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    Posted: Aug 24 2011 at 8:04pm
ok so i ordered hair from qdpremierwigs.com and when i first got the hair and opened it up and ran my fingers threw it i automatically thought omg i know they not stupid enough to send me synthetic hair. then i flat ironed it it straighten good and did not melt which i know some synthetic hair can take heat up to 450 degrees and my flat iron was only 170. anyway i washed it and conditioned it for about and hour left it outside to dry and it doesn't feel synthetic anymore but theres some strands in there that look and feel different from the rest(it basically look plastic. also it has this weird smell like synthetic hair basically from the beauty supply store. so then i tried burning the hair idk what *melting* is suppose to look like but it didnt melt it just curled up and changed color and i read that human hair turns into a ball and when u squeeze it it turns to ash and has a horrible smell. when i squeezed it it just broke apart. so i tried burning a strand of my real hair and it did everything they say human hair is suppose to. so help!!! please idk what to think i mean it really soft but the smell and when i first got it hot it felt just dont sit write with me so any tips ill try and post pics but idk how to.

oh and the 16 inch has the smell not the 18 but they both have the weird looking strands
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some have said put a strand between your fingernails of your thumb and index finger and run it down the strand....... if it curls up it is synthetic.  FALSE! my own natural hair strand will do this also so human hair can and does coil up

some say burn a strand of synthetic hair and it will melt...... i have found human AND snynthetic to do the exact same thing.

funky hair smell comes from processing. Or virgin hair can smell funky because of fumigation required by some countries to do before the hair can come into the US so funky smell means absolutely nothing and proves nothing.

I read frequently that people say they have synthetic mix in with their human hair and I wonder why they say so with certainty because NONE of those foolproof tests i have read about have been 100% correct or had the same results

i think the only way to know for sure is to have the strands tested by a company that has the equipment to prove what it is
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so true none of the test i preformed actually gave me a answer there is this one strand im looking at and it is like greyish shiny looking and im like wth is that theres a couple of them just in different spots
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My friend's hair stylist sniffs the hair. She sniffs for that barbie smell.
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Originally posted by simplyslim07 simplyslim07 wrote:

so true none of the test i preformed actually gave me a answer there is this one strand im looking at and it is like greyish shiny looking and im like wth is that theres a couple of them just in different spots


i had a string in a weft and a weird strand that was definitily not human hair and i asked the cv about it he told me the tables the machines are on sometimes pick up wefting string that gets in the hair or other material can sometimes get caught up in the bundles or from the table that gets in the hair.  he said they try to take as much care as possible to make sure it doesnt get in there but sometimes in does and they dont purposely mix this stuff in as a filler
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*picks up one of my barbie dolls and sniffs* yea it definitely doesn't smell like that
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see that kinda makes sense to me idk maybe im being paranoid its my first time ordering virgin anything so idk...i don't think synthetic hair can be this soft anyway
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Pffft, you are not being paranoid. That clear plastic strand is synthetic, so are those weird red/orange/black tiger stripe stands. Didn't anyone on here watch "How is it Made"?
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almost all overseas hair has a chemical smell.

tony zhang is known for his filler fiber foolishness.  they don't have to be plastic.  a lot of filler fibers are some kind of string or material.

with cv's you must tell them NO FILLERS or they will always send a blend to you. 

are there a lot of fibers?  is the hair worth what you paid for it?  if yes, snip the suspect strands & enjoy!

if not, send it back to the zhang bros & tell them if you'd wanted fabric, you would have shopped at joanns.
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is this his "virgin" or "remy"...cause if it's that zhang "remy" it def. has synth fibers
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