What is the Difference Between Raw Hair and Virgin Hair




Raw hair is 100% unprocessed hair collected from one donor. The raw hair bundles will vary slightly in hair pattern(s).  The raw hair will (the majority of the time) be availble in the color 'Natural Black'.  The raw hair has never been chemically altered (some use the term processed).  The raw hair requires just as much TLC as the hair on your head; in other words, it reacts and responds to the environment, heat, products the way in which an individuals hair does in every day life. 


Raw hair lasts and is long lasting for 'years'.  The Raw hair is the highest quality of hair on the market.  The raw hair is much fuller and natural looking.  The raw hair blends with all hair types with ease.  The Raw hair is the most saught after hair type. 



Raw Hair features:

  1. The hair comes from the same person or donor
  2. Raw hair is 100% unprocessed Hair
  3. Premium quality
  4. 100% human hair
  5. The cuticle is aligned
  6. Hair that has not been altered in any way by steam or chemical treatment.
  7. There are 3 basic textures: straight, wavy, and natural curly.


Virgin hair is chemically unprocessed human hair, which is collected from a single donor. The virgin hair has not been altered by dyes, perms, bleaches, or harsh washes. All the cuticles are intact and moving in the same direction.

In simple terms, the virgin hair is the type which hasn’t been chemically processed. Since there have been industry alterations over the years, it’s okay to refer to hair that is steamed as virgin hair. You can get different styles of virgin hair by steaming. They include waves, natural straight, curly hair, kinky curly, Malaysian deep wave and more.

The most popular kinds of virgin hair are:

Peruvian – coarser, thicker, durable

Malaysian – heavier, softer, silkier

Brazilian – light, shiny, silky

Indian – easy to style, elastic

This type of hair is extremely popular because you can dye, bleach, cut, and process the hair and treat it as your own.

Virgin Hair features:

  1. 100% human hair
  2. Come from one donor
  3. Premium quality
  4. Not Been Chemically Treated – including dyed, bleached or colored
  5. Not Been Straightened, Curled, ironed, blow-dried, permed, etc
  6. Undamaged hair cuticles

What is the difference between Raw Hair and Virgin Hair?

Virgin hair is steamed to achieve different textures. Raw hair has not been altered in any way by steam or chemical treatment.

 Understand that raw hair is all virgin hair but not all the virgin hair makes for raw hair. This is the main difference between virgin hair and raw hair.