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 lowjjjjj quality and will tangle and shed. 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, 7A Grade Hair – Is a better grade of hair that works very well with straight hair. 6A or 7A 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 or higher.
Tips for caring for 6A, 7A 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.
8A and 9A 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 8A grade hair. 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 9A.
Tips for caring for 8A and 9A 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.
10A Grade Hair
This is the highest quality hair that you can buy and it’s also the most expensive. It’s 100% unprocessed virgin hair from one donor and it’s very thick and strong. It can be dyed up to a white color and still remain healthy. If you want really long hair, or curly hair, this is a great choice. This hair won’t tangle or mat as much and it doesn’t require much maintenance. It will last you for a very long time. Grade 10A is very thick and strong and it’s definitely the best hair you can buy at the moment.
Tips for caring for 10A grade bundles:
Wash your extensions once a month. Place the extensions in a tub or sink, and dampen them with lukewarm water. If you can, use a handheld showerhead. Apply a small amount of shampoo and gently massage the fibers. Rinse the lather out, and repeat with the conditioner.