What is Virgin Hair?

Hair extensions have been called many names: virgin hair, raw hair, Remy hair. Whether you are a salon owner or customer, it is important to know the difference between these terms and correctly label hair.


Virgin Hair vs. Raw Hair

Raw hair is defined as hair that has NEVER been altered by steaming or any chemical process. It is natural, pure and 100% authentic human hair. The highest quality hair extensions are made of true raw hair. They blend well with any hair type and feature fuller and longer lasting bundles.

Each bundle of raw hair from a donor has a distinct natural hair pattern. Raw hair cuticles are always intact and naturally aligned in one direction – essential in preventing tangling and matting.

Virgin hair is also defined as natural human hair that has not been manipulated by a chemical process. These include applying bleach, dyes, perm, hard washes, and relaxing techniques. Unlike raw hair, virgin hair is steamed to achieve different textures – deep wave, water wave, body wave, loose wave, curly, kinky, etc.

Virgin hair is collected from a single donor. The most popular are Indian hair, Brazilian hair, and Malaysian hair. American Hair Factory only sells grade AAA virgin hair – the highest quality hair extensions on the market today.


Virgin Hair vs. Remy Hair

Virgin hair is also remy hair. This means that human hair is collected directly from the head of a donor with the hair cuticles still intact. Because the strands are still completely aligned in their natural direction, remy hair is considered the finest quality of human hair.

Virgin remy hair extensions have not been chemically processed so they can be dyed with minimal damage. It is possible to lighten or darken remy hair although it is best to avoid applying harsh chemicals on natural hair.

Remy hair is not necessarily virgin hair since it may be permed or dyed.


Remy Hair vs. Non-Remy Hair

Because remy hair is collected with the cuticles properly aligned, it stays soft and silky. This makes remy hair perfect for producing high-quality extensions, wigs, and hairpieces.

Remy hair is defined by its intact cuticle and the manner in which it was collected.

On the other hand, non-remy hair is leftover hair gathered from the floors of salons and temples. These strands are recycled to create a weft. If the hair cuticles go in different directions, the hair will tangle and matte easily. Sellers try to mask this defect by dipping non-remy hair in a silicone coating. This type of hair extension is disposable and should not be reused.

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