Different Grades (Qualitiy) of hair Extensions And Wigs

June 06, 2017 Miss MyMy

We often get calls from people wanting to know what the difference is between our hair and other brands. There is a lot of confusion out there surrounding hair and the different quality of hair so we though this blog posting would be great to help people understand what they are buying and decide what is the best value for them.

Low quality human hair:
The hair is not cut hair, it's fallen hair so the cuticle of the hair can be mixed up
The hair is removed from the head and allowed to fall to the floor, allowing  the roots and ends to be mixed up, creating cuticles that do not run in the same direction. This causes the cuticles to catch on each other resulting in tangling.
Because of the possibility of reverse cuticles the hair goes through a lot of chemical processing  to reduce this tangling as much as possible. This processing causes extensive damage to the cuticle. resulting in  dull, dry hair. To hide this, the hair is covered with a grape seed oil or silicone making the hair look and feel great when you first see and feel it. This coating slowly washes off as the hair is shampooed.  you guys know that the more you wash the cheaper hair the worst it you know why.The hair then goes through additional chemical processing to create various textures and colors. If you ever looked at your "Yaki" hair you will notice there are small ridges on the shaft of the hair which makes the hair appear more coarse. This is achieved by dipping the hair in a type of acid. When coloring this type of hair all the original color is removed and the desired color is applied. Dyes used on low quality hair are often fabric dyes which stain the hair, and because of this, the hair will not react properly if colored later. Have you ever tried to color a very low cost bundle of hair extensions? If it doesnt start to melt it probably turned a sort of green you know why.

Good quality human hair is referred to as "Remi", "Remin", or "Remy." 
The cuticle of the hair is facing one direction and should be fairly intact the hair may go through a process to orient the cuticles into the correct direction. This is a very labor intensive process by the way and not perfect by any means. This hair is sometimes slightly chemically treated just in case the processor missed a hair on two while trying to orient them. Cheaper brands of remi hair can have some damage to the cuticle caused by this processing. This hair should not be colored and will still dry out faster over time. It has longer wear than low quality hair but still will need to be replaced every few months. The hair experiences additional chemical processing to  create various textures. This hair is sometimes referred to as "European Quality Hair." This is not actually European hair, but hair that has been stripped down slightly so that it resembles the feel of a European cuticle strand.

High quality human hair we sell this as AAA
This hair has a healthy cuticle, if not fully intact. The textures of this hair are natural, not chemically introduced, some hair is straight and some is wavy. High quality hair will wear up to a year if treated properly. Again, natural colors are dark so hair goes through a stripping process to create lighter colors, therefore causing the cuticle to open a little. Try to avoid coloring. If you want to color use the same color process and products that you would use if you were coloring the hair growing form your head. This hair lasts for 3-6 months depending on how you care for it.

Very high quality human hair is Remy as well as "Virgin" or "Raw.", "Organic"
It has never been treated with ANY chemical process, and has usually been grown with the intent of selling. The cuticle is completely intact. Even within this category the hair comes in separate grades, with A being that of a young child's suffering little environmental damage, and D being that of an older donor with slightly more coarseness to the hair, If you are ordering longer lengths chances are the client is older. It can safely be colored or permed, and is extremely expensive and rare. Many companies try to pass their low quality hair off as this high end hair. This hair can be worn for years with proper care and will exhibit and exhibit everything the hair growing from your head will exhibit. 

Miss MyMy Specializes in this type of hair.

Next time you are trying to decide on your hair purchase and figure out the difference between the $300 dollar wig and the $1200 dollar wig or $70 dollar extensions versus $300 extensions and why you the variance in you know why.

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