What is Virgin hair?
Virgin human hair is completely in its original state and undamaged, has not been chemically treated in any way. To define as virgin hair, it must the following strict standards: not been permed, dyed, colored, bleached and chemically processed in any way, comes from one single person.
The best thing of virgin hair is that it can last no less than a year with proper care and maintenance. With Virgin Brazilian hair, you have to care for it just like your own natural hair with shampoo and condition. Because virgin human hair is lace of these processes, the cuticles are intact. This transfers to smooth, tangle-free hair. However, this also means that more work is required in order to maintain the look and feel of the Virgin hair. Moreover, the color that appears in the hair weave is natural, which is why you see only this color available when virgin hair weaves are offered. If you maintain your virgin Indian hair weave properly using the essential oils and products like normal hair, you will have long lasting sleek, smooth, tangle free-natural looking hair and you will be able the reuse the hair many times after.
What is Remy hair?
Now lets talk about Remy hair. With Remy hair all the cuticles are intact, running in the same direction. When all hair strands follow the same direction you can rest assured you are getting a high quality bundle of remy hair which be free of tangling. You will also get that natural look because the hair is going the direction it is supposed to (unlike other bundles or weaves). Finally, remy hair tends to last longer because the cuticle is still intact, unlike non-remy weaves where the hair has been cut and can be in different directions. When the hair is not in the right direction, brushing causes more friction and the hair doesn't last as long as a result.
The truth is, 97% of all human hair out there has been chemically treated in one form or another. Forget about what’s virgin and what’s not, and concentrate on attaining quality hair for yourself or for your clients. The one fundamental key you want to know is if and how it’s being processed and untreated.
Remy Hair is probably the most misunderstood and overused phrase in the hair industry. The truth is remy human hair is of the highest quality and comes from a single donor, which ensures consistency in texture. All hair strands must follow the same direction and be of the same length to ensure a high quality set free of tangling. This provides a smooth texture and allows the hair to last longer and style more naturally. So although all Remy hair is Virgin hair, not all Virgin hair is Remy hair.