Did you know?
1. How to know if hair is human or synthetic:
You can tell by burning hair and smelling it. For synthetic hair, it will be a sticky ball and black smoke. For Human hair, fulling of natural protein, it will be ash and white smoke,It will turn into powder after burning.
2. Where does all the hair come from??
The worlds two biggest hair "producers" are India and China.
India:Most of the virgin human hair sourced from India are from rural
temples and villages where female Hindu pilgrims often shave their hair as a sacrifice to the gods, or as part of a yearly ritual.
Most of these women in rural India have natural, high quality hair
that may have never been treated with chemicals. (virgin hair)
China: But unlike in India where most of the human hair is ‘voluntarily
sacrificed’ by women, in China it’s a full- edged business – poor
Chinese women, usually in rural areas, sell their hair for a fee to
hair collectors, who are middlemen in the virgin human hair
But there are two main types hair:
They’re Remy and non-Remy hair:
Remy hair is usually collected from temples, and is often the
highest grade of human hair because it retains its natural look
since the hair cuticles face same directions.
Non-Remy hair, on the other hand, is processed because the
cuticles do not face the same direction. So it is usually treated with
hydrochloric acid to remove the cuticles, which reduces the quality
3. Fun Fact
‘Brazilian’, ‘Peruvian’, ‘Malaysian’ etc. hair, just refers to where some of the hair are imported from. ( they all buy their hair from China or India too.... )The woman in Brazil, Malaysia and Peru don't shave or donate their hair.
More news and facts to come.........
4. Can you swim with your wig??
Ever wonder about this..? What will swimming do to your wig?
And YES you can swim with your wig, ONLY if it is 100% human hair.
And NO if your wig is made of SYNTHETIC fibre,The swimming and the water itself won’t damage your wig; it’s what’s in the water.
Chlorine and sea salt can both dry out your wig, make the hair fibers frizzy, and damage your wig cap. You can give it a go if you don't mind replacing your wig after your holiday.
Rules for Swimming with Wigs:
a) No swim cap, no diving
We’re all here for swimming, treading water, and floating around in your wig.
Cannonballing and diving? Not so much.
Even if your wig is extremely well attached, the pressure of diving or jumping can rip your wig off your head, leaving you in a hairless position.
b. Wash your wig immediately after swimming, just like you would your own hair and condition, condition, condition.
If you’re going to submit your wigs to chlorine, salt, or questionable lake water, the least you could do is take care of it afterward.
Taking proper care of your extends their lifespan. And in the summer, taking care of your wig means washing it as soon as you can after getting out of the water. You want to get the harsh chemicals out of your hair before they have a chance to damage your wig.
After you wash your wig, spray it with a leave-in conditioner. Leave-in conditioning sprays seal in moisture and protect your wig from the elements and the sun.
c. Stock up on waterproof wig glue or tape.
Standard wig glue, tape, wig liners, and straps aren’t made to hold up to large amounts of moisture. If you go swimming wearing your usual wig glue, don’t be surprised if things start slipping around.
Make sure to buy waterproof wig glue or tape so that you can enjoy the surf without worrying about your look.
5. Hair Shampoo, conditioners and treatments, know the facts: