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Do you know how to choose good quality hair extensions?

Do you know how to choose good quality hair extensions?

Do you know how to choose good quality hair extensions?

Thanks to the widespread use by famous artists and fashionistas, hair extensions have now become an option for beauty and look refreshment for many people. Due to the increasing demand for premium hair extensions, many companies have started to claim that they are using the highest quality hair when in reality the extensions are made from animal or synthetic hair.

To help you avoid wasting money and choose the best quality hair extensions among many brands and sellers, we have a few ways to tell if your hair extensions are good quality.

1. Raw materials for hair extensions

Usually, the quality of a hair type is judged by its origin: Is it human hair or artificial hair? As you may already know, there are two types of hair commonly used to make extensions and wigs: Synthetic hair and human hair. From these two types, we can also have human hair blends, Remy hair, and non-Remy hair. These hair types have different origins and compositions, resulting in different quality and prices.

Compared to synthetic hair extensions, human hair extensions will always look more natural, silky, and smooth. Synthetic hair extensions contain no human hair at all and are created from a variety of synthetic materials like plastic, acrylic, or nylon – which can make your hairpiece stiff and noticeable.


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The hair which is collected from one single donor with cuticle intact and has never been processed is the highest quality hair. The more blended and the more treatments it has, the lower quality it will be. Synthetic hair which is made from artificial materials and processed, dyed, and bleached is considered the lowest quality hair, and virgin hair is considered the highest quality hair.

2. How to tell the quality of hair extensions?

By appearance: Synthetic hair has a flat-tone shade. Sometimes it is coated with silicone to have an over-shiny shade which can be washed away after a short period of time, leaving behind a dull, unnatural color. Human hair, on the contrary, is shiny and silky even when getting wet. 

By touching: Synthetic hair feels rough, frizzy, and dry to the touch. Even brushing it or running your fingers through it is challenging. On the other hand, human hair is smooth from top to bottom, making it very easy to brush and style. 

By heat: Synthetic hair can't handle the heat from hot styling tools like a straightener, curling iron, or blow dryer. The heat can significantly damage the hair, and the numerous treatments the hair has undergone may leave behind a chemical or unpleasant smell.

Human hair extensions offer the most versatility because they are not dyed or treated with any chemicals, allowing you to style them just like your natural hair. But as with your natural hair, always remember to use a heat protectant.

The cuticle test: By examining the cuticles, you can determine whether or not your hair extensions have been processed. Real virgin hair is defined as having cuticles that run in the same direction from root to tip. If the cuticles run in different directions, it's non-Remy hair and of much lower quality.

You can test this by picking up a few hair strands and running them through your fingers. The resistance should be greater going up than down. If there is no resistance, the hair is either synthetic or has undergone chemical processing.

Additionally, unprocessed hair has white scales, whereas hair that has undergone chemical or dye processing has a brown or black hue.

3. Where to buy the best quality hair extensions?

If you are looking for high quality hair extensions then be sure to choose us! Ugeat Virgin Hair has not been chemically processed in any way, meaning any perming, bleaching, color, dye, or harsh washes. Our 100% Virgin has a longer life than any Remy hair. In the correct way of care, virgin hair can be used for 1 year. We also have a higher quality Virgin + Tape in Extensions and color-diverse Remy Tape in Extensions.


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