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Human Hair VS Virgin Hair VS Remy Hair, What’s The Difference?


There are many doubts of hair users when they using the hair weave or hair wig, whether the hair is Remy hair or virgin hair or human hair, and someone also said that this hair is Remy hair, at the same time is virgin hair and human hair too. Actually, they have many differences which affect the quality and value of the hair. So how we can find the different of Remy hair, virgin hair, and human hair?

human hair vs virgin hair

What Is 100% Human Hair Weave?

Human hair is hair that is 100% human and it has not been mixed with any kind of synthetic fibers or heat resistant fibers. Although it is 100% human hair like Remy is, unlike the Remy hair 100% human hair has been chemically stripped of its cuticle. They do that so that it can be machine processed. The problem with this is, when you strip the cuticles, you’re going to get brittleness, tangling, matting, and dryness.


The cuticles are an integral part of the hair and stripping it away may cause you many problems. The cuticle is also often replaced with silicone which washes away very quickly and you’re left with hair that has not cuticles and it will constantly tangle and will not look good. If it’s a higher quality 100% human hair, it can last for some time even though it might have been chemically treated or colored, however, it’s not going to last as long as Remy hair. If it’s low quality, be careful because that’s sometimes been diluted with synthetic hair in order to lower the price. So make sure you pay attention to what you’re getting when you purchase this hair.

What Is Virgin Hair?

Virgin hair weaves are 100% real human hair that has never been altered by a chemical process. Virgin hair is the highest quality human hair available on the market. This hair is expensive, yet it does last for a longer time than Remy hair, making it worth the investment. Virgin hair extensions mean that when the hair is collected, it is collected from virgin hair donors. This means that the hair has never been chemically processed (any perms, hair color etc), never chemically treated, and comes from hair donors with long healthy hair.

virgin hair

Virgin hair usually comes from younger women, so there are no grey hairs or split ends. When choosing virgin hair, hair donors must have long full healthy human hair. When collected, it is usually hand selected from thick, full, long ponytails. Since virgin hair collected from ponytails, of healthy non-processed hair, the hair is already healthy and it does not require any kind of additional chemical processing to make it look beautiful, shiny and soft.

What Is Remy Hair?

The term ‘Remy’ means the characteristics of the hair and the method of manufacture. Remy human hair is the most popular type of human hair due to the good quality and affordable pricing. Remy human hair is not virgin human hair. It is gathered from different donors and may undergo processing which is the main difference between Remy and virgin hair.

remy hair

When Remy hair is collected, the cuticles are left intact and perfectly aligned from cuticle to root creating a more natural look. If the cuticles are removed it will start to look less natural and may start tangling and shedding. It is more flexible than synthetic hair in that it can withstand heat meaning you can straighten, flat iron or even dye it. Remy hair is most often used in high-quality wigs, lace front wigsClosure Pieces, and hair extensions.

What Is The Difference?

◆ Remy hair is in short supply and is therefore quite expensive. Remy's hair has the best high quality. So it is expensive! And it will last a long time if properly maintained.

◆ The majority of human hair sold today is non-Remy hair.the cuticle for each hair strand tends to be in all different directions.

◆ Remy hair is chosen from many hair donors and mixed together from many donors. The hair that is collected from Remy hair may have been previously processed (color or otherwise).

◆ Virgin hair comes from one thick ponytail from a hair donor that has never had any chemical treatment on their hair. 

◆ Virgin Remy hair lasts longer and is much less likely to tangle than non-virgin Remy hair, In a nutshell, all virgin hair is Remy but not all Remy hair is the virgin.

remy hair vs virgin hair

I believe you already have known the difference between human hair, virgin hair and Remy hair through this article. So basically, if “100% Human Hair” is the Benz of the industry, then “Remy Hair” is the Phantom…And “Virgin Hair” is the Bugatti.

When choosing which type of hair weave to buy, this is where you have to be extra careful, there is a lot of hair weaves out there masquerading as Remy human hair and virgin human hair in the market. I hope our shares can help you when you buy your desired hair types.

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