Why You Should Choose Remy Hair Extensions
If you are looking into getting hair extensions for the first time, you may feel overwhelmed by the seemingly endless types to choose from. From clip-ins to tape to weft extensions, it can be tricky to determine what is what, and which type of extensions are best for your hair.
One term that you may have heard a lot in your hair extension research is Remy hair. But what is Remy hair and why is it the preferred choice for hair extensions?
Here is everything you need to know about Remy hair extensions.
What is Remy hair?
In short, Remy hair is real, natural human hair. Widely regarded as the finest quality of human hair, Remy hair comes unprocessed and with a cuticle layer that is kept intact. This leaves us with hair that is healthy, soft and shiny.
But where does Remy hair come from?
Unlike other types of hair extensions, Remy hair comes from a donor, typically from Russia, India, Brazil or Peru, who is paid for their natural hair. Rather than cutting the hair and letting the pieces fall where they may, Remy hair is typically cut from a ponytail, so that the hair can be gathered in one bunch.
By keeping the hair gathered in bundles, the integrity of the cuticles can be preserved, as the hair lays in the same direction from root to end. This prevents tangling and ensures hair extensions that look and feel natural.
How do Remy hair extensions differ from other hair extensions?
Don’t get it twisted. While all Remy hair extensions are made of human hair, not all human hair extensions are Remy.
So what is the difference between Remy and non-Remy human hair extensions?
Non-Remy human hair extensions are made from hair collected from brushes and where it has fallen onto the floor after being cut. Clearly, this is very different to how Remy hair is gathered.
Because of this, the hair cuticles all lay in different directions. To combat this, the hair is put into an acid bath, which works to remove the entire cuticle from the hair, before it is chemically processed and dipped into silicone.
While this process of dipping the hair in silicone may make the hair feel soft and shiny at first, this silkiness will quickly be lost. After washing non-Remy hair extensions, the silicone coating will wear off, leaving the hair feeling harsh and brittle. Additionally, choosing non-Remy hair extensions often leads to matting, tangling and shedding problems, which nobody wants.
Why is Remy hair the best choice in hair extensions?
If you are looking to invest in hair extensions, you obviously want hair that looks as natural as your own. As mentioned, the method in which Remy hair is collected provides a smooth texture and a natural look and feel that is comparable to your own hair.
Furthermore, as Remy hair goes through little processing and the cuticles remain intact, Remy hair extensions are less prone to tangling and becoming matted. As Remy hair extensions are free of silicone, they remain naturally silky and soft.
Ultimately, you can treat Remy hair extensions the same way you would your own hair. Remy hair is far more versatile when it comes to styling - you can straighten and curl your hair however you wish, tie it up however you like and can even colour it if you so desire.
If you are searching for hair extensions that look realistic and blend completely with your natural locks, Remy hair is the best choice for you. Unlike other human hair extensions, Remy hair is long-lasting and easy to work with.
Can I dye or bleach my Remy hair extensions?
Many girls wonder whether their Remy hair extensions can be dyed or bleached. After all, many girls who wear extensions grow tired of their hair colour and want to experiment with different shades. Additionally, while Remy hair extensions may be available in a wide range of colours, many girls have beautiful, unique hair colours that don’t quite match the shades on offer.
Unlike synthetic hair extensions that lack durability, Remy hair extensions are made of 100% human hair and can therefore be dyed, bleached and toned.
If you are looking to colour your extensions, be sure to follow the below tips:
• Only have a professional hair colourist dye your extensions
• Always do a strand test before dying your full set
• Wash your hair extensions with sulphate and alcohol-free shampoo before colouring
• Choose a lighter set of extensions to dye darker, rather than lightening darker coloured extensions
• Use a semi or demi-permanent colour and a lower volume developer
Additionally, it is important to keep in mind that Remy hair extensions are made of real human hair, not some invincible material. Just as you shouldn’t over-bleach your natural hair, avoid going crazy with colour to avoid damaging your extensions.
Can I curl my Remy hair extensions?
Hair extensions give the hair extra length and volume and can be styled to create so many beautiful looks. Curling your hair extensions can be a game changer, especially if you typically have fine or thin hair. Hello luscious locks!
While other types of hair extensions can be damaged by heat, Remy hair extensions can sustain heat, meaning that you can style your hair worry free. Not sure how to curl your Remy hair extensions?
If you have more permanent hair extensions, such as tape-in, microbead or weft, that can’t be taken out, you can simply curl them as you would your natural hair. However, if your hair extensions are clip in, you have the option to curl them while installed or when taken out. As both options work just fine, do whatever you find easiest.
How long do Remy hair extensions last?
There is little else in the hair world more upsetting than having a brand new set of extensions put in, only for them to be damaged in a matter of weeks. Remy hair extensions are worth purchasing for the lifespan alone, as they last much longer than other hair extensions on the market. By correctly looking after your Remy extensions, you can expect Indian hair to last between six to eight months, and Russian hair to last between 10 to 12 months.
However, the lifespan of Remy hair extensions is not only a reflection of their quality, but how well they are looked after once applied. Remember that hair extensions do not receive any natural oils from the scalp and actually require far more attention than our natural hair does.
How to care for Remy hair extensions?
While Remy hair extensions do need a bit more attention than our natural locks, they are still extremely easy to maintain. In fact, caring for your hair extensions isn’t so different from how you would look after your natural hair.
Our top tips for caring for your Remy hair extensions include:
• Keep your extensions clean by shampooing gently every four to five days
• Opt for sulphate free, professional hair care products
• Use low heat settings and a heat protectant when styling your extensions
• Brush your extensions regularly, using a wide-tooth comb to avoid breakage
• Avoid sleeping while your hair extensions are wet
- Jadore Hair Supplies