Remy Human Hair Wigs . . . What is Remy Hair?

What Is A Remy Human Hair Wig?

A Remy human hair wig has an in-tact cuticle layer, which is the outer layer of each hair strand that lays like shingles on a roof (all traveling in the same direction). This results when the hair is gathered and kept in bundles with all the hair going in the same direction. This means the cuticle is all going in the same direction in the bundle, making this type of wig the very best quality.

Wigs Made of Real Remy Human Hair

To keep all the hair together and in the same direction through the gathering and then the processing of the hair (which means cleaning, dying, and then making the wigs with these bundles) is very costly. 

Everyone makes such a big deal about Remy Human Hair Wigs. (What’s all the fuss about Remy hair?)

Well… we did some digging to get to the root of why remy hair is considered better.

You may be interested to learn that the term ‘remy’ only applies to the way the hair is gathered and processed. It doesn’t represent anything about the grade of hair or the origin (which apparently makes a difference in texture and durability).  So many are demanding Remy human hair but do they actually know what they are asking for?  And... more importantly... what they are paying for!  

This is the primary reason remy human hair wigs and hair extensions are generally more expensive.  Keep in mind, the quality of the hair is the biggest factor in the price… but if it is remy hair, no matter the quality... there is a ‘service charge’ of sorts added to the wig or hair piece.  Watch the video for more information:





These are some of our favorite human hair wigs within our production crew because the hair has been so easy to work with, holds up beautifully, and feels phenomenal!

Human Hair Wig Contessa by Raquel Welch

Keep in mind, the quality of the hair is the biggest factor in the price. The Remy feature doesn’t change or affect the quality.  Although the process of gathering and maintaining remy hair is more expensive... be careful you are not paying huge mark up prices on remy hair that is a poor grade or quality.

There is a grading system of human hair… A,B, or C grade hair is generally found in the market.  A grade is of course the best quality… but if it is remy, no matter the quality, there is an added cost to the wig. No-matter what grade of hair your wig or extensions are... it is of course, better to have Remy as there is less tangling overall. 

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Nothing moves like great quality hair and when it is Remy Hair…The integrity of the hair is better because you have the entire hair shaft in tact and it is of course stronger and will move more fluidly... not so flyaway!  You have an even smoother look to your style.

Amazingly Natural Looking Wigs

 Now the high end grade A hair which is truly Remy…is amazing and is sought after for a very good reason.  It is the cream of the crop!  But beware... some low end brands will mix in remy hair with low quality hair and say it is remy and you will of course get taken for a ride.  Same goes with the quality of hair.  This is why it is important to stick with the established and trusted wig brands as you know their product can be counted on for accuracy.

So everyone is looking for Remy grade A hair for a good reason, but it is very pricey and so not everywhere!  So...Keep in mind, you may not always need the highest quality hair or remy hair for that matter. You may choose to save a little on cost and sacrifice a bit on the quality if you are not going to be wearing your wig every day.  This doesn't mean the lesser grade hair or the non remy hair is not good and wont look beautiful.  It definitely will look great and in some cases, you will not be able to tell the difference enough to justify the cost. It simply may not last as long.  But the important thing is you get to decide... It is all up to you and your needs.


Human Hair Wig Emotion Ellen Wille | Chestnut Brown Wig

So is Remy Human Hair really better?  Yes…but remember, it is only better if the origin and grade of human hair is already top quality.  You have the information you need to figure out what will work for you.  You will look beautiful if you take good care of the hair you decide to purchase and if you feel confident.  It's a bit like buying a piece of jewelry which is made with a cubic many cases it will still sparkle like a true diamond..but will not last you the same and will not have the durability in the long run. but you sure did save the money and still get to sparkle for now;)

Buying human hair wigs is an investment.  Now you have the facts to make an informed decision on what is right for you.  Whatever you choose...just make sure you enjoy your sparkle!

What do you think of our Remy Human Hair Wigs? Write to us and leave a comment below.



Hello Janet,

If you are looking for 12" Remy Human Hair wigs we may recommend The Good Life by Raquel Welch, Spectra Plus by Ellen Wille, or Carrie by Jon Renau. We have a large selection of mid-length Remy Human Hair wigs that may be great options for you as most will feature a mono-top or 100% hand-tied cap construction. Please keep in mind, if your human hair wig does not have bangs you can have your wig cut to add bangs and achieved your desired look. We always recommend consulting an experienced professional when choosing to alter your wig or topper.

The Wig Experts

Do you have any 12in Remy wigs with bangs that look like a real part or monofilament part please contact me at the Bob email

Janet Lingle

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