At Hottie Extensions we only make the best salon professional grade products. We produce three product lines in order of good, better and best.
Why is finding good hair a complicated matter?
The majority of extension hair that is collected in the world is swept up after being cut. The problem you face with that collection method is the cuticles of the hair are not kept aligned in the same direction. In order to hide this mistake many companies will try to use machines to realign the hair or they will remove the cuticle entirely and dip the hair in a silicone mix. Machines are just not capable of restoring the hair to proper direction. Silicone will flake off after a few washes and you are left with the completely destroyed hair underneath it. This will cause tangling and problems if you put this type of hair in your head.
What is good hair?
Professional grade products require the hair to be collected in a ponytail. Also known as remy or same direction hair. It must remain in a ponytail each step of processing it goes through.
84% of the world population has black hair. This means the vast majority of extension hair collected is black. There are different hair textures all over the world as well.
How you process this hair is vitally important to protect the cuticle. To change the color a very careful slow process must be used to remove pigment. This takes days to weeks to keep the cuticle in it's healthiest state. This hair comes in different textures so it is often chemically straighten or waved for a consistent texture.
How long will good hair last?
Gently processed black hair will on average last 3-6 months. This is a good professional grade of hair. It is not cheap but there is better still. See our Day Dream line of Tape Ins.
How long will better hair last?
This type of hair typically originates from countries where lighter hair can be collected. It is also gently processed and does not need to be lifted as many levels. Resulting in a nice healthy cuticle. On average this hair will last from 6-9+ months. It comes with a little higher price tag and is quite popular among avid hair extension wearers. See our Remi Chic line of Tape Ins.
How long will the best hair last?
This hair is your rarest unprocessed natural color virgin hair extensions. This type of hair will last 1-2+ years. Clients often tell us this hair is better than their own hair. It washes like a dream in comparison to other hair because the cuticle is completely unaltered. Some makers will put a sealant on the cuticle to keep it flat. Securing it's health for a long time. See our Virgin line of Tape Ins.
Our mission for quality hair is how we got started in this line of work. We are committed to providing high quality products that you will love to wear, from good to the best in the world.