When you browse for hair extensions, various lengths, and colors are always the points you aiming for. But, before you dive deep, are you sure which type of hair you are going to get?

It's natural to assume that all hair extensions are the same. However, this is not always the case, and there may be a variation in quality.

Three common extensions you may have heard of are human hair,Remy hair and virgin hair. Also, these are three popular choices for clients. So, what exactly are the differences between these three?

Remy and Virgin Grade of Human Hair Extensions

Normal Human hair extensions

Many hair companies legally market their hair as 100% real human hair when really only 50%-70% of the hair is human hair and the rest is animal hair or synthetics. They might be collecting from brushes and salons where it has fallen onto the floor, also a high chance synthetic hair mixed inside. After the hair has been collected, extensions need to go through a process before they can be sold to clients. Since the collection process varies so cuticle directions become mixed, it requires a higher concentration of acid usage.

This has the effect of removing the entire cuticle from the hair. Eventually resulting in hair with very low moisture, leading to dry straw-like hair. To tackle this, manufactories would use lots of silicone coating washes to keep it super smooth eventually wears off with the hair appearing shiny and healthy. But beware as soon as you wash it, the silicone comes off, and the hair mattes into a harsh and brittle huge mess.

Due to it’s easier to collect and chemically process, the price of human hair extension is cheaper than Remy hair. You can purchase human hair almost anywhere and at an affordable price. But, the popular saying is always true; you get what you pay for.

Remy hair extensions

Remy hair is regarded as the second finest quality of human hair since the cuticles are preserved. To keep the cuticles in the proper direction, Remy human hair is usually cut from a ponytail. The natural look and feel of hair extensions are ensured by aligning and keeping the hair cuticles in a unilateral orientation with a natural appearance, feel, and texture comparable to your own hair. Remy hair extensions will last a long time, as long as you look after them properly. They can even last up to one year!

Remy hair is more expensive and looks more natural due to the tedious process that the hair goes through to not damage the cuticle. Remy hair is a smoother, shinier, and healthier appearance than a normal human hair. This hair feels amazing even after multiple times being washed. Most of our clients can get a year or two of wear with Remy hair still looking great. The investment is great but well worth it.

Compare to normal human hair extensions, Remy hair is more expensive but with a more natural feeling due to the time-consuming technique of not damaging the cuticle. Remy hair seems smoother, shinier, and healthier than a normal human hair. Even after washes, this hair still feels fantastic. Most of our clients can get a year or more of wear out of their Remy hair and it will still look wonderful. The investment is bigger, but it is well worth it.

Virgin hair extensions

Virgin hair refers to human hair comes from one single donor's ponytail that has not been permed, colored treated, dyed, bleached, steam-treated, or gone through any other chemical processing. (the donor could be Indian,Vietnamese , Chinese,European etc). All the cuticles in virgin hair are preserved and have to be intact and face to the same direction.

So far, Virgin human hair is considered Top-level in human hair extension industry. It can stay at least 2 years and looks more natural with minimum sedding. To be honest, purchasing such virgin hair can be quite an investment, if you're seeking a unit that can maintain and keep for a long period then virgin hair would be the best option.

So, when it comes down to the differences between human hair, Remy hair, and Virgin hair, the clear winner has got to be Remy hair and Virgin hair extensions; they may be more expensive to buy, but they are high quality and luscious, as well as boasting a longer life span when cared for properly.

Remy and Virgin Grade of Human Hair Extensions


We insist all Remy/ Virgin hair extensions

At hairrs, we guarentee all of the hair is ethically sourced, Remy or virgin hair grade, cuticle aligned 100% real human hair. You can bleach, dye, and heat them just like your own hair. This ensures the highest quality product on the hair market. We insist that high-grade human hair extensions is a must if you are looking for premium quality human hair extensions.