Unprocessed hair still has a complete cuticle of 100% cuticle aligned. So the hair will be very soft and smooth not easy to get tangle.
It’s not chemically treated. The hair usually comes from a donor, too. Each hair is pointed in the same direction and does not cause tangles. This hair is also known as centaur hair, also known as “cuticle hair”.
The advantage of unprocessed hair is that if you want to color your hair, you can get a great match with your own human hair extention. For unprocessed hair, you can also get a better color application because the stylist can see the original tones in the hair and which tones it pulls.
At STRUT, we often add low lighting or roots to wigs so clients can seamlessly transition between their artificial and natural pieces.
Another advantage is that unprocessed hair outlives processed hair, by this way, you will get more value because it does not damage the hair. Hair is soft and easier to care for after you wash it because it is usually not coated with silicone.
Unprocessed hair is a greater investment than processed hair, but worth the cost. Remember, unprocessed hair is harder to source, so it is in limited quantities, and it is indubitably more expensive than processed hair.
What you need to look for is whether the colors are vibrant. Are there highlights or roots on the hair? Unprocessed hair usually has a single-tone, or sometimes dull, look. (That’s where the professionals come in and customize the look to match with your hair.) Thus, processed hair does show better on the shelf in a store or online; however, the naturalness of the hair is gone due to processing.