Difference Between Remy Hair and Non-Remy Hair
by Yuan Chen LeneHair
Planning to buy Hair extensions? Let’s differentiate between the types of hair extensions before someone rips you off
Hair extensions are popular with women across the world due to the fact that they give a complete makeover to their overall look. Many women blindly trust their beauticians or salon owners to suggest them the right hair extensions. However, you need to understand the various differences between Virgin Human hair and Remy Hair before you make your purchase.
Generally speaking, when it comes to real human hair extensions, many people just assume that all the types of hair available are the same; however, this is anything but the truth.
Most of the hair extensions available to you are 100% natural human hair. There are generally 2 types of hair extensions available in the market for you Virgin hair and Remy Hair. The difference lies in the fact that Virgin hair is sold as it is while Remy hair is dyed, bleached and processed before it has been sent to you.
Due to its inherent naturalness, Virgin hair is considered precious and expensive, while Remy hair has a variety of various qualities based on the types of processes that have been performed on the hair. Additionally, there is also a non-Remy Human hair variety available where the roots and tips of the hair are mixed up.
How is Remy Hair Different from Non-Remy Hair?
Remy Hair- 100% Human Hair from various donors which is long lasting:
For those of you who want to make a long-term investment, Remy hair is a good quality option. As it is 100% Natural Human hair, it blends well with your hair and its cuticles are also intact, especially at the time of its collection. The cuticles also run in the same direction. Before you make an investment, do inquire with your vendor the source of the hair and the processes it has gone through, this will give you a good idea of the quality of the hair. You need to beware of unscrupulous sellers who mix animal and synthetic hair along with Remy hair and label it as ‘100% virgin Remy hair’ to confuse you while offering you a bargain. When maintained properly Remy Hair extensions will last you a good 8 months. On the other hand, low quality hair extensions labelled as Remy hair will last for a maximum of 6 months.
Human Hair (Non-Remy Hair) - A cheaper option for the short term:
This type of hair is generally collected from salons, temples and other places and is much cheaper than Remy Hair. As the hair is collected in a somewhat haphazard fashion, the cuticles of hair tend to be in all different directions. To ensure uniformity, all the cuticles are then removed using a process sometimes called as an ‘acid bath’ and then the hair is dipped in silicone to give it a shine and to cover up any leftover cuticles. Non-Remy hair is not recommended for long term hair extensions as the silicone layer washes out after a few shampoos. After that, maintaining these hair extensions can be difficult. Human Hair extensions are not advisable for a long lasting solution.
If you are investing in Hair extensions for the first time, it is advisable to order a sample of the hair before placing a full order. This way you can be sure you are not cheated by anyone. Remy hair is a good option for you, just ensure that you have chosen the right brand for yourself.
Created on May 31st 2018 00:50. Viewed 303 times.