Processed hair is a solution to the problem of tangling and matting which is a symptom of how the hair is collected. All human hair has a cuticle layer similar to fish scales. When it is collected during the tonsuring process in Indian Temples and Chinese factories the hair becomes turned in the opposite direction such that they catch with each another, lock up and cause the hair to matt. In order unmatt the hair it is stripped of its cuticles and then coated with a silicone layer to make it appear shiny. After a few washes the silicone layer comes off leaving the hair dull and drab. At TK this is not a problem because we only use high quality, non-processed, cuticle intact hair.