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Remy Human Hair…. What Does it Really Mean?

Posted on February 15 2017

Obsession Ellen Wille | Remy Human Hair WigEveryone 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!  

Remy Human Hair hair is the result of the gathering process only.  This means, when the hair is gathered, it is then 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. The cuticle is the outer layer of each strand of hair and the protection. They lay over the hair strand like shingles on a roof which are all traveling in the same direction.  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. 

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

Contessa Raquel Welch | Couture Collection

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.

 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.


Emotion Ellen Wille

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 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!

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  • Darathy: February 16, 2017

    Very informative …

  • Tanya Reedus : February 16, 2017

    How much for your hair

  • R Lyon: February 16, 2017

    Great video. Very informative. Will help me in making a choice !!

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