What are remy hair extensions?
On many websites you will find the definition of natural hair remy as a synonym for virgin hair, but these are totally different concepts.
In this article, we explain the different types of natural hair extensions you can find. We’ll also tell you what the difference is between remy hair extensions and non-remy hair extensions.
First, we have the virgin hair Remy.
The virgin remy hair is natural hair obtained from a single woman. It is hair that has not received any chemical process, that is, the owner of this hair, has never had a perm, has not dyed the hair, nor has it ever been bleached. It may be impossible to find, but in reality, in many Asian countries (where 95% of the hair for extensions comes from) it is not well seen for a woman to bleach her hair or have it wavy. In those places, straight, black hair is a sign of identity.
Having said this, when obtaining natural hair, an equally rigorous process must be followed for extensions to continue to be considered virgin hair: hair cannot be dyed or bleached, nor can aggressive chemical processes be used to curl or curl it. On our website you will find extensions of virgin hair wavy or curly, but this process has been done manually, like when you go to the hairdresser. It has not been carried out in an industrial manner.
Advantages of Remy virgin hair: last more than 2 years with proper care. They’re the closest thing to your own natural hair.
Disadvantages of Remy virgin hair: only available in natural black. Women who want other colors will have to discolor and dye the extensions.
What about the denominations “Brazilian, Malay, Peruvian…”? Although it may seem so, they do not refer to the country of origin of the hair, but rather to the way it is processed. It must be said that currently, 95% of the natural hair for the manufacture of extensions comes from Asia (China, India, and Southeast Asia).
Secondly we have natural Remy hair extensions. What are
Remy hair extensions are extensions that are processed from virgin hair, but need a bleaching and coloring treatment in order to meet the demand of most women.
In addition to this, the selection process must be very careful. Hair is also handled meticulously to keep pigtails so that the hair is always in the same direction. That is, the roots up (tied) and the tips down.
Why is it important? Well, we all understand what happens on a windy day, the hair gets tangled, and it gets tangled. This is because the hair has scales, called cuticles, which protect it from the sun and moisture. But when the hair becomes entangled, and the ends meet the roots, the cuticles collide and cause entanglement.
In this article you can see how natural hair extensions are manufactured in NaisHair, with photos in which you can see the hairtails, always with the hair in the same direction, during the whole process until the packaging.
These Remy natural hair extensions can last more than 8 months.
Advantages of Remy hair: you can get it in the color, length and texture you want.
Disadvantages of Remy hair: it is not advisable to dye it again, as the results can be uncertain.
Finally, we have the non-Remy hair extensions.
In this case, the hair comes from factory waste. It is hair that does not meet the quality requirements because it was already bleached, dyed, or permeated in the past. This type of hair extensions do not remy, they are still natural hair, but to avoid tangles the hair is subjected to a type of aggressive process for a few seconds in a bath with acids to remove the cuticle. In the final process it is given a wax bath so that the hair regains its shine. In addition, that wax or silicone bath adds weight to the hair, so you pay more for less. Silicone, of course, disappears with the first wash, so it’s an option for women who like to change their look frequently.
Advantages of non-Remy hair: mainly price.
Disadvantages of non-Remy hair: they last a short time, about 3 months.
How do I know if the hair extensions I am going to buy are remy or not remy
In most cases, these two types of extensions are impossible to distinguish at a glance. Even professionals need to touch natural hair to ensure its quality.
If you have the chance to hold them in your hand, take a strand of hair and run your thumb and index finger upwards (direction to the root). You should hear a little rubbing sound. That indicates the cuticle is intact. In addition you will notice that the hair offers some resistance when rubbing up but you will notice no resistance when rubbing down. Test your own hair to see if there’s a difference. If you don’t hear that same sound, the natural hair extensions may have been treated to remove the cuticle. In that case they’re not remy hair extensions.
Something that can also be very useful to you is to look at the testimonials of customers (sometimes hairdressing professionals). That’s why, here’s a video of a client who wanted to give us her opinion of NaisHair extensions, after trying them for a long time.
In short, remy hair extensions are the ones chosen by most women. They have excellent quality at very tempting prices. They’re natural hair extensions of the highest quality. You up for it? Visit our online store for buy remy quality extensions.