Tips To Identify Human Hair From Synthetic Hair


Have you ever imagined a situation where you bought a human hair and used it for months and it changes from what it used to be to a sponge, if you haven’t I have, and it is painful, yes I said that, the feeling is horrible and no one should ever experience it.

So if you just want to know more about quality hairs because you want, maybe to purchase for personal use or because you want to go into hair business this article is for you, it will help you to know the quality of hairs you want to buy either for use or for sell.

First, if you want to go into hair business, you should have it in mind that human hairs is in very high demand in Nigeria and, thereby making hair business a lucrative one. So you will always make sales when you buy the right quality of hairs for your target market.

Target market are the people that buy from you, if you know they are people who like to buy synthetic hairs, stick to buying synthetic hairs and if you know your target market are people who like high quality human hairs stick to buying high quality human hairs as well. That way you stand out and serve the right crowd well.

How do you know each hair and the quality?

There are 100% virgin hair, Remy hair, 100% human hair, human hair blend , and synthetic hair.

100% virgin hair is the most expensive hair you can buy and it has the highest quality. It is human donor hair with all the cuticles going in the same direction which hasn’t gone through any chemical or mechanical processing.

Remy hair is also 100% human hair with all the cuticles going in the same direction, but it has been chemically or mechanically processed. It is also high quality hair that will last you for a long time. 

100% human hair has not been mixed with synthetic hair, but it has been stripped of its cuticles and might be chemically processed. It will not last as long as 100% virgin or Remy hair.

Human hair blend is human hair mixed with synthetic usually in different percentage ratio.

Synthetic hair has no human hair whatsoever and it’s completely synthetic and this would be considered low quality hair that won’t last for a long time, it is a composition of fone plastic fibers, manufactured to look like human hair.

RAW HAIRS: this is very expensive because it is hair from a single donor that was washed, conditioned, no styling or processing what so ever. Can last for years. That is the hair was collected from one person’s head in lay man’s words.

How do you identify fake hair and real human hair?

By looking at the hair closely & feeling the texture, one can sometimes tell whether it’s fake or real.

Here are some tips to help;

Burn test: Cut a strand of the hair & put in a burning flame, human hair will catch fire immediately curling into a little ball & smells like burning hair while synthetic melts slowly, smells like rubber & produces black smoke

Bleaching: Human hair lightens faster when bleached.

Texture: Human hair tends to be softer, shiner & durable than synthetic.

Color: Human hair comes in natural color which is either black or brown. It can be dyed if you want another color.

Price: Human hair is expensive.

Wave: Real human hair will always curl up when wet & should not be stiff.

Tangle: Real human hair will tangle a little at the back of the neck.

Shedding: Human hair shed but if it’s excessive, it’s not real.

There are different hair grades and how to know them;

Grade 3A

This is low quality hair that was not properly maintained by the donor and is very thin. This hair will shed, tangle, and won’t last you for a long time.

Grade 4A and 5A

This is lower/medium hair grade. This hair is 100% human hair but it’s not Remy hair and the cuticles will be stripped or won’t go in the same direction. It is also going to be pretty thin and it’s highly likely that it will tangle. For that reason, it won’t last for a long time, probably a couple of months.

If you choose to buy this type of hair, make sure you purchase shorter lengths, not longer than 12 inches to avoid as much tangling as you can. This hair needs high maintenance since you will have to spend a lot of time using different methods to detangle it.

Grade 6A

Grade 6A hair should be Remy hair which means all the cuticles go in the same direction. It will have medium thickness and you will be able to dye it to a medium blonde color. This type of hair could work on straight hair up to 18 inches and could last you for up to 10 months. If you take proper care of it, it could work just fine as a high quality budget hair, but if you want curly hair or hair that’s longer than 18 inches, a higher grade hair is necessary.

Grade 7A

Grade 7A is high quality Remy hair that has all the cuticles intact. It is pretty thick and strong and it will last for up to 18 months. This hair will shed and tangle much less than the other types, it can be dyed up to a platinum blonde color and stay healthy and strong.

Grade 8A and 9A

Grade 8A and 9A is 100% virgin hair which means it is pure human hair from one donor that has not been processed in any way and all the cuticles are intact. The price of this hair is higher, but it’s very high quality and it can last you up to 2 years. It is much thicker than lower grade hair and it has much less short hairs mixed in the hair bundles. You can dye this hair to a completely white color. This type of hair will not tangle as much and is much easier to maintain.

Grade 10A

This is the highest quality hair that you can buy and it’s also the most expensive. It’s 100% unprocessed virgin hair from one donor and it’s very thick and strong. It can be dyed up to a white color and still remain healthy. If you want really long hair, or curly hair, this is a great choice.

This hair won’t tangle or mat as much and it doesn’t require much maintenance. It will last you for a very long time. It is very thick and strong and it’s definitely the best hair you can buy at the moment.

Credit: Trishy


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