It can be a confusing world of hair types when you’re looking for the perfect addition to your hairstyle. In this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about weaves, wigs, closures, what kind of hair will suit your needs, and how to take care of it.
Types of Hair for Weaves
Synthetic hair is the cheapest kind of hair that you can use for weaves. You should not get synthetic hair if you plan on using heat, since it is essentially made of microfibers and cannot take heat at all. If you try to apply heat, it will burn, bend, and look weird in general.
This is a step up from synthetic hair (two well-known brands are Premium 2 and Premium Now). Though you can do more with it, it still has a maximum amount of heat that it can take, and it cannot be dyed.
If you want to dye your hair or use lots of heat, virgin hair is the way to go. We have virgin Brazilian straight hair, Virgin Brazilian deep wave hair, Brazilian loose wave hair, etc., It is taken from the scalp of donors and is the most durable, long-lasting, and reliable hair on the market. It can last for over two years if you take care of it properly.
Note: People often want to know how many bundles of hair they should get, and this depends on how long you want the hair to be and what you’re going to do with it. The longer the hair that you’re buying, the more bundles you need. Most people start with two and go up from there.
About Hair Quality: Brazilian remy hair
Remy is a specific kind of human hair that you can buy. With Remy hair, the cuticle has remained intact. When the hair is collected from the donor, it’s usually put into a ponytail first. This keeps all the strands running in the same direction.
Having the cuticles all going the same way stops the tangling and shedding you see with other types of hair extensions. Some extensions have the cuticle removed to try to achieve the same effect.
Real Brazilian remy human hair has cuticles and removing them makes your extensions look less real. The quality can also be compromised. Some techniques use an acid bath to remove the cuticle and then apply silicon and similar materials in its place. The hair may have great shine to start with, but at that point it is no longer 100% human hair and it performs less like human hair as well.
Once you wash it, the silicone wears away, the shine reduces, it becomes dull and lifeless and begins to mat and tangle. Remy hair won’t do that to you and you can wear your extensions for six to eight weeks with proper care. You can then remove and reapply them.