Does bundle grade matter? Are 10A virgin bundles really the best?
When I decided to open a hair store I spent a lot of time researching, studying, and learning about hair and bundles. I nearly lost my mind in the world of 8A Brazilian hair, raw Indian bundles, 100% human hair, 9A virgin Brazilian bundles...you get it.
I had researched plenty of hair manufacturers who claimed to have the best hair before deciding on a really good bunle hair. But there was one lady in China who wouldn't take no for an answer. She would text and email me at 3:00 am (due to the time difference) and called me several times. I explained to her that I had already purchased hair, it was 100% human hair, 8A virgin Brazilian bundles, and asked what grade her hair was. She responded that her hair was 7A and I should focus on quality instead of grade. She somehow convinced me to visit their stateside showroom, but I had my mind made up that I was not going to be making a purchase.
In between my conversation with her and the visit, I found 10A virigin Brazilian bundles. These bundles were a higher grade and cost less, so I was certain Mr. 100% human hair 8A bundle had over charged me and Ms. 7A was attempting to do the same. However, these 10A bundles were less than impressive. Not only were they thin, but they looked more synthetic than anything. This explains the price.
Now, I'm off to the 7A bundles that I had already made up in my mind I would not be purchasing. I have to admit these 7A bundles were pretty impressive and as good quality if not better than the 8A bundles. Both were nice thick bundles, didn't consist of a bunch of short hairs, true to length from weft to tip, seemed to have minimal shedding, and neither of them had an odor. Needless to say, I purchased quite a few bundles. During my drive home I hoped that I had not made a mistake, given the fact that I had not tested this hair before making such a large purchase. I'm happy to say that they held up well when tested and while the 8A had minimal shedding the 7A had no shedding even after the wefts were cut.
After a poor quality 10A human hair and a really good quality 7A, I would also tell you to focus on quality rather than grade. This grading system was started in China as a way for everyone to tell you how good their hair is. In 2013 5A was the highest quality of hair, 6A in 2014, 7A in 2015 and so on. Each manufacturer has their own system on how they grade their hair and there is no inspector going from bundle to bundle to make sure it meets 10A hair weave standards. Be cautious of "cheap" hair because we all know you pay for quality. So, run your fingers thru those Malaysian hair bundles, is that Indian hair bundle double wefted, are those Vietnames bundles soft and flexible?
At www.frosnmane.com our bundles have already been tested to make sure they will stand up to whatever you put them thru. They have been bleached and colored by professional stylists, cut, flat ironed, blow dried, made into wigs, and worn by bundle virgins and weave professionals alike. We have already done the hard part for you, now all you have to do is enjoy the quality.