If you’re looking for hair pieces, whether it be a few hair extensions or a full-on wig, you’ve probably come across the term “Remy hair” but may not know what that means. Remy hair is mainly used in hair extensions and is the most popular human hair extensions due to its quality.
Before investing in these extensions, you need to know the good, the bad, and the ugly:
The term Remy refers to the characteristics of the hair and how the extension was manufactured. This type of hair is of very high quality and can last up to a year and blends very well into your own hair. Essentially, Remy hair means all the hair cuticles are intact and running in the same direction at the time of collection. When they all run in the same direction and are properly processed, there will be almost no tangling and matting.
One main key to note is that all Remy hair extensions are such when they are collected, but some hair extension companies use harsh, rushed manufacturing which can ruin the cuticles of the hair in the process. This means that, after a few weeks, you will experience tangling and matting. The main downside of Remy extensions is the cost. Because they are of such high quality, Remy hair extensions can range in cost from 75 dollars, all the way up to 3,000 dollars. Along with a high purchasing cost, the maintenance cost is also fairly high.
For many Remy extensions, they must be trimmed at regular intervals by a professional hair stylist. You also need to buy many different hair care products, such as deep-set conditioners, that have to be applied to Remy hair extensions in order to keep them looking good and healthy. Heat-protecting sprays also need to be applied to Remy hair extensions to protect them from damage caused by hair straighteners, curling irons, blow dryer, and other heat products. You must also be careful wearing your Remy hair extensions for long periods of time. You can develop a condition called traction alopecia, which is hair loss due to wearing the extensions for too long in one period.
While there is the good, the bad, and the ugly for Remy hair, these hair extensions are still a great option to give your hair length and volume. For more information on Remy hair, call the hair experts at Wig-a-Do today at (856) 235-3534.