Where Our Virgin Brazilian Hair Is From: Only virgin, unprocessed, cuticle intact hair is collected from various locations in South America. Each original cut ponytail is from one person and kept in correct cuticle alignment from top to bottom.
Our first Brazilian hair collection occurred in Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro.
- Virgin Brazilian Hair Is Not freely donated via the religious practice of cuda karma or tonsure like Indian hair. South American women are paid for their hair and the price and limited availability is reflected in the end product.
- Virgin Brazilian Hair Is Not “made in China.” Chinese vendors process Chinese/Asian hair and then sell the hair as “Virgin Brazilian” but it is not.
- Virgin Brazilian Hair is Not subjected to acid baths, cuticle stripping, “steam processing” or chemical delousing. What you will notice about our Virgin Brazilian hair is it feels clean, looks clean, and has the clean fragrance of fresh shampooed hair. There is never a chemical “corn chip” type odor. And the reason for this is because it does not come from China or India and is pure, clean, virgin hair.
How can I tell if you’re offering genuine Brazilian hair and not hair from India?
Indian hair is shaved from the scalp (tonsured) and falls to the ground where it is then gathered, bundled, and auctioned. While there are many positive attributes with hair from India, Brazilian hair is collected from each individual woman and she is paid for it.
Genuine Brazilian hair is always cut direct. Meaning, the hair is grown from one person, pulled back in a ponytail (if the donor hair is thick, it is pulled into smaller ponytails then bundled in one) and then it is cut. That’s it. The next step is that it comes to us.
Colors: Off Black, Level 2 through Level 3 is most common. The hair is typically warm which means there are no ash tones. Because the hair is virgin, it can be Level 1 to Level 2 at the point of cutting and gradually become lighter as the length progresses. As hair grows and is exposed to the sun, UV penetration causes hair strands to lighten creating a natural ombre effect. In some original cut ponytails this can clearly be seen as the underside of the ponytail will be darker. We do not list this hair using the standardized color ring because the hair is virgin and can have several color variations continuing through the entire length of hair.
Because this is virgin hair, it can be lifted, bleached, dyed, colored with semi or permanent color, you can use henna…anything you can do with your own hair, you can do with virgin hair. If, however, you do not have the experience to successfully manipulate hair color or texture, take it to a professional. If you begin manipulating the hair and you’re not absolutely sure how it will turn out – you should not proceed. Virgin hair can damage just as easily as your own so proceed at your own risk or choose your hair professional wisely before handing over your investment.
Variety: Brazilian hair has many types of textures, strand diameters, softness, luster and movement. Because of the varying ethnicity in South America, we receive ponytails that are coarse and curly to silky straight and beautiful natural body hair which has proven to be more fine and soft than any other ethnicity hair we have imported.