What Does Hair Grade Mean

What Does Hair Grade Mean
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As we all know, hair grade stands for hair quality, the higher grade, the better quality.But what is the difference between hair grade? Many clients asked us this question again and again.Today we’re gonna talk about hair grade.

Since hair extensions have become more and more popular over the years and the market was getting bigger with all kinds of extensions, hair suppliers have come up with a hair grading system to determine the quality of the hair. Not all hair is for the high class market and of high quality, some hair is low in quality and lower in price and it is sold in the lower class market. So because there is different quality hair, the hair grading system was invented so that you know what type of hair you’re buying; is it high quality hair, medium quality, or low quality? So for example, you’ve got 5A, 6A, 8A, or even 10A hair and that number determines the quality of the hair.

>>Here are some factors you should consider when shopping for virgin hair extensions and see those nifty Hair Grades:

  • Wefts: Single stitch or double stitch? Double stitch wefts should reduce shedding.
  • Weight: The average weight of hair bundles are 100 grams or about 3.5 oz.
  • 100% Human Hair: We only sell 100% human hair and think most of our clients prefer this. If you are looking for really cheap hair that will not last, color, or style then consider a synthetic blend.
  • Remy or Non-Remy: You want remy hair with the cuticles facing the same direction to reduce chances of tangling and infamous frizziness.
  • Single Donor or Multiple: Single Donor means the hair comes from one donors head. This reduces the chance of getting hairs that don't align with direction of the cuticles. In most cases the more premium hair bundles are considered Single Donor. Multiple Donors tend to have a minimum of two donors per bundle and its use for lower grade hair.
  • Single or Double Drawn: Most all human hair sold in the USA market is single drawn hair. The cost to produce a double drawn bundle is much higher because of the shackling process of removing the shorter hairs is much more expensive during the manufacturing process. Expect to pay more for a bundle of human hair that has long hairs all the way to the tips.
  • Color: Can you color the hair? The best quality virgin hair will lift all the way to a #613 Blonde. If you are not coloring the hair you might consider buying a less expensive option if available.
  • Styling: Human Hair extensions generally should not have an issue styling.

Grade 4A and 5A

This is lower/medium hair grade. This hair is 100% human hair but it’s not Remy hair and the cuticles will be stripped or won’t go in the same direction. It is also going to be pretty thin and it’s highly likely that it will tangle and mat. For that reason, it won’t last for a long time, probably a couple of months. If still choose to buy this type of hair, make sure you purchase shorter lengths, no longer than 12 inches to avoid as much tangling as you can. This hair is high maintenance since you will have to spend a lot of time using different methods to detangle it

Grade 6A

Is a better grade of hair that works very well with straight hair. 6A grade is also great for people on a budget and I do believe that you will get your money's worth. This hair can be re-used and is good for 12 to 18 inches and will last up to six months to one year if well taken care of. I must advise anyone who wishes to have lengths over 18 inches to purchase 8A grade of hair.

Grade 7A

It is high quality Remy hair that has all the cuticles intact. It is pretty thick and strong and it will last for up to 18 months. This hair will shed and tangle much less than the other types. Grade 7A can be dyed up to a platinum blonde color and stay healthy and strong. This a good option when buying hair extension.

Grade 8A and 9A

Its 100% virgin hair which means it is pure human hair from one donor that has not been processed in any way and all the cuticles are intact. The price of this hair is higher, but it’s very high quality and it can last you up to 2 years. It is much thicker than lower grade hair and it has much less short hairs mixed in the hair bundles. You can dye this hair to a completely white color. This type of hair will not tangle as much and is much easier to maintain.

Grade 10A

This grade of hair are considered the Luxury Grade. It might be more expensive, but well worth the cost because of the great quality. A higher grade of hair will result in less shedding and tangling. This is due to double stitching. For thicker feeling hair from weft to the ends this is the hair for that from being double drawn.

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