Hair extesnions sites all over the web are throwing out terms like ‘remy’ and ‘virgin’ hair without second thought. If you are new to the hair extensions game you may be wondering what these popular terms actually mean.
Remy hair can be categorized as a premium type of hair. ‘Remy’ means that the hair cuticles are all facing the same direction. Remy hair is therefor also no as ‘cuticle’ hair. When brushing and treating hair extensions it is important that the extensions hair face the same direction the hair actually grows out of the head – otherwise the hair will get ruined and not last very long!
In the picture below you can see what a healthy hair shaft looks like to the left. If you brush the hair in the wrong direction it will eventually look like the pictures to the right – NON-remy hair extensions do not last very long. They are usually made of ‘fallen’ hair which is collected from villages in india. Poor Indian women collect the shed hair from their hair brushes and sell it for very little money.
Virgin hair extensions is a term used for hair that has not been chemically treated in any way. Virgin hair is in the complete natural state it was when it grew out of the ‘previous owners’ head. Virgin hair is neither color treated or curled in any way.