History of Grading Human Hair
In this article, prepare yourself to discover the truth regarding the differences in the many grades of human hair. But we will also dive into the history of the grading system and why it is important when deciding what hair will be the most satisfying to you.
What Will You Learn in This Article
- The origination of the Grading System
- Why grading systems are used and their importance
- Grades 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A, 7A, 8A, 10A, 12A. What are the differences
- Where to find the highest quality hair at competitive pricing
If you've read our emails, we've previously mentioned, one of the things our customers value about us the most is our straightforwardness. We strive to stay honest and not conform to the norm in the hair industry, by never using unethical marketing tactics.
So let's talk about grading human hair...
The Origination of The Grading System
The hair grading system was created by Chinese hair vendors to determine the quality of hair. Up until 2010-2011, grade 3A was the preferred grade of human hair. Everyone said it was amazing!
From years 2012-2018 we went from 4A to 10A, and at that time 10A was considered the new top grade. In 2019-2020 we got 11A and 12A to hit the market.
Do you see what's going on here?
Every year, hair vendors have added an additional "A" to their hair to stay competitive. But if we're honest, it's just a clever marketing tactic the Asians came up with to inflate the market and charge more for the same grades of hair.
Why Grading Systems are used and Their Importance
Not everyone is looking for expensive or the highest quality of hair. So with a grading system, clients can easily see a distinction between qualities and decide which one is the most suitable for their market. But the elephant in the room is, are 12A hair extensions really better than 10A hair extensions? It's really a tough call because technically you could call your hair any "grade" you want. As there is no regulating body that controls what can be considered 3A, 4A, 5A, etc. Just keep in mind, one company's version of 7A hair may not be the same as another.
So if every company can define its own hair grading system, we should be informed with other ways we can be sure of the hair quality.
Grades 5A, 6A, 7A, 8A, 10A, 12A. What Is The Difference?
If one company has higher quality hair extensions like 12A, 10A, 8A, 6A, 5A hair grades, you can relatively say the 12A extension is the best hair. In general, that's without question.
What's the difference amongst these hair grades?
In fact, the biggest difference is the ratio of relatively shorter hairs in a bundle, as well as the youth-fullness of it. What age woman the hair is sourced from and the smaller the percentage of short hairs determines the higher grades. When comparing two companies with the same hair grade, we should look for other high quality variables to determine which is better such as:
Where To Find The Highest Quality Hair With Competitive Pricing?
This is the part of the article where we get to proudly toot our own horn a little bit. My partner and I purchased this factory after realizing that the manufacturer had the same objective. To bring top quality hair without ridiculous pricing as our Chinese competitors. We've also realized that this income stream needed to be directed back to the communities that have grown them.
So how do we get our fair share of the hair business streamlined to the black communities? Well, we took a play from the Chinese. At Mr. Bundles we carry Grade 16A hair. Yes, a small part of using this grade of hair is marketing. But more importantly, as we've mentioned earlier, grade is determined by the number of relatively shorter hairs and the ages in which the hair was sourced from.
Our Premium hair is sourced from the villages of India from women aged 16-28. This is to ensure the highest strength of hair strands. Women provide their hair in bundles that are washed and sorted to eliminate any bacteria and split ends. Our bundles are from single donors. All of our hair can be bleached and dyed.
In conclusion, what separates Mr. Bundles is not only our competitive prices, but our ability to quickly fulfill your orders via our South Fl warehouse. With same-day delivery in the Tri-County area. Mr. Bundles is black owned and direct from our factory in India. Together we can provide the highest quality hair at more reasonable prices to this industry.