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What is the Difference Between 5A, 6A, 7A, 8A, 9A, 10A and above?

We get this question all of the time from clients who are looking to buy from our collections. "what grade is your hair ?".

That is a great question in which we will dive into that topic.

So let’s start from the beginning; where does the grading system come from?  The grade of a set of hair extensions is determined by the factory that sources the hair from the donor.

Contrary to popular belief, the grade of the hair does not only reflect the quality of each strand, but the length of each strand as well.  Confused…?  We were too, so lets explain things in a little more detail.

Here are some factors you should consider when shopping for virgin hair extensions and see those nifty Hair Grades:

  • Wefts: Single stitch or double stitch? Double stitch wefts should reduce shedding.
  • Weight: The average weight of hair bundles are 100 grams or about 3.5 oz.
  • 100% Human Hair: We only sell 100% human hair and think most of our clients prefer this. If you are looking for really cheap hair that will not last, color, or style then consider a synthetic blend.
  • Remy or Non-Remy: You want remy hair with the cuticles facing the same direction to reduce chances of tangling and infamous frizziness.
  • Single Donor or Multiple: Single Donor means the hair comes from one donors head. This reduces the chance of getting hairs that don't align with direction of the cuticles. In most cases the more premium hair bundles are considered Single Donor. Multiple Donors tend to have a minimum of two donors per bundle and its use for lower grade hair.
  • Single or Double Drawn: Most all human hair sold in the USA market is single drawn hair. The cost to produce a double drawn bundle is much higher because of the shackling process of removing the shorter hairs is much more expensive during the manufacturing process. Expect to pay more for a bundle of human hair that has long hairs all the way to the tips.
  • Color: Can you color the hair? The best quality virgin hair will lift all the way to a #613 Blonde. If you are not coloring the hair you might consider buying a less expensive option if available.
  • Styling: Human Hair extensions generally should not have an issue styling.

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 low quality and will tangle and shed like crazy. 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.

 

6A Grade Hair –  Is a better grade of hair that works very well with straight hair. 6A 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.

 7A and 8A Grade Hair – These grades of hair are my absolute favorites. ANYONE who desires a length over 18 inches should purchase 7A or 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 higher.  

9A and 10A Grade Hair – These grades of hair are considered the Luxury Grade. It might be more expensive, but well worth the cost because of the great quality. A higher grade of hair will result in less shedding and tangling. This is due to double stitching. For thicker feeling hair from weft to the ends this is the hair for that from being double drawn. 

Peruvian Hair Extensions

The Peruvian Hair are an amazing value for the cost.

The natural 1b color blends very well and can be styled very easily.

Details you should know:

  • The hair is 100% Human Hair
  • Double Stitch Wefts
  • Hair is “Remy” with cuticles facing the same direction
  • Peruvian Hair can be colored up to a #27 honey blonde
  • Single drawn but still not thin at the tips
  • Single Donor
  • All bundles are 100 grams (standard)
Our Peruvian hair is considered a 8A grade , but better than some companies 10A.

Malaysian Hair Extensions

The Malaysian Hair are an amazing value for the cost.

The natural 1b color blends very well and can be styled very easily.

Details you should know:

  • The hair is 100% Human Hair
  • Double Stitch Wefts
  • Hair is “Remy” with cuticles facing the same direction
  • Malaysian Hair can be colored up to a #27 honey blonde
  • Single drawn but still not thin at the tips
  • Single Donor
  • All bundles are 100 grams (standard) 3.5oz
Our Malaysian hair is considered a 8A grade , but better than some vendors 10A.

Brazilian Hair Extensions

Ready to take it up a notch? We consider our Brazilian Hair extensions to be an 9A quality. This could be a 10A when comparing with other companies.

What you should know:

  • 100% Human Hair
  • Double Stitch Wefts
  • Hair is “Remy” with cuticles facing the same direction
  • Brazilian Hair can be colored up to a #613 Russian Blonde
  • Single drawn but still not thin at the tips
  • Single Donor
  • All bundles are 100 grams (standard) 3.5oz

Brazilian Hair is our most popular hair sold. The High quality and the price reflects that when compared to the Peruvian & Malaysian hair.

If you are looking for a great quality hair extension and not worried about the cost  then this is it!

 

#613 Blonde Hair Extensions

 We consider our Russian Blonde to be similar our Brazilian Hair Weave to be an 9A quality. This could be a 9A or 10A when comparing with other companies.

What you should know:

  • The hair is 100% Human Hair
  • Double Stitch Wefts
  • Hair is “Remy” with cuticles facing the same direction
  • Single drawn but still not thin at the tips
  • Single Donor
  • All bundles are 100 grams (standard) 3.5oz
#613 Blonde is so high quality with very minimal shedding.

Cambodian Hair Extensions

The Cambodian hair extensions is just absolutely gorgeous. It is hard to considered this any grade but 12A in that case we just call it “Raw” hair that is sourced from the countryside of Cambodia.

The hair is nice, Full and THICK. Probably the thickest hair we have ever sold. The texture is not silky smooth like the Brazilian. A perfect match for a woman that wear sew-in extensions.

Details you should know:

  • The hair is 100% Human Hair
  • Double Stitch Wefts
  • Hair is “Remy” with cuticles facing the same direction
  • Cambodian Hair can be colored up to a #613 Russian blonde
  • Double drawn and full to the tips
  • Single Donor
  • All bundles are 100 grams (standard) 3.5oz

This weave is some of the best quality hair you will ever find. You will not find many sellers of Cambodian hair as it is not common in the marketplace. It is not as easy to get and takes longer to supply than other hair types.

We do our best to stay stocked with Cambodian hair despite is scarcity. You could consider this hair extension grade a

12A or whatever the current top number of hair extension is by the time you read this.

 

 

1 comment

  • Posted on by Rebecca Magavha

    Hi please help me I want to start the business of selling the weave so which one is the best grade because I’m confused

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