QWhy do you use a cosmetic hair and not human hair?
There's a multitude of reasons and we've outlined them below:
Hair looks thicker, glossier and smoother and, more importantly, stays that way. Because human hair has a cuticle - which is often aggravated during processing prior to being sold - it's more likely to matt and tangle and take on a "frazzled" appearance once you start wearing it. Our hair doesn't fade in sunlight and isn't, for instance, affected by chlorine in swimming pools - unlike typical donor human hair.
It's much easier to style our fibre hair because it acts like your own hair should. In other words, it's dream hair. It holds curls, goes perfectly straight if you want it to and, because it reacts to heat, you can achieve some spectacular results with styling appliances. With donor human hair, because the hair's not from your own head, you don't know how it's going to behave. All human hair has an individual "personality" - e.g. some goes curly when wet, or has a wave in it. So often, what looks lovely initially can turn into a styling nightmare when you start to "live" with it and you can end up with "dual-personality hair".
The hair is non-porous so any shampoo or conditioner you buy is for the benefit of your own hair and scalp, rather than the cosmetic hair. Unlike using donor human hair, you don't need to buy expensive conditioners and aftercare products to keep the hair from losing its lustre.
Our hair is attached and taken out without the use of any glues, bonding solutions, threads, tapes, clips or harsh chemicals - crucial when we're dealing with your delicate hair. In effect, apart from the fine silk mesh we use to bridge over your thinning areas, the only thing your hair comes into contact with is our fingers.
At around half the weight, our fibre hair is lighter than human hair, so it doesn't feel "heavy" and, more importantly, puts far less stress on your precious existing hair. And because it's non-porous, getting it wet - for instance, whilst swimming - won't result in a head of hair that's suddenly much heaver, running the risk of further weakening or damaging your natural hair base.
IT'S NEW, NOT SECOND-HAND
For the same reason you probably wouldn't want to wear someone else's teeth, our clients don't want to wear someone else's hair - particularly when they don't know exactly where it's come from and under what circumstances it was taken from the donor's head in the first place.
Human hair is a valuable and scarce commodity and, as is increasingly becoming known through various campaigns and investigations, has spawned an unregulated industry that typically takes hair from the poor in developing countries. Indian temple hair - one of the most prized varieties used in wigs and hair extensions - has attracted much media attention recently for the questionable way in which it's sourced. You can learn more about this here ⇒
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