will import raw hair in bulk directly from hair vendors overseas. Bulk virgin hair is usually sold by the kilogram (2000 grams), and then separated into bundles weighing anywhere from 100 – 120 grams.
These bundles are comprised of loose strands of hair in varying lengths. So for example, you may order 18 inches of virgin hair, but actually receive a bundle that has strands that measure 17, 18, and 19 inches.
Another thing to consider, is the need to have the raw hair sewn onto wefts for use as hair weave. Many women are surprised and/or get upset when they send their virgin hair off to get wefted, and find they have lost some of the original weight and length of their bundles.
Despite these drawbacks, many women still prefer to jump through all of these hoops just to ensure they are purchasing the highest quality hair. They feel the steep price tag and extra effort is justified because with proper care, pure virgin hair extensions can last a very long time — sometimes as long as 2 or 3 years!
For women who don’t want to exert all the extra effort needed when dealing with pure virgin hair, there is a more convenient alternative for getting high quality, long lasting, beautiful hair.