What is RAW Hair exactly?
RAW hair is exactly as the name applies; RAW, unprocessed, 100% human hair. If you think of raw, it means that it has NOT carried out chemical, heat or steam processing.
RAW hair is the purest and natural hair form available on the market. RAW hair is great because the quality is top class and can last for years.
The disadvantage of RAW hair is the availability of variety. When it comes to RAW hair, the hair is purchased directly from donors and the hair then undergoes a rigorous disinfection process.
Most donors come from India, Cambodia, Vietnam and Burma. Hair patterns from these donors don't get that much, so you don't get those hip styles like tight curls from body wave easily, or not at all.
RAW hair is usually available in 2 styles - straight and natural wave or wavy. RAW hair is usually less silky and very slightly closer to coarser textures compared to virgin hair. RAW hair can also be available in curly hair patterns.
The great thing about RAW hair is that no two bundles are the same. They will not be very different from each other, but never identical, because the hair is not steamed from uniformed patterns.
The definition of RAW hair is used to imply that the hair was not only chemically and unprocessed, but also from a single donor.
Only donor hair is a hair bundle that is only cut from one donor. With the demand for RAW Hair, it is becoming increasingly difficult for larger hair companies to consistently offer a full bundle of one donor hair.
RAW Hair can therefore also perfect multiple donors, as long as the hair is not processed in any way.
Most companies will indicate whether or not their raw hair bundles are single donors. In our opinion, the quality is still great with RAW Hair from one of several donors as long as the hair scales are aligned uniformly.
What types of Raw Hair are there?
Good question! Here are the most popular types of RAW Hair:
- Raw Cambodian: Raw Cambodian hair is very full body and has the most famous curlier styles.
- Raw Indian: Raw Indian hair is extremely popular and favorite with customers and usually comes in those lighter brown colors - which can be a pro if you have to combine it with lighter colored natural scraps.
- Raw Vietnamese: Raw Vietnamese is a bomb in their straight texture. Super smooth and are perfect for those smooth, sleek looks. The texture is also great for blending with natural hair.