Q: What is Remy hair?
A: Remy hair begins its life as raw or virgin hair. Women will let their hair grow out and then sell it to fashion companies for a profit. Women who do this are required to take excellent care of their hair during this time and keep it in its natural, un-dyed, un-processed state.
They cannot bleach, colour or chemically alter their hair in anyway, thus only high quality hair is sold. Remy hair also keeps its cuticle intact, which is the outer layer of the hair strand. When all the platelets that form the cuticle go in the same direction, it reflects light, causing your hair to shine. Because remy hair is usually well taken care of, it allows for that natural shine in your hair to stand out. Because remy hair is all natural, it takes a lot of time to grow.
This means that if you want to get Remy hair extensions, your looking at anywhere from £30-£250 depending on length, colour, wefts and style. Remy hair will blend in seamlessly into yours and act the same way. Remy hair comes at a much higher quality, and therefore a higher cost.
Q: How are Remy Hair Extensions made?
A: Remy hair extensions are made from high quality hair that is cut from the head as opposed to being made in a factory. What usually distinguishes it from other hair is that the cuticle (outer layer) of the hair strand is still intact. Usually, it comes from Asian countries, but it can come from anywhere.
Q: How is the Remy Hair processed?
A: After the hair is cut, it is grouped into 5 categories based on how curly or straight it is. After that, the hair is cleaned and combed to make it look really nice. The hair is now ready to be shipped to whoever wants it.
Popular uses include mixing it with similar colored hair and making wigs and hair extensions or sold to the cosmetology industry. Hollywood is the single biggest consumer of remy hair, spending thousands of pounds on hair extensions.
Q: How long do the extensions last?
A: This will depend on the grade purchased and how well they are cared for.
Although it is 100% human hair, it will not recieve the same nutrients from your scalp as your natural hair does and therefore needs more care and attention, including the use of specialist extension products.
The more carefully you look after them the longer they will last.
Q: How to tell human hair from synthetic hair?
A: Human hair has natural protein. It is easy to tell by burning and smell: human hair will turn to ash, which will go away after pinching. Human hair will smell foul. When burning, the human hair will show white smoke.
While synthetic hair will be a sticky ball after burning and will show black smoke.
Q: How many packets of hair do I need to purchase for a full head?
A: All our wefts are full wefts meaning they are 100g or more. Most people will require one or two packs of hair or approximately 200 strands of pre-bonded hair (100-200g hair weight) for a full head, however this can vary depending on the style you are wishing to create, how thick your hair is, how wide your head is, how thick you want the extensions and the method used to fit them.
Care & Usage
Q: Can they be straightened, curled or tonged?
A: Yes, simply because it’s real human hair you can straighten and curl the hair. This actually is a test in itself to know if you are not being sold a synthetic product.
Use a flat iron/ straightener or tongs, even when fitted, but as with your own hair, never use hot tools too often as this will dry out the hair and it will not last as long.
Q: Can I colour the hair?
A: Some brands of human hair products state that the hair can by dyed however we do not recommend dying our hair extensions because the dye that is used on extension hair is different to that used to dye your own hair. It is often “stained” rather than dyed to ensure the colour will not fade or wash out and this process uses salts to adhere the colour to the extension.
These salts can remain on the cuticle of the hair and mean that regular hair dyes will not adhere to the actual hair extension. Dyeing the hair yourself can also cause damage to the extension hair cuticle.
Q: Can I wash & blow-dry the hair extensions?
A: Yes. You can wash them as you would your own using specialist extension shampoo and conditioner. We also recommend using a hair treatment on them every few weeks, because the hair is not attached to your scalp, it is not getting the oils it should be.
Using a treatment/hair mask will help keep them looking healthier and shiny for longer! You will find that you don`t need to wash your extensions too much, once a week is adequate.
The extensions can be blow-dryed on low setting, but it is not recommended to do it too often. It is best to let your hair extensions dry naturally after washing them.
Q: Are there any special requirments for removing pre-bonded extensions?
A: Yes. Our pre-bonded hair extensions are bonded using an italian keratin bond, and as such CANNOT be removed using an acetone based product.
Our reccomendations for removal are:
1/ Crush / crack aprox’ 6 bonds at a time using a suitable tool.
2/ Soak the bond with italian keratin bond remover and let this soak for a few seconds.
3/ Whilst these are soaking, repeat step 1 and 2 on another 6 bonds.
4/ Return to the original bonds, which will now be ready to be crushed / cracked again and removed. Remove by holding the natural hair at the root, and sliding the extension hair out carefully.
Repaeat steps 1 to 4 until all bonds are removed.