Have you ever wondered what weaves and hair extensions are product of? The process is quite fascinating for some and for others; they may never take a look at hair extensions, weaves and wigs the identical again.
Whenever you purchase products made from human hair, the hair is definitely made from real humans. Humans in 3rd world countries, mostly from Asia (China and India) will sell their long locks for money. European hair is highly regarded in today’s market however the texture would not match most hair texture of African American women which is why most afro weaves are made from real Indian human hair, Brazilian human hair or just plain old synthetic hair.
When women in these third world countries need to sell their hair, the buyers will actually recommend that the women do their best to get their hair healthy. The instructions to get their hair healthy are: eat a healthy diet, refrain from using too many products and particularly no heat appliances. For most women the heat appliances and products are not the problem, the problem is a healthy diet. The donors are typically very young women and virgin hair is ideal. Virgin hair means that it has never been chemically treated. Virgin is one of the most expensive types on the market.
Often if you end up purchasing “human hair blend” a mixture of real and synthetic strands. In the 1960’s yak hair was utilized in weaves and unfortunately yak hair had a horribly musky odor to it that could not be washed away. This type was once known as “Yaki” weaves and was introduced by the Koreans but today the term “Yaki” has nothing to do with the animal anymore but has more to do with the texture of the hair. Yaki is definitely a more relaxed texture of hair but not as relaxed because the “silky” texture which is usually Asian.
Today’s’ cheap and imported weaves use real human strands but due to its poor quality the value will also be significantly lower. Low quality hair would not tolerate much actual wearing, styling and washing. Quality real human hair costs quite a bit more but may be worth a reasonably penny.