Let me tell you a few things about virgin Brazilian hair. Let’s start with the main question: What is it?
Virgin refers to natural and chemically untreated hair. Hence, it retains its natural luster, shine and other characteristics. And it looks beautiful even without unnecessary chemical treatments, so we can say that it is also of very good quality.
It is called virgin Brazilian hair because the hair was collected from a single Brazilian person and is not a mixture from various donors. This gives it a naturally balanced and consistent hair quality that is indeed very rare these days.
Now onto the next question: From where do we get this Brazilian hair?
Brazilian hair is collected from the temples where Brazilian women give their hair in a show of spiritual commitment to the gods they worship. These types of practices are very common, like for example, in India.
But not so much for Brazil, which makes obtaining high quality Brazilian hair a far more difficult ordeal than most other types. This also results in an increase in cost and demand.
Now, what are the characteristics of virgin Brazilian hair? Let’s continue on to its special features.
It is said to have a luxurious texture and is also very sleek and shiny to look at, but the shine is slightly moderated compared to other types of hair. The lustre of Brazilian hair is from low to medium in the scale, which puts it in a range similar to that of the Brazilian type.
It is also naturally straight, though some varieties are curly or wavy.
Brazilian hair is also thick and curls, rolls very easily even without the having to use any conditioning products to bring out that effect. It also retains its waves or curls even after becoming wet. In humidity, this type of hair does not frizz or swell. This makes it much sought after among celebrities and famous persons for its authenticity and rarity.
It is mostly coarser, but also quite a bit finer and lighter in weight compared to other types, like Chinese. This type of hair is generally a very dark and deep brown, sometimes verging on black. Hair extensions made from this type of hair may also show a slightly lighter shade towards the end. This means that it can be used along with most common type of hairs, like African American.
Some types of extensions made with this type of hair also claim to be shed and tangle free, which can sometimes be the bane of many a people’s existence.
Good quality Brazilian hair can withstand for about an year. It is also easily manageable and feels natural with most types of hair.
Despite possessing so many good qualities, the one major drawback of Brazilian hair, especially the virgin variety, is that it can be very difficult to procure and be quite a bit pricey due to its rarity. But the fact that it goes well with most hair types makes it very popular and sought after despite its very few drawbacks. So if you are searching for some quality hair extensions and are willing to shell out some clams, then Brazilian hair is just the thing for you.