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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Remy Human Hair

Updated: Apr 9, 2021

Choosing the right human hair replacement whether it is a wig, closure, topper, toupee, or extensions can be a daunting and confusing experience. And to add to that task of choosing the right hair for your replacement. Most people want human hair and hair that will last. The three most popular human hair types used today in our most popular hair replacements: (1) Virgin Remy Human Hair, (2) Remy Human Hair and (3) Non-Remy Human Hair.

Remy Hair

First it is important to know what is Remy. Remy or Remi is not a brand name. The term refers to the characteristics in the collection of the hair. Simply stated, Remy means that the cuticle of the hair is still intact and will be facing one direction. This helps to lessen tangling and give the hair a softer feel. Not all human hair products will be Remy human hair and not all Remy hair is virgin hair.

Remy refers to the characteristics of the hair and the method used to manufacture the hair. Remy hair has all the hair follicles flowing in the same direction. There is little to no tangling and matting when collected properly. Remy hair is healthy and the cuticles are intact and all cuticles flow in the same direction from root to the tip. Remy hair is the most popular human hair on the market today due to the quality and price.

Virgin Remy Human Hair

Virgin Remy human hair is the purest of all hair types. Simply put, Virgin Remy human hair is hair that has not been color-treated or chemically processed. It’s raw, untreated and unprocessed hair. The hair has not been altered by chemicals like perms, relaxers, silicones, dyes or bleaching (except for the lightly bleached knots in certain hair replacements). This is the reason that many high-end hair extensions are made from virgin hair.

Virgin Remy human hair is collected from a single donor. (Donors can be from Brazil, India, Malaysia, China, etc.) This hair is completely natural, healthy and beautiful. Virgin Remy human hair strands are thicker. The hair strands are more flexible and the volume remains constant so it is easy to comb without having to worry about losing hair.

With proper care and maintenance, Virgin Remy hair can last well over a year or more. Keeping in mind that certain self-made factors can add to or take away from the life of the hair. Depending on how the hair replacement is worn (i.e., sleeping, sports activities, workouts, etc.), and the products and styling tools used can cause the deterioration of the hair. Even though Virgin Remy human hair has many accolades, it has one drawback. It is the most expensive and most luxurious of all hair qualities.

Remy Human Hair

Remy human hair is the second-best human hair. Remy hair is not virgin hair, but it does share some of the same qualities as virgin hair, except this hair is collected from many donors. However, Remy human hair is considered to be a hair of great quality. Unlike Virgin Remy, Remy hair is collected from a variety of donors. It is almost 100% natural and is considered a high-quality hair. Even though Remy Hair is collected from various donors, the collection process is similar to Virgin Remy. The hair is collected to keep the epidermis in intact and all hair extends from the root to the tip in the same direction.

Due to its quality and reasonable price, Remy hair is actually one of the most popular types of human hair purchased today. With proper care and maintenance, Remy hair can last a year or more depending on how the hair replacement is worn (i.e., sleeping, sports activities, workouts, etc.), and the products and styling tools used. Remy human is the perfect choice for the perfect hair replacement.

Non-Remy Human Hair

Non-Remy human hair means the cuticles have been removed or they are not facing all the same direction. As a result, this will cause more friction, so there will be slightly more tangling in the hair. That is because Non-Remy Human hair is a mixture of hair gathered from various sources, unlike Remy human hair.

Non-Remy Human Hair has a few faults, but certainly can meet the need for some people. Since the hair is collected from salons and random suppliers, this type of collection method doesn’t keep the hair strands from root to tip in intact. The direction is mixed and causes problems such as shedding, tangling, matting and dull hair. To improve the look of the hair, sometimes the hair is dipped in silicone to make the hair look healthy and shiny, which can often mislead some buyers. After just a few washes, the hair may lose the healthy shine and become dim, and severe matting and tangling can occur.

Hair replacements made with Non-Remy Human hair might only last a few months with proper care and maintenance. Keep in mind how the hair replacement is worn (i.e., sleeping, sports activities, workouts, etc.), and the products and styling tools used. Human hair wigs have a low survival rate.

Too Sum It Up

It does not matter which hair you choose. The choice is yours. Knowing the difference between the three human hair types empowers you and help you in your decision making. We have briefly discussed the different types of human hair: Virgin Remy human hair, Remy human hair, Non-Remy human hair.

  • Virgin hair is chemically unprocessed human hair. This hair is collected from a single donor and all hair follicles are intact. Virgin hair is Remy hair that has not been altered by dyes, perms, bleaches or harsh washes. This process reduces the possibility of friction between hair strands. The hair remains tangle free.

  • Remy hair is great hand it does not always mean virgin hair. Remy hair rarely means virgin hair. Although the two terms are used synonymously, they are completely different in meanings.

  • Non-Remy hair is very popular and is readily available and is used in many hair replacement products. This hair has both the roots and the tips mixed up so that all the hairs are not running in the same direction. Non-Remy hair has undergone chemical processing and it undergoes the shaving off of the cuticles or sometimes the ends of the hair.

We all know that a woman’s hair is her crown. It’s time to upgrade your look with our top-notch, silkiest Virgin Remy and Remy hair that gives you incredible bounce, high luster and natural deep color.

Divas Lace Wigs provides a full range of ready-to-wear premium quality wigs, toupees and hair systems for women, men and children in various lengths, colors and hair textures and more. If you are looking for a high-quality Virgin Remy or Remy hair system with the best price, contact Divas Lace Wigs via phone, email or website. We are definitely your best choice!

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