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Virgin Hair

Definition: Virgin Hair

Ever go to a salon and hear a colorist talk about "virgin hair"? Don't worry — she's not snooping into her clients' love lives. Virgin hair is simply hair that hasn't been chemically altered with dye, relaxer, perms, or other treatments.

Virgin hair is no better or worse than chemically treated hair, but it tends to be stronger and softer than its processed version. Another perk: If a virgin-haired person decides to dye her hair, the color will usually be more even than it would be on someone with previously dyed hair. At that point, the hair's "deflowering" is finished . . . until more virgin hair grows in.


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stylinfabqueen stylinfabqueen 6 years
I have had gone through the chemical drama but now my hair is re-virginized permanently in dreadlocks. Never going to back, its has grown longer than it will have ever did when it was "super straight".
chequettex chequettex 7 years
I've been known to color my hair a lot in the past, but I did have virgin hair on my wedding day (ha ha ha, had to mention that!) and I have virgin hair now, which I want to keep that way, because it really is pretty just the way it is - medium/dark brown with a few natural highlights.. Why do stylists keep trying to color my hair?
emilyann325 emilyann325 8 years
yay! i'm 23 and i have virgin hair! i've just never had the desire to change it...
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
Wait, my hair would be softer if I didn't dye it? It's already too soft! I can't even imagine.
natdapp natdapp 8 years
As a lazy person, I love having virgin hair! I'm also too lazy to blow-dry so after showering I just put in some smoothing serum and put it up in a bun. Once it's dry I have nice loose waves, and it's a huge time-saver!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I grew out my jair 2 yrs ago after much coloring. The texture and condition is SO much better.
Jess8902 Jess8902 8 years
Wow, I haven't had virgin hair since 7th grade.
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 8 years
I have virgin hair.
vanilla19 vanilla19 8 years
Wow I thought I invented that phrase... :) I have almost virgin hair, it's only been highlighted twice.
witchbaby witchbaby 8 years
I only need a bit more for my virgin hair to grow out. I've been getting it trimmed every six weeks but the unvirgin hair is still there!
juliefischer juliefischer 8 years
Virgin hair for me! I love it. Not having to keep up with coloring is good for my hair and my wallet. I'm in the process of growing it out and donating it to locks of love as well.
poizenisxkandee poizenisxkandee 8 years
when i was 9 i had really long hair that had never been highlighted or colored or permed or straightened...but i couldnt handle/take care it so my mom had my stylist (close family friend) cut off a lot, and she took the virigin hair to mess with - she was still in school at that point.
brandysbug brandysbug 8 years
Except for 1 perm at the age of 9, I have virgin hair. I'm happy with my color so I think my hair will probably remain celibate. I will have to agree that virgin hair is no better than processed hair because mine still gets dry, frizzy, and unruly!
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Yep, Bengalspice. It grows out, after all... and at some point, a haircut will return your hair to being virgin again!
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
So, your hair can be re-virginized?
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
hooray for my virgin hair!!!
sunshinepointe sunshinepointe 8 years
I had virgin hair for a few years after having dyed my hair since the age of 13. Last weekend I went back to being a redhead and my hair is sooooo much more dry - but the color is spectacular. My stylists were always impressed that I had virgin hair.
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 8 years
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