What Is Raw Hair?
Raw hair is unprocessed, 100% cuticle aligned human hair. Unprocessed means that the hair has not undergone ANY chemical, heat or steam processing. It is the most purest and natural form of hair available on the market. With proper care, Raw hair can be maintained and re-worn for years.
The most authentic, chemical-free hair available.
Every bundle is unique, as it comes from a single or multiple donors. Unique meaning that no two bundles are are identical in texture or color.
The demand for raw hair has become increasingly difficult for hair 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.
All hair cuticles are intact, preventing matting and tangling.
The hair can be dyed and styled.
Virgin hair is Raw hair that has been steamed processed to achieve a specific texture such as Deep Wave, Body Wave, Loose Wave, etc. It's specifically 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.
Benefits of Raw Hair
Unprocessed hair still has the cuticle intact. This means that each strand of hair faces the same direction, which decreases the tendency for the hair to tangle.
One of the advantages of unprocessed hair is that if you want to color the hair, you can get a great match to your own. With unprocessed hair, you also get a better color application, as the stylist can see the original tones in the hair and which tones it pulls.
Another advantage is that unprocessed hair lasts longer than processed hair, which makes it a better value for your money.The hair is soft and has a single-tone, or sometimes dull, look to it. It doesn't have the shininess of chemical treated processed hair.
Processed hair refers to hair that has been chemically treated during production and is then turned into different hair textures. The hair is soaked in a highly acidic bath that strips the cuticles and removes all of the natural characteristics of the strands. The hair is then coated in silicone after treatments to replenish the appearance and boost its shine. Just because the hair is processed, doesn't mean it isn't good hair. You could wear it for months before it's time to replace it. It all depends on how well the hair is chemically treated.