Just like anything in the beauty business – if you weren’t born with what you want, you can totally buy it. So, even if you were not blessed with the locks of Lady Godiva someone else was – and for a price – you can own all of that glistening hair. The question being – how do you know what you are paying for, are my extensions really made of human hair, what does it mean when hair is Remy, should my hair be virgin, and how the hell is someone else’s hair going to stay in my own head?
These are excellent questions and let’s start by answering them – here goes!
WHAT ARE MY EXTENSIONS MADE OF?
That is an excellent question – extensions can be made of multiple different types of fibers, but the two main fibers are synthetic (plastic) or natural (human or animal). So, what is the difference? The main one, price. Synthetic fibers and animal hair will be much less expensive than human hair. Also, synthetic fibers can not withstand the heat of a stylists curling iron, in other words – it is going to melt, it won’t curl, and it will smell pretty terrible. Human and animal hair will style well with heat – and some animal hair will look similar to human hair, but nothing is the same as human hair. Read your labels carefully – make sure you are not purchasing a BLEND of human and other fibers it will be sad times.
WHAT IS REMEY HAIR
Remy hair is defined as human hair from a single donor in which cuticles are kept intact and hairs are organized facing the same direction from root to tip. The hair cuticle is the outermost layer of the hair that provides a protection to the hair. An intact cuticle will lay flat, allowing for a reflective surface, which provides a shiny appearance. To assure hair strands are organized facing the same direction from root to tip, Remy hair must be cut close to the scalp in a ponytail. Hair is then collected and cleaned to remove any lice or dirt. Workers may sure all hair strands are facing the same direction. Remy hair can be divided into several subcategories. Remy hair can be virgin, unprocessed or processed, which means it has been colored, permed or relaxed. As long as the cuticle remains intact, the hair is still considered Remy.
TAKE NOTE: Remy hair does not necessarily equal virgin hair. Virgin Remy hair is unprocessed, leaving the cuticle intact. Therefore, all virgin hair is Remy, but not all Remy hair is virgin.
HOW IS THIS GOING TO STAY IN MY HEAD
Extensions can be applied in a multitude of different ways – we can sew them, tape them, clip them, and glue them (among other ways). One of the most popular ways that we use extensions for weddings are the clip in weft extensions. This method is one of the easiest ways to achieve the length and volume WITHOUT the commitment of many of the other extension methods. Its super easy, with lots of different color, length and texture options, and it is one of the least expensive human hair extension methods!
Human hair extensions can run you anywhere from $300 to over $3000.00 – so make sure you know what you are getting yourself into, know your options, and HIRE A PROFESSIONAL!!!
Some of my information was taken from LAUNCHPAD and ehow.com
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