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What are REMY hair extensions?

I’m sure you’ve heard the word “remy” being mentioned when you’ve been buying hair extensions, but what does “remy” mean? We’ve put together some information to explain to you what is REMY and why is it important for hair extensions.

What is remy hair?

The word REMY refers to the method that the extensions have been produced.  The hair are collected in a way where all strands stay in the natural direction that they grew. The hair would be tied in a ponytail or braid, and then cut off. It maintains the natural pattern and texture of the hair, after which they get miniscule amount of processing. Their lifespan should be from 3 months up to 6 months, depending on how good care they receive while in use.

The price of REMY hair extensions

Due to previously mentioned way of collecting the hair, it’s obvious there’s a small supply of the hair, and they’re quite expensive.

The processing of the hair means that the cuticles of the hair are aligned in the same direction. Some sellers advertise out “unprocessed REMY hair”, which clearly sounds a bit off.  Some sellers offer 100% REMY hair extension, but truth of the matter is that they mix about 10-40% non-remy hair into the pack.

The so called “give-away” for picking which hair are remy and which aren’t is simple – the price. Remy hair are guaranteed to be much more expensive than any other hair extensions you will come across.

Best REMY hair extensions

The highest quality hair on the market is virgin Indian hair – unprocessed remy. Virgin hair are usually sold in their original colors and textures, originating mainly from Asia, India and Europe. Needless to say, it’s very expensive – but top quality. Due to not being exposed to any processing it’s free of harmful chemicals.

False REMY hair extensions

A lot of hair extensions originate mainly from China. They claim to be remy human hair, and sell them for the price, but reality can be deceiving. China is known for importing their hair from India, where it’s collected from hair salons and hairbrushes. They call it “dead hair” in the trade. Yet  China gathers them, processes them and sells them for a product that they’re not. You can tell that you’ve been sold “dead hair” when your hair matts fast after 1-2 washes.

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