At its most basic level, the term “remy” is used to describe hair that has been selected root end first from one single donor. The cuticles are kept intact and each hair strand is facing one direction. Remy hair is also often referred to as “cuticle hair”. In its simplest form, “virgin” describes hair that has never been processed. It is free from any chemicals such as relaxer, perm, silicones, colors and dyes. Virgin Remy is the purest form available: a combination of unprocessed hair with its cuticles intact.
Virgin Indian Remy hair is not extremely silky or straight. It has a coarser more yaki-like texture that blends and looks more similar to that of women of color. Non virgin hair is often treated with silicones and coated with a chemical straightener. This often gives it an overly silky and straight feeling. When you run your fingers across non virgin hair you can often feel this extra layer of coating.
Virgin Indian Remy hair can be a great investment. Its natural luster, shine and texture blend perfectly with most natural hair types. They also offer a versatility and quality that is unparalleled in any other form of hair. With maintenance it can last month after month without matting or tangling. However, if you are going to spend your money making this purchase it is important to ensure that you are getting authentic virgin Indian Remy hair.