Mayvenn Hair Reviews 2019 – Quality or Crap Hair?
- Affordability Rating 90% 90%
- Smell Rating 98% 98%
- Silkiness Rating 97% 97%
- Shed Rating 95% 95%
- Does it Last? 98% 98%
Mayvenn's Overall Rating
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Quality Hair or, No?
No doubt, hair extensions can boost your confidence. They can really do wonders for your self-esteem, help you feel better about yourself and make you look sexy as hell! But not all hair extensions are created equal, and not all hair extensions can do wonders for you.
Let me tell you straight up, I’ve tried some hair bundles that were such bad quality, I’ve had my friends call me out for wearing a bad weave. If that’s not embarrassing I don’t know what is!
Now ladies, let me get straight to the point and start spilling the tea about Mayvenn hair. I have tried every bundle there is on the market and I would have to say I always find myself reaching for Mayvenn (I’m serious girl!). I first came to know about this hair brand from a friend of mine (around the time this brand became popular due to the company’s sales model). They offer you different styles of hair extensions, including straight, loose wave, body wave, deep wave, curly, blonde, and closures.
Now, here’s what I did before writing this review. I used the hair for three months, to really put them to the test (which I normally do with all hair extensions that I buy and review), read expert and consumer reviews, watch videos, discuss with hair extension users, and do extensive research on the company website and social media accounts of the manufacturer.
Now, let me slice and dice all-important parts of the hair one by one.
|Straight||Stay on fleek.|
|Loose Wave||Stylish look - curls remain "curly" for longer that most other brands.||See Pictures of LOOSE WAVE Installed|
|Body Wave||The traditional look - always a good option.||See Pictures of BODY WAVE Installed|
|Deep Wave||For the sassy ladies!||See Pictures of DEEP WAVE Installed|
|Curly||Trying to look like Beyonce?||See Pictures of CURLY Hair Installed|
What Mayvenn Claims
The company claims that its hair extensions are made of the best quality, original human hair. It also asserts that it uses single donor hair in its bundles. Furthermore, it says you can bleach the hair to the maximum of level 10 and that it can serve you for at least a year. Going further, they claim that their hair extensions are lightweight and silky besides being able to hold curls really well and for a long period of time.
The Reality About Their Hair Extensions
Honestly, what I found and experienced was not much different from what they claimed! I know, I know, it sounds a bit good to be true, and I thought the same thing before trying some of the bundles out myself. The hair was pretty impressive as they claimed it to be. The strands were super soft and silky. It was the “premium quality hair” the company promised on its website (any my friend that recommended the brand in the first place was getting all crazy about). I also tried bleaching one of the bundles to see how well it would hold up, and let me tell you, it was able to keep its shine and silky texture even after that. I also curled the hair a bunch of times to make sure it was able to hold a curl like the claims said, and to my surprise the hair curled really easily and I didn’t have to touch up the curls that often.
The hair I received looked exactly like the one I chose on their website. As far as the company’s claim that its hair extensions using 100% virgin human hair is concerned, well it’s hard to tell honestly. The hair does feel really soft and silky and the quality is legit but I can’t fully attest to this claim.
As a matter of fact, we consider hair coming from foreign countries like India and Brazil to be striking and genuine, but in reality, most manufacturers make a fake claim of importing hair from these countries. Most companies use this marketing trick to just simply rip us off. Most of the hair is actually processed in China. Manufacturers also claim that their hairs come from a single donor, but clearly that is not the case. While I’ve definitely seen hair that right off the bat looked cheap, felt rough and didn’t live up to the claim, Mayvenn hair really does feel and look nice. After several months of testing out the extensions, I would have to say that this is some quality hair.
Appearance – How Does They Hair Actually Look?
Mayvenn hair looks really pretty and of high quality, and the one I received was definitely the one I ordered. It was as silky as the company claimed it to be, and very functional.
Tangling and Life Expectancy
The issue of tangling was not much of a problem with Mayvenn hair extensions. I would say the hair does tangle a little bit, but really only in the back, and once you brush it out it easily untangles. It was definitely minor though, I am just bring nitpicky so you have the full scoop of every detail. The ease of untangling the hair gives Mayvenn hair extensions some points in my book. I’ve used some bundles that were very hard to untangle, that I’ve had to cut chunks out just to make it look better. Coming to the life expectancy, Mayvenn hair can serve you for up to 12 months for sure. I’ve even rocked mine for longer than that before, but only because I took really good care of them. Honestly, pretty great for the price you pay.
Mayvenn Is Our #1 Recommendation !
Mayvenn claims that it does not chemically process its hair (much like Queen Virgin Remy does), as I mentioned above, I found it fairly simple to bleach (and dye) the hair. I believe the claim is pretty accurate, there have been other brands that I’ve tried to dye with the same claims, and let me tell you they were straight up lying because the once silky soft hair turned ugly real quick. Luckily, I had no issues like that with the Mayvenn bundles. If you decide to dye or bleach your bundles, it is very important to use a deep conditioner overnight to bring the hair back to life
With Mayvenn hair extensions, I would say shedding was common but I didn’t find it a big deal, as all extensions shed. You’ll notice a few strands of hair shedding with each use in the first few months. The rate of shedding increases in the latter months of using the hair extensions, but as long as you take good care of them, you can prevent some of the shedding. The hair washes and conditions well, which is great! You have to make sure to deep condition the hair a few times a month to keep it healthy and shiny.
Swimming With Mayvenn Hair
The good news for swimming enthusiasts is that they can swim with these hair extensions. However, you have to be careful not to stay in the pool for too long. The longer you keep Mayvenn Hair in contact with gushes of water, the greater the chances are of them becoming sticky and flat. I personally don’t like to dip my head into the water when I go swimming, but there were a few times that I did when I was on vacation – mainly because I needed to cool off from the 90 degree heat – but also to test out the bundles for you ladies!
Popularity of Mayvenn
Mayvenn Hair is a popular brand of hair extensions, and the company has managed to attract $10 million in investment. Why? Because they sell, that’s why! The company has a unique business model whereby they have teamed up with hair stylists to sell their products. The company rewards stylists for selling their extensions to clients. So for you ladies that are hair stylists, keep that in mind!
How Much Does The Hair Cost?
Mayvenn bundles range from about $55 per bundle up to about $240 for a really nice looking wig. The hair isn’t cheap, but you have to keep in mind that you get what you pay for. Saving money on hair extensions will only make you look and feel ratchet (trust me girl, I’ve been there) If you want to look fine as hell, then you need some good hair extensions! They are an investment that you are making yourself and how you look. You want people’s heads to turn when you walk by – even more so than they already do!
My Final Thoughts
Hair extensions from Mayvenn are one of my top picks – if not my top pick. They are my go-to when I am trying to look extra fly. They are above average when comparing to the other brands of hair extensions that I have tested out and reviewed. To put it short, they offer you great value for your money and trust. Overall I will recommend it to people who are looking for premium hair!
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