There are two different raw hair on the hair industry basically.
It's easy to understand or imagine what donator hair is like. Donator Hair is a hair cut from different single lady directly with cuticle intact/Neat/Beautiful. Each bundle donator hair colour varies a little and colour shade from top #1b to ends #2 naturally. The Cost to collect "donator" hair is high because hair grows from human scalp take years to grow long enough.
16'' -- takes 2~3 Years
20'' -- takes 3~4 years
24'' -- takes 4~5 years
So it's hard to purchase longer length donator hair, even with a high budget. Fewer and fewer lady willing to have that longer virgin hair without chemical styling or dying. Human hair is resource, can't be produced by massive industrial production. That's why cuticle intact donator hair is NOT CHEAP at all.
Donator Hair Pictures:
Donator hair after process into bulk hair pictures:
Donator's Hair Made into the weft
Floor Hair also called Non-Remy hair. Most weave buyers believe they purchased donator virgin hair, actually, the 80% hair on the market are floor non-remy hair because floor hair is SUPER CHEAP and easy to get. For floor Non-Remy hair the main manufacture cost is labour cost because the floor hair is mass & tangle raw hair without cuticle intact and it takes a lot of time to make the hair into bundles.
Floor hair original pictures
Floor Hair after processing
There must acid bath for Non-Remy floor hair since it's course and easy to tangle. After acid bath hair will be silk without cuticle and not easy to tangle at first few week or month. While donator hair is a mostly chemical free process because it's originally silk and cuticle intact beautiful as real human hair.
below is donator hair VS after acid bath chemical processed Non-Remy.
(the chemical process can make hair super silk as beautiful as virgin hair at first)
Donator hair is long term use, our hair proves to be 1~3 years durable according to customer's feedback. While 100% of floor hair is around 3 months use and easy to tangle and matting.
Besides 100% donator hair and Non-Remy, there are some middle products, for example, donator hair blend with floor hair products, blend with 10% 20% 30% 40% ... to meet different price requirements.
QWB pursue high-quality virgin hair that's why we always looking for 100% real donator's hair as our raw hair to make weft/closure/frontal.
Any other questions, please leave your comment below, let's discuss and learn from each other.
QWB work team