What Is Remy and Non-Remy Hair?
Chances are that if you’re looking to get hair affordable hair extensions in Toronto — or anywhere, really — you’ve come across the term remy and non-remy and have probably wondered what exactly is the difference and why does it matter?
Well, to answer your question simply — IT MATTERS.
“Why?!” you ask.
Well, good question, superstar!
Remy hair is the non-desirable hair in the industry — kind of like sushi sold in a gas station — ain’t nobody have time for that.
Non-remy hair is often collected after it has fallen. It’s usually naturally shed and is dead, often collected from hair salons and hair brushes.
Chances are that this hair quality is lacking and matting is pretty likely, if you apply it to your oh-so-soon-to-be-gorgeous-Beyoncé-like-hair.
According to reports, this “non-remy” hair is collected by China, where it is cleaned and often mislabelled as a higher-quality hair (such as India, Brazil or Russia.)
“If you’re shopping for extensions, and they say they’re shipped from China, it’s probably Chinese hair masquerading as something else. One hair distributor taught me to pay attention to the smell: Fallen hair has a smell of acid and silicone that’s easily recognizable,” says Riqua Hailes, owner of Just Extensions hair extension bar in Los Angeles and The Weave Express in Washington, D.C., who traveled the world to discover the real origins of hair extensions.