By following the footsteps of models, actresses, and media personalities, several women are discovering the benefits of Remy hair extensions. As with different popular products and services, today’s international market is now flooded with various brands of hair extensions and hair weaves.
If you are considering buying Remy hair weaves and Remy hair extensions for the first time, the following is the list of considerations before buying one.
1. Know your product
Remy hair has the upper hand compared to other kinds of human hair extensions, including best full frontal lace wigs, for five reasons:
- Natural luster
- Strength and
The superiority of Remy hair is due to the cuticle alignment of the hair shaft. In other words, hair is laying in a similar direction. Human hair that is cuticle aligned depicts light in a certain way. Therefore, it is easier to style and maintain and is susceptible to less matting and tangling.
2. Ensure your hair is in good condition
It is an open secret that the hair extensions’ continuous use can cause damage to your scalp, hair, and hair follicles. It is important that you assure that your scalp and hair are in excellent condition before going to add weaves, Remy hair extensions, pre-bonded tips, or clip-ins.
If you use a sew-in technique of attachment then ensure that your hair is strong, healthy, and more than two inches in length. Make sure that in any 6 months you give your scalp and hair a rest by removing every sew-in weave for a minimum of two weeks period.
If your attachment choice is bonding then make sure that hair is not thinning and is over three inches in length before proceeding to attach. With every sew-in weave, if you consider using pre-bonded methods for an extended period, you should consider giving your hair a rest too.
3. Choose a length that is right for you
Irrespective of what hairstyle or celebrity fashion gurus or the recent style magazines are telling, an appropriate way to choose the right length is to take a long look at yourself and decide what style will work best for your body type, height, and face shape.
4. Choose hair style wisely
As mentioned above, choosing your wig style like top closure wigs; is a personal matter. One should audit their tastes, lifestyle, profession, and aspirations. While fashion changes frequently, the best type of style is one, which is individual and unique. Again, when picking a style to adopt consider your height, body-type and face shape, skin coloring, and eye-coloring.
5. Choosing your supplier wisely
With the demand explosion for Remy hair extensions, there has also been a drastic increase in suppliers claiming they are offering genuine Remy hair. As Remy hair extensions are top-notch range hair extensions (demanding top range prices) then you must make sure you become familiar with how Remy extensions look, feel to the reacts and touch when you brush them.
If you have Virgin Remy that is your option of hair extension, you should remain aware of how scarcity may affect the price.
For instance, if you need a 20-inch copper or red spiral curl or 24-inch honey blonde deep wave curl, these kinds of Remy will be supplied either from Brazil or from Europe. Therefore, it will be more expensive compared to the widely available 16-inch dark brown straight Virgin Remy manufactured in China, India, or Malaysia.
In short, learn about different types of Remy and their scarcity, availability, and subsequent price points.
6. Choosing the application method – clip-ins, sew in wefts, or pre-bonded tips
Your application technique should be dependent upon your styling requirements and lifestyle. If, for instance, you need temporary styling solutions alongside thickness, a flash of color, or additional length, while your hair is over 5″ long; now simple clip-in hair would be the solution.
However, if you are searching for a permanent solution that can go for a number of months then sewn-in wefts or pre-bonded tips might be the better option.
7. Choosing your stylist wisely
Once you have picked the color, style, and application technique, choosing an experienced and professional hair stylist is a must to maintain a beautiful Remy hair extension. Besides clip-in Remy extensions that can be home applied, your chosen stylist must be concerned not only with the application of your Remy extensions or weaves but the health and maintenance of your hair. The stylist must also consider the replacement or removal of your extensions at an adequate time.
A good stylist applies for the extensions and is capable to further customize them into a personalized look.
8. Caring for your Remy extensions and replacing them
Your Remy extension will need the care to maintain good looks. Caring Remy extensions should include, brushing or gentle combing daily, washing & conditioning, and wrapping or plaiting. The use of heated devices should be done with extreme care and must be used occasionally.
9. Know your Remy qualities
It takes practice and care to tell true Remy extension products from a ‘human-hair’ product impersonating as Remy extensions. However, with a few guidelines and a little practice; you can easily avoid falling foul of hoax distributors.
Firstly, Remy extension is soft to the core to the touch. Also, it feels fluid and goes through your fingers like water. Remy has a high shine and luster but doesn’t look waxy (a usual tell-tale sign of synthetic hair).
Secondly, Remy hair has two main categories:
- Non-Virgin (processed or colored) Remy hair and
- Virgin (non-processed or non-colored) Remy.