Human hair extensions can be a great way to enhance your natural hair, but not all hair extensions are created equal. Hair extensions, after all, are a worthy investment, and spending a high amount of money should mean that you’re getting what you paid for. With so many different types of hair extensions available, it can be difficult to determine which ones are of good quality and worth investing in. With every brand stating they’re the best it’s important to know how to test the quality of the hair extensions you purchased to truly see if you have bought low or high-quality hair extensions. In this guide, we’ll explore the key factors to consider when evaluating the quality of human hair extensions, so that you can make an informed decision and choose the right extensions for your needs.
Before you proceed with the list, we felt it was important to remind you that we as a company stand by our quality and take pride in being honest and not keeping any secrets from you as a customer. Our hair is made entirely of Remy human hair and can pass all of the tests with flying colors.
I. How To Test If Hair Extensions Are Good Quality?
We have put together a small list of ways to test from the comfort of your home to test the quality of your hair extensions and how to prove for yourself that you have purchased high-quality extensions and that the expectations you have been validated with good results.
1. Distinction Human Hair and Synthetic Fiber Hair Test - Burn Test
This is the only surefire way to determine whether the hair is 100% virgin human hair or synthetic. Simply take a couple of long strands of hair and hold them above a flame. It’s also a good idea to cut a small bundle of hair to avoid accidentally damaging more hair. When the hair starts to burn, it is time to observe carefully. During the burning process, observe how it burns, how it smells while burning, how easily it can be extinguished, and what kind of ash it leaves behind.
- Human Hair, as a protein fiber, will burn briefly and will not continue to burn unless you hold it to the fire. Besides, the brief flame is orange, then the hair will leave dark ash after charing and also will turn to powder when crushed. Don’t forget the smell is similar to the odor smells of burning flesh or burning feathers.
- Synthetic hair is either nylon fibers or polyester fibers. They usually will burn rapidly and then melt. The sputtery flame is orange and black smoke. What is the most different is that it will melt, drip, then become sticky to the touch before forming ash of hard black beads.
2. Hair Extensions Test - Shedding Examination
As we all know, it is normal for your hair extensions to fall out in the same way that your natural hair does. However, excessive shedding is an obvious sign of low-quality hair extensions. So you can test the quality of your hair extensions by running your fingers through them. The hair is of high quality if it is silky, smooth, and easy to detangle with little shedding. If your hair is easily tangled and sheds excessively, this is a sign of poor-quality hair.
Using a wide-toothed comb to brush hair instead of your fingers works well as well. The same rules apply here: the higher the quality of the hair extensions, the less shedding there is. In fact, the more shedding there is, the lower the quality of your hair extensions.
3. Hair Extensions Test - Bleach Test
As above mentioned, burn tests can help you differentiate synthetic hair and human hair. And the bleach test can help you recognize the quality of hair extensions. After all, chemically processed hair might have been bleached or dyed before, so it is difficult to bleach the hair again.
To do the bleach test, you can get any hair bleach at a beauty supply store. Then take out small strands of hair and apply the bleach to the hair extensions. Wrap it in thin plastic wrap and wait for 30 to 40 minutes. If the hair starts turning orange or yellowish within the suggested bleach time frame, it is virgin hair. If no, it means it is not virgin hair.
4. Scrunch Test
While using one hand to hold the top of the hair, place your other hand underneath the ends and push them up at the same time until they touch the roots. The next step is to rub your hands together to cause slight friction in the hair and then release. In the end, run your fingers through the hair.
→ If your fingers slide freely through the hair, there is no doubt the hair is high quality. And the more it snags and gets caught, the lower the quality of your human hair bundles are.
II. Where Can I Find The Reputable Hair Vendors To Purchase High-Quality Hair Extensions?
Quality, not quantity should be your motto when purchasing hair extensions. However, we all understand that we all have our financial limitations and can’t afford the best. This is why we have made it our mission to have our prices affordable for the quality you are receiving. AZ Hair is one of the most professional and reputable Vietnamese organizations in hair manufacturers and trading Vietnamese human hair extensions across the globe.
With the strong renewal and production ability to satisfy a variety of quality requirements, AZ Hair is gradually building our prestige as a factory supplying a variety of qualified hair at reasonable prices. Through the years, we have succeeded in building the brand name for ourselves as well as our reputation in the international market. To import hair directly from us, you can contact us through our Instagram or click here to chat with us via WhatsApp.
When it comes to purchasing human hair extensions, it’s important to look for good quality hair that will blend seamlessly with your natural hair and last for a long time. We have gathered some hair extensions test to determine if the human hair extension you are considering is of good quality. By doing these tests, you can help ensure that you purchase high-quality human hair extensions that will look great and last for a long time.
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