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Differences Between Remy and Non-Remy Hair Wig

Apr 1, 2023

We all know that wigs are indispensable for black women their daily life. Besides, there are so many types of wigs available and have so many methods to classify them that makes the category of wigs to a confusing place. So, it is necessary to say something about the topic about what is the difference between remy hair and non-remy hair and how to tell them.


1.What Are The Types Of Wigs And How To Classify Them?

In general, wigs can be classified as human hair wigs and synthetic hair wigs.
Human hair wigs look and feel the most natural because hey are made from real human hair, these human hair wigs for black women can be styled, washed and worn just like natural hair.
Synthetic hair wigs are made from synthetic materials like nylon or the synthetic materials Toyakalon or Kanekalon. In some cases it is difficult to tell the difference - the denier and texture are such that they feel almost like human hair.
Here we mainly focus on the categories of human hair wigs. When taking about types of human hait wigs, there are many ways to categorize them.

Classification according to raw material
For human hair wigs, it can be divided into 3 categories, remy human hair wigs, non-remy human hair wigs and virgin human hair wigs according to raw materials.
Classification according to the country that the hair are sourced from
Second, human hair wigs can be classified as Indian hair wig, Peruvian hair wig, Malaysian hair wig, Brazilian hair wig according to the region that the hair are sourced from. All of these categories are associated with the origin and it well impacts their natural look and texture.

Classification according to hair length
human hair wigs can be classified as long hair wigs, medium long hair wigs and short hair wigs according to hair length.

Classification according to cap construction
Human hair wigs can be classified as machine made wigs, classic lace wigs, lace front wigs, 360 lace wigs and full lace wigs according to cap construction.

Classification according to hair pattern
On the other hand, human hair wigs can be classified as straight hair wigs, kinky straight hair wigs, Jerry curly hair wigs, body wave hair wigs, loose wave hair wigs, water wave hair wigs, natural wave hair wigs and etc according to hair pattern.

Classification according to haircut styles
Human hair wigs can be classified as bob wigs, Peggy wigs, Pixie wigs, layered hair wigs and etc according to hairstyles.

Classification according to hair part
Human hair wigs can be classified as free part hair wigs, medium part hair wigs and side part hair wigs according to hair part.

Classification according to hair colors
Human hair wigs can be classified as natural black wigs, brown hair wigs, red hair wigs, blond hair wigs, ombre hair wigs, pick dye wigs and etc according to hair colors.

2.What Is Remy Hair Wig?

When referring to the characteristics of the human hair wigs, “remy” is a key factor to define whether the human hair wig has high grade or not. Thus it can be seen that it is important to figure out what remy hair is.
Remy hair is a kind of human hair that the hair cuticles are still intact and all the hair are running into one single direction. It means that the hair is not easily to be tangled and matted over time profit from the protection of the cuticle. The cuticle not only keeps the moisture in, but also keeps the hair shiny, silky body, and moving. Remy hair is more durable to manufacture and more expensive because it is in short supply. Remy is usually collected from temples and places where people voluntarily donate their hair.

3.What Is Non-Remy Hair Wig?

Non-remy hair is a kind of human hair that is collected from multiple sources. They likely to be collected from hair brushes or salon bins that the hairs had fallen on the floor. So the cuticle for each hair strand cannot be guaranteed tends to be in the same direction and they are not necessary in their best shape, matting and inversion will occur for the hair products.
If the non-remy hair were sold in its raw state and made as a finished product (in raw form the cuticles are intact but they flow in opposite directions), This can cause tangling and quality issues if not processed properly.
Conversely, if non-remy hair selections have had the cuticles descaled and all hairs are in similar length, each piece of hair will be given a thick luscious appearance.

4.Remy Hair Wig Vs Non-Remy Hair Wig, How To Tell?

Before telling Remy and non-remy hair, it is important to understand the constitute of the hair strand, each hair is consist of a medulla cortex and cuticle. The cuticle is the outermost layer of the hair, made up of hard shingle like cells that provide protection to the inner layers of the hair, naturally growing biological hair grows with the cuticles running in the same direction from root to tip, when the sourced hair is cut, the bundle of hair must be kept with the cuticle running in the same direction to be considered.
So if the cuticle is removed, then the non-remy hair wig maker will put an artificial cuticle as well as silicone on the hair. Well in about five weeks that silicone is gonna wash out and your hair is gonna begin to be tangling. So the one thing that you wanna make sure is that you're buying Remy hair, meaning that the hair is still intact with the cuticle and the hair is going one direction.
One way you can test whether the hair is remy or not is to make your hands wet first, then comb through the hair backwards and forwards.
If it feels really smooth when your finger go through the hair and feels rough when your finger go backwards the hair, that is remy hair.
If it feels smooth going down as well as going up that means the cuticle has been removed, it is non-remy hair.

5.Remy Hair Wig Vs Non-Remy Hair Wig, How To Choose?

Remy hair looks much more healthier and natural than non-remy hair. Remy human hair is shaved off the donors head and bundled in such a manner that all the hair is kept in one direction. By doing so, the cuticles of the hair do not get roughed up as much and stay smooth.So remy hair looks shining and feels soft. 

Remy hair is easy to maintain its hair pattern, luster and natural looking. However, non-remy hair does not last as long as virgin remy human hair ,it will be shed, tangled and matted after long-time use. They typically last about several months with daily wear.

You can try out various colors and styles with remy hair. While, this is not recommended for non remy hair to dye or style frequently.

In general, remy human hair wig is more expensive than non-remy human hair wig because of their high quality and rarity. Your budget will determine which type of hair wig you buy. Remy hair is well worth to purchased if it can be afforded. And it will last a very long time if properly maintained. 

Beautyforever hair is specialized in the design and supply of 100% remy human hair wig, CLICK HERE to look for more high quality wigs online.

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