What Does Virgin Hair Mean?

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What Does Virgin Hair Mean?

You may have heard the term virgin hair used in reference to hair extensions and weaves, and we’re here to clarify a few questions you may have.


1. What is considered virgin hair? When it comes to extensions, the definition of virgin hair is the same as we listed above—hair that hasn’t been color-treated or chemically processed! That said, most extensions and weaves don’t fall under this category. Speaking of…

2. Is virgin hair good for hair extensions and weaves? Yes and no. While virgin hair will generally last longer, as it’s in a healthier state thanks to never having been colored in any way, it likely won’t match your hair color as well as non-virgin hair options. That said, those with natural hair should seek out virgin hair extension and weave options, as these will be in better condition and be ideal for matching the texture of your curly mane.

3. What is the difference between virgin and human hair? Like we mentioned, virgin hair is hair that hasn’t been chemically treated. With this in mind, virgin hair extensions will always be human hair, but not all human hair extensions and weaves are made with virgin hair. You can have human hair extensions and weaves that have been previously colored and processed.

4. How long does virgin hair last? Like we mentioned, virgin hair tends to last longer than chemically processed extensions and weaves. Of course, the specifics are dependent on how well you care for them. Keep in mind that how you care for wigs and extensions is slightly different than how you would care for the virgin hair on your own head.