VIRGIN HAIR VS. REMY HAIR - WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?

VIRGIN HAIR VS. REMY HAIR – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
 
"I offer three different types of hair extensions: "

"Remy Hair does not always mean virgin hair, in fact it rarely means that. Although the two terms are used synonymously , they are completely different in meanings. "

"Virgin hair refers to hair that is completely unprocessed, and intact. To qualify as 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. When it comes to virgin Indian hair, you have to care for your extensions just like your own natural hair. You need to brush your hair frequently. You need to shampoo and condition your hair regularly, especially if you use a lot of hair products. Deposits from the hair products, if not washed off on a regular basis, can degrade the quality of the hair (just like your own hair) and combined with the use of heat can affect the smooth natural feeling and behavior of the virgin hair. If you maintain your virgin Indian hair extension properly, you will have sleek, smooth, tangle free beautiful natural looking hair for a very long time and will be able the reuse the hair many times after. "
 
"Remy Hair is probably the most misunderstood and overused phrase in the hair industry. In my store Remy human hair consists of hair extensions made from virgin human hair of the highest quality grade that has been chemically treated (dyed). Also, all hair strands must follow the same direction and be of the same length to ensure a high quality set free of tangling. "

"Non-remy hair is very popular and is readily available as well. This hair has both the roots and the tips mixed up so that all the hairs are not running in the same direction. 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 and as such allows the hair to remain tangle free as the name suggests. These hairs are all of the same length and are probably the best quality type of non-remy human hair you can find but it is not the best hair extension you can find. Non-remy hair has undergone chemical processing. "
 
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How to Turn Dry Hair to Healthy Hair.

Is your hair dry, brittle and lifeless? No matter what shape your hair is in, with time and effort you can bring it back to life. Caring for your hair gently, avoiding damaging treatments, and using deep conditioning techniques will uncover your hair's natural healthy luster.

Part 1 of 3: Starting Healthy Habits
  1. 1
    Handle your hair gently when you wash and dry it. If you have dry hair, you have fragile hair. Handling it roughly will cause your ends to split and could even lead to breakage. When you're washing, drying and otherwise handling your hair, think of it as a delicate fabric that needs to be treated with extra care. That means no scrubbing, pulling or wringing it out.
    • When you shampoo your hair, use the tips of your fingers to gently pull the shampoo through your hair instead of roughly scrubbing it in.
    • Rinse your hair using cool or lukewarm water; hot water is extra damaging to dry hair.
    • When you're done, gently squeeze excess water from your hair instead of twisting and wringing it out. Pat it dry with a towel.
  2. 2
    Shampoo less often. Hair becomes dry when the natural oils produced by your scalp aren't getting the chance to nourish it. Shampooing dry hair every day will make it ever drier and more brittle since you're stripping those oils away on a daily basis. Cut back to shampooing just two to three times a week, to give your hair the chance to receive those nourishing oils.
    • When you first cut back, you'll notice your scalp producing a lot of oil, since it's used to having to overproduce to make up for how much gets washed out. Give it a week or two and you'll find that things balance out; you'll be able to go several days in between washings without your hair looking dirty.
    • If your roots start looking a little oily, dry shampoo is a great way to remedy the problem without washing your hair.
  3. 3
    Let your hair air dry. Are you addicted to your hair dryer? Time to put it down and let your hair dry on its own. Directing hot air toward dry hair won't give it the chance to get healthy. While a blowout might make your hair look shiny, the heat is actually quite damaging, and over time will cause breakage and split ends.
    • When you first start letting your hair air dry, you might not be thrilled with the results. Give it some time; after a month or so of treating your hair gently, your beautiful natural texture will finally get the chance to shine through.
    • When you just have to style your hair with a dryer (which should be done only on special occasions), use the warm or cool setting on your dryer, and keep it several inches from your head.
  4. 4
    Comb instead of brushing. Hair brushes rip through tangles, leaving a lot of damage in their wake. Since dry hair is very breakable, this can leave your hair looking frizzy and rough. Instead, comb your hair while it's wet using a wide-toothed comb. This is much more forgiving and won't cause you to pull out or break your hair.
    • If you have tangles, work them out by combing out the tangles near the tips of your hair first, then working your way up gradually to your roots. If you comb straight through from the roots, you'll break your hair.
    • You can also use your fingers to gently work out tangles. Apply some conditioner and massage the tangles until they come out.
  5. 5
    Halt damaging hair treatments. Straightening, curling, dyeing, or otherwise processing your hair can cause long-term damage, even if you just do it once. If your hair is dry and you're trying to restore its health, you won't see your natural shine and texture return until you give it a break from these damaging treatments. Avoid the following:
  6. 6
    Avoid hairstyles that pull on your hair. Weaves, dreads, and other styles that involve pulling on your hair from the roots are extra damaging for dry hair. Choosing one of these styles could cause breakage or even bald spots to occur. It's best to let your hair be its natural self when you're trying to nurse it back to health.
Part 2 of 3: Conditioning Dry Hair
  1. 1
    Use a good conditioner each time you shampoo. Apply a quarter or dime-sized amount of conditioner, depending on the length of your hair. You want to use enough to coat the strands of your hair without weighing it down. Gently massage it through your hair, focusing on the tips, and rinse out with lukewarm or cool water.
    • If your hair is extremely dry, you might want to consider a leave-in conditioner as well. This will protect your hair from drying out during the day, helping it stay shiny and manageable.
    • If your hair looks dull and lifeless after conditioning, you might want to switch your conditioner. Look for one made with nourishing natural oils and free of silicones.
  2. 2
    Do regular deep conditioning treatments. Restoring life to damaged hair may require more than routine conditioning. To get the shine and texture you crave, try using a deep conditioner once a week. You can use a store-bought deep conditioner or try a household oil like coconut oil, almond oil, jojoba oil or almond oil. To deep condition your hair,
    • Dampen your hair and apply one to two tablespoons of deep conditioner. Make sure it coats every strand of your hair by using a wide-toothed comb or your fingers to pull it through from roots to tips.
    • Cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap.
    • Let it sit for at least an hour or overnight.
    • Shampoo your hair as normal to wash it out. It may require a second shampoo to get rid of all the remaining residue.
  3. 3
    Make a homemade hair mask. If you want to instantly brighten your hair and reduce frizz, make a quick homemade hair mask you can use right before shampooing. Wet your hair in the shower and apply your mask. At the end of your shower, shampoo it out. Try the following masks:
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • One mashed banana or avocado
    • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
    • 1 beaten egg
    • A combination of any of the above
  4. 4
    Use finishing oil to protect your hair. For extra dry hair, applying a finishing oil will keep your hair from getting frizzy and puffy throughout the day. Use a dime-sized amount of finishing oil. Apply it with your fingers, focusing on the tips of your hair and avoiding the roots. Try one of these types of oil:
    • Argan oil
    • Olive oil
    • Coconut oil
    • Jojoba oil
  5. 5
    Use a boar bristle brush. While you should avoid using most types of brushes, a boar bristle brush is the one exception. This brush is made with special natural bristles that mimic the texture of your hair. It is used specifically to pull your hair's oils from the scalp all the way down to the tips, without causing any damage. It's a good investment if your hair is bone-dry and you want to pull out all the stops to rejuvenate it. Here's how to use the brush:
    • Wait until the night before you plan to wash your hair, since that's when your roots will have plenty of oil.
    • Comb out any tangles using a wide-toothed comb.
    • Pull the brush through your hair from your scalp down to the tips. Repeat several times over the same section of hair before moving on.
    • Continue until you've brushed out all of your hair. It should feel soft and silky when you're finished. Wait an hour or two before shampooing.

Part 3 of 3: Growing Healthy Hair

  1. 1
    Give yourself scalp massages. Massaging your scalp stimulates circulation near the roots of your hair, causing it to grow. Get into the habit of giving yourself a scalp massage every time you wash your hair. Using the tips of your fingers, rub your scalp in a circular motion, covering every inch of your head.
    • As a bonus, head massages help to reduce stress and ease headaches.
    • Try an oil massage for an extra boost. Massage coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil or jojoba oil into your scalp, then wash it out when you're finished.
  2. 2
    Use natural hair products. Many commercially available products promise to give us healthy hair, yet they contain ingredients that do quite the opposite. Your shampoo, conditioner, and styling products may be causing your hair to be more dry and brittle than normal. Switch to all-natural products, and avoid products that have the following harmful ingredients:
    • Sulfates: found in shampoo and other cleansers, these strip away your natural oils and leave your hair dry.
    • Silicones: found in conditioners, these build up in your hair and cause it to look dull after awhile.
    • Alcohols: found in styling products, these contribute to dryness.
  3. 3
    Nourish your hair from the inside out. What we eat and drink plays a major part in the appearance of our hair. If you want your hair to look beautiful, it's important to nourish your body so your hair will grow in strong and healthy. Do the following to promote healthy hair:
    • Eat plenty of nutritious foods known to benefit the hair. Aim to get plenty of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and iron. Choose salmon, sardines, nuts, avocados, and flaxseeds.
    • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. This prevents your hair from drying out.
    • Avoid smoking. The smoke from cigarettes can end up damaging your hair.
  4. 4
    Protect your hair from sun and other elements. Spending lots of time in the sun without protection can fry your hair. It's important to protect your hair, just as you would your skin, by covering it up when you know you'll be in direct sunlight for hours at a time.
    • Wear a sun hat to keep your hair shaded if you'll be in the sun all day.
    • In the pool, protect your hair from chemicals by wearing a swim cap.
    • In very cold weather, protect your hair from cold, dry air by wearing a warm hat.
  5. 5
    Get regular trims. Following all these steps will cause new, healthy hair to start growing in. Get your hair trimmed every two to three months or so to get rid of the dry, damaged ends that are growing out. After several months, your old, damaged hair will be replaced by beautiful new growth .

 

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How to Care for Your Indian Hair Extensions Hair Extension Care & Maintenance.

Keep the hair clean.
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  • "We suggest that you wash the hair at least once to twice a week with warm or cold water. Wash the hair immediately after swimming, spa, exercise, and etc. When dirt and sweat accumulate, hair tangles. Too much leave-in conditioners and other hair care products will create a build up on the hair and will cause it to tangle faster. If the hair feels dry or heavy with build up, wash it with a good moisturizing shampoo & conditioner.
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    Make a couple of big braids when going to sleep, swim, or exercise (comb through the hair before making the braids). NEVER SLEEP ON WET HAIR. Make sure the hair is completely dry before going to bed.
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  • Make and use a leave-in conditioner. You can also make a leave-in conditioner at home by diluting conditioner (10%) with water (90%). Apply the mixture lightly onto your hair and brush the hair from the end to the top near the scalp .
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  • Make sure you brush your hair daily, start from the ends and go up. Treat the extension hair like your own hair. You should be able to take a small tooth rat tail comb and comb through without any problems"

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Care guide for Brazilian and Peruvian human hair extensions. .

HAIR CARE GUIDE

"How to care for your virgin natural Brazilian and Peruvian Hair extensions should certainly, be an important subject because they are expensive and you expect them to last for a long time.

Installing the hair. HAIR CARE GUIDE

"How to care for your virgin natural Brazilian and Peruvian Hair extensions should certainly, be an important subject because they are expensive and you expect them to last for a long time.

Installing the hair.

"To ensure that your weft extensions do not shed after installing it, I recommend that you follow the instructions below: "

"Do not cut the wefts. This is because most of the extensions are either hand-tied or feature a very thin weft, which makes your weave virtually undetectable and easier to install. Because of this, when the delicate weft is cut, this loosens the hair in the weft causing what appears to be shedding. "

"However if you do cut the weft you need to seal it. "

"How to Seal the Weft

Step 1:
There are many sealants to choose from to bond the hair. As always do your research, some websites recommend using anything from clear nail polish, bonding glue to fabric sealant, so you’ll have to determine what’s best for you. *Always follow the instructions provided.
Step 2:
Once you have prepared the sealant to use, lay the wefts on a covered, flat surface. Apply the sealant directly to the weft of the hair as you would if you were going to “glue” or bond the hair but instead of installing the hair, simply allow the sealant to dry. DO NOT let sealant touch the actual hair. Wait 10 – 15 min to allow drying time or blow-dry for a quicker result. After the hair has dried, repeat on the other side.
Step 3:
When you or your hair professional is installing the hair, after cutting each weft, you can also seal the ENDS of each piece for added security.
If you don’t feel like sealing the wefts yourself, make sure that you let your hair professional know ahead of time that you are planning to have your wefts sealed so that he or she can be prepared "


"Do not put a needle through the wefts or pierce the wefts. If installing a sew-in weave, sew over and around the weft using a blanket stitch method. This method secures the weft without actually penetrating it. "

"Do not split the wefts "


"Post Installation Maintenance "

"Once natural hair is cut from a donor's head, it stops receiving much-needed nutrients that nourish and keeps the hair soft, shiny & tangle-free. It's therefore vitally important to maintain and treat your natural hair extensions with the appropriate maintenance products that will restores/maintain softness, silky luster and keep it tangle-free.
Using the appropriate product range will ensure that your hair extensions keep its silky texture and last for a long time. I would recommend you use mild shampoos & conditioners; preferably sulfate-free and silicon free hair care products. "


"Using the wrong maintenance products on your hair extensions will result in dry, dull, tangled, damaged and unmanageable hair extensions. "


"I currently use Argan oil for my human hair extensions. However do research online especially on YouTube there are a lot of videos on how to maintain / restore Brazilian or Peruvian human hair. "

"Recommended Maintenance Regime "

"Step 1:
Detangle your hair
This is a very important step prior to shampooing your hair.
Ensure that your hair is free of tangles or snares (especially at the back of the neck). Using a wide tooth or a detangling brush, gently comb out your hair extensions. Always comb or brush hair from the bottom up, small sections at a time. The more careful you treat your extensions the longer they will last. Support your attachment when brushing or combing your hair.
Step 2:
Wash
Shampoo your hair at least once a week Shampoo your hair more often if you have increased perspiration or have been in a dusty environment. Curly textures require frequent shampoos or co-washes to look its best hair.

Wet you hair slowly and apply shampoo generously. Do not massage or rub the hair against itself.

Gently comb hair with a wide tooth comb or your fingers to remove any tangles and wash in a downward motion. Rinse shampoo out thoroughly.

Apply a moisturizing conditioner or mask. Use a wide tooth comb or fingers to work the conditioner into your hair. Put on a shower cap and wait for at least 10 - 30 minutes, and then rinse out conditioner out thoroughly.

Air dry hair or set the hair, while wet, on rollers for curls

When hair is completely dry, apply more serum or light hair to hair if required

If you must use heat, to dry or style the hair, be sure you use a leave in conditioner first and heat protector

Co-Wash: Substitute conditioner for shampoo Wash your hair in a downward motion, working conditioner from the top down in one motion. Rinse well and then style. This is great for curly styles. it also moisturizes the hair and prevents it from being dry and frizzy. "


"Step 3:
Deep Condition
To keep you hair in tip- top shape, use a deep conditioner or hot oil treatment in your hair twice a month. More or less, depending on the hair's need. This is very important if you have colored the hair or use hair straighteners.


Step 4:
Styling
As mentioned in step 1, always keep your hair extensions tangle free. Brush or comb gently and avoid any excess tension. Always comb or brush hair from the bottom up, small sections at a time. The more careful you treat your extensions the longer they will last. Support your attachment when brushing or combing your hair. We also strongly recommend the use of a de-tangling brush to comb your hair extensions every day so that it does not develop tangles especially in the nape area.
Our Natural Hair Extensions can be styled as you would your own hair. You can blow dry, curl with curling iron, straighten with a flat iron, dye with a hair dye, and style it as you would your own hair.
Heat is your hair biggest enemy. The more you use it, the shorter the life span of your hair. Use heat in moderation. Do not use high temperatures. High temperatures can damage the hair and permanently alter the hair texture. Get a heat protector to spray on your hair before using a wand or straighteners. Use styling products that are alcohol free." 

Put your hair "up" at night. Plait, pin or roll (using bendy rollers) your hair before going to sleep. This is important in preventing tangles. Never sleep with loose wet hair, for it may tangle while you sleep. Sleep with a satin cap or on a satin covered pillow. "




"To ensure that your weft extensions do not shed after installing it, I recommend that you follow the instructions below:

Do not cut the wefts. This is because most of the extensions are either hand-tied or feature a very thin weft, which makes your weave virtually undetectable and easier to install. Because of this, when the delicate weft is cut, this loosens the hair in the weft causing what appears to be shedding.

However if you do cut the weft you need to seal it.

How to Seal the Weft

Step 1:
There are many sealants to choose from to bond the hair. As always do your research, some websites recommend using anything from clear nail polish, bonding glue to fabric sealant, so you’ll have to determine what’s best for you. *Always follow the instructions provided.
Step 2:
Once you have prepared the sealant to use, lay the wefts on a covered, flat surface. Apply the sealant directly to the weft of the hair as you would if you were going to “glue” or bond the hair but instead of installing the hair, simply allow the sealant to dry. DO NOT let sealant touch the actual hair. Wait 10 – 15 min to allow drying time or blow-dry for a quicker result. After the hair has dried, repeat on the other side.
Step 3:
When you or your hair professional is installing the hair, after cutting each weft, you can also seal the ENDS of each piece for added security.
If you don’t feel like sealing the wefts yourself, make sure that you let your hair professional know ahead of time that you are planning to have your wefts sealed so that he or she can be prepared!! (Cuddled from) vivicafoxhair's tips on how to prevent your hair extension from shedding. "


" Do not put a needle through the wefts or pierce the wefts. If installing a sew-in weave, sew over and around the weft using a blanket stitch method. This method secures the weft without actually penetrating it.

· Do not split the wefts


Post Installation Maintenance

Once natural hair is cut from a donor's head, it stops receiving much-needed nutrients that nourish and keeps the hair soft, shiny & tangle-free. It's therefore vitally important to maintain and treat your natural hair extensions with the appropriate maintenance products that will restores/maintain softness, silky luster and keep it tangle-free.
Using the appropriate product range will ensure that your hair extensions keep its silky texture and last for a long time. I would recommend you use mild shampoos & conditioners; preferably sulfate-free and silicon free hair care products."


"Using the wrong maintenance products on your hair extensions will result in dry, dull, tangled, damaged and unmanageable hair extensions.


"I currently use  Argan oil for my human hair extensions. However do research online especially on YouTube there are a lot of videos on how to maintain / restore Brazilian or Peruvian human hair.

Recommended Maintenance Regime

Step 1:
Detangle your hair
This is a very important step prior to shampooing your hair.
Ensure that your hair is free of tangles or snares (especially at the back of the neck). Using a wide tooth or a detangling brush, gently comb out your hair extensions. Always comb or brush hair from the bottom up, small sections at a time. The more careful you treat your extensions the longer they will last. Support your attachment when brushing or combing your hair.
Step 2:
Wash
Shampoo your hair at least once a week Shampoo your hair more often if you have increased perspiration or have been in a dusty environment. Curly textures require frequent shampoos or co-washes to look its best hair.

Wet you hair slowly and apply shampoo generously. Do not massage or rub the hair against itself.

Gently comb hair with a wide tooth comb or your fingers to remove any tangles and wash in a downward motion. Rinse shampoo out thoroughly.

Apply a moisturizing conditioner or mask. Use a wide tooth comb or fingers to work the conditioner into your hair. Put on a shower cap and wait for at least 10 - 30 minutes, and then rinse out conditioner out thoroughly.

Air dry hair or set the hair, while wet, on rollers for curls

When hair is completely dry, apply more serum or light hair to hair if required

If you must use heat, to dry or style the hair, be sure you use a leave in conditioner first and heat protector

Co-Wash: Substitute conditioner for shampoo Wash your hair in a downward motion, working conditioner from the top down in one motion. Rinse well and then style. This is great for curly styles. it also moisturizes the hair and prevents it from being dry and frizzy.


Step 3:
Deep Condition
To keep you hair in tip- top shape, use a deep conditioner or hot oil treatment in your hair twice a month. More or less, depending on the hair's need. This is very important if you have colored the hair or use hair straighteners.


Step 4:
Styling
As mentioned in step 1, always keep your hair extensions tangle free. Brush or comb gently and avoid any excess tension. Always comb or brush hair from the bottom up, small sections at a time. The more careful you treat your extensions the longer they will last. Support your attachment when brushing or combing your hair. We also strongly recommend the use of a de-tangling brush to comb your hair extensions every day so that it does not develop tangles especially in the nape area.
Our Natural Hair Extensions can be styled as you would your own hair. You can blow dry, curl with curling iron, straighten with a flat iron, dye with a hair dye, and style it as you would your own hair.
Heat is your hair biggest enemy. The more you use it, the shorter the life span of your hair. Use heat in moderation. Do not use high temperatures. High temperatures can damage the hair and permanently alter the hair texture. Get a heat protector to spray on your hair before using a wand or straighteners. Use styling products that are alcohol free.

Put your hair "up" at night. Plait, pin or roll (using bendy rollers) your hair before going to sleep. This is important in preventing tangles. Never sleep with loose wet hair, for it may tangle while you sleep. Sleep with a satin cap or on a satin covered pillow. "

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