Processed hair is chemically treated during production to present it in a certain way. The treated hair is soaked in a highly acidic bath to peel off its cuticle and essentially strip the hair of all its natural features.
Processed hair has advantages and disadvantages. The main advantage of processed hair is that once the cuticle is removed, the hair can be colored and treated in any way that makes it look like the manufacturer wants. Typically, treated hair is treated with a layer of silicone to complement its appearance and enhance its luster.
The processed wigs are beautiful because they are often colored with metallic dyes and the hair feels silky. The downside is that hair is heavily processed, so it doesn’t last as long as an unprocessed wig or a hair extender.
After the first shampoo, the hair starts to tangle. We’ve seen this happen on some wigs, where knots occur in the hairline behind the hair. Also, after washing, the silicone starts to wear out.
However, manufacturers of unprocessed and processed hair have begun to slow down processing and use a slow bleach method to reduce damage to hair. To find the hairstyle that best suits your lifestyle and budget, it’s best to find a trained alternative hairstyle expert to guide you.
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