Remy Human Hair Extensions – What You Should Know
Whether you’ve been getting hair extensions for a while or you’re just considering them now, you may have heard about Remy Human Hair extensions.
Remy human hair is classed as the highest grade of real human hair available for extensions, and as such, many women prefer to use this type of hair for hair extensions, hairpieces and wigs. It achieves the most natural look, which is the goal of almost every cosmetic enhancement.
In this post, we’ll go into detail about Remy Human Hair so you have all the facts you need to know.
What’s So Great about Remy Human Hair?
You’ll hear it again and again from hairdressers and savvy girlfriends – Remy is the finest quality of human hair. It has achieved this status because the hair cuticles are kept intact, rather than stripped, like most non-Remy hair extensions. By preserving the hair cuticles and aligning them in a unidirectional manner (meaning in one direction from the base of the head to the tip of the hair strand), you create extensions that are incredibly natural in appearance.
In fact, they might even be better than your natural hair, as Remy human hair remains super soft, silky, shiny and completely tangle-free throughout its lifetime. Remy hair extensions come from one or more donors and aren’t mixed with any other human hair or synthetic fibres.
Grades of Remy Hair
Not all Remy hair is cut from the same cloth, so to speak. There are different grades of Remy hair and your choices can vary greatly depending on the quality you settle for and how much you’re willing to spend.
Double Drawn – Grade 7A
Double drawn is the most expensive Remy cuticle hair because it has been hand collected with the cuticles aligned in one direction and arranged with almost 100% of the strands at one length. This is virgin, unprocessed hair that has not been dyed. It can last up to two years or even longer with proper care.
Single Drawn – Grade 6A
Single Drawn Remy hair is collected from one donor who has likely shaved their head. Natural long and short strands are collected in each bundle, the cuticle is intact and aligned and the hair is in its raw, virgin form. To get a full head of hair, you’ll need several different donors.
Processed – Grade 5A
This is good quality hair that will last quite a long time but it’s not delivered in its virgin form as it has been processed (coloured and textured to straight or wavy locks). You can darken this hair grade 1 or 2 shades but bleaching is not recommended. This grade lasts 12 to 18 months with proper care and is a reasonable cost for the high quality.
Also processed and affordable, the lifespan of this hair is usually about 6 to 9 months. It can be made with part of the cuticle removed and not fully intact. If not fully intact, heat styling may dry the hair out quickly.
If you only wear extensions occasionally and want a low-cost option, Grade 3A is a good choice. It lasts about 4 to 6 months before tangling and drying out. It’s usually acid washed and stripped of its cuticle and applied with a silicone treatment.
How Does Remy Hair Compare to Synthetic Hair Extensions?
One of the best things about using Remy human hair extensions is they can be dyed a darker colour and styled with hot tools like your curling iron or hair straightener. You can also wash human hair extensions more freely and generally treat them like your own natural hair. Synthetic hair extensions, on the other hand, have a much shorter life expectancy. They are more susceptible to damage from the sun and are difficult to style and blend in with your own hair.