The truth about Remi Virgin hair
It is extremely important to ask this question when you are shopping for hair extensions because, unlike the workmanship of attachment which is hidden, the hair is really what you are presenting to the world, so it has to be of excellent quality! All the hair sold at Mohair Salon is Remi Hair acquired from suppliers around the world. Remi hair is a breakthrough process in harvesting and manufacturing of human hair used in the wig and hairpiece world. Remi hair uses only the finest and most beautiful human hair, which is cut from the head and specially tagged “Root End First”. Throughout the entire manufacturing process, the hair is kept root end first, eliminating common problems such as matting, dullness, and weaker hair shafts. The human hair used in manufacturing other than Remi hair is not handled root end first, causing the cuticle of the hair shaft to become tangled. To compensate for this, the hair receives an acid bath, which almost completely strips the hair shaft of cuticle, leaving it much weaker, and easily broken.
Not all hair that is sold as Remi and Virgin actually is, so be careful! Unfortunately, because most hair extensions are coated with silicone during processing, it is extremely difficult to tell just by sight and feel whether a certain grade is Remi or not. Usually, upon washing, Remi grades are tangle free. Virgin hair is usually only sold in ‘ponytails’, by the ounce, and is never bagged or pre-wefted (sewn into a curtain). It also does not have a uniform look and feel to it. By its very nature, its colour and texture will not appear to be man/machine made. Virgin hair is available at Mohair Salon because we have the means to sort, custom blend and weft it here for you. Of course, if something seems too good to be true…it probably is. ‘Virgin’ hair being sold at extreme lengths, and at unusually low prices is probably not virgin at all.
At Mohair Salon, we carry four grades of hair under the description of Remi Hair. These are as follows:
Remi Virgin Indian – Available in 10” – 32”, this is finer than the Remi Virgin Malaysian hair. It is available in wavy to curly, and stays incredibly soft wash after wash.
Remi Processed European – Available in 18” – 30”, this is Virgin Indian or Malaysian hair that has been processed to feel like European Virgin hair. This grade has the closest feel and texture to our Russian hair. The standard grade is bone-straight, but it is also available in a beautiful curl.
Remi Virgin or One-Stepped Processed Russian – Available in 10” – 28” (longer lengths are in limited quantities), this is the finest hair that we carry. It is available in several textures and colours ranging from black, brown, dark blonde to very light blonde…if you are lucky!!! Because blondes are extremely rare, we often have a wait list for naturally lighter shades.