Difference Between Hair Grades and Understanding the Hair Grading System
I’ve been receiving several questions on the hair grading system so I decided to blog about it. First, the hair grade system is used to determine the quality of hair. Although it might all be human virgin hair, it is not all good quality.
4A and 5A Grade Hair - Lower grade hair is usually sold in the local Beauty supply store, which is 4A or 5A. I would NEVER advise ANYONE to purchase 4A or 5A grade hair bundles. This hair is going to be very low quality and will tangle and shed like crazy. However, if you insist on purchasing a lower grade of hair, it is best purchased in shorter lengths no longer than 12 inches. This grade of hair could last up to four weeks if well cared for.
Tips for caring for lower grade bundles: Leave in conditioner and lightly oiling the tips/ends of the hair and wrap completely at night. Never detangle low-grade hair while wet. Detangling the hair while wet will only make the tangling worse and cutting may be the only option.
6A Grade Hair – Is a better grade of hair that works very well with straight hair. 6A grade is also great for people on a budget and I do believe that you will get your money's worth. This hair can be re-used and is good for 12 to 18 inches and will last up to six months to one year if well taken care of. I must advise anyone who wishes to have lengths over 18 inches to purchase 8A grade of hair.
Tips for caring for 6A grade bundles: Apply leave-in conditioner at least once a week and wrap at night. You might be able to get away with detangling this grade of hair while wet, but applying conditioner before detangling is best.
7A and 8A Grade Hair – These grades of hair are my absolute favorites. It might be a little more expensive, but well worth the cost because of the great quality. ANYONE who desires a length over 18 inches should purchase 7A or 8A grade hair. FYI you may purchase 8A bundles and Hair-N-Pairs. A higher grade of hair will result in less shedding and tangling. The longer or curlier the hair the more likely it is to tangle. If you would like a long body wave hair 7A will work just fine. However, if you are a person who likes curlier hair like Kinky Curly, you always want to go with an 8A grade or higher.
Tips for caring for 7A and 8A grade bundles: Apply leave-in conditioner at least once a week and wrap at night. Because this is a higher grade hair maintenance is simple.
*For instructions on washing and caring for hair weave, see my prior Blogs.
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