Virgin Hair Extensions

by Serena Martin on April 22, 2012

It may be difficult to know which hair extensions to get, since there are so many varieties and different terms used to describe them. Hair extensions can either be made with human hair, animal hair, synthetic hair or a combination of all. A good rule of thumb to use when shopping for hair extensions is to get the highest quality you can afford. If money is not a factor for you, then I would suggest Virgin hair extensions.

Virgin hair extensions are some of the highest quality you can get for extensions. Because the collection and harvesting of virgin hair is so detailed and rigorous, the price of Virgin hair will also be more expensive. Mostly, this hair comes from China and India, since the supply is the greatest in those countries; however, it can also come from places like Russia and Brazil as well.

When you’re buying hair extensions, especially online, you may see the term 100% human hair, however, you must be careful. Hair that is labeled as such is not always human hair. It may actually be a combination of human hair with synthetic or animal hair, which can be very misleading. One clue to figure out what type of hair you’re actually getting is the price. Generally, if the hair is priced very inexpensively, it can be a clue that it is not actually 100% human hair.

So what makes Virgin hair extensions so great? Virgin hair is hair that is unprocessed and intact, meaning it hasn’t been chemically treated in any way such as died, permed, colored, or bleached. Virgin hair extensions also only come from one donor, so the hair is the same quality and consistency. The strands also run in the same direction so it does not tangle as easily.

Another benefit of getting virgin hair extensions is that it generally lasts longer than any other type of hair extensions. Because it is actual human hair, you can treat it as your own, meaning you can use blow dry, flat iron, and color it to match your own hair color. It’s important to care for this type of hair properly. With proper care, virgin hair extensions can last up to 6 months and sometimes over 1 year.

As with any other hair extensions, prices for virgin hair extensions can vary depending on how much you will need. Generally, you can look to spend anywhere from $80 to $500. Yes, this is expensive, but I like to look at it as making an investment. Virgin hair lasts the longest and is the most natural looking. If you go with something cheaper that may not last as long, you would probably spend as much replacing low quality extensions that deteriorate after a couple wearings and washings.

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