What Is 6a 7a 8a 9a 10a Grade Hair Mean?

What Is 6a 7a 8a 9a 10a Grade Hair Mean? Uncover Industry Secrets

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Today, we will discuss a question often seen in the wig industry but may confuse newcomers: what do 6A, 7A, 8A, 9A, and 10A in the wig grade mean? Do these ratings indicate the quality of the hair or wig? Let’s take a deeper look.

A row of rainbow colored 6a 7a 8a 9a 10a grade hair wigs.

What is 6a 7a 8a 9a 10a Grade Hair?

If you are new to the foreign trade wig industry, you may see grade expressions such as 7A, 8A, and 9A when ordering or making inquiries. What exactly do these numbers plus the letter A represent? Hair quality or wig quality? This hierarchy does exist, but it’s not as precisely or consistently defined as you.

The hair, wig, and hair extension industries are all using these words. The larger the number, the better the quality. In the beginning, there were more subdivisions of ABC, but later they gave up, and A was used uniformly. Here A is the best in the class.

Origin and Development of Hair Grade Standards

The origin of the “Number + A” hair hierarchy has not been proven; some industry genius likely invented this term. Oddly enough, many customers even accept this “several A’s” formulation. However, is there a standard for this system? This grading system started from the initial 2A and 3A and has been rising to 12A. It is expected to rise to 20A in the next few years. So, with the rapid changes in the value, has the wig quality also significantly been improved? Of course not.

A row of girls with wigs is sitting on the ground, simple pink background.

Practical Significance and Challenges of Hair Grades

There is no uniform standard for the title of “number + A.” It is more like a product of comparison or comparison. When introducing products, if I say that my product is a 6A product, the customer will ask when manufacturer B makes an inquiry, do you have a 6A product? Manufacturer B will say, not only that, but ours also has 7A, and the quality is better than his. Similarly, C manufacturers will claim that their 8A is better. Do 7A, 8A, and 9A grades have any practical significance in such an environment?

So they are now more of a comparative marketing tool for merchants than an accurate reflection of quality.

Effective Evaluation Criteria for Hair Quality

The grade of “Number + A” appears more often in the conversations of novice buyers. More experienced purchasing personnel basically do not bring this information to the factory when they place an order. As long as you bring the “Number + A” inquiry, I dare 95% to confirm that you are a novice in purchasing. In fact, the evaluation of quality should not only rely on this subjective and inconsistent “A” grade but should also be based on some more objective and fair standards, such as hair type, craftsmanship, usability, and other factors.

The grading system of “number + A” cannot actually determine the quality. Because without a unified standard, the “number + A” hierarchy will only cause confusion and misunderstanding. It may reflect the quality of the product to some extent, but this reflection is vague and cannot be used for precise comparison. Moreover, due to the lack of unified standards and supervision, the “digital + A” grade system may be abused, thereby misleading consumers.

The stylist completes the installation of a luxurious wig, known at the dealer as a 12A wig.


Therefore, we should pay more attention to the actual quality of the product instead of just looking at the grade. A good wig or hair extension should have good material, fine workmanship, and comfortable wear, not just a high-grade product. I hope my article can help you understand the hair industry better and feel more confident about wig selection.

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