Understanding Hair Grade System In Human Hair

Understanding Hair Grade System In Human Hair

Most products you buy have information describing what they are on the packaging. Similarly, wigs, extensions, or any hair pieces have details about their grade. The grade indication is meant to tell you of the human hair bundles quality. Over the years, the system has made wig shopping easier. However, since it's unregulated, you may not fully understand what you are purchasing. As a buyer, it's quite frustrating when you intend to get something but become more confused in the process. This post makes you understand the hair grade system in human hair.

What is a hair grade?

A hair grade is a rating given to human hair to show its quality. It's labeled from a low number upwards, for example, from 3A, 4A, 5A all the way to 10A. The lowest number has the poorest quality while the highest is the best quality. While pursuing a high-quality wig, beware of the grade and choose accordingly. Let's break down each grade below.

1. Hair Grade 3A

It's one of the lowest quality human hair. The mixture of synthetic hair influences the low grade into it, which isn't as durable as virgin human hair. The hair has been through several chemical processes. Unfortunately, you may smell them on the hair, which isn't pleasant. The strands on grade 3A are really thin; hence the hair is sold cheaply. Another disadvantage is the hair tangles and shades too much; dealing with such hair is stressful, considering the more you brush to detangle, the more it sheds.

2. Grades 4A and 5A

Like the 3A grade, the strands are also very thin. The hair quality ranges between low and medium, so they are still not the best. They tangle a lot, so you must play your part to detangle them. However, you can overcome this by doing a regular maintenance routine. Hair and beauty schools mostly use these grades to practice their craft in styling.

3. Hair Grade 6A

At this point, the quality is reasonably good. The hair strands are also medium-thick, better than the lower grades. Grade 6A hair comes with a cuticle that moves in the same direction and is commonly known as Remy hair. The hair doesn't tangle as much and is more manageable than the previous grades. Normally, human hair wigs or bundles are usually very expensive. This grade is a great option when on a budget.

4. Grade 7A

It's thick Remy hair that is high-quality. The hair doesn't shed as much, so you can brush it comfortably without worrying about volume reduction. Like the 6A grade, it is also cost-friendly and beautiful.

5. Grades 8A and 9A

They are purely virgin hair meaning no processing has been done. These hair types hardly tangle, and maintaining them is quite easy. The hair quality is high; thus, the price is also high.

6. Grade 10 A

It's the best quality of human hair you can get. The strands are thick enough, and it doesn't tangle or shed. This grade is the most pricey, but it is worth the money.


These grades are good quality indicators. But, there are other factors to focus on to get high-quality hair. Ensure the hair is 100% human hair before buying. Check the price as good hair costs more than low-grade hair. Be cautious of untruthful suppliers who give fake ratings just to sell their products.