When you started working on hair extensions, some of terms for hair extensions can be confused for beginners. Example for: human remy hair, non remy hair, Virgin hair and what belong to hair extensions may make you surprise.
Let me start explainning what some of terms mean so that you can understand clearly about virgin hair.
The remy hair is collected and sorted from various sources with the root and tip traveling in the same direction to ensure the curticles doesnt tangle and matte. The cuticles are not stripped and aligned on in direction.
Remy Hair Extensions are the most popular hair extension on the market due to the quality and price. It is a high quality hair that lasts up to 1-2 years and blends very well with your own hair.
Non remy hair
This type of hair is usally collected from hair brushes and on the floor. Many places use this type because It is cheaper than remy hair. After collecting, It will be washed by acid to remove entire cuticles. Then it is dipped in silicone to make it shine and to cover up any cuticles that were not removed by acid. After few shampoos, the silicone on hair will start to wash off and show its true colours; a dry, and many times a tangled mess.
VIRGIN HAIR IS ALWAYS REMY HAIR, BUT REMY HAIR IS NOT ALWAYS VIRGIN HAIR.
The hair called virgin hair must have the requirements below:
- 100% human hair
- Cut off from single donor in one ponytail
- Having full cuticles, travelling in the same direction.
- Not tangle, not break
- Natural hair like yours or mine
All hair extensions that you see in the market, its often remy hair, collected from many heads.
Virgin human hair is very rare and not much. The hair is tied into a ponytail ensuring that all the hairs are flowing in the same direction.The hair is then cut and preserved in this state. The cuticles are not stripped and remain aligned in one direction.Meanwhile, a set of virgin hair must come from a single donor and all follow the same direction with an intact cuticle. It is completely natural, healthy and beautiful.
Real virgin hair lasts a very, very long time even if processing. Longer than any other type of hair. Natural color of virgin hair often is dark color, but It can be bleached the whitest color to make fashion colors. Of course, colors made from virgin hair will be more beautiful, more uniform, softer than the hair collected from many heads. That hair is usually from Asian: Vietnam, Cambodia, India, China,….
In addition, there is a dark blonde virgin hair. Its very, very rare and expensive, and not easy to find that kind of hair. It is usually from Russia.
Again, if someone claims their hair is from these places, please check their credentials!
Please keep our website Laylahair and we will discuss exactly “HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST AUTHENTIC VIRGIN HAIR” in the next time.
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