What is Remy Hair?

What is Remy Hair?

Posted by Lynn Bogen on Jul 14th 2018

Remy (remi)/Cuticle Correct Hair - Remy hair is the best type of hair to purchase for hair extensions. Unfortunately many companies today are calling their hair remy and it is not really remy. True cuticle remy hair has been carefully braided or tied before being cut from the donors head. This keeps all of the cuticles aligned, thus eliminating tangling and matting. The hair needs to be carefully handled through all coloring processes to keep the cuticle aligned. Real cuticle remy hair should last 4-6 months if it has been chemically textured or lightened to a level 6 or higher and 6 month to 2 years if the color is level 5 or darker with no chemical texture. 

Non-Remy/Fallen or Brushed Hair – This is the cheapest hair available and is not recommended for long term wear. Non-remy hair is collected from cutting room floors, hair brushes and anywhere else long hair can be found. It is then thrown in a vat of acid to wash away as much of the cuticle as possible to try to prevent tangling,(with no cuticle the hair swells terribly with washing and humidity). At this point coloring will take place. The hair is then put in a silicone bath to make it shiny and feel beautiful. The hair is then aligned and put into wefts, keratin tips or bulk. If a texture needs to be permed into the hair more silicone will need to be added. Chinese hair is the best hair to go though the acid bath because of its strength. There are some companies who are very good at this process and can produce a product with minimum tangling. The trick for them is to get the entire cuticle off without the acid destroying the hair. Any remaining cuticle will cause matting and tangling as soon as the silicone is washed away

To find the best remy 100% human hair extensions visit Vision Hair Extensions today.  We cater to professional hair extensionists.