Sad but true, there are tons of companies labeling their products with “virgin hair weave”, but they are not. Due to the development of technology, people can turn bad hair into good-looking one. However, the quality is low undoubtedly. A question arises, how to know if the hair extensions you bought are good or bad? Let’s scroll down and we will give you the best ideas to check hair quality quickly.
What is virgin hair weave?
Even when you are a newcomer or an old fox not easily snared, you absolutely know that virgin hair weave is the best quality hair extension. So what is it?
Briefly, we can understand it is 100% human hair collected directly from hair donors. Thus, all the cuticles are intact and run in the same direction. At the same time, virgin hair is natural without any chemical processes such as perming, relaxing, etc. In the hair industry, we mention it high-quality hair as well as hair from 1 donor. Each of us has a different hair structure which creates distinguished porosity and other abilities in the dying process, lifespan, etc. Hence, it is purest and cleanest as a new white paper that is ready to draw and color.
7 Techniques for Testing Virgin Hair Weave
The very first thing you need to do is to comb weaves with your fingers. Let them through hair extensions moving from the top to the ends and reverse it. If your hair goes easily downward and gets resistance upward, it is absolutely human hair with cuticle alignment. Or else, the weaved hair must be dipped into an acid bath to remove the outermost layers of natural hair. Also, it can be high-quality synthetic fibers with natural-alike.
One of the most popular ways to recognize real hair and artificial hair is a burn test. When the hair is on fire, they start to exude odor and create ash. You can easy realize the differences between them as below.
After being burnt, human hair burns out quickly and smells like a burn fragrance to become ashes. When we squish the ash, it turns out dirt-alike. Meanwhile, synthetic fibers are viscous and stick to each other. The smell of burning plastic is the easiest identity of this type.
Even when it’s human hair, we need to check the purity of the hair. Many products are dyed to achieve different colors, or it is under other chemicals process. To do this test, we use a neutralizing shampoo to wash the weave hair. After that, leave it in for 5-10 minutes, if you find the foam turns into other colors, it is absolutely not virgin hair weave at all.
In this check, we have 2 steps including natural hairstyles and styling hair with a hot tool. The former is to make sure the weaves are 100% natural that haven’t been under the hot steam process. Why is it important? If it’s natural, your texture will get back after washing quickly and the pattern remains forever even when you straighten it with a flat iron. In other cases, your hair will be loosened up until it turns straight. The second one is not only about hair texture but also about real hair or artificial fiber. As we all know, the latter will melt and stick together when it contacts hot heat. Some hair suppliers also mix an amount of fake hair with real hair but this trick cannot pass this test for sure.
Virgin hair is collected from 1 donor which means it has the even ability to go lighter. Many people get it wrong about this color check because they believe virgin hair can reach light blondes such as #613 or #60. However, we want to note that not all of them can do this. Let’s think about your hair when you go to the hair salon. If 10 people want to go blonde, there is at least 1 person who refused because of the inappropriate hair for bleach. Applying to the hair extensions, it works the same way. Though, the color of virgin hair goes an even and glamorous look.
Observe The Volume
A normal bundle weighs 3.5oz or 100g. Great hair would have smaller tracks and a fuller body. As the quality deteriorates, the weft becomes larger and the hair becomes thinner. It’s typical to see short lengths in a bundle. However, if a bundle contains large wefts and ultra-thin tips, the hair was most likely blended with a lot of short lengths.
Social media check
I bet that all hair suppliers have their own social networks such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Website, etc. Thus, this is a good way to check their reputation and reliability. If it’s a professional vendor, such as Luxshinehair, you easy to search on the account, for details about products, and reviews. Especially, you should ask around about the quality and service of their products instead of contacting them directly for this information. Of course, they always say good words about themselves.
Virgin hair weave is not cheap at all. Be alert of scammers and bad hair vendors. You can apply these methods to find out the best hair supplier for you. If you want to buy samples from Luxshinehair, please contact our team. We are pretty sure you will fall in love with our virgin products.