As the saying usually goes, you get what you pay for, right? Is that really true when it comes to Virgin hair lace wigs? Virgin hair lace wigs typically cost double if not more, but is it really worth it? Well, first let’s take a look at what virgin hair really is.
What is Virgin Hair?
Firstly what is virgin hair and how does it differ from regular human hair? Virgin hair is natural & unprocessed, and has its cuticles intact. Having its cuticles means the hair is alive and is therefore less prone to tangling. It is the processing, usually by harsh chemicals, of the hair that strips the hair of its cuticles.
To qualify as virgin hair, it must meet rigorous standards including: not been colored, permed, dyed, bleached or chemically processed in any way. The hair also typically comes from a single donor some times two. Regular, non Virgin hair my come from numerous donors. Virgin hair also run in a unidirectional fashion, meaning great care is taken to insure that the root and the tips of the of all the strands of hair are kept in the same direction.
So why is Virgin hair so much more expensive?
The harvesting of virgin hair is generally requires a very time consuming and meticulous process. As a result, this adds to the premium value of virgin hair. Because bad or grey hairs can not be masked by hair dyed or perm, it is essential that only the healthiest hair from young donors is used.
Is spending more on a Virgin Hair Lace Wig worth it?
Simply put, yes. Here is why; because of the qualities we discussed above, virgin hair will last longer that regular hair. Virgin hair is 80% less likely to tangle with proper care. It has a wash after wash long life so as a result you will not have to replace your wig as often as you would a regular lace wig. Regular hair will lasts 3-6 months when worn regularly and with proper care. If proper care is taken, virgin hair can last up to or even more than a year. So the bottom line is, you can pay now or pay later.
If you can afford the money up front, virgin hair is definately the way to go. If a price looks too good to be true it probably is. Authentic Virgin Hair is not cheap. Beware of online scammers that dishonestly sell regular hair as virgin hair. Take your time to find a reputable lace wig company.