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.