So, What About Those Hair Extensions?

Women who are probing 2016’s lock enhancement movement may be confused by all the jargon accompanying those hair extensions sitting in their favorite salon.

Remy hair is probably at the top of the list in all the confusion:

• Exactly, what are hair extensions?
• How do Remy hair extensions differ from the others?

This week, we’re gonna talk about the technology surrounding the hair extensions that stylists use to produce fuller manes at their salons, and we’ll also give you some extra insight into today’s remy hair craze.

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Photo by Upstate Options Magazine

What exactly is remy hair?

Inquiring minds would like to know. Simply put, remy hair is the highest grade of real, human hair out there.

These human hair extension are also the preferred choice among clients because they achieve the most natural look and survive twice as long as the rest.

Why does Remy hair look so natural?

That’s an easy one to answer; remy extensions possess unilateral cuticle control, which basically means all the hair follicles flow in a solo direction.

Remy hair manufacturers carefully sort the locks, after collecting the hair from the donor, keeping the cuticles intact (rather than striping them off).

Preserving cuticles and paralleling them in one-direction produce locks that are entirely natural in appearance and own soft, shiny textures that are completely tangle-free.

Of course, Remy, human-hair, extensions cost more than their counterparts; however, they will last for over a year; and because they are in such big demand, users can opt to resell them at fair prices, before they expire.

Is processed human hair real?

Yes, it is; and for those on a budget, most salons offer non-Remy, human hair options. But know that processed hair endures a much different collection routine.

Treated human hair extensions must brave an “acid bath” sanitization procedure, which systematically removes every cuticle.

The cuticle elimination process dulls the hair; thus, treated locks must also soak in a silicone wash to add shine and to cover up any flaws that the acid bath left behind.

Processed human hair does hold the same perks as its Remy cousin (in terms of coloring and styling), and you will find them much cheaper at your favorite salon; however, silicone adds weight to the extension, and know that most stylists sell their human hair by weight.

Finally, at first, non-Remy hair will appear super-silky and shiny, but after a few shampoos the silicone layer washes off, causing the extension to become dull, fragile and knotty over time.

How are synthetic and human hair extensions different?

Stylists can color human hair extensions, making them lighter or darker. Human hair can also withstand the hot tools (curler or straighteners); users can wash them frequently and nurse the extensions, as if they were a part of their own natural hair.

Synthetic hair extensions lose their color when exposed to sunlight, and they’re also difficult to style and blend with natural hair.

On the plus side, synthetic hair is inexpensive to produce, and its lifespan, compared to human hair, is innately shorter, features that bring the total cost way down.

For long-lasting hair extensions in Oklahoma City, call me (Anastasia) for an appointment.