What Is The Difference Between Remy And Non-Remy Hair

Dea Gbortoe

Posted on October 24 2019

Nowadays, more and more suppliers or wholesalers of human hair extensions are pouring into our lives. Sometimes we don’t realize which company can supply high-quality hair products.

Every supplier even claims their products are top on the internet, but only if you order human hair extensions products, you will know exactly the quality of hair products, right?

Tons of people are confused by some terms, such as Remy hair, Non-Remy hair, and Virgin hair. These words are often used incorrectly and lead to the consumer making a purchase.

What Is Remy Hair?

Remy is a term that is often used in the hair extension industry. There’s a common misconception among hair vendors that they are getting the best grade of hair.

In fact, REMY hair just means the direction of the cuticle of the hair. Here are some of Remy’s features:

◆ The term “Remy” refers to the characteristics of the hair and the method used to manufacture the hair extensions.

◆ Remy has qualities such as uni-lateral cuticle direction, which basically means the hair follicles all go in one single direction.

◆ Remy hair is collected in a method in which all hair strands stay aligned in the natural direction as it grew to maintain the natural texture pattern and cuticle direction.

◆This eliminates tangling problems commonly found in non-Remy or low-quality hair.

What Is Non-Remy Hair?

Do you wonder why non-Remy hair is so much more inexpensive than Remy hair?

Non-Remy hair is hair that the cuticles are stripped or run in both directions. This often causes tangling.

◆ Non-Remy hair is very popular and is readily available as well. Because the price is cheap. This hair has both the roots and the tips mixed up.

◆ This type of hair undergoes the shaving off of the cuticles or sometimes the ends of the hair. This reduces the possibility of friction between hair strands.

◆ Non-Remy hair is collected from the floor of temples, salons, and random suppliers. With this type of collection method, cuticle directions become mixed, causing inevitable shedding, tangling and matting problems.

◆ In order to solve the tangling problem, hair manufactures use silicone to make the hair appear shiny, but as soon as you wash it the silicone comes off and the hair mattes into a huge mess.

What Is Virgin Hair?

Virgin hair refers to hair that is completely unprocessed, and intact.

◆ As for virgin hair, it must meet rigorous standards including not been permed, dyed, colored, bleached, and chemically processed in any way.

◆ This also means it comes from a single donor, and all the cuticles are intact, running in the same direction.

◆ Virgin hair can last up to a year with proper care and maintenance, and you have to care for your extensions just like your own natural hair.

◆ If you maintain your virgin hair extensions properly, you will have sleek, smooth, tangle free beautiful natural looking hair for a very long time and will be able to reuse the hair many times after.

What Is The Difference Between Them?

Maybe experts in human hair can tell the difference between Remy and Non-Remy hair by touching it. Non-experts probably will not be able to tell the difference by looking at it. Trust me, after 2 to 3 weeks when that hair starts to matte up they will know it’s not Remy.

So, What is the difference between them?

1. Remy 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.

2. The method they collect isn’t the same.

Remy hair is in short supply and is therefore quite expensive.

3. Remy’s hair would last longer because it has the best high quality.

So it is expensive! And it will last a long time if properly maintained.

4. Non-Remy has poor quality than Remy hair bundles.

Non-Remy hair is the leftover hair that in most cases is gathered from the floors of temples and salons then recycled to make a weft.

The hair cuticles are facing various directions, which causes the hair to tangle and matte quite easily.

5. Remy hair extensions are the most popular human hair on the market due to the quality and value.

Remy hair is a high-quality hair that lasts up to a year(if proper care) and blends very well with your own hair.

6. REMY hair is a smoother, shinier, and healthier appearance than NON-REMY hair. This hair feels amazing even after multiple times being washed.

7. Hair color. Normally, hair vendors will advise customers to dye dark color hair.

light color like number 27,613 color is not allowed, it is easy to damage hair, then shedding and tangling problem will come.

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