100% Virgin Hair
What is Virgin Human Hair?
Virgin human hair is the highest grade of real, human hair that is a preferred choice for hair extensions, hairpieces and wigs because it achieves the most natural look.
Virgin hair is considered to be the finest quality of human hair due to its outermost layer of hair (known as cuticles). These are kept intact and not stripped unlike most opposing hair extension brands. Preserving the hairs’ cuticles and aligning them in a unidirectional fashion creates extensions that are completely natural in appearance.
This process also ensures that the hair remains super soft, shiny, silky and relatively tangle-free throughout its lifetime.
What are Virgin Hair Extensions?
Virgin hair extensions like HEC extensions use only the finest quality of Virgin human hair. The hair is carefully sorted after collection from donors to ensure all cuticles are of the same length and depth. The hair is then bound at the base with either silk fabric (classic Virgin hair extensions) or silicone (seamless Virgin hair extensions), and clips are hand-sewn onto the base to create individual wefts. These wefts are then packaged into full head sets of hair extensions.
Virgin human hair extensions are by far the best quality of clip in human hair extensions on the market because of the care that is required, the time it takes to sort the hair so meticulously, and the higher quality of hair used.
What is the Difference Between Synthetic and Human Hair Extensions?
Hair extensions made from human hair can be dyed a darker colour, styled with hot tools (curled or straightened), washed frequently, and treated just like you would your own natural hair.
On the other hand, hair extensions made from synthetic hair are sensitive to the sun, are difficult to style and blend with your own hair, and typically don't have the same lifespan as human hair extensions. Human hair extensions can last up to a year or longer if they are properly cared for.
You can expect to pay anywhere from $60-$85 AUD for synthetic hair extensions, and anywhere from $200-$500 AUD for human hair extensions.
Where do Virgin Hair Extensions Come From?
Virgin human hair is ethically sourced from China and/or India from a variety of sources, including:
- Hair purchased from non-working women who are housewives staying with children/grandchildren. Selling hair is a supplementary source of income for them, which does not require any labor.
- Temples, where hair is a form of donation and source of revenue for the monastery/temple for its own expenses and projects.
- Hair salons, which sell hair instead of throwing it into the waste stream
All of our hair is sourced and manufactured in China. We source our hair straight from verified distributors, who depend on their long-standing reputation for ethical sourcing and quality hair. HEC's Virgin human hair is donated, sold, or exchanged fairly and ethically in the Asian market.
HEC hair only chooses to work with companies where workers are satisfied and happy to be a part of the team. HEC facilities employ working age staff (mostly middle age women and men) who get an appropriate salary, normal working hours, weekends off, and holiday leave.
How Much are Virgin Clip-in Hair Extensions?
Human hair extensions can range anywhere from $200 to $1000+ dollars, depending on a variety of factors as follows:1. Grade of Virgin hair
Although Virgin hair is considered the highest quality of human hair, there are different grades of Virgin hair, some of which cost less than others, due to additional processing and a lower lifespan. Hair that is subjected to a more basic production may only last 2-3 months to keep cost low, while hair that has undergone a longer and higher quality control process will last longer. Virgin hair that has undergone no processing and which is raw hair in its natural state will cost the most, yet last the longest.
2. Thickness of set
Hair extension sets can be sold in thinner sets (less hair on each weft and fewer wefts per set) to super thick (more wefts, and more hair attached to each weft). Naturally, the thinner the set, the lower it will cost, and the thicker the set the more it will cost.
3. Style of hair extensions
Classic Virgin hair extensions have a fabric stitched weft and are slightly thicker at the base, providing extra volume at the roots. Seamless hair extensions, on the other hand, have a silicone weft, and are thinner at the base. Because of the additional processing and labor that go into manufacturing Seamless hair extensions, you may find that this style costs slightly more than the classic variation.
4. Colour of hair extensions
Hair extensions can range in colour from solid shades, to highlights, ombre, balayage, and fashion colours. Depending on the colour and style of extensions, you may find that pricing varies, due to the additional manufacturing and dyeing required at the factory level.
Where to Buy Virgin Hair Extensions
Virgin hair extensions are sold on online stores like Hair Ext Co, as well as in professional salons or beauty stores. Before purchasing, ensure that the hair extensions are made with high quality, higher grade Virgin hair.
HEC Hair offers a wide variety of affordable, high quality, Virgin human clip-in hair extensions ranging from $300 to $600, depending on the style, colour, and thickness.
How to Put in Virgin Hair Extensions
With clip in hair extensions, there is no commitment as there is with other types of hair extensions that are taped, bonded, or glued to the hair. You can clip them in and out whenever you like. From short to long hair whenever you feel like extending your look.
Step 1: Brush your hair
Start off by brushing your own hair thoroughly using a soft paddle brush to get rid of any tangles.
Step 2: Start with a 3 clip weft
Separate a straight thin section of hair with your finger or a comb at the nape of your neck and clip the rest of your hair away using a hair clip. Take a 3 clip weft and brush it out before clipping it into your hair.
Find the centre of your head and clip in the middle clip as close to the roots as possible. Once the middle clip has been clipped in, clip the left side and then the right, pulling the weft taught. The same process will apply for every weft.
Step 3: Take the smaller 4 clip weft
Separate a straight thin section of hair about an inch above the first clipped weft—this section should be at about the top of your ears. Clip the smaller 4 clip weft (7") using the same technique as before. Make sure there are no bumps in the weft by slightly stretching the weft to the sides when you’re clipping in the middle clips.
Step 4: Take the larger 4 clip weft
Separate a straight thin section of hair at the widest part of your head. Clip in the largest 4 clip weft (8").
Step 5: Take the second 3 clip weft
Separate a straight thin section of hair about two inches below the crown of your head. Clip the second 3 clip weft in. Now, all the large wefts at the back of your head have been clipped in, and only small ones should be left.
Step 6: Take the 2 clip wefts
These wefts will add volume to the sides of your hair, and help with blending around the face. Separate a straight thin section of hair about two inches above your ear on one side. Take a 2 clip weft and secure the clip closest to your hairline first, then secure the second clip closer to the back of your head.
Repeat on the other side.
Step 7: Take the 1 clip weft
Separate a section of hair right above the 2 clip weft and clip two 1 clip wefts anywhere you feel needs further blending. Repeat the same process on the other side of your head.
Brush your hair and check in the mirror to make sure that all the wefts are hidden, especially in the back, adjust if necessary, and show off your brand new long, stunning hair!
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