Hair. It’s important to most women,for Black women in particular, a hairstyle can often be viewed less as an aesthetic choice.. So here to educate on the basics of Black women’s hair.
There are so many possibilities of places you can get your hair bundles. There are so many types available and so many methods of fitting them that makes the world of hair extensions a confusing place.
Hair extensions are all the same right? Wrong.
Today, I will write something about remy hair and non-remy hair, virgin hair and non-remy hair. Remy vs Non Remy,Which One Is Better?
Why so many different hair types?
You need to understand that human hair is an umbrella term for all kinds of hair sourced from humans. Then comes the type of human hair and that is what makes it all confusing. When speaking of types, there are many ways to categorize human hair.
There are different types of hair to make hair extensions. In the common sense, the raw materials can be divided into 2 main kinds, human hair and synthetic hair.
For human hair, it can also be divided into 3 qualities, non-remy human hair, remy human hair and virgin human hair. Besides, there are several kinds of synthetic hair, such as Toyokalon fiber, polupropylene fiber and kanekalon fiber.
Human hair extensions are just that, extensions that were made from a person or persons who have donated their hair.
According to hair country
Firstly, it is the texture that largely depends on the region the strands are sourced from. For instance, Indian hair, Peruvian hair, Malaysian hair, etc. All of these categories are associated with the origin and that is what impacts the natural look and texture.
According to hair texture
There are many types:body wave,curly,straight,deep weave,loose and so on.What are the types of human hair besides straight, wavy, curly and frizzy?
Actually, hair is divided into different categories, a number and then a a letter. flat straight hair is 1a, while tight coily hair can be a 3c. It ranges all the way up to 4c, I believe. I would say “frizzy,” or “wavy” are just adjectives for your hair.
However, the origin is not the only thing that effects the quality. The method in which the hair is collected also impacts the overall look and quality of your extensions.
According to hair material
Virgin hair weaving is chemically unprocessed human hair ,which is collected from single donor. The virgin hair is remy hair that has not been altered by dyes,perms ,bleaches or harsh washes
So REMY is basically that method, and it is the most effective one to say the least. That is because Remy hair is collected without losing the cuticles and the natural direction of the hair strands.
REMY is usually collected from temples and places where people voluntarily donate their hair. Non-remy ones are likely to be collected from hair brushes and salon bins. So they aren’t necessarily in their best shape.
In detail,What is remy hair?
The term “REMY” is referred to the characteristics of the hair extensions. Remy is Human Hair and is the highest grade of real, human hair that is a preferred choice for hair extensions because it achieves the most natural look.
Good remy hair is considered to be the finest quality of human hair because the cuticles are kept intact and not stripped which means the hair follicles all go in one single direction. Preserving the hairs” cuticles and aligning them in a unidirectional fashion creates extensions that are completely natural in appearance.
The model above is wearing the body wave with lace frontal hair closure. I just love how natural hair looks and feels.
Remy hair is collected in a method in which all hair strands stay aligned in the natural direction as it grew (i.e. holding the hair in a ponytail and cutting), top at top, and ends at ends, to maintain the natural texture pattern and cuticle direction.
This process ensures that the hair remains super soft, shiny, silky and this eliminates tangling problems. Remy hair is only lightly processed hence Remy Human Hair extensions should last up to a lifetime with regular maintenance.
The Non-Remy type of hair is usually collected from hair brushes and hair that has fallen on the floor. Because of the method of collection, the cuticle for each hair strand tends to be in all different directions
Characteristics of Remy Hair:
- All of the hair cuticles are aligned and running in the same direction
- It is collected in a way where all the hair strands stay aligned
- Does not tangle or matte over time
- Can take longer to manufacture
- It's more expensive because it is in short supply
What is non remy hair?
Non Remy hair is human hair that is collected from multiple sources. Non Remy is sold in its raw state and also as a finished product. In raw form the cuticles are intact but they flow in opposite directions.
This can cause tangling and quality issues if not processed properly. Finished Non Remy selections have had the cuticles descaled and all hairs are similar in length giving each piece a thick luscious appearance.
Characteristics of Non-Remy hair:
- Usually contains shedded hair from brushes and off the floor
- Thin at the ends
- Contains split ends
- It will tangle and matte over a short amount of time
- It only lasts a few weeks to a month
- It is cheap because it is in great supply
What’s the difference between remy and non remy?
Price.Wholesale Remy virgin hair is generally more expensive. It is hair that is shaved off the donors head and bundled in such a manner that all the hair is kept in one direction. By doing so, the cuticles of the hair do not get roughed up as much and stay smooth.
Natural look.Remy hair looks healthier- it shines, it is soft and natural. Non-remy hair will shed, tangle and matte very quickly.
Maintenance. Remy hair is easy to maintain its texture,luster and natural look.While,since the cuticle runs in both directions it requires a higher concentration of acid. Eventually resulting in hair with very low moisture, leading to dry straw-like hair.
Longevity. Non-remy hair does not last as long as virgin remy human hair. They typically last about several months with daily wear.
Versatile. ASs for remy human hair ,you can try out various colors and styles,while,this is not recommended for non remy hair.Because it will reduce the hair use life.
How tell the difference between remy hair and non-remy hair?
1Remy hair is collected in a method in which all hair strands stay aligned in the natural direction as it grew from root to tip. this it is easy for you to comb especially after washing.2 Non-remy hair is collected from the floor of temples and hair salons. Cuticle directions become mixed, causing tangling and matting. To disguise this the hair will go through an acid bath to completely strip the cuticle, similar to relaxing your hair about a dozen times.
- 3So, in a nutshell, try finger combing the hair and check the tangling against your own hair, and look for the telltale signs of very shiny smooth hair. Hair is not like that in reality!
Remy vs non remy,which one is better?
Remy hair has a smoother, shinier, and healthier appearance than NON-REMY hair.True remy and virgin hair are usually more expensive, but will last longer.
Your budget will determine which type of hair extensions you buy. If you can, it is well worth the cost to buy Remy hair and it will last you a very long time if properly maintained.
Well, I’m not sure if all readers agree with my opinion but I believe you won’t tell me ‘Hair is Hair’ again after seeing my views.
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