Virgin & Raw Hair Care
What is Virgin Hair?
Virgin Hair is hair that has not been processed with chemicals and is still in its natural state. It also has all the cuticles in tact and facing the same direction. This reduces tangling and make the hair easy to care for daily. Virgin Hair is steamed processed to achieve different textures, such as, body wave, deep wave, loose wave, water wave, kinky curly, etc.
How should I care for my Virgin Hair?
- Use a shampoo no higher than pH7. Do NOT massage the hair.
- Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
- Apply conditioner, comb through with a wide tooth comb, starting with the ends working your way up you scalp.
- Rinse thoroughly and let air dry
Daily Maintenance for Virgin Hair:
- Use styling products minimally to avoid build up.
- For Wavy & Curly hair use a spray bottle of water for natural look.
- For a “WET” look, we suggest a leave in conditioner & water.
- Avoid alcohol based products for virgin and raw hair extensions.
- Dampen hair with a water bottle.
- Comb through (wide tooth comb) beginning at the ends and working your way up to your scalp.
- Scrunch up hair gently to reform curls. Let air dry. Style as desired.
How many bundles do I need to buy?
- 12'' to 14'' about 3 bundles is recommended.
- 16'' to 22'' about 4 bundles is recommended.
- 24' and above about 4-5 bundles is recommended.
See the chart above for your reference.
What is Raw Hair?
Raw hair has all the qualities of virgin hair, but it goes a step further. Not only has it never been chemically processed but it has never had heat applied to it as well. Donors have never had their hair straightened or curled. It is the purest and most natural hair on the market. This is the main difference between virgin hair and raw hair. All raw hair is considered virgin hair, but not all virgin hair is regarded as raw hair.
Raw Hair Facts
- It is the most natural, pure, and 100% authentic hair on the market today.
- All hair cuticles are intact and naturally aligned in one direction which prevents matting and tangling.
- Every bundle of Raw Hair is unique because each bundle comes from a donor with their own distinct natural hair pattern and color.
Maintaining the life of your Raw Hair Extensions is a must. Why invest in such beautiful bundles of hair if your not going to care for your tresses properly.
Use a sulfate free” label. Sulfate is what causes your shampoo to foam up. The problem with sulfate and why it’s bad for your hair is the fact that it can strip the essential oils out of your hair and irritate your skin if you have a sensitive scalp.
Do not use shampoo or conditioners that are mixed with silicon. While this is a great option for virgin hair, Raw Virgin hair requires a much lighter shampoo and conditioner. I recommend Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen Shampoo and Conditioner. Pantene and Suave are too great choices as well.
After washing your hair extensions you should let the hair air dry instead of blow drying. This will reduce the chances of heat damage, shedding, and damaging your hair extensions overall.
Deep conditioning is very important to the health of your hair extensions and is perfect for the times you do not have enough time to do a full shampoo & conditioner treatment. Deep conditioning your hair will not only clean your hair extensions but it will also keep your hair shiny, soft, and manageable.
When deep conditioning you want to make sure that you keep your deep conditioner in for a minimum of 30 minutes. We find that when you keep the product on the hair longer than a couple minutes, the results are much better.
COMBING & BRUSHING
When it comes to combing & brushing your hair extensions, we advise against combing. Combing increases the chances of shedding and should never be done to virgin hair extensions. You want a good paddle brush when it comes to detangling and brushing your hair extensions. Starting from the ends of your hair and working your way up is the proper way to brush your hair extensions.
CURLING & STRAIGHTENING
When curling your hair extensions we recommend the no heat methods. You can achieve just about every curl pattern with the use of bendy rollers aka flexi rods, perm rods, bantu knots, and braids. If you must use heat to curl or straighten your hair extension try not to go over 350 degrees. You do not want to cause any damage to your hair extensions. Make sure to use a good heat protectant before applying any kind of heat to your hair extensions including blow drying.
NIGHT TIME ROUTINE
You should always tie your hair up at nights to prevent your hair from tangling & shedding. Wrapping your hair with a silk satin scarf should do the trick, and you can also apply a bonnet on top for extra security. If you have curly or wavy hair extensions installed the use of bendy rollers, bantu knots, or braids could be great options when tying up your hair. You can spray the hair to get it wet with water to achieve more uniform curls. This option is great because your curls will be like new in the morning!