Are My Human Hair Weaves Really the Best Quality?
Shopping for hair isn’t always the easiest task, especially when prices are constantly on the rise due to an increasingly high demand. There are far too many companies that claim to sell human hair but more often than not, hair shops will mix human hair with animal hair to lower costs.
One of the first signs that your hair weave might not be the best quality is if the prices seem too good to be true. Let’s look at a few other ways to determine the quality of your human hair weaves.
Signs your hair weave is high quality
The name includes Remy or Virgin Remy
Remy, a word that many hair shops now use for their products, basically means that the hair cuticles have not been stripped, which allows the hair to lie in its natural position. Remy hair is the most natural looking as it is donated from a woman’s head, which is also the reason why it’s much more expensive. Since the hair is also kept at its full length, length will vary between bundles. Virgin Remy hair hasn’t been processed at all. The quality of the hair is maintained by keeping it away from harsh chemicals and only using steam to treat it.
The hair is Brazilian, Malaysian or Peruvian
A lot of the weaves that you will come across in the hair industry will either be Brazilian, Malaysian or Peruvian. Jadore is one of the top AU hair extensions suppliers and will generally have all three types in stock.
Malaysian weaves are the shiniest and because the curls and waves are set using steam, they last longer. This type of hair is also much thicker and can be maintained with a leave-in conditioner. Brazilian hair has a thick, wavy texture and holds curls and colours really well. It is also one of the softer and smoother types of hair. Both Brazilian and Malaysian hair works well with Caucasian and African-American hair textures.
Peruvian hair is the coarsest and thickest type of hair.
You’re buying from a reputable store
Before you make a purchase, do some research on the store to check its ratings. Have a look at their website to find out how long they’ve been in business and how much information they provide on their products. Stores that have been in business for a good few years can be trusted far more than a store that has only been around for a few months and is making big claims.
Overall, you get what you pay for. High-quality human weaves are in high demand so they will be more expensive.
With that being said, when you invest in real human hair, your weave will last longer, especially if you care for it correctly. This is not to say that lower quality or synthetic hair doesn’t look good, you may just need to spend more on maintenance and have to replace it sooner than you would a high-quality weave.