Brazilian hair extensions have and always will be one of the largest virgin hair markets in the hair extension industry. With so many different types of hair inundating the market – Peruvian, Brazilian, Malaysian, Chinese, European, Burmese, etc. – it’s hard to really understand the difference and importance of choosing the correct type of virgin hair for yourself.
Virgin hair is hair that is unprocessed, untainted, and taken straight from a doner’s head with cuticles intact and flowing all in the same direction. When a customer searches for bundles of hair from a distributor, the expectation of a bundle of virgin hair is to have hair that has been cut off directly from a donor through ponytail cutting and packaged all together. Each bundle of hair should only contain hair from one single donor cut in a way to keep cuticles going in the same direction to prevent shedding, fraying, matting, and tangling Once the hair is cut, it is washed and disinfected all together and then each hair is applied to a weft to create tracks. The use of machines to weft hair and the use of a double wefting technique ensures more sturdy and long lasting wefts or hair. Upon completion, the hair is tied up into a bundle and is sold accordingly.
Authentic Brazilian virgin hair comes directly from Brazilian donors. Due to the exceedingly high demand for Brazilian hair, the market for donors in Brazil is huge and many poor or working class people are paid to grow their hair and sell it in order to make money. This brand of hair is specifically desired by women of color due to its ability to match the textures of our hair so seamlessly. The hair is neither too fine or too course, but a perfect blend in order to achieve any desired style.
Straight Brazilian Hair Extensions are never completely bone straight in their virgin state. They always have some type of crimp or wave in them due to the rigid and strong texture. This is actually a really great quality because it will allow you to heat style it and add products without fear of the hair losing its integrity too quickly. Brazilian hair extensions will last over a year or even more with the proper protection and care given to them. The feature that most women love about straight Brazilian hair extensions is its volume and density as compared to other extension types. With Brazilian hair extensions, most consumers can get away with two bundles of hair for a full head depending on what type of style and install they’d want. The hair is so thick and sturdy that customers save money in the long run by not having to buy as many bundles and being ale to rely on the hair to stay healthy and fresh for a year or more.
Proper care of Brazilian hair extensions extremely important when extending the life span of the wefts. Constant manipulation of the hair with heat styling tools is ill advised as you can obtain more split ends and the hair will become so dry that it loses its body and shine. The great thing about Brazilian hair extensions is that they hold a curl really well so many people can get away with curling their hair with heat only once or twice a week and be able to maintain a flawless style. Maintaining the hair boils down to making sure that the proper precautions are met to avoid tangling, fraying, splitting, matting, and drying of the hair extensions. Washing the hair once a week is recommended to avoid stripping the hair of too much oil but also to wash away buildup from products so that the hair stays flowy_ Using deep conditioning treatments every other week will certainly help the hair maintain moisture and stay as beautiful as when you first bought it. Always sleep with your hair covered by a silk or satin material in order to prevent friction from breaking the hair unnecessarily. Applying leave in treatmentsand using heat protectant on the Brazilian hair extensions before heat styling will increase the longevity of your hair.
Brazilian hair extensions are an amazing type of hair to invest in if you’re looking for hair that will give you a bang for your buck and last a very long time. Buying straight hair with the proper care and attention given you can ensure that you hair will look fabulous and stay healthy.