Top 4 Facts About Human Hair Weaves in the UK
Posted by Ms Diane Mead on December 2nd, 2019
Human hair weaves in the UK may all look similar at first glance, but on closer inspection, they are very different in terms of the way they look, feel, and the kind of materials they are made from. To choose the best human hair weaves, you need to know the following facts about them.
1. Human hair weaves are the most expensive type of hair extensions. Like wigs, they have long been used to immediately change a person’s hairstyle. No wonder there’s a wide range of hair weaves in the market at different price points. The most expensive of them all are actually made of ‘human hair,’ some costing thousands of euros. And that is not just because of celebrities and TV personalities endorsing them, but due to the growing demand for human hair around the globe. Human hair weaves in the UK form part of a multibillion-dollar market. They are considered luxury products.
2. Most of the human hair weaves come from India and China.
The human hair used to make extensions and wigs largely come from temples in India where religious pilgrims go and shave their heads in a ritual of devotion. Instead of burning thousands of pounds of human hair, these temples sell these strands at auctions or to manufacturers of human hair weaves.
3. The process of making human hair weaves is labour-intensive.
A large team of people at the manufacturing sites untangle and sort hair strands by length and then clean them thoroughly. After that, the hair is dyed, processed, and shipped to salons and speciality stores.
4. There are various kinds of human hair weaves in the UK.
The two most common types of human hair weaves are virgin hair and Remy hair. Each type is processed differently to look more natural and become more durable. Virgin hair, for example, refers to hair that has never been treated with any kind of chemicals. The hair is kept in its natural state with its cuticles intact. Like your normal hair, you can also bleach, dye or process virgin hair. Meanwhile, Remy hair is chemically processed to change its colour and improve its texture. Nevertheless, like virgin hair, its cuticle still remains intact.
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