Brazilian Hair..All You Need To Know About
When looking to buy the perfect hair, you consider everything from the durability to its strength. However, most hair brands barely give the satisfaction of having all the necessary factors as much as Brazilian Hair. It is no wonder that it is loved by so many women all around the world, and most especially African American ladies.
Qualities that set it apart
Brazilian virgin hair is natural, authentic and high quality, which improves all its other qualities while limiting the disadvantages.
Brazilian hair is one of the thickest hair brands available. This quality makes it exceptionally good for ladies with thick and tough hair. It adheres better to their hair and does not break or split easily.
As a result of it’s thickness and strength, Brazilian virgin hair lasts a lot longer than most hair brands, after styling. Its durability makes it not only a cost-effective option in the long run but also limits damage to your own hair. Having to style your hair often, usually leads to damage such as splits and breakage and a receding hairline. However, limiting the number of times that you style your hair within a year gives it time to grow. While other hair extensions can last up to a maximum of four months with great care and regular styling, Brazilian hair lasts up to six months.
Brazilian hair is very tough. Nevertheless, even though it is considerably tougher than most hair brands, it is not difficult to style. You get the added advantage of limited hair damage without the compromise of poor styling.
Brazilian hair is very full in both appearance and feel. It has a huge volume, which is not only great for concealing the fact that it is additional hair, but also improves your overall look. With the huge volume, it is also very easy and inexpensive to style and maintain, which only improves its overall appeal.
When looking for a hair extension, styling is always a major concern but with Brazilian virgin hair, that is the least of your concern. For a number of reasons, such as its increased volume, thickness and strength, Brazilian hair is very easy to style. Aside from that, there is also the fact that Brazilian hair comes in a variety of options such as weaves, extensions, and wigs, among others.
Advantages of using Brazilian Hair
- Little damage to your hair
All the qualities of Brazilian hair make it extremely good for your own natural hair. It not only improves your look but also protects your own hair from damage and breakage. The limited instances of styling also reduce the amount of damage sustained by your natural hair. Generally, it boosts the growth and vitality of your natural hair, while providing the stylish look you desire.
- Easy to style
Brazilian hair has qualities that make it extremely easy and inexpensive to style giving a full and natural look. Since it is 100% natural, you can use any styling methods that you normally use on your natural hair. This ranges from heat and chemical treatments to dyeing. More so, you can wash, shampoo and condition it regularly without affecting the overall look, which works to improve its durability. Even so, you still have to consult with a professional hair stylist before doing anything, lest you damage your natural hair as well as the Brazilian hair in the process.
- Long lifespan
With at least 6 months, you get more time out of Brazilian virgin hair than you would with other hair brands. The longevity of the hair also limits your overall expenditure by a considerable amount, making it an inexpensive option in the long run. More so, the easy and inexpensive styling also reduces your expenditure considerably thereby increasing your savings.
Disadvantages of Brazilian Hair
The initial purchase of Brazilian hair, whether as an extension or wig or any other option, is considerably expensive. Owing to the fact that the hair is 100% natural, human hair, it is far more expensive than the synthetic options available in the market. In the long run, however, it is cumulatively less expensive to maintain Brazilian human hair than it is to maintain synthetic hair.
- Limited options
Because it is human hair, the texture and color options for Brazilian hair are very limited in comparison to synthetic hair. That however, doesn’t mean that the styling options are limited and as such, you can style it to the color that you desire.
While the increased volume is great for your look, there is the downside of it being a little too bulky. With a great professional stylist, the hair can be made to feel light on your head but if the job is done poorly, it could feel a little too bulky. The greater issue is having it heavier on one side of your head than on the other, thereby distorting your balance and look.
- High heat retention
During summer, the heat retained by the Brazilian virgin hair might be considerably higher than when you only have your natural hair. The increased hair volume also means that there is a higher heat within the hair than normal, which could be a little uncomfortable.
- More susceptible to damage than synthetic hair
Being natural means that anything, which could damage your natural hair has the potential to damage your Brazilian hair extension. Such things as heat and chemical treatments increase the risk of running the hair considerably. Synthetic hair is designed to withstand damage but Brazilian human hair only relies on its natural properties to shield it from damage.
Options for Brazilian Hair
- Brazilian Wigs
- Brazilian Weaves
All the above options are available in straight hair, curly hair bundles, and body wave options among a variety of others.
Who is best suited to use Brazilian hair?
Anyone can add a Brazilian hair extension to their natural hair. However, women with thick and tough natural hair use it more commonly, which is why African American women love it. Nevertheless, it fits all women of all ages and hair types and the only differentiating factor is the stylist. As long as you can get an experienced professional stylist to do your hair, you can get all the advantages without any styling problem.
Considerations to make when choosing and styling Brazilian hair
As mentioned earlier, the initial cost of purchase for a Brazilian hair extension, Brazilian weave or Brazilian wig is considerably higher than most other brands. Even so, you can get cheaper options from different retailers and stylists even online. Unfortunately, this means that you will have to dedicate a considerable amount of time to finding the perfect option that isn’t too costly for you.
- The stylist
When dealing with Brazilian hair, there is very little room for error. That means that the stylist needs to have experience with styling Brazilian hair as this is the only way to guarantee that you get the best look. Even though changing stylists is hard, if you are not confident that your regular stylist is competent enough, it is much better to change stylists and find one who is. The stylist could offer guidance on styling and maintenance but also style your hair in such a way that it remains aerated, evenly placed, stylish and functional.
Just as there are different brands of clothes, there are also different brands of Brazilian hair. While some might be less costly than others, this should not be your only criteria when choosing. Consider the texture, quality, color and other features of the hair based on brand and pick the one that best suits you.
Brazilian virgin hair requires a lot more maintenance than synthetic hair. Regular shampooing and conditioning are necessary to keep the hair well groomed and guarantee its longevity. Ask your stylist to guide you on maintenance to avoid the hair falling apart or even damaging your natural hair. Even so, don’t overdo the maintenance as that too could damage the hair.
Choosing the perfect style depends on more than just personal preference. While an experienced professional stylist can make just about any style work for you, there are also other considerations. For instance, the style should compliment your overall look, whether professional or otherwise and as such it should be sufficiently proportionate. That is to say that it should not cover up your other features or give a look that shows diminished confidence in yourself. Even so, keep in mind that any style that can be adapted for your natural hair can also be adapted for your Brazilian hair extension, Brazilian weave or Brazilian wig so this shouldn’t limit your criteria.
Brazilian virgin hair is one of the best hair options available in the market for anyone looking to have a stylish and functional look. While cost is one of the criteria that makes it difficult for most women to choose it for their styling needs, keep in mind that in the long run, you actually get to save more that when compared to synthetic hair. You should, however, weigh all the advantages and disadvantages before making the final decision on whether to opt for a Brazilian hair extension, Brazilian weave or Brazilian wig.