What is Remy Hair?

How would you know the difference between remy human hair extensions and regular human hair extensions? The answer is you can’t (unless you have a powerful microscope), only after a while of washing your hair extensions would you KNOW if they are or not. This blog will help distinguish between the two types of human hair extensions.

Remy hair is hair that has been obtained from a single hair donor. The hair cuticles have not been stripped and are “root point correct” aligned in one direction. The vast majority of human hair that is sold in the hair extensions industry go through a process called an “acid-bath” which strips the cuticle layer off the hair. A silicone is placed over the cuticles to give the hair a faux shine and smooth appearance. This silicone wears off when the hair is consistently washed, therefore, the cuticles are disturbed and return back to their unruly state, causing the hair to mat and tangle easily. Remy hair does not mat or tangle because all the cuticles are aligned and intact without the use of silicone.

Remy hair can be sourced from many regions of the world. The most popular type of hair is Indian remy hair. Its texture and colour can be easily matched to the majority of ethnic groups in the world. Remy hair can also be sourced from South America, East Asia and Europe. The origin of the remy hair an individual purchases is not as important as the kind of care that was given to the hair when it was first collected from the donor.

Remy hair is often mistaken for processed human hair as processed hair can feature a smooth, shiny, and healthy appearance, when in fact it has undergone a process to make it appear that way. When remy hair is washed, it will not mat and tangle. Virgin remy hair has not been chemically processed; this hair is raw and natural in other terms. Non-virgin remy hair underwent some sort of chemical processing in order to achieve another colour.

An individual who uses remy hair extensions will experience less matting and tangling than an individual who uses regular human hair extensions. Remy hair also gives a more natural appearance than regular human hair extensions