Raw Hair Vs. Virgin Hair- Whats The Difference Between Raw Hair and Virgin Hair?

Raw Hair VS Virgin Hair- Whats The Difference Between Raw Hair (Klayi Plus Hair)and Virgin Hair?

As the popularity of hair extensions grow, consumers are becoming more and more educated about options available to them in regards to price, quality and variety.  With so many different types of hair extensions on the market today it becomes hard to understand the true meaning of what’s really out there in hair extensions. Listen, whether you’re a newbie or connoisseur of extensions there’s a few fundamentals of what you need to know about human hair weave extensions.

In this blog we will be discussing the difference between raw hair and virgin hair. I know I know as you’re reading this you’re probably thinking to yourself, “wait a minute aren’t they the same thing”? Look if you wanted to be a completely satisfied customer or clientele of any hair company, you’ve got to know what you’re investing you’re hard earn money in. so, lets dive right in. 

What is Raw Hair (Klayi Plus Hair)?

Raw hair is exactly as the name applies; Raw, unprocessed, 100% human hair. When you think about unprocessed this means it has not undergone ANY chemical, heat or steam processing. Raw hair is the most purest and natural form of hair available on the market. Raw hair is great in that the quality is top notch and can literally last you years. The downside to raw hair is the availability of variety.  When it comes to raw hair manufactures are sourcing the hair directly from donors and then the hair undergoes a rigorous sanitizing process. Most donors are from India, Cambodia, Vietnam and Burma. Hair patterns from these donors don’t vary all that much so you won’t get those hot trendy styles like tight curly or body wave easily, if at all.

Raw hair is usually less silky and very slightly closer to coarser textures when compared to virgin hair. The beauty and the beast of Raw hair is that no two bundles are the same. They won’t be very different form each other but never identical and that because the hair is not steamed to from uniformed patterns.  

The definition of raw hair used to imply that the hair was not only chemically and heat unprocessed but also single donor. Single donor hair is a bundle of hair that is cut only from one donor. With the demand of raw hair it’s become increasing difficult for larger hair business companies to provide a full bundle of single donor hair consistently. So, raw hair can also mean multiple donors as long as the hair is not processed in any way. Most companies will specify whether or not their raw hair bundles are single donor or not. In our opinion the quality is still great with single and multiple donor raw hair.

What kind of Raw Hair is there?

Great question! Here are the most popular types of raw hair:

Raw Indian – Highlights: Raw Indian hair is extremely popular and favored by clientele and usually comes in those lighter brown colors- which may be a pro if you need to blend it with lighter colored natural leave outs.

Raw Vietnamese- Highlights: Raw Vietnamese is bomb in their straight texture. Super smooth and are perfect for those smooth sleek looks. The texture is also great for blending with natural hair.

Raw Cambodian – Raw Cambodian hair is very full body and most known to have curlier styles available.

What is Virgin Hair?

Ok, phew we`ve pretty much summed up raw hair and can now move on to the heavy hitter which is Virgin hair. Virgin hair is a much more popular term in the world of hair extensions. Just about every hair company claims to carry virgin hair and if not educated properly you can get scammed and lose out on thousands of dollars and with jacked up hair. No girl! Virgin hair is a term for hair that has never been chemically processed.  Chemically processed hair is hair that has been color treated, permed, relaxed, bleached or dyed..

Today’s hair weave extensions industry standards is so much different than what was just a few years ago. In fact the definition of virgin hair in 2016 would automatically imply the hair you were purchasing was single donor unprocessed hair. The market has changed rapidly since. The beauty industry is an ever evolving industry and the hair market reflects that.

Real virgin hair in today’s market is now defined as hair that has only been steamed processed. Steam processing or steaming allows for the creating of those hot exotic and unique styles like, body wave, deep wave, mink or silky straight, Italian curl, kinky curl, tight curl, curly wave, deep curl, loose wave, kinky straight, 4c afro curly, natural wave and so much more.

What’s great about raw hair is that hair weave bundles look identical to one another which make for an effortless sew-in weave or wig. Also, with a manufacture that has perfected their steaming process your hair can last you a very long time while preserving the style and pattern you bought it in.

What are some kinds of virgin hair?

The most popular kinds of virgin hair are:

Peruvian – coarser, thicker, durable

Brazilian – light, shiny, silky

Malaysian – heavier, softer, silkier

*Stay tuned for upcoming blogs about raw Origins of hair and different hair grades. We will be dispelling some myths and you don’t want to miss it.

Should I buy Raw Hair or Virgin Hair? Which one is better?

This is what you need to know: it’s a matter of preference! Ask yourself do you like the coarser more natural advantage that raw hair provides or do I want the trendy styles, textures and patterns that virgin hair provides. There’s pros and cons to each and in both types you’re going to have a great hair if you purchase your hair through a great hair company such as ours. Good hair is great hair whether its raw or virgin!

… and remember you are a crown of beauty!


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