My journey with hair extensions started almost a decade ago.
I like to mix up my look; switching from wearing my natural hair to wearing wigs and weaves. I stopped using chemicals to straighten my own hair after it broke off twice in a period of 5 years.
However, I realized I was spending a lot of money on synthetic wigs and weaves which could not be used longer than a month.
5 years ago, while I was living and working in Dubai I carried out intensive research to find out what kind of extensions were the best to use. I got in touch with a black American salon owner who told me the best hair for black women was 100% Indian Virgin Remy Hair. She told me she only used this kind of hair on her clients and only recommended that.
I’ve not tried the other textures; Brazilian and so on, but according to her indian hair suits black women the best, it looks more natural and works with our own kind of hair the best.
The term “REMY” refers to the characteristics of the hair and the method used to manufacture the hair extensions.
REMY has qualities such as uni-lateral cuticle direction, which basically means the hair follicles all go in one single direction.
Remy hair is collected in a method in which all hair strands stay aligned in the natural direction as it grew (i.e. holding the hair in a ponytail and cutting), top at top, and ends at ends, to maintain the natural texture pattern and cuticle direction. This eliminates tangling problems commonly found in non-Remy or low quality hair.
Because of the method of collection, this type of hair is in short supply and is therefore quite expensive.
Virgin hair means it is only slightly processed.
In normal human hair that is non-remy, the cuticle for each hair strand tends to be in all different directions. To fix this, it goes through a process involving putting the hair through a chemical bath to remove the cuticle. Remy hair does not go through an acid bath.
I found an in-depth description of the different kinds of human hair available, the way they are collected and so on.
After finding out that this was the best hair I then had to find a trust worthy supplier. Many suppliers mix all kinds of different hair and can even present it as virgin Indian remy hair when it’s not.
I thoroughly checked out www.weavegoodhair.com before buying their hair. I bought it and got it quickly and can say this hair is the real thing.
Virgin Indian Remy hair needs a regular maintenance schedule to keep the hair looking good and new.
I totally loved my hair. The first time I bought 2 bundles of 16 inches of wavy hair. I just bought 2 more bundles of 24 inches and 18 inches of wavy hair. (My best friend Jillian and I like to rock a diva look sometimes).
Anyway, these guys are legit and can be trusted. They have the best customer service and get back to any inquiries asap. You need a Paypal account to buy their hair.
The hair is expensive (not Vera Sidika expensive) but I look at it as an investment, it pays off over time because it can be reused over again if you take good care of it. I also have peace of mind when buying it and do not wonder if synthetic hair has been added to it.
The wonderful ladies at www.weavegoodhair.com have given me a 15 percent discount off your order for my readers and friends. Just enter the code JUST4JUDY when you are checking out!!!
So now you know, if it’s human hair and does not say Virgin Remy Hair you’re not getting the best quality of hair.
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