What Is Remy Hair and Other Questions

Hair extensions can be quite beautiful, giving you the length and thickness of hair that you require. But due to the confusing terms that is often used when describing different types of hair extensions it may be difficult to determine what type of extensions is right for you for example:

  • Remy hair vs. Non-Remy hair
  • Single Drawn hair strands vs. Double Drawn hair strands
  • Raw Virgin Hair vs. Virgin hair
  • Indian vs. European
  • Indian weft hair, this is small strips of hair that is made from Remy hair, you attach these strip close to the scalp.

We have discussed the differences between all of the above mentioned types in detail, in our previous article, but for those of you that have missed it I will briefly go over it again to help you have a better understanding as to the right type of hair extensions for you or your clientele.

What is Remy Hair?

Remy hair is the best quality hair extensions currently available on the market. In fact the term itself (Remy) refers to 100% human hair.
When Remy Hair is collected it is held together to ensure that all of the cuticles are aligned and facing the same direction. If cuticles are not aligned and fail to face the same direction, the hair is classified as Non-Remy hair and branded as an inferior quality.

An interesting fact: when Non-Remy hair is processed it goes through an acid bath specifically designed to strip away the cuticle, but in doing so the hair itself is damaged leaving the hair fragile.
The initial appearance of Non-Remy hair is soft, silky and shiny, however as soon as the Non-Remy hair is washed it is probable that it will tangle and matt.
In the event that Non-Remy hair is applied in a permanent strand application i.e. hot fusion the result will be disastrous. You will have cuticles that rub together causing the hair to tangle and frizz uncontrollably.

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