What Are Raw Hair Grades? 10a, 11 or 12b?
by Straight From The Scalp on Aug 17, 2022
The hair industry has a tendency to grade/rank hair with numbers. You will find a great deal of Asian vendors will do this.
Their rankings are based on several factors based on certain characteristics. Their hair has three main types which are straight, wavy, and curly. Each type of hair can be further divided into subcategories, based on the thickness and texture of the strands. The less thicker the hair with very thin ends might rank as a 10a and the better "quality" hair will rank at a 12.
To make a long story short, this is really only a way of saying to a consumer, "this is our cheap her, and this is our better quality cheap hair!"
Raw hair DOES NOT HAVE RANKINGS!!! If you ever attempt to purchase Raw hair and it has a ranking attached, then 🏃🏽♀️ 🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️ !!!
Authentic Raw hair is actual ponytails donated from individuals donor. What is important that must be taken into consideration is the condition the individual donor has taken to care for their hair prior to donation.
Raw ponytails as pictured above will come in different textures, colors and lengths.
Once donated, the hair is then sanitized and workers are paid to remove the nits and grey strands from the hair.
The hair is then left to air dry prior to being wefted or sold as bulk hair. At no time is the hair processed with chemicals. Although from different origins, you will find that the Raw hair is steamed to mimic different textures like kink straight, kinky curly, deep wave, and many other popular textures you currently see on the market.
It is always advised that excessive heat shouldn't be used on Raw hair extensions. Because this is actual hair, excessive heat can cause heat damage and hair breakage. It is also advised not to add too much heat to curly patterns. Due to the steaming process, a curly pattern will revert to the original curl pattern if straightened, but if done too often, heat elongates the curl pattern and will eventually not return to the original curl pattern.
So today's lesson....🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️ if you see Raw hair with a ranking. It ain't real!!! If you see hair that is "Raw Virgin Hair"...🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️ LOL. It is either Raw or Virgin!
People will make attempt to sell anything just to make a dollar, so educate yourself before you buy.
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