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Grades of Human Hair

Are you here looking for the best hair grade on the market or want to know all hair grades that exist on the market. Not to worry, we are about to go hard on all human hair grades that exist on the market in this article.

If you are new to the industry, these grades can be very confusing, as hair can be listed from anywhere between A to AAAAAAAA. The more A’s listed, the more confusing things become, however, we will explain.

Origin of Hair Grades

The hair grading system was introduced by vendors or factories that source for hair. This grading was a way to define the quality and length of the hair they sell to their customers. Although many have opined that the grade of the hair does not actually reflect the quality of each strand, but the length of each strand.

To understand how this grading system work, you have to know that most times, these vendors are referring to the proportion of strands per bundle that actually measure the full length of a bundle and not the quality of the hair in the bundle.

For instance, in a bundle of 18-inch hair extensions, all the strands won’t measure 18 inches. Therefore, each bundle will be made up of long and short hair strands.  However, the more strands that measure the full 18 inches, the thicker the bundle of hair will become and the higher the quality.  

This sort of hair is also referred to as single or double drawn, whereby a single drawn would be grade A, double drawn would be the highest listed grade, typically AAAAA or higher.

Grades of Human Hair Extension

Now, we are going to break down these grades below for more comprehension.

Grade A

100% human Remy hair single drawn – e.g. in a bundle of 18″, less than 50% of the hairs will measure 18″.

Grade AA

100% human Remy hair 50% drawn – e.g. in a bundle of 18″, around 50% of the hairs will measure 18″.

Grade AAA

100% human Remy hair 60% drawn – e.g. in a bundle of 18″, around 60% of the hairs will measure 18″.

Grade AAAA+

100% human Remy hair 75% drawn e.g, in a bundle of 18″, around 75% of the hairs will measure 18″.

Grade AAAAA+

100% human Remy hair 90% drawn e.g, in a bundle of 18″, the majority of the hairs will measure 18″.

That’s not all. You will also encounter hair grades list like Grade AD, Super A, or 7A, HD, however, they all refer to the same thing, which is how drawn the hair is. If the hair is listed as a “top grade”, then it’s most likely to be double drawn.

Best Hair Grade on the Market

Before now, the hair grading system appeared to be the only way to determine the quality of hair on the market. Good that things have evolved, and though this grading system might still be a trend for some, it is no longer a factor for getting the best hair on the market.

There have even been cases whereby some vendors sell less quality hair in the name of the grade AAAAA. Right now, if you are only relying on the grades alone for the best hair, it might end in tears sis.

Furthermore, to answer the question of the best hair grade, the answer will NONE. There is no best human hair grade on the market. We aren’t trying to discourage you, but the best hair on the market is RAW HAIR. Not grade AAAA or its counterparts. But unprocessed raw hair.

You may ask, why is raw hair the best? This is so because raw hair is 100% unprocessed hair collected from a single donor. (a real human being) It has never been processed to alter its natural state. This hair comes with great features that undoubtedly make it the best and cannot even compete with any hair type on the market.

Here are the features.


Raw hair is the purest hair type on the market because it is UNPROCESSED hair. Unlike other hair, it has never been altered, chemically treated, steamed to change its natural state.


Raw hair smells like your clean natural hair since it hasn’t been chemically processed. it doesn’t give off a foul smell like other hair that has been chemically processed. This chemically processed hair on the other hand often comes with ‘that’ machine-made kinda smell. Since it had to undergo a lot of processes to achieve its silky, shiny look.

Amount of donors

Raw hair is known to be collected from a single donor. (A real human being) While other hair types may be collected from multiple donors. In some cases, other hair types are made from hairballs, fallen hair or remnants collected from salons. Which are stretched out, then mixed with synthetic fibers to give the hair volume.

Difference between Raw Hair & Virgin Hair- Brazilian Hair
Single drawn ‘virgin’ hair usually named Brazilian hair


Raw hair has a natural hair colour known as colour 1b or 2 and not dark or jet black like other hair. Most donors don’t have jet black hair and therefore, authentic raw hair will come in its natural colour.


Raw hair is more coarse in nature which makes it the best hair to hold a curl. Other hair types are very silky because of the silicones that may have been used in its processing, to make it shine. And because of its silkiness, it doesn’t hold curl as long as raw hair does.


Raw hair cuticles are intact and naturally aligned in the same direction, which reduces the risk of matting and tangling. While processed hair may have possibly damaged cuticles.

Double drawn

Raw hair is mostly double drawn which means it had undergone an additional process during sorting, whereby shorter hairs were removed by hand, making it thick from top to bottom. Whereas, other hair types have a lot of shorter hair making the whole hair thin at the bottom.

We hope this article was helpful? Let us know in the comment section.

Keep slaying dolls! xx

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