FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS
Where is the best virgin hair from?
Hair from India is usually fine, silky, and wavy. Hair from Southeast Asia is thicker and straighter. No matter which texture you prefer, make sure the company is selling authentic virgin hair and offers you a replacement if the hair is defective. 95% of the world’s hair extensions products originate in India.
What is Brazilian hair?
Brazilian hair is very popular, and many companies are selling Brazilian virgin hair. Yet there is no hair-collecting culture in Brazil. Brazilian manufacturers actually import large quantities of Non-Remy hair from India, process it, and export it as high-grade Brazilian hair. None of the hair actually comes from Brazilian women.
What is Malaysian hair?
Malaysian hair is either Indian or Chinese Non-Remy human hair that has been acid-washed and coated with silicone. This hair does not come from Malaysian women.
What is Peruvian hair?
Peruvian hair is either Indian or Chinese Non-Remy hair that has been acid-washed, coated with silicone, and labeled Peruvian hair. Peru does not have a hair-collecting culture.
What is Mongolian hair?
Mongolian hair can only be purchased from China. It’s Indian or Chinese Non-Remy hair that has been acid washed, coated with silicone, and labeled Mongolian hair.
What is Russian hair or Russian Federation hair?
If the Russian hair is a natural color and priced below $100 per 18-inch piece, then the hair is actually Indian Non-Remy Hair.
If the Russian hair is a lighter shade, then it’s Indian Remy hair that has been bleached or dyed to replicate Caucasian hair.
While there is some virgin hair collected in Russia, the supply is very limited.
What is Cambodian hair?
Authentic virgin Cambodian hair exists, but it’s very rare and expensive. Cambodian hair is thicker and darker than Indian hair and usually has a slight wave. Like Indian hair, it has split ends. If you purchase the hair directly from Cambodia, expect to pay no less than $150 for an 18-inch piece. If you pay cheaper retail prices, you are not purchasing authentic virgin Cambodian hair.
What is machine-wefted hair?
Machine-wefted hair is commonly known as hair on tracks, or a weave. Hair is stitched together with a sewing machine. There are many different methods of sewing.
What is hand tied hair?
Hand tied hair is a method to bind hair together through hand sewing. The advantage of handtied wefts is that they are very thin compared to machine-wefted hair.
What is Yaki hair?
Yaki hair mimics relaxed or pressed African-American hair. Manufacturers sometimes use a chemical process to make the coarse texture of yaki hair. This is the cheapest and most damaging way to produce it. A more expensive method is to secure the hair in big perm rods, wrap a textured cloth around it, and steam it. This gives the hair a coarse texture with much less damage.
How do I choose the best authentic virgin hair?
Find a company that sells Remy human hair and not fake virgin hair. If the hair is being marketed as virgin hair but costs less than $100 for 20 inches, it is actually Non-Remy fake virgin hair. If you buy it, you may as well go to the beauty supply store down the street and purchase the same quality hair for $20 a pack.
It’s best to go to a store selling authentic Remy virgin hair and choose from a range of pieces. You’ll need to match the pieces. The customer service representatives should know where the hair is from, how it is processed, and what maintenance is required to keep it looking great. If you’re buying online, call the company and ask if they can match the pieces for you.
Why is my authentic virgin hair dull shouldn’t it be silky and shiny?
Remy human hair is usually not silky and shiny in its natural state. If there are no heavy conditioners applied, then it’s just virgin human hair.
Are all authentic virgin hair extension pieces different?
Yes! Just as all women are different, no two pieces are identical. Our extensions have natural variations in color and texture.
How can I check if I’ve purchased authentic virgin hair extensions?
There are different ways to see if the hair you purchased is virgin:
There must be split ends. If the hair does not have split ends, this means the hair has been acid-washed and the cuticles have been stripped.
You can feel the cuticles. Hold a strand of hair near the top between your thumb and index finger and slide your fingers down the entire length of the hair. The hair should feel smooth. If you reverse the motion and slide your fingers up the strand, the hair should have ridges these are the cuticles. If the hair is smooth both ways, the cuticles were stripped by an acid wash and you’ve purchased fake virgin hair.
The ends of the hair will generally be lighter than the roots. This is more prominent in Indian Remy virgin hair because many women work outside in India. This won’t be as common in hair from Southeast Asia and China, where the sun is not as strong.
The moustache beard at the weft is short. The moustache beard is the hair that has been stitched to the track and reversed so the hair does not shed. In virgin hair, the moustache beard must be very short to avoid tangling. If the moustache or beard is long, the cuticles will catch on the long flowing hair.
The hair is not coated with silicone. If the hair has a shiny residue on it, then it is silicone coated Non-Remy hair. Remy virgin hair doesn’t have this coating.
The hair does not smell like corn chips. Authentic virgin hair will not contain chemical residue, and it hasn’t been overly processed.
What is fake virgin hair?
Many international suppliers call their extensions virgin Remy hair. In reality, they’re selling Non-Remy hair that has been acid washed and blended with synthetic hairs. These extensions contain many short hairs that add bulk near the roots. We call this fake virgin hair it’s cheaper because it’s lower quality.
If fake virgin hair can be dyed and washed, why should I buy authentic virgin hair?
Authentic virgin Remy hair has not been damaged or over processed, so it lasts longer. When fake virgin hair is acid washed, the hair is damaged. The acid wash also reduces the thickness of the hair, and it becomes more prone to shedding. The silicone coating only creates the illusion that the hair is healthy.
Virgin Remy hair can be washed frequently to remove oils and product buildup without affecting its quality.
What is the difference between beauty supply store extensions and fake virgin extensions you can buy online or from other retailers?
Beauty supply stores, websites, and other low-quality retailers essentially sell the same hair. The only difference is how the hair is processed. Beauty supply store extensions are made of Non-Remy hair that has been acid washed, bleached, dyed, and bathed in silicone. “Fake virgin” hair is Non-Remy hair that has been acid washed and bathed in silicone, but not bleached or dyed.
Why are beauty supply store extensions and fake virgin extensions so smooth and silky when I first buy them?
Beauty supply store extensions and fake virgin extensions are silky and smooth because of their silicone coating, which reduces tangling at first. This hair will always feel very smooth in the store, and when you touch it there will be a greasy residue left on your fingers. Once the silicone is washed off, the hair will dry out and become a tangled knot.
Why does my fake virgin hair smell like corn chips?
This is the smell of cheap acid and cheap silicone mixed together.
Why did my fake virgin hair begin to melt when I tried to bleach it?
Fake virgin hair will melt if it contains synthetic hair fillers, which are cheaper than human hair. Synthetic fillers will melt when heat is applied.
Why is there a red string in my fake virgin hair?
The red string is a filler used by Indian collectors of Non-Remy hair to add weight to their hair. The quality assurance process for Non-Remy hair is minimal, and the customers are the ones being cheated.
Why is there synthetic hair in my fake virgin extensions?
Synthetic hair is mixed with Non-Remy human hair to reduce the price of the extensions.
Why are my hair extensions light brown or multi-colored?
Remy virgin human hair from India will never be completely the same color throughout an extension. It will usually be lighter near the ends. Remy human hair from Southeast Asia will be more consistent in color but still not uniform. Fake virgin extensions are generally lighter brown than authentic virgin hair because they have been acid-washed, a process that removes some pigment. If synthetic or animal hairs are mixed in, the hair will be multi-colored.
What is Southeast Asian Remy human hair?
Southeast Asian countries are another source of Remy human hair. This hair is privately sourced from villages throughout the region.
What are the best hair care products for authentic virgin hair?
Use sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners. Moisturize with Argon oil. Steer clear of heavy oils. If you use them, make sure you wash them out.