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Virgin Hair VS Remy Hair& Non-Remy Hair

Posted on 2016-12-05

    As I mentioned in my last blogs about hair Grade, compare same Grade hair from different vendor make no sense at all, but you can tell the difference by compare different Grade quality hair from one vendor. Many of you just don’t understand why we have different grade hair, some customer even blame seller you can’t have different grade hair? Hair is Hair! Obviously those people don’t know much about hair, neither do they know about Virgin Hair, Remy Hair and None-Remy Hair. My opinion is Hair is not just Hair! 
       Virgin Hair Extensions

  Virgin Hair,called as Braided Hair here in China, is a phrase used to describe a set of hair that has not been chemically processed in any way. Its material is 100% unprocessed human hair, No Chemical at all (no permed, no colored, no dyed and no bleached). All the hair pieces are cut and collected from a single young donor (the donor could be Indian, Malaysian, Brazilian, etc),  so all the cuticles are the same direction and intact. This translates to smooth, tangle free hair. However, this also means that more work is required in order to maintain the look and feel of the hair. Elesis Virgin hair defined our Virgin Hair as 9a Grade.


       Remy Hair Extensions

  Remy human hair extensions actually describe the quality of hair used to make up the particular extension. Factory first gathered hair from donors and separate all the same length in bulk in such a way as to keep all the hair’s cuticles properly aligned in one correction. And then mix proper amount of different length hair to make a certain thickness weft. This means the hair remains softer and silkier. Remy hair is not necessarily virgin hair, since its material is not only from single donor but but it can also be last for a certain long time with proper and regular hair care. Its defining features are an intact cuticle and the manner in which it was harvested.  So although all Virgin Hair is Remy Hair, not all Remy hair is Virgin Hair.

      Non-Remy Hair Extensions
  Non Remy human hair is a happy medium between high quality, Virgin Remy hair, and lower quality hair such as synthetic or Yaki. Non-remy hair is the left over hair that in most cases is gathered from the floors of temples and salons then recycled to make a weft. Obviously Remy hair cuticles are facing various directions, which causes the hair to tangle and matte quite easily. To prevent the hair from tangling factory will use acid to process the hair. This destroys the cuticle, which drastically shortens the life of the hair extension. Many factory will often dip the hair in a silicone coating to try to disguise the hair. Thought it feel silky at the beginning but it will be tangle after many times wash. This hair is often found in beauty supply stores and is less likely to be used for more than one install.
  Virgin Hair is most expensive in the market therefore there is still a lot buyer choose Remy hair because of its afforable price and better quality since the cuticle run in same direction. We defined our Remy Hair as 7a Grade. Many people find it hard to identify Virgin Hair, Remy hair between Non-Remy hair. That’s true because all of these hair type looks no difference by first sight. There is still many tips to help to recognize the good hair quality. Since Non-Remy hair is acid processed so the cuticle is destroyed, it feels nothing difference but silky no matter you touch the hair from top to end or touch from end to top. In the controary, Remy Hair and Virgin hair cuticle is intact, it feels silky when you touch from top to end but feel a little coarse when touch from end to bottom. There is also several tips to identify Virgin Hair with Remy hair. If you find your bundles have strands of gray hair then congratulation you got Virgin Hair. It is normal for virgin hair to have a couple gray strands or natural highlights because the hair is not chemically altered. The hair is directly from a donor's hair and then machine weft. Or if you can see some brittle at the end of the hair then it’s high possiblility you got Virgin Hair. However you can’t 100% rely on above tips, the most reliable method in my opinion is by bleaching the hair, if you are searching for a vendor just order one bundle and see how pure color you can get after bleaching. If the whole bundle  is still soft and appear to be one pure color like color #27,#613 or other color then this is good Virgin Hair.

   Well, I’m not sure if all readers agree with my opinion but I believe you won’t tell me “Hair is Hair” again after seeing my views.