Can I color or add highlights to my virgin hair unit myself?
Yes, you can. Because it is virgin hair, it can be lifted, bleached, dyed, or colored with semi or permanent color. You can do anything you do with your hair to virgin hair. Please note: If you do not have the experience to successfully manipulate hair color, we highly advise that you seek Professional help to avoid damaging the hair. Once chemically treated, the hair is no longer "virgin" hair.
Care & Maintenance
Dealing with Dryness and Breakage
Dryness is a common issue with hair extensions because the hair is no longer receiving a coat of sebum, or oils produced by our skin, from our sebaceous glands. The lack of sebum also contributes to more hair friction resulting in more breakage and hair loss.
Accordingly, we need to add moisture to hair units for manageability and refrain from certain practices that make this issue even worse. This is why we recommend against dying the hair if it has already been processed for a curl/wavy/relaxed texture or for a color. The additional process strips the hair of moisture even further.
Applying excessive heat, washing the hair too frequently and using products with drying agents like alcohol are big NO NO's. Remember, this is human hair and prone to damage just like naturally growing hair. The more processed the hair, the drier it will be.
Dryness and friction can lead to brittle hair that sheds frequently so extra steps are needed to preserve the life of your extensions and lace wigs. To prevent excessive hair loss, here are some steps you should take:
- Use mild shampoos that are not harsh on the hair and follow with a conditioner.
- Refrain from using blow-dryers as the hair is best air-dried.
- Wrap hair with a satin or silk head-scarf at night to avoid friction.
- Refrain from scratching hair. This friction causes breakage.
- Avoid friction by not combing or brushing the hair too frequently.
- For lace wigs, keep conditioners away from the base of your cap. Buildup here brings about bacteria growth which leads to loosening of the knots and breakage.
- Avoid over-using heating appliances like flat irons and curling irons. Just as with naturally growing hair, excessive heat will cause dryness, split ends and breakage.
Should I seal my wefts?
We recommend sealing your wefts to withstand the the combing, brushing, sewing needle punctures that may occur over time. A common weft sealer used by many is the Aleene's stop fray which can be gotten from any local fabric store. You can also purchase weft sealers from any company that offers them over the internet.
What products should I use?
We recommend Pantene Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. You may also use any shampoo and conditioner you like. However, be wary of leave-in-conditioners, leaving it on your hair for days may cause build up thereby leaving the hair heavy.
How often should I shampoo my hair?
Depending on how long you wear your extensions/lace wigs, we suggest once a week.
How should I wash and dry my hair?
When you wash your hair, you should wash in a soft downward stroke. Do not rustle your hair in a ball or bunch the hair together while washing. This will result in serious tangling. Refrain from using blow-dryers as the hair is best air-dried. You may also use a blow dryer with a diffuser on the end.
How do I straighten my curly or wavy hair?
After washing and conditioning, apply a small amount of serum, then blow dry the hair and use a paddle brush to straighten as you go. Afterwards, curl or flat iron for your desired style. For long lasting curls or for hold, you can sue Sebastian Shaper to give the hair shape without damaging the hair.
Can I color my hair?
If the hair has been processed for a curl.wavy/relaxed texture, we strongly recommend against coloring the hair. This is because dying/coloring the hair takes moisture away from the hair thereby leaving it dry. However, if you have raw donor hair from our Platinum collection, YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY DYE/COLOR YOUR HAIR. You can use permanent color, semi-permanent color, and rinses on the hair just as you would your natural hair. However, note that repetitive coloring or perming will damage the hair just as it would damage your own natural hair.
Can I swim in my hair?
You can swim in your hair, however wear a swim cap in order to avoid contact with chlorine/salt which is commonly found in the pool. Chlorine/sale will make the hair dry and brittle. You should still plan on washing your hair after swimming.
How many bundles of hair or How much hair do I need for a full head?
All of our hair extensions are priced by weight in 3.5 - 4 oz bundles. For lengths 8-20", you need 7 - 8 oz (2 bundles) for a full head. For longer lengths such as 22" and up, you may need 21 - 24 oz (3 bundles). Please note that the longer the wefts, the shorter the tracks, hence you need more hair for long lenghths.
Input "2" for quanity when ordering in order to get 7 - 8 oz (2 Bundles) of hair delivered to you and input '3" for quantity in order to get 21 - 24 oz (3 Bundles).
Due to the raw state of this hair and the method of collection, you may get several bundles of hair in different ounces. However, the total cumulative amount when weighted will be 7+ oz. If you are interested in customizing the weight of your bundles, please contact us and we'd be happy to work with you.
What are the differences between remy and virgin Hair
An expert in human hair can tell the difference between Remy and Non-Remy hair by touching it. It is said that Remy hair has a cool and silky feeling when you touch it. Non experts probably will not be able to tell the difference by looking at it. After 2 to 3 weeks if the hair starts to matte up, it is not Remy!
Remy Hair is lightly processed. It has qualities such as uni-lateral cuticle direction which basically means all the hair follicles go in the same direction. Remy hair is collected in a method in which all hair strands stay aligned in the natural direction as it grew (i.e. holding the hair in a ponytail and cutting), top at top, and ends at ends, to maintain the natural texture pattern and cuticle direction. This eliminates tangling problems commonly found in non-Remy or low quality hair.
Remy hair will last a long time if properly maintained.
Virgin Hair is the best and highest quality of hair in the market. Virgin hair is not chemically altered or processed. Its roots and tips are running in the same direction.
It is collected from head of donors, washed, wefted and sold as it is. The hair is sold in its original colors and textures. So you can have fun coloring it your favorite shade.
This hair is very expensive and in short supply. Because it is not processed it is hypoallergenic and free of all harmful chemical. Because this hair is collected from the heads of donors (ponytail method), wefted, washed and shipped directly to distributors, it tends to vary somewhat with each bundle.
Regular 100% Human Hair or Synthetic Hair In your beauty supply store, you find these types of hair off the rack easily accessible and not locked behind the counter. This type of hair is usually collected from hair brushes and hair that has fallen on the floor. It is in greater supply and is therefore much cheaper than Remy or Virgin Hair. Because of the method of collection, the cuticle for each hair strand tends to be in all different directions. In order to compensate for this, the hair will go through a process sometimes referred to as an �acid bath�, to completely remove the entire cuticle. This can be equivalent to about ten relaxers in a row.
After the cuticle removal process, the hair is dipped in silicone to make it shine and to cover up any cuticles that were not removed in the acid bath. The silicone adds weight to the hair and ups the selling price as hair is sold by weight. At first glance the non-Remy hair will appear silky and shiny. After a few shampoos the silicone layer will start to wash off. The hair will slowly become duller, brittle and will tangle and matte very easily. This type of hair is not recommended for any long-term hair extensions (i.e. Sew-Ins) for the obvious reasons.Non-Remy hair can be used on wigs too.
What are the differences between the Pro, Premium and Platinum Hair Extensions?
The PLATINUM collection features a very rare blend of virgin hair guaranteed to last many years. These hair types are mainly collected from the northern regions of Venezuela, Peru and Colombia and several Russian Federation Territories. With each piece from our PLATINUM Collection, you can expect thick strong hair from the roots to the tip with lots of natural movement and bounce along with unrivaled longevity. We have used our most strongest method of wefting in order to guarantee a non-shedding, tangle free and effortlessly manageable piece.
The PRO collection features hand-picked pieces of genuine natural Indian donor hair. Each piece comes in beautiful curl and wave patterns. With each piece from the PRO Collection, you can be guaranteed of versatility with each install. Our Pro Collection is one of the best hair in the industry and reusable for more than two years.
The PREMIUM collection features the best and plush in Brazilian, Malaysian and Peruvian human hair extensions. Lustrous, tangle free and offered in a variety of curl patterns and styles. The hair in this collection has under-gone a 3-day innovative steam process to provide you with a variety of stylish curls and waves. PREMIUM can be washed or blow-dried regularly. Each PREMIUM selection will have the exact same curl pattern and is reusable for up to two years
What is virgin Hair? Is virgin hair right for me?
- Virgin hair is more expensive. If a retailer offers cuticle-aligned virgin hair at an inexpensive price, chances are that the hair has been chemically or mechanically treated or the product includes fallen hair. If price is a critical consideration, you may want to explore options other than virgin hair.
- Virgin hair patterns vary. Just as no two hair donors are the same, their hair patterns differ as well. If consistent hair pattern and performance is a critical consideration for you when purchasing hair extensions, you should consider our PREMIUM Collection.
- Virgin hair can be difficult to blend with your own hair. Hair that isn�t virgin can be chemically processed to mimic any hair type. Although virgin hair is available in a variety of hair patterns, textures and lusters, certain hair types can be scarce. If immediate availability of a certain hair type is of critical consideration, you may want to explore options other than virgin hair.
- Virgin hair, when properly cared for, can last for years. Because virgin hair is generally healthier hair, it has the ability to withstand chemical applications and mechanical treatments. For many, the longevity of the hair proves a worthwhile investment that results in cost savings over time. If quality is a critical consideration, virgin hair may be your best option.
- Virgin hair is more versatile. Unlike hair patterns that have been chemically or mechanically induced, virgin hair can be straightened using repeated heat applications and the natural hair pattern is not diminished. If flexibility is a critical consideration, virgin hair may be your best option.
- Virgin hair acts and looks like real hair. Because it is. If natural looking hair extensions is a critical consideration, virgin hair may be your best option.