The extensions industry has no regulation which makes it extremely hard to ensure ethical practices worldwide. No government body in any country regulate human hair or mixed synthetic hair by rating or grading on any A scale or other scales
In my opinion, regulation is needed. China is destroying the hair industry by providing less desirable qualities of virgin mixed hair. Although China has become the biggest retail and wholesale importer and exporter of hair extensions, India’s hair temples are the biggest non – Remy temple hair exporter to china in the world. Indian hair which is hugely misrepresented and mislabeled which is Temple fallen hair. Fallen hair is hair that has fallen to the floor and mixed up with many donors in temples, salons and hair found in hairbrushes. They take the fallen hair and acid bath it, dye it, and sell most to china and small Indian company weft it together and sell to U.S and world market as 100% REMY hair.
The problem with Fallen Temple hair is:
The hair is acid bath to strip cuticles then stretched in a high-tech machine then coated with silicone to give a smooth look thin mixed with synthetic now graded by percent of real human hair inside the bundle by a Chinese A Grading system. There many problems with fallen hair is it is not from one donor and, therefore, is a mix of different donors with It Is simple to identify fallen hair because it smells like chemicals to smooth and will not curl, die evenly, take heat and matt, melt and tangle.
How to know if you buying 100% human Hair from hair company?
Hair Extension Burn test: cut a strand of hair and put it on a burning flame. If it melts slowly into a ball instead of burning, smells like rubber and produces black smoke, it is not human hair. Human hair will immediately catch fire, burn nearly instantly curling into a little ball, and smell like burning hair. Human hair burns, synthetic hair and mixed hair melts.
China Hair Extension Company: mix human and synthetic hair and grade by A points by giving you more human hair to their mix you need to be keen when buying from allxpess and Alibaba on what you buying and getting please investigate reviews from people on YouTube and other social media outlets because the hair was probably donated to them by the hair company to give a good review.
Hair Extension Texture: Human hair tends to be softer, shinier and more durable than synthetic hair or mixed hair since they are made from actual human hair. Feel the texture of the hair. Natural hair has each of its strands coated with scales. The hair should be smooth if you rub it downward when the cuticles aligned, but resists and feels different if you rub it upward. Synthetic hair is smooth whichever way the cuticles are in direction.
Hair Extension Color: Human hair has subtle changes of color and highlights; it is most likely natural. Real hair acquires color through exposure to natural light, which is quite difficult to achieve through artificial means. If a vendor asks you what color of hair you want, then that is a sign it is not real. Human hair comes in the natural color, which is either natural1b black or number 2 Dark brown hair color. You can always dye or color it later if you want a different hair color.
Hair Extension Price: The cost of the hair can also be a huge giveaway. If it is unrealistically cheap, even if they call it a special offer, be careful all company’s in business to make money. If it is real, the seller will try and get the best price for it. This, however, does not mean that you go for overpriced hair. Do research on company that has good reputation that sell 100% human hair and get the average cost.
Hair Wave Patterns: Straight Hair or Curled Hair, real 100% human hair will always curl up when wet; it turns to its natural state. The hair should also have motion, a ‘bounce’ to it and should not be stiff at all.
Hair Extension Tangle: Real human hair will tangle, but just a little. The longer the hair, the more likely it is to tangle especially at the back of the neck, but this should not worry you much. If the tangling is excessive, be wary human hair you can deep treatment or condition the tangles out.
Shedding: This too, can happen with human hair but if it is excessive, it is not genuine. Shedding should only be a few strands when you comb through. Sealing the wefts of the weave will ensure the hair stays on. Comb the weave with a wide tooth comb from the tips to the roots to reduce shedding.