What Is Remy Hair?

Posted by Cindy Lee on Mar 5th 2022

What Is Remy Hair?

What is Remy hair?

Remy is a term that is often used in the hair industry, and to those who are new to the world of hair, it is just one of many terms that can be confusing.

Remy or Remi hair is considered the finest quality of human hair since the cuticles remain intact on the hair, unlike regular non-Remy hair. Aligning and preserving the hair cuticles in a unilateral direction ensures the natural look and feel of hair.

Whether or not hair is “Remy” will have a huge effect on the quality and the longevity of the hair, which is why it is so important to understand the difference between Remy and non-Remy hair.

What does Remy hair mean?

Here we shall look at what it means for hair to be classified as ‘Remy”, what to look out for, and why it is so important for the quality of the hair.

The term Remy refers to human hair that has been collected from a human hair donor, and has undergone only minimal chemical processing to ensure that the hair is soft, silky and tangle free. What makes Remy hair unique from hair simply classed as ‘human hair’, is the way hair strand cuticles have been aligned, ensuring all are facing in the same direction, as they would it they had grown naturally from your scalp.

What does aligned cuticles mean in human hair?

For hair to be classified as Remy, each strand of hair must be facing in the same direction that it would have been had it naturally grown from your scalp.

As our hair grows naturally from our scalp, each of our cuticles will be facing in the same direction whereas, if hair is not Remy, cuticles may be facing in opposite directions (some facing up and some facing down). This will cause the hair to tangle, and the hair will become very difficult to keep smooth, especially when wet. Regular non Remy hair will also not feel as soft as Remy hair does, due to friction from brushing the cuticle against its natural direction.

Why should the cuticle stay on the hair?

One of the most important jobs of the hair cuticle is to protect the hairs core, as well as to lock in moisture.

Without the cuticle, the hair is much more likely to become damaged by any form of styling, including excessive brushing, heated tools, back combing, etc.

Regular human hair goes through an acid bath to strip the hair of its cuticles before being used for venting hairpieces and hair systems. This causes the integrity of the hair to be damaged, therefore any form of styling or washing will affect the quality of the hair much more rapidly.

How can I tell the difference between real Remy hair and regular ‘human hair’?

Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to tell the difference, and to the naked eye it is near impossible to tell. The main difference you will find, however, is in the cost of the hair. If the hair is listed as Remy, but the price is very cheap, it may not be Remy. Remy hair is typically more expensive to produce than non-Remy hair/acid stripped human hair. Using a 20+ year qualified supplier like Cindycut.com is key!

Why is Remy hair so important when it come to my hair systems?

By selecting Remy hair, you will be able to brush, wash, cut and curl your hair as easily as you would if it grew from your head. The hair will be smooth to touch, and will look incredibly shiny and healthy, the desired look for anybody who wants to enhance their appearance with the use of hair systems.

Using a 20+ year qualified supplier like Cindycut.com is key!

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