There’s so many options for hair extensions out there. It seems like everyday, there’s some new online store or what I look instapeneurs (girls haphazardly claiming to sell you great hair on Instagram of all places). I don’t quite know how to tell you this, but all of that hair is exactly the same! Basically, it’s all crap (Sorry, not sorry). It seems like it doesn’t matter where you go, you’re going to run into a wall of chemically processed, synthetic and pitiful hair. The kicker to it all is that the people selling this hair to you have the gall to lie…flat our to your face! They tag on elusive titles to the hair like Bolivian, Peruvian, or my favorite BRAZILIAN. FYI to any naïve buyers out there; Brazil is a country filled with gorgeous women who focus on maintaining their beauty. Imagine a country filled to the brim withnaturally gorgeous Kim Kardashians (minus the 6- hour glam squad prep time, painfully narcissistic fiancé, and knack for irritating the public). Now, imagine those women running around completely bald. Let me save you time here because YOU CAN’T!
(Gisele Bundchen, a natural Brazilian Beauty for your reference. Wouldn’t you just love to rock her hair? We most certainly would!)
Here’s the truth, no matter where you’re going to purchase hair extensions there is a high chance that you’re paying top dollar for junk and that it is not in fact Brazilian or whatever else it may be that season. Not to say Brazilian hair does not exist, because it does. You just won’t find any genuine Brazilian hair selling for $60 per bundle or clip in set . It’s just Economics 101 people- you can’t get an amazing, rare, quality product for 60 bucks. If that was the case, Bentleys would be going for a manageable $20k….dream on.
(We love the Princess of Pop, but Ms. Britney, who sold you this hair for your extensions? It looks dry and…kind of like some of that “$60 wonder hair”. Don’t worry everyone, Brit has since been redeemed in the world of extensions- she upgraded to REAL hair!)
Where is the hair actually coming from you ask? Very good question. It is most likely coming from one of two places, China or India. For the purposes of this blog we will ALWAYS say NOOOO to China because they are the reigning authorities when it comes to chemically processed hair, with many of those chemicals being illegal in the US…yikes. India has gorgeous hair (we should know, we carry it), but only from the correct places, otherwise they’re giving you product at about the same level as China (more on this later).
(Now, lets be serious. Does this REALLY look like Peruvian hair? First of all, its coming from China…thats a long way from Peru. I personally have never seen a human being alive with hair like this and you never will…because its FAKE. Reader, you have been warned)
There’s a huge wave of VIRGIN and REMY being thrown around in the extension industry. Take it at face value because many of these people have no idea what they are talking about. Basically, you’re just buying the same hair we talked about earlier with a new name and flashy packaging.
(I’m willing to bet someone sold Ms. Richie some gorgeous “Virgin Remy Hair Extensions”. We all see how that turned out. I’m getting a Medusa vibe here.)
Save your money and buy something that you will look good in and feel good about. Our hair is ORGANIC, I’ll let that sink in. It’s the same principle as organic food. No chemicals, no dyes, just natural good- looking hair that will last and add an extra oomph to your va-va-voom (we all have it!). If you want to check out some organic hair check out our website (link below). To see the other hair that we discussed (Remy, Virgin, Brazilian etc.) all one needs to do is simply go to your nearest beauty supply store or google “Virgin Brazilian Hair” from the comfort of your own home. Trust us, you will laugh…and maybe even cry when you realize what these people have been selling you.
Toodles & Tresses,