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What is Remy hair mean? What about Yaki hair?

Remy hair has to be one of the most confusing words used in today’s market.  First off, Remy hair does not mean the hair is virgin hair.  Remy hair can be virgin, processed (colored) or unprocessed.

Most Remy hair used for weaves and wigs are derived from Asia (ie., China, Korea and India).  Hair is collected from the barber’s floor or Indian temples then can be aggressively treated with acid, and other chemicals which destroy the cuticle partially or totally, which is what the hair industry refers as processed hair.  Sometimes hair is even mixed with animal and synthetic hair (i.e., Yaki).

Harvesting Virgin or Remy Hair:   To assure hair strands are organized facing the same direction from root to tip, hair must be cut close to the scalp in a ponytail. Hair is then collected and cleaned to remove any lice, hair products and/or dirt. Workers ensure strands are facing the same direction

Difference between Virgin/Remy Hair and Yaki Hair:   Virgin and Remy hair refers to a specific harvesting process and Yaki hair refers to the texture resembling relaxed Afro-American/Caribbean hair. Remy hair is cut from a single donor, while in contrast, Yaki hair, may be Remy, non-Remy, or synthetic.


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