If you have been considering getting hair extensions for some time, then naturally, you might have spent time online looking around for reputed salons and hair providers to visit. And whilst surfing the net for a good dealer, you might have stumbled upon the fact that there are different names to different hair extensions – words such as ‘virgin’, ‘Remy’ and ‘non-Remy’. To someone not well-versed in the terminology of hair extensions, this might sound confusing, but this is also a good chance to increase your knowledge on the subject, so that you can confidently ask questions from your hair stylist when asking for hair extensions.
Virgin hair extensions
If you were looking for long hair extensions online, you might have naturally stumbled upon some very expensive hair extensions that were close to five hundred dollars or so. This extremely high price is often limited to a specific variety of hair extensions known as virgin hair extensions. Like what their name suggests, these hair extensions are ‘virgin’ – they are of the finest quality and have not undergone any treatments. What this basically means is that the donors of the hair locks have not subjected their hair to any chemical process – whether that is dyeing their hair or perming it – at any point in their life, and that the hair providers have also not subjected the hair to any treatments. Accordingly, this is basically human hair in its natural state. Not to add, the donors are usually young women, so you will find that virgin hair extensions do not come with split ends or grey strands as well.
Remy hair extensions
Moving on, Remy hair extensions are another extremely popular variety of hair. They are also of the finest quality and very expensive. Remy hair is also a type of virgin hair extensions (and accordingly, all Remy hair extensions are by default virgin hair extensions, but the opposite is not always true!), hence they come from a single donor with healthy hair. The major difference lies in the direction of the cuticles: these are not only perfectly intact, but they are also in the same direction with regards to each and every strand. The similar direction allows for Remy hair extensions to be tangle-free and free from matting as well. Remy hair extensions are accordingly an extremely popular choice for extensions such as skin weft hair extensions.Whilst the above are the most common types of high-quality hair extensions, you can also have lower quality compromises such as non-Remy hair extensions, which basically have human hair that comes from different donors, does not have cuticles running in the same direction. Even lower down the list are synthetic hair extensions, which are basically good for clip-in extensions at most.