Here are some of our thoughts:
The hair feels ‘hard’ or ‘coarse’—not soft like real hair. I think we’re all pretty tuned into what soft, beautiful hair feels like—this stuff just feels weird.
The direction of the hair strands is a little off and unnatural looking. This is a more subtle thing but definitely visible when you looked closely.
It also feels brittle and breaks more easily (maybe because of the bacterial damage and chemical treatment it had?)
The presence of chemicals and weakness makes it hard to add your own color. When we tried to dye this remy hair extensions, it came out spotty and uneven. Ugh!
We also found that the hair tangled fairly easily. I think this is because it comes from multiple donors sown together. Real hair from a single donor just fits together, but when you start mixing you set yourself up for tangling.
Lifespan of this hair is SHORT. Some of the other girls we talked to said this hair only lasted them about 30 days before it looked busted and started begging to be replaced.
But That’s Not Even the Worst Part!
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to wear a hair weave forever. My dream is to have healthy extensions while I’m nurturing my scalp and re-growing my natural remy hair extensions, at which point I will stop wearing them.
I think that’s something we all hope for. None of us really love all the work it takes to mess with these extensions every day, but we want to look good, and so we deal with it.
This is where companies like Queen Virgin Remy can really hurt you. Because due to the highly chemical nature of the processing methods they use, the extensions come loaded with toxins (sometimes including heavy metals), which seep into your scalp, enter your follicles and poison them.
Vietnam is the world’s leading heavy metal offender, and when you expose your delicate hair follicles to heavy metals, it essentially sends a message to them, saying…
That’s because your body naturally wants to protect your brain and blood from exposure to these damaging chemicals. So it “closes” (i.e. kills) the hair follicle in order to protect you.
Over time, this is why so many women who use extensions begin to see premature baldness.
It’s not just that their circulation is being cut off from the weave. It’s that their scalp and individual hair follicles are literally being poisoned to death!
When we first found out the truth about all this, we were furious. Shame on companies like Queen Virgin Remy and others who used deceptive marketing—peddling chemically treated hair as totally virgin and pure—literally stealing your hair’s natural ability to regrow and thrive.
I don’t know about you, but I’m going to be extra careful the next time I get hair from any company. You simply cannot trust them when they tell you their Vietnam hair is “100% virgin human hair”… or “remy hair extensions”—because there’s nobody out there regulating anything they say.
That’s why I did my research and learned the back story about how 99% of the hair extensions out there are made—because it’s a shame when you spend so much money buying something, only to later realize it’s not what you paid for.
Hope all this has helped you in your search. Let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns—we’d love to hear from you!