Raw hair is hair that has not been altered in any way. This means that no steam or chemicals have been used to alter the hair’s texture or color thus allowing it to last longer than processed hair. Extra moisture is needed to enhance the softness of this hair (click here for care tips) but, because this hair is unprocessed it will last you much longer than virgin hair. With proper care, raw hair has an average life span of 24-36 months. Also, each bundle of raw hair comes from a single donor and care is taken to ensure that the cuticles of each strand are aligned and intact.

The thing to remember about raw hair is that it is hair that has simply been washed, conditioned, and sewn onto wefts. No one person’s hand has a completely uniform wave or curl pattern or one consistent hair color throughout their head. Subtle variations will exist. The same is to be expected with bundles of raw hair.

Our virgin hair has been carefully steamed to produce uniform patterns in each bundle. Examples of our hair that has been steamed to produce uniform patterns are Silky Straight and Body Wave. Although not as harsh as chemical processing steam does shorten the lifespan of hair. Virgin hair will last an average of 12-24 months with proper care. Care is taken to ensure the longevity of our virgin hair. Each bundle comes from a single donor.

Yes, all House of Windsor hair extensions can be safely styled, lightened, and colored. Be sure to contact a professional colorist if doubts about proper technique exist.

Please see our Hair Care Guide for our suggestions.

This depends on the look you desire to achieve, the length of hair you are purchasing, and the type of hair you are using. Please see below for our suggestions.

 

Raw Hair

 

Length

Natural Look

Full-Bodied Look

10”-12”

1-2

2

14”-22”

2

3

24”-30”

3

4

 

Virgin Hair

 

Length

Natural Look

Full-Bodied Look

10”-12”

2

3

14”-22”

3

4

24”-30”

4

5

These suggestions apply for looks to be achieved with or without leave out. Number of bundles required for any look can also vary depending on the circumference of the client’s head. It is also good to note that bundles of raw hair tend to naturally be fuller than virgin hair. So less raw hair is needed to accomplish the same look in which virgin hair was used.

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