You walk into the beauty supply store and ask the store worker for human hair. The store worker gives you what you think is 100% human hair. Cool! You buy it and go to your stylist only to realize the 100% human hair you just bought was a blend. What’s a blend? You may ask. Well…a blend is when the hair manufacture blends synthetic fibers with human hair. Although the hair you just purchased looks and feel good. It’s melting on the curling iron like chocolate on a summer day. Now you just wasted time, money, and gas! :(.. What I do know for sure is some but not all beauty supply stores will sell you anything just to make a dollar. What i do realize is over the years some hair manufactures started adding in the words “HAIR LIKE” instead of “HUMAN Hair” to let the customers know the hair they are purchasing is in fact a blend and not 100% human. I believe the only reason they started doing this, is because their hair sales started going down. The ideal for making blended hair is to make hair weave more affordable.Which was told to me by a hair manufacture .No More Beauties!No more wasting time and money! I’m going to take you to school! I’m going to teach you all what to look for on the packaging and what to feel for when purchasing your hair extensions so you all don’t keep making the same mistakes by buying bogus hair from beauty store suppliers. The 4 main things to look out for are 1.PRICE 2.WORDING 3.TEXTURE 4.Tempature settings
1. The Price is one indicator! The average cost 10- 12-inch human/remy hair is $15 & up, 14-16inch $20 & up, 18-20inch $35 & up.
2.Study the packaging! Some but not all packing will indicate sometimes on the front or the back of the packaging whether it is a blend or not.Please look for the words “Hair Like” / “Hair Fibers” or ” Blended Hair”. note..The words may vary from brand to brand. Point blank.If it don’t sat 100% human . 9 times out of 10 it is a blended combination.
3.Feel the hair before you buy it. Sometimes if the hair is blended you
will feel some sort of plastic in the between the hair.
4. Check for the tempature settings on the back of the pack of hair. If the it’s says not to use your tempature higher than 200 degrees. This means the hair is not 100% and will melt from high heat. 100% human hair can take tempatures as high as 450 degrees.