Virgin hair, or “natural hair” to be precise, is simply real, human hair that has not been processed or altered in any way. In other words, you only need to compare virgin hair extensions with your own hair to know if they’re genuine or not. Of course, that’s not all there is to it; there are also some key characteristics you need to keep an eye out on to distinguish virgin hair extensions from artificial ones.
The first thing you need to look for is consistency. In most cases virgin hair extensions come from different donors with the same hair color. Therefore, virgin hair is usually inconsistent, especially in terms of texture, color, and length. In fact, you should be glad if you spotted some gray hairs or split ends in your bundle, because these only prove that your extensions are genuine and natural!
Processing comes next in the things you need to look for. If you wash your extensions and dried them up, they should revert back to their original state. Hairs that stay curled or wavy even after drying are obviously processed. If possible, you can also try burning one of the strands in your hair extensions. Remember: artificial hairs tend to curl up and emit musky odors when set alight.