What Is Remy Hair?

by Grace Ferguson

Remy hair is said to be the best type of hair extensions available. Out of the entire human hair category, remy hair gives the most natural appearance. It is the preferred choice for wigs and hairpieces because of its appealing qualities. It is also referred to as cuticle hair, virgin hair and raw hair.

Facts

Remy hair is hair that has been collected by a hair donor. The cuticles are not stripped and remain aligned in one direction. Most human hair sold in the hair extensions industry undergo a cuticle-stripping process called an acid-bath. Then, 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 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.

Geography

Remy hair can be found in many portions of the world. The most popular type is Indian remy hair. Its texture and color can be easily matched to the majority of ethnic groups in the world. Remy hair also comes 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.

Features

Remy hair has a smoother, shinier, and healthier appearance than regular human hair. When 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 color.

Types

Single-drawn remy hair has been collected straight from the donor but is made up of different lengths, with the cuticles intact. Double-drawn remy hair is hair that has been sorted after collecting from the donor to ensure all the cuticles are of the same length. It is the most expensive type of remy hair because it takes meticulous time to sort the cuticles.

Benefits

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.

Significance

Remy hair is the most expensive type of hair to purchase in the world because of the special care needed to maintain it.

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About the Author

Grace Ferguson has been writing professionally since 2009. With 10 years of experience in employee benefits and payroll administration, Ferguson has written extensively on topics relating to employment and finance. A research writer as well, she has been published in The Sage Encyclopedia and Mission Bell Media.