What is Remy Hair?
Remy Human Hair is often the most misunderstood term in the wig and hairpiece industry. The simplest definition of the term “remy” refers to the specific characteristics of the hair, how it was taken and manufactured thereafter.
The defining characteristic is the unilateral direction of the cuticles, meaning that the hair follicles all follow one single direction. This unique cuticle preservation is generated through the collection from the donor. The method should ensure that all the hair strands remain in the same direction of their natural hair growth. A typical way to do this would be to hold the hair in a tight ponytail as it is cut so that the roots of the hair are on one side and the tip of the hair on the opposite side. This method of collection will maintain the natural growth pattern of their hair and preserve the cuticle direction of the hair.
There are many benefits as to why Remy Human Hair is collected in this way. Since all the hair cuticles are placed in one single direction, the hair follicles remain undisturbed which allows the hair to be much more durable and long lasting. Preserving the hair cuticles and aligning them in unilateral direction accurately imitates a natural hair growth appearance. This process also means that the hair remains super soft, shiny and silky to touch and ensures it remains completely tangle-free and wont matt over time. Because the process is strictly controlled, the length of Remy Human Hair remains constant and the hair shaft is protected.
This process is an expensive one and that is usually reflected in the price. However, the lifespan of Remy Human Hair is much longer than its competitors so it’s an investment piece and considered to be the finest quality of human hair on the market.
There are two main types of Remy Human Hair available, virgin remy hair and non-virgin remy hair. Virgin remy hair is sourced from hair donors who have never chemically treated or dyed their hair or continually used heated hair styling appliances. Non-virgin remy hair, while still of the high quality, may have had some light processing in the past such as being dyed, permed or chemically straightened.
To keep your Remy Human Hair in tip-top condition and lasting for even longer use good quality wig products to preserve the soft and silky feel of the hair. Always use a wide tooth comb when combing as this prevents strain on the hair cuticles. Do not bleach Remy Human Hair as this will affect the quality of the hair and try to avoid overuse of curling or straightening irons so you can enjoy your remy hair for longer.