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Brazilian weaving, which strands to choose?

Many of us want to make a pretty Brazilian weave in order to have hair worthy of Hollywood stars! But what types of wicks to choose? We can, in fact, quickly get lost between the different choices that the market offers us.

Natural wicks or synthetic wicks?

Brazilian weaving is very popular today, because many women prefer that the additions are sewn and not clipped or glued to their natural hair. These are real human hair from Brazil. The hair is of different qualities and often of different textures. It is the perfect solution if you are looking for a natural, discreet result that is sure of the long term.
This is why natural wicks are highly sought after by many women around the world. Given the success of this type of extensions, there are unfortunately many counterfeits on the market for hair extensions. Be careful before buying your wicks, that's why we give you some tips to make the right choice.
But how do you know that these are real Brazilian locks? There are 3 types of wicks to perform a Brazilian weaving, here are the characteristics of each of them.
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What types of wicks to buy for his natural weavings?

If you want a weaving for curly hair, know that it must exclusively consist of human locks. For a natural look, it must in no case contain synthetic wicks or animal hair. There are mainly 3 types of wicks with different qualities:

Virgin wicks

Virgin strands are hair that has remained intact after being collected directly from the donors' heads. To be labeled "virgin hair", these extensions must comply with specific standards:
  • Never have been permanent
  • Never have been dyed
  • Never have bleached or chemically treated.
In addition to that, they must come from the same donor. The cuticles must be intact with alignment in the same direction. According to professionals, virgin wicks are the most reliable on the market and can last up to 1 year compared to 4 months for unnatural wicks.
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Remy wicks

The term "Remy" indicates that the hair from which the strands originate has all of their cuticles intact and healthy. As with natural locks, all cuticles are aligned in the same direction. We speak of “Remy” quality when the hair has been directly removed from the donor's head. They must also have been cut into a ponytail to ensure that none of the locks have fallen to the ground.
Remy wicks are therefore of good quality and highly appreciated by professionals. They last quite a long time and can be reused several times. Finally, you can color them, loop them without any problem.

Non Remy Wicks

Non Remy wicks are cheaper and therefore more popular than the previous two. Unlike Remy wicks, the hair is mixed from the roots to the tips, to ensure that all the hair does not run in the same direction. To do this, the cuticles of the donor's hair and their ends are shaved.
They are then chemically treated so that they are all the same size. This results in a loss of gloss that suppliers are trying to hide under a coating of silicone. Negative point for the customer, after each wash, the silicone is gradually removed and the wicks quickly become dull. They are also much more difficult to style than
natural wicks.
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En conclusion

For a natural result and for your weaving to last as long as possible, opt for natural wicks, or even Remy, in order to have a quality Brazilian weaving.