Natural human hair used for wig
making or extensions is available in many varieties,
looks the most natural and is the best option. The major
advantage of natural hair is that it can be treated
and maintained just as you would maintain your own hair.
But it does have a tendency to tangle together only
if not cared for properly. The cost varies according
to quality of the hair.
Remi or Remy hair:
This type of hair that has its cuticle intact and has
been partially hand processed to maintain root tip alignment.
The cuticle layers are all facing the same direction
from root to end just like your natural hair and, therefore,
do not tangle. This hair is more expensive but will
remain in good condition for much longer than decuticlized
hair. This also ensures that the extensions behave exactly
like your own hair, blending in perfectly with your
own hair and looking natural. It can also be heat styled
and colored to match to your own hair colour or highlighted
/ low lighted easily.
The majority of ready to wear machine-made human hair
wigs are mostly made in China. They are made of hair
which is chemically stripped of its cuticle so that
it can be machine processed without concern about hair
direction or root end alignment. They are not made from
virgin hair with cuticle intact and in same direction.
If the cuticle is left and the roots ends alignment
mixed up, the scales on the cuticle would oppose and
pull each other causing tangling. To avoid this it is
necessary to process the hair with strong chemical treatment
to destroy and strip it of its cuticle layer, leaving
it thin and fragile.
All wigs ,Hair extensions and hair replacement
systems made by Allure Hair
are made with natural virgin hair with cuticle intact
and in same direction.
As human hair shades differ, to match the color or to
get the required lighter shades the color is stripped
and then it is recolored usually using fabric dyes and
not professional hair color that is uesd in salons.
The hair is covered with a silicon layer which gives
it a healthy shiny look and softer texture. Initially
the hair seems shiny and beautiful, but after a few
washes the silicon layer starts to wash away and the
hair becomes dull and brittle again, thus resulting
in tangling, discomfort, and breakage of hair. The negative
effects of stripping off the cuticle are brittleness,
reduced protection from sunlight, dryness, salt, chlorine
and pollution as well as a tendency to absorb liquids,
swell or matt. It is not advisable to colour or heat
style this hair. Due to the chemical processes the hair
has already gone through, using any chemical on it will
cause the hair to disintegrate and fall apart. It is
not possible for common people to make out if the hair
is of this type with the naked eye.
Remy hair is of Indian origin collected from various temples in India, where people go and offer their hair to God in reverence. The specialty of this hair is that when the hair is cut/ shaved from the devotees head, they are cut in a pony tail or braided form thus keeping all the cuticles in the same direction. The Remy hair when used properly in hair ventilation of hair pieces or on a weft do not tangle and have a smooth feeling when you run your finger from top to bottom. This is hair that does NOT go through an acid bath. Because it still has the cuticle on it is stronger than regular hair used in hair pieces.
Single Drawn and Double
The hair quality is determined by the percentage full
length strands available in bunch of hair. Average quality
hair that is 18 inches [45cm] long may have 20% of the
strands measuring 18 inches [45cm] a further 40% measuring
from 14-16 inches [35-40cm] and the other 40% measuring
6-12 inches [15-30cm] All the hair of premium or superior
grades are in fact full length, meaning each strand
is exactly the stated length and the thickness is equal
at the root and the ends.
Remy Hair Single Drawn
This type of Remy Hair is bunched directly from the
scalp by shaving the head. Care is taken to remove the
very short hair, with the longer hair, found in different
hair length, giving a pony tail like appearance. The
hair will have 3" difference in the roots to ends
that is some hair in a piece will be 3" shorter
than the original length.
Remy double drawn
This means only hair of the same length. For example:
a hair piece of 20 inches of Remi quality and double
drawn has hair lengths of 20" only. It contains
all hair of the same length no hair shorter than that.
Premium quality hair extensions are made from hair strands
that are all approximately the same length so the thickness
of the hair should be the same all the way down its
length. This is rare and expensive; such hair is called
full length Double drawn hair.
Non Remi Hair:
The cuticles are present in different directions and
the hair is prone to tangling and breakage during detangling
due to this.
Tangle free hair:
This is the most commonly sold hair in the world as
human hair. Hair is chemically stripped of its cuticle
so that it can be machine processed without concern
about direction or root end alignment. If the cuticle
is left but the roots ends alignment mixed up, the scales
that form the cuticle would oppose and pull on each
other causing tangling. Because of the different directions
the hair is lying in it is necessary to process it with
strong chemical treatment to strip it of its cuticle
layer and prevent it from tangling.
Chemical treatment is required for such hair in order
to thin it out and give it a softer texture; this mixed
hair undergoes an aggressive chemical treatment that
destroys the hair cuticle layer, leaving it thin and
fragile. The hair is covered with a silicon layer which
gives it a healthy shiny look. Initially the hair seems
shiny and beautiful, but after a few washes the silicone
layer starts to wash away and the hair becomes dull
and brittle again, thus resulting in tangling, discomfort,
and breakage of hair. This type of hair without cuticle
is known as tangle free Non remi hair.
Asian human hair is very dark so to get the required
lighter shades the color is stripped and then it is
recolored usually using fabric dyes not professional
hair color. This means that if you want light hair it
has gone through a massive chemical process to get to
that color. Due to the chemical processes the hair has
already gone through, putting hair color on top of it
will cause the hair to disintegrate and fall apart.
So, if you use any of these qualities of hair make sure
you are certain you have chosen the right color or color
blend as you will not be able to change the color later.
The negative effects of stripping off the cuticle are
brittleness, reduced protection from sunlight, dryness,
salt, chlorine and pollution as well as a tendency to
absorb liquids, swell or matt. It is not advisable to
colour or heat style this hair.