Human hair collection and manufacturing –main differences between virgin, Remy, and Non-Remy hair
Human hair extensions are very popular these days, and every woman strives to have an extension to enhance their hair length and volume. We have so many types of human hair extensions, but the most trendy type is the Brazilian hair extension. Like every other human hair extension, we have the Brazilian virgin hair, the Brazilian Remy hair, and the Brazilian Non-Remy hair.
Women find these hair descriptions everywhere they shop and most of them know what the labels mean and imply. All these types of hair are different (here’s a great guide on Main Differences between Brazilian, Malaysian and Peruvian Hair you should read!). Their differences arise from the method by which they are collected and manufactured. Therefore, we will dive deeper into that.
Brazilian Virgin hair
Brazilian virgin hair extension is made from hair that has never been treated with chemicals in any way. Typically, virginhairis gotten from donors who sell their hair for a certain price. While growing the hair, the donor never uses chemical products on their hair. That is why they last longer, have a unique and natural shine and luster, are stronger, and more durable.
To collect the hair, the donor holds the hair in a ponytail, the ponytailis held by hand, and the hair is cut off. The method of getting the hair ensures that all strands are going in the same direction as well as the cuticles of the hair strands.
During extension manufacturing, the hair strandsremain well organized, and there is never any need of sorting out the strands. Your cuticles remaincorrectly aligned and intact.
Brazilian Remy hair
Brazilian Remy hair also has the cuticles well preserved, andthat is why they run in the same direction. The collection method of Remy hair can be the same as that of a virgin hair,or it can be from multiple donors. When the hair comes from various donors, usually from a temple, the hair strands are rearranged to ensure that all the cuticles are flowing in the same direction.
This is the reason why it does not differ so much from the virgin hair since the cuticles are well aligned in both. The difference comes in because Remy hair has been processed.
Brazilian Non-Remy hair is the hair type that is significantly affected by the method of collection. Because of the process of collection, it is substantially separated from the rest of the hair types. Non-Remy hair is collected from the floors of temples, salons and hair brushes. Because the strands of hair are randomly collected, you can never be able to tell the ends and the tips. As a result, the ends and the tips get mixed up. The consequence is that you will have cuticles running in different directions. This causes the hair to tangle very easy,and the hair becomes rough.
In a bid to enhance the hair, companies treat the hair with harsh chemicals that further damage the cuticles and can even cause them to shed off. To make things better, they apply silicon, but the trick never lasts.
Because of the damaged cuticles or lack thereof, Non-Remy human hair fails to have the perfect natural features of human hair that Brazilian virgin and Brazilian Remy have. They shed and tangle; they are dry, they do not have a natural shine, and do not last long.
Hair collection and the manufacturing process has significant roles in setting apart these three types of Brazilian hair extension. Understanding collection and manufacturing processes give you a better perspective on what goes on to bring about the differences that we see.