Remy Hair or Remi HairQ: What is Remi or Remy (which spelling is correct) hair and are there variations of it?
A: Both spellings are used, although the most common spelling of the term is "Remy".
Remy hair is usually Indian in origin. Remy hair is a term that refers to human hair that has been harvested from the scalp in such a manner as to keep the cuticle pointed in the same direction as the hairs next to it. In other common hair-harvesting methods for wig and extension making, the hair is simply shorn from the head and bagged up with no regard for the way the cuticle layers of the hair shafts are aligned.
Remy hair is gathered from the head of donors/producers in such a way as to keep the hair properly aligned in relation to its neighboring hairs. This means the hair remains softer and silkier, and is useful in producing higher-quality wigs, extensions and hair pieces.
Remy hair is not necessarily VIRGIN hair, since it may be colored or permed. Its defining features are an intact cuticle and the manner in which it was harvested.
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