Have you ever really thought about if the weave you’re wearing is really virgin hair? Or, better yet, where your hair actually came from? Personally, I never really thought about it until I started realizing that I was purchasing a lot of low quality, fake virgin hair and I saw a lot of my money being flushed down the drain. Now days, there are numerous hair vendors in the industry and their primary goal is to make money. Some of them are so thirsty they will sell you anything to make a dollar. It’s sad to say many of them really don’t even know anything about what they’re selling themselves. I’ve actually had a male acquaintance tell me he was selling some of the best hair out here to persuade me to purchase hair from him. The issue is, how can you make me believe that your product is the best if you never wore it, colored it, or tested the quality to even back up what you’re saying. Needless to say, with there being so many dishonest vendors out here, it’s left up to us, the consumers, to take a chance with our hard earned money to purchase hair hoping in return we will receive a good quality product.
The frustrating thing about this is that there are many vendors selling processed Chinese hair labeling it as Brazilian, Malaysian, Peruvian, and so forth. And when we purchase this hair, if it doesn’t hold up to what we’ve expected it to be, then we’re left stuck with a bad product and hundreds of dollars being wasted. In no way is it fair for vendors to continuously take advantage of people and not appreciate their customers and the money that they’re investing into their companies. Although much of this hair is processed, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s bad or low quality hair. Actually, I’ve worked with someprocessed hair that was gorgeous and held up extremely well. Regardless if it’s virgin hair or processed, customers deserve to know exactly what they’re buying and shouldn’t be lied to or mislead to get hair sold.
Now, I’ll get into a few things that you can look for to help you distinguish between real and fake virgin hair. Let’s start with the corn chip smell. Have you ever bought or known someone that has purchased hair that had a foul corn chip smell that you cannot wash or get rid of to save your life? All that is, is a form of processing or an acid bath manufacturers use to strip the cuticles from the hair. Then they coat it with silicone to give it a smooth silky finish. The next thing to look for is the perfect curl pattern. Now, common sense will let you know that no hair can be this uniform and be virgin hair. Most processed hair looks the same from bundle to bundle and that is nowhere near natural. Lastly, the even dark colors. If you have ever had the chance to purchase genuine virgin hair, you will notice that the shades vary from each bundle. With processed hair, it’s obvious that the bundles are the same exact color wito variation. In comparison to the curl patterns, these vendors want their hair to appear perfect, therefore they apply dyes to hide the gray hairs. That’s why some of the hair is so hard to lighten or doesn’t take color well.
So before purchasing any hair, I highly encourage you to do your research so you will be knowledgeable of what’s being sold out here, you will know to deal with only honest trustworthy vendors that guarantee there product, and most of all, you will know what to look for when purchasing authentic virgin hair. I advise you ladies to wisen up because it’s necessary to know these things because there’s too much of your money being invested into virgin hair for you to be left disappointed and cheated in the end.