Why is Slavic hair so special?
Virgin Slavic hair is the most highly valued material on the hair extension market. This type of hair is only donated in specific tiny areas of Eastern Europe. The greatest advantages of Russian elite hair extensions are the following:
The hair is soft and thin yet strong enough to resist structure damage during combing.
Slavic hair has a wavy structure from childhood. It looks much more natural than any other type of extensions.
Since the virgin hair is of different natural colours, there’s no need to bleach or dye the material aggressively – the choice of shades is wide. Hair is not lightened with hydrogen peroxide or other chemicals, so the structure does not decay.
Slavic hair is very shiny and silky. It does not lose sheen after the first wash, or even after a year of wearing.
This is the only type of virgin hair that can have fair light colours without bleaching or dyeing. Russian Slavic virgin hair is extremely rare, albeit still offered by only a few producers in the world. Unlike Asian hair, Slavic hair is gathered in clean, sterile conditions, and donors are thoroughly selected. The material is carefully disinfected and combed to produce top-notch quality wigs and hair extensions.
No one can guarantee that Slavic hair is superb due to better environmental and ecological conditions. Even Russian girl hair donors may come from different countries and areas. However, the fact that Slavic hair is genetically predisposed to have outstanding structure and rich colour is undeniable. Blonde, light-brown, dark blond, chestnut – there’s a myriad of virgin hair shades available.
The benefits of Slavic hair become more evident when comparing it with Asian material. Let’s outline the main differences:
Lightweight and soft, a bit wavy (depending on the donor).
Thick and coarse, sometimes too curly. A lot of split ends.
Only donors with healthy strong hair qualify. Masters don’t work with material that’s damaged by frequent dyeing, with lots of split ends and poor structure. Hair is cut directly from the donor – only fresh mane is used for making extensions.
The hair can be gathered from brushes and in hair salons. Donors aren’t sorted out. That results in poor quality of material, damaged structure of fibers and the risk of contamination (lice and dandruff are among the most common problems). Hair might be old and damaged.
A wide range of shades starting with fair blonde and finishing by black Russian hair.
Chinese and Indian hair is naturally dark and black. It is often bleached and dyed to create the illusion of natural virgin Slavic hair. Chemical processing damages the structure which makes wigs and extensions tangle and degrade quickly during washing and combing.
Russian blonde hair is not coated with silicone or any other chemical compositions. Aside from disinfection, the treatment is minimal.
Asian producers coat extensions with silicone to add up the shine. It affects quality.
The extensions produced of virgin Slavic hair may serve for years without losing their quality. They withstand thermal processing (blow drying, washing in hot water with shampoo) as well as multiple combings.
After the first wash, Asian hair turns into a mass losing its gloss because the silicone layer gets removed. Streaks become hard to comb through, they tangle and tear.