You must have a plan for what you want to do with your hair weave if you want to avoid a bad hair weave situation. The quality of the hair used in the installation will undoubtedly influence the appearance of your weave. Synthetic, human, and remy hair are the three basic types of hair. But do you know what the distinctions are between them?
Hair weaves, extensions, and closures come in a variety of textures. It can be difficult to find the perfect hair textures that blend well with your natural hair. It is difficult to determine what type of hair will best suit your needs and how to care for it. Check out some of our other blog topics to find out how to select and best care for your wigs and hair extensions.
Synthetic hair is the least expensive type of hair that can be used for weaves and is an excellent choice if you want a new look that will only last a few weeks. You should not buy synthetic hair if you intend to use heat on it because it is essentially made of microfibers and cannot withstand heat at all. However, synthetic hair is the most affordable type of hair on the market, making it ideal for anyone looking for a change without breaking the bank. This type of hair is usually already styled when purchased, which eliminates the styling process and saves you money and time. If you're thinking about getting a weave for the first time, synthetic may be the way to go.
However, you should be aware that, while synthetic hair is convenient and inexpensive, it does have limitations in terms of versatility. Synthetic hair is designed to look like human hair and is made of thin manufactured hair fibers; however, it is not as heat resistant as human hair. You should not curl or straighten synthetic hair because you risk burning or damaging it.
100% Human Hair
When compared to synthetic hair, 100% human hair has a clear, natural appearance. This is an improvement over synthetic hair. Human hair is fantastic because it mimics natural hair and can last for a long time (approximately 6-8 months) with multiple installs, depending on how well you care for it. Human hair also has a degree of versatility that synthetic hair does not. Human hair gives you the freedom to style your weave however you want. Whether curled or straightened, it will withstand heat and, like natural hair, you can dye and even bleach it if you want to.
Furthermore, human hair, like everything else, has flaws. It is slightly more expensive than synthetic hair, with prices ranging from $50.00 to $150.00 depending on the brand and length. However, the hair will be of higher quality. Human hair also has a tendency to tangle and shed because the cuticles are not all oriented in the same direction. In addition, human hair is frequently processed to improve its appearance.
Remy hair is fantastic! Remy hair is versatile and natural, and it has properties similar to human hair. Remy human hair is the most durable, long-lasting, and dependable hair, and it will keep its natural movement and appearance for up to a year. It is also heat resistant, so applying different styles and dyes will be no problem. Straight, curly, and wavy hairstyles are available.
Because the cuticles are kept intact and all face the same direction, there is virtually no tangling or shedding with remy hair. There are a variety of textures available, including Indian, Brazilian, Malaysian, and Peruvian hair. You can read about the quality of Brazilian, Indian, Peruvian, and Malaysian human hair weaves in another blog post: Hair Quality of Brazilian, Indian, Peruvian, and Malaysian Human Hair Weaves
Virgin hair is human hair that is completely natural and unprocessed. You might be wondering what the distinction between remy and virgin hair is. Although they are nearly identical, the main difference is that virgin hair is completely natural and unprocessed. Virgin hair is never processed or dyed, and it is only available in its natural color. Although virgin hair is always remy hair, remy hair is not always virgin hair.
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