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Raw Hair Vs Virgin Hair

Updated: Aug 17, 2021



Did You Know that true 100% Raw Virgin Human Hair only comes in Straight, Natural Wave and Curly? So what's in your head?????



Let's be honest. Shopping for hair extensions is more than just a purchase, it's an investment. The type and texture,the length, grade and price all go through one's mind when going through the purchasing phase.But how do you know if what you are buying is actually what you intended to purchase? Most assume that the term “Human Hair” alone means that it's got to be the real deal right? WRONG!!!!!! Sadly, a lot of buyers have been tricked into getting these wigs or bundles that have literally been gathered from combs and drain holes to be run through a machine and an array of chemical processing before being packaged,photoed and uploaded to the internet to be sold. There's nothing worse than paying $300 plus for “human hair” when just a few months later you find yourself putting in too much just to “make it work” and back online looking to purchase more.


What is Raw Hair?


Raw hair is exactly as it sounds. It is untouched and unprocessed hair. Raw hair literally is removed straight from only one donor's head. It is then washed, attached to a weft and finally packaged accordingly for purchase. This my ladies is the best of the best. Raw hair is the easiest to blend with your own natural hair and is extremely durable. So, therein lies the question….How do you know when you actually have 100% Raw Hair? There are certain features and qualities that true Raw hair holds as follows:



  • Immediate Giveaway: Raw hair only comes in straight, Natural Wave and seldom Curly textures.

  • All of the cuticles are aligned with one another meaning the hair is all going in the same direction.

  • You will notice that it needs to be moisturized and conditioned. It seems a bit off right? But just think about your own real natural hair and the maintenance that is required.Raw hair is essentially the same as the hair growing from your scalp so it makes perfect sense as to why you would have to treat it as such. With proper care it can last up to 5 years.

  • Same density from weft to end of hair strand. Shorter hairs are removed by hand before packaging.

  • Easy to Color or Bleach

  • No chemical smell


What is Virgin Hair?

Virgin Hair similar to Raw hair comes from one donor. It has not been chemically processed. The process of Virgin hair goes through the same process as Raw hair but with one extra step which is being steamed to achieve certain textures. These include but are not limited to kinky curly, body wave, deep wave, deep curly. Features of Virgin hair are as follows:


  • Textures kinky curly, body wave, deep wave, deep curly

  • Comes from a single donor

  • Steamed

  • Not Chemically processed

  • All of the cuticles are aligned with one another meaning the hair is all going in the same direction.

  • Same density from weft to end of hair strand. Shorter hairs are removed by hand before packaging

  • Easy to Color or Bleach




In conclusion, all raw and virgin hair is indeed human hair but not all human hair is virgin or raw hair. Furthermore, just because it is virgin hair does not mean that it is raw hair, yet raw hair is virgin hair. Now that you are equipped with the knowledge of the “human hair” variations, you will feel much more confident in your purchases.



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