Indian Raw is still the market leader in human hair exportation figures. Over 90% of Human Hair sourced is donated from India and South East Asia. Hindu men, women and children donate their hair as part of a thanks giving ritual. This ceremony is done at least twice in their lifetimes and approx 20k people partake in this religious ceremony. Indian Human Hair mimiks most hair types better than any other origin of hair. This grade retails at a slightly lower price point due to the abundance of availability in comparison to some other origins. The lifespan of this hair is up to 2 years providing that the client follows our aftercare and maintenance procedures.
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Our "Hysteria" Virgin human hair collection is our most superior range of human hair extensions. Our hair is pure & 100% human hair, that has never been mixed with either remi or synthetic strands, chemically processed or altered. You will never find a synthetic or animal fibre mixed into our hair.
There are six ways to see if the hair you have purchased is virgin: There will often be split ends. If the hair does not have split ends, this can mean that the hair has been acid-washed and the cuticles have been stripped. This in turn will tend to matt and bush after just a couple of washes - NOTE: THETA HAIR STUDENTS WILL HAVE A MAJORITY OF THE SPLIT ENDS REMOVED PRIOR TO DELIVERY FOR EASE
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.
Authentic virgin hair will not contain chemical residue as it hasn’t been overly processed.
Many international suppliers call their extensions Virgin Remy hair. In reality, they are often 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 is cheaper because it is lower quality.
Authentic Virgin Remy hair has not been damaged or over processed, so it will last 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.
Synthetic hair is mixed with Non-Remy human hair to reduce the price of the extensions.
Remy human hair is natural. When you examine Remy hair through a microscope, you will see that the cuticles look like little scales. When all the scales flow in the same direction from the roots to the ends, the hair will not tangle easily. At Virgin Remedy, we pride ourselves on using only the finest Remy human hair extensions.
Non-Remy human hair tangles easily because the cuticles are flowing in opposite directions. Unfortunately, 98% percent of all extensions are made from Non-Remy hair.