Definition of Remy hair and Yaki hair

What is Remy Hair?

Remy hair is a high quality hair that lasts over a year and blends very well with your own hair. Remy hair means human hair from a single donor in which all the cuticles are intact and running flow the same direction from root to the tip. The hair cuticle is the outermost layer of the hair that provides a protection to the hair. Intact cuticles lay flat, allowing for a reflective surface, which provides a shiny appearance.

How remy hair is collected? To assure hair strands are organized facing the same direction from root to tip, Remy hair must be cut close to the scalp in a ponytail. Hair is then collected and cleaned with detergent to remove any lice, hair products or dirt. Workers may sure all hair strands are facing the same direction.

What is Yaki Hair?

Yaki hair refers to the processed texture in which hair resembled chemically relaxed hair. Yaki hair may be from a synthetic, Remy or non-Remy source. Non-Remy hair is collected from various sources rather than from a single donor. Cuticles are usually destroyed prior to processing. However, the best quality Yaki hair is from Remy hair.

Remy hair and Yaki Hair types

Types of Remy Hair

Remy hair can be divided into several subcategories. Remy hair can be virgin, unprocessed or processed, which means it has been colored, permed or relaxed. As long as the cuticle remains intact, the hair is still considered Remy. Remy hair is either single drawn, which means hair strands may be different lengths, or double drawn, which means all strands are the same length.

Types of Yaki Hair

Yaki hair, while defined as having the texture of chemically relaxed Afro Caribbean hair, is available in four variations. Silky or Straight Yaki hair looks like hair that has been relaxed and flat-ironed. Regular Yaki looks like relaxed hair but is not as silky as the Silky version. Kinky Yaki hair resembles hair that has not been chemically relaxed but has been blown straight. Kinky Yaki is more natural looking and usually has a thicker texture. Coarse Yaki resembles untreated Afro Caribbean hair and may be Wavy Coarse or Curly Coarse.