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Most women, unfortunately, weren’t blessed with the silky locks featured in all of those fancy shampoo commercials. That’s why hair care has become such a profitable business. Everyone wants to look great. Between curling, straightening, styling, conditioning, perming, and coloring, a ton of work goes into making hair look its best, not to mention time and money. However, for women who have tired of the daily battle with gels, irons, and sprays, a hair weave is the answer.

There are many types of hair extensions on the market today, which range in price, style and quality. Extensions can be made from synthetics, animal hair, human hair, or a blend of materials. It may not always be clear what’s been done to the extensions, as far as chemical treatments are concerned. Some fibers last longer than others and some are easier to manage. So, what’s the best type of hair to get when deciding on the best weave?

There’s a reason that remy hair has become well-known in the industry. It has a reputation for quality that far exceeds the competition. To begin with, remy is 100% natural human hair. It hasn’t been blended with any other materials. It also hasn’t been damaged by years of chemical processing, which commonly strip away shine and compromise the texture of hair. Remy hair has been harvested directly from the hair donor in such a way as to keep all the cuticles of the hair aligned.

What is the hair cuticle and why is it important to hair quality? Humans and many wool or fur-bearing animals produce hair covered in microscopic scales, layered in the way that fish scales are. This outer layer is called the cuticle. If the cuticle of one strand of hair rubs against the cuticles of another strand facing in a different direction, the scales become interlocked and the hair tangles. This is the reason washing a wool sweater the wrong way causes it to shrink. The cuticles on the wool fibers become tangled up with each other, pulling the strands tighter together.

Remy hair, on the other hand, is hair that has been kept so that the cuticles face in the same direction. This means that the hair lays softer and smoother against the head, reducing the hair’s tendency to tangle and matt. Hair that hasn’t been harvested this way, or has been blended with synthetics or animal hairs, rarely maintains its silky texture. When Remy hair extensions are woven in with the wearer’s natural hair, the extensions blend in better than synthetic hair, because both the natural hair and the extensions have their cuticle intact.

Not only do remy extensions blend in better, and tangle less, they’re also much more durable than other products. Since the protective layer of cuticle hasn’t been chemically removed, remy hair extensions are less likely to develop split ends. It holds up better to styling because it’s not as easily damaged by heat.

So, when shopping for extensions, it’s clear that remy is a “cut” above the competition. For hair that lasts, looks natural, and is easy to care for, remy extensions are the superior choice.

Posted Oct 12, 2016 at 2:43am



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