Virgin hair is the most expensive type of hair used for extensions. It is 100% human hair and is sourced from one person and is free of chemicals or other treatments.
Remy hair is 100% human hair. It may still have the cuticle intact. Unlike virgin hair, Remy hair has gone through some type of chemical coloring treatment. Remy hair is classified by its region (Indian, Malaysian, Peruvian, Brazilian, European, etc.). It requires more maintenance than standard 100% human hair.
While Remy hair may still have the cuticle intact, hair marked as 100% human hair has been stripped from its cuticle. It Once the cuticle is stripped, the hair is machine processed. The result is more brittle and dry hair than Remy hair or Virgin hair. It can still last a long time, but not as long as Remy hair.
Inexpensive, low quality options for hair weaves may be diluted with animal hair or synthetic fibers. Other inexpensive hair options may be marked “human-like hair”. These weaves have been mixed with heat-resistant fibers or synthetic fibers. They can be curled and straightened, but not colored because they are not real hair and the color will not hold.