When you start looking for the right hair extensions for you, you are likely to be confused. Artificial hair and virgin hair, how to differentiate? Which is better, synthetic hair or virgin hair? Today this blog will answer your doubts.
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What Is Remy Hair?
Human hair collected directly from a hair donor has its cuticle still intact. The cuticle is the outermost layer of the hair and is waterproof and used to protect the hair. The cuticle cannot be seen with the naked eye and is often damaged by chemical treatments or excessive brushing.
Hair that is not considered primary hair is still 100% real human hair, but it has been processed after being obtained from a donor. Artificial hair is harvested in such a way that all strands are kept in line with the natural direction in which it grows (i.e. hair is tied in a ponytail for cutting), with the top at the top and the ends at the ends to maintain the natural texture pattern and cuticle orientation. This process ensures that the hair stays super soft, shiny and silky, which eliminates the problem of tangles.
What Is Virgin Hair?
Virgin human hair is defined as hair that has never been chemically treated in any way, which makes it far superior to heavy metal hair. As for virgin hair, although it is more expensive than synthetic hair, it will last longer and look more natural. You should treat it as you would your own hair.
Virgin hair is hair that is completely unprocessed and intact. To be virgin hair, it must meet strict criteria including: not permed, colored, dyed, bleached and chemically treated in any way. The hair will remain in its natural state and the cuticle is not damaged. Virgin hair is pure and it usually comes from young women so there is no gray hair or split ends. Donors of virgin hair must have long, healthy, full-bodied hair.
What Is Non-Remy Hair?
Non-Remy hair is human hair that is harvested from multiple heads. It is sometimes collected in piles. Since the hair is not collected from one head, the cuticles are not all facing the same direction. It would be too time consuming to manually flip all the hair in the same way. Therefore, to minimize tangles and curls, the makers of non-Remy hair use a special process to remove all of the cuticle layers. This process is very harsh on the hair, making it more fragile and shortening its lifespan.
Virgin Hair vs. Remy Hair
Now, to make the difference between virgin and Remy hair obvious, here is a direct comparison of the two.
- Processing – Virgin hair is completely unprocessed, while Remy hair may have been chemically processed to achieve its look, texture and feel.
- Cost – Virgin hair is much more expensive than Remy hair because it is untouched and healthy. Suppliers take this fact into account when setting prices for virgin hair. On the other hand, Remy hair is much more expensive because it has been altered to a variety of colors and textures (which can damage the hair).
- Longevity – Virgin hair can last for years because it is minimally processed. Remy hair, on the other hand, has a much shorter lifespan because it is subjected to color and texture treatments in some cases.
Difference Between Remy Hair And Virgin Hair
Native hair is completely natural human hair that has never been treated or undergone any chemical treatment such as perming, dyeing and coloring at the time of collection. Donors of virgin hair must have long, healthy, intact hair. Virgin hair lasts longer and is less prone to tangling than synthetic hair.
Remy hair is very popular because it creates a natural look when worn. The best quality of human hair leaves all the cuticles intact, which means they can be aligned correctly, making them look completely natural. Artificial hair is usually deep cleaned and conditioned to restore shine and remove any impurities. The best thing about them is that they do not contain any harmful chemicals and are hypoallergenic.
Remy Hair vs. Non-Remy Hair
Here are some of the most glaring differences between Remy hair and Non-Remy hair
- Processing – Remy hair is much less processed than non-Remy hair. This is because Remy hair is collected with all the cuticle layers in the same direction. Therefore, there is no need to remove its cuticle to make it easier to comb. On the other hand, since non-man-made hair is collected randomly, hair manufacturers need to make the hair smoother and less prone to tangling. They do this by completely removing the cuticle and then applying silicone to it. The problem with this is that the effect of the silicone only lasts 4 to 6 weeks – after that, the hair tangles, becomes dull, and the shine disappears.
- Cost – Remy hair is more expensive than non-Remy hair because it is of a much higher quality than non-Remy hair. The extensive processing that non-Remy hair undergoes can permanently damage the hair. This is also factored into the price.
- Longevity – Remy hair lasts longer than non-Remy hair. Non-Remy hair is more prone to tangling, brittleness and breakage due to the chemical treatment required.
Is Remy Hair or Virgin Hair Better?
I think you can choose depending on your budget, you can buy virgin hair or Remy hair and consider which one you really want to buy.
The hair extensions that work best for you are the most important.
How to Tell The Difference Between Virgin Hair, Remy Hair, and Non-Remy Hair
As you know by now, virgin hair is the best hair option as far as quality is concerned. Then comes Remy hair, and the final spot is for non-Remy hair. But how do you tell them apart? This section will help you with that question.
- Quality of Virgin Hair. Virgin hair has a natural color that is never pitch black. It is more like a natural black or brown color. There may be one or two gray hairs in it. Virgin hair is also thicker than non-hostile hair, but this may not be apparent to the naked eye. Virgin hair can also be soft, smooth to the touch, and feel 100% natural. After all, it is as natural as human hair can get.
- Quality of Remy Hair.Remy hair looks very smooth and shiny. But one sign that it is not virgin hair is that it may have pitch black tones and other dyed colors. Otherwise, the hair will still look full and luxurious from root to tip.
- Quality of non-Remy hair. Non-Remy hair may not be all one length – if you take the very end and turn the hair upside down, you will see short hair falling down. It may also look a little thin and frayed near the ends when you buy it, after which it will only become more damaged. When you style it, you’ll find it sheds and breaks easily. And when you try to clean it, it will become very tangled.