All virgin hair has both similarities and differences. Read on to find out which type will look the best on you…
All virgin hair extensions should move as natural as your own hair. Here’s a quick test to perform while you are purchasing your hair. Take a few strands of hair and pay attention to the way it falls. If the hair falls almost ‘feather-like’, this is an indication that once the hair is installed it will fall very nicely after styling and easily go back into place if blown out of shape by wind or altered by another outside element. If it appears ‘stiff’ and the strands easily stray from one another this is an indication that the hair may soon have issues with tangling and shedding. This is important because Virgin hair should have minimal shedding and tangling. So if the hair looks unhealthy in some way this is a red flag that it’s not Virgin hair.
You should also be able to use Virgin hair for more than one install. Depending on the grade and quality, the hair could last from 6 months to a couple of years. The processing patterns for virgin Brazilian, Malaysian, and Peruvian hair are wavy, straight, or curly usually in natural colors such as #1b and #2.
The differences between different types of Virgin hair is more apparent in the hair’s reaction to water and heat. These differences will become more apparent after your first wash and a couple weeks of wear.
Brazilian Hair – Brazilian hair is one of the most versatile and beautiful types of hair extensions on the market. This hair has lots of body and a natural sheen. It is available in wavy, straight or curly textures. Although this hair straightens nicely, it may revert back to a slight wave pattern after a while or if it is exposed to humid environments.
Brazilian hair should still be soft and tangle free even after bleaching to achieve a lighter color. However, the wave or curl pattern it had at the time of purchase will drop after using a bleaching agent.
If you are looking for extensions that works well for most hairstyles and blends well with Ethnic hair textures, Brazilian hair may be your best option.
Malaysian Hair – Malaysian hair is one of the most bold and voluminous types of hair extensions on the market. At first it can appear excessively shiny but after a couple of weeks of wear the shine lessens considerably to take on more of a natural sheen. Of the three types, Malaysian hair has the heaviest density. A benefit of this heavier density is that curls will tend to hold longer with Malaysian hair and last throughout most of the day. This hair should give you a great bounce and heavy body. However, because of the heavier density, the straight texture is usually bone straight which means it may not blend as well with ethic hair textures. It can have a tendency to be dry, especially the curly textures, if proper care isn’t taken. We recommend that sufficient moisture in the form of good leave-in conditioner be used to manage the hair. If you are looking to achieve a look with lots of volume and thickness, Malaysian hair may be your best option.
Peruvian Hair – Peruvian hair is one of the softest and lightweight types of hair extensions on the market. It has the ability to look naturally voluminous and lightweight even if you have 4-5 bundles of hair installed. Peruvian hair is extremely manageable even in times when the hair isn’t maintained properly. Because of the soft texture, curls may not hold as long as other types of extensions. Overall, Peruvian extensions are great for styles with simple and soft curls. If you are looking to achieve a soft and natural look, Peruvian hair may be your best option.
DO’S AND DON’TS
1. Air drying is highly recommended for all hair types after washing and conditioning. If at all possible, avoid ring drying the hair with a towel. Instead lightly pat dry excessive water from the hair, then allow it to air dry.
3. Try to use a moisturizing leave-in conditioner if necessary. The great thing about Remi extensions is that, it should be a while before it appears to need any additional products for enhancement. Avoid having to use any other styling products between washes or excessive use of products.
4. Use alcohol free serums or products on hair so that you are not drying out the hair and making it frizzy.
5. Do not apply any heavy oils on the hair as they will seep on to the hair extensions in turn weighing it down and resulting in restricted movement and potential tangling.
6. Remember to use your eZ SCRATCH versus digging in to scratch with other objects to avoid loosening your threads and braids or damaging your scalp. This will preserve your extensions longer and maintain your hairstyle.
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