Many women invest in weft and tape in hair extensions to achieve their hair goals – whether it is to create luscious long hair or to add volume to their lob or bob.
Whatever the reason for wanting hair extensions, one of the most important things you should consider is the quality of your hair extensions.
Remy hair extensions are described as ‘the best hair money can buy’ because of the high quality of the hair, as well as the way the hair is collected and processed to create the hair extensions.
So what exactly is the difference between Remy hair extensions, human hair extensions and synthetic hair extensions and which is the best option for you?
Human Hair vs Synthetic Hair
While you may be tempted to use synthetic hair extensions because they are cheaper than the real deal, you should be aware that there is a significant difference between the appearance, quality and longevity of human hair extensions compared to synthetic hair extensions made from artificial fibres.
Appearance & Quality
While synthetic extensions may be able to blend with your own hair, you have to keep in mind that they cannot be colour treated and generally cannot be exposed to heating tools like curling irons or straighteners. As it is humidity resistant, the extension pieces will keep the shape and style that they were pre-set with or they may become potentially permanently damaged.
On the other hand, human hair extensions can be changed and styled just like your own hair; they can be colour treated to blend seamlessly and can be styled using heating tools. As they are made of human hair, they also naturally reflect light and move in the same way that your natural hair moves.
Synthetic hair will only last around 1-3 months, so they may be an option for those looking for a short-term change – like a bride who has planned a wedding in a humid climate or during winter – as they don’t lose their pre-set style in the same way that human hair extensions do.
With proper care, human hair extensions last approximately one year. During the year, as your hair grows, if you have tape in hair extensions they will need to be re-positioned every 6-8 weeks to keep them looking as good as new.
Human Hair vs Remy Hair
We have a lot of clients who ask us what makes Remy hair extensions different from human hair and why Remy might be the better choice.
Extensions created from Remy hair and human hair are both 100 per cent human hair, but there are some subtle differences that impact the quality, life span and price of the extensions overall.
To create human hair extensions, hair is collected from brushes and the floor and processed.
‘Remy’ hair is collected in a different way – to be considered Remy hair, it must come from a human’s head and retain the hair cuticles. To ensure cuticles all run in the same direction and are kept intact, hair is generally collected from a donor who has had their hair cut in a ponytail in a salon.
Hair Quality & Life Span
Remy hair is the most durable and long lasting of the two types of hair extensions, which is primarily thanks to the way the hair is collected. Having the hair run in a unilateral direction keeps the hair strands aligned and provides a natural look and feel, which is less likely to tangle.
Human hair may be more likely to tangle, become matted and shed than Remy hair, as the cuticles run in opposite directions. To combat this, the hair is generally coated in a type of silicon to make it look shiny and feel soft. However, over time, this silicon wears away, leaving the hair feeling a little duller than when you first bought it.
Regular hair extensions made from human hair are cheaper in price than Remy hair extensions because they are they are easier to collect.
Remy hair extensions are more expensive, as the collection process is more delicate, and the quality of the hair is generally higher.
However, you have to remember that you get what you pay for – while Remy extensions may be a little pricier, they will generally last longer than human hair extensions.
Why is Remy hair so popular?
When clients invest in Remy hair extensions, they know they are getting great quality, longest-lasting hair extensions. Remy hair extensions are low maintenance as well – they don’t require any additional maintenance than your natural hair requires.
Remy hair extensions can be styled and treated like your own hair, which makes them the perfect addition for someone looking for a little extra length or volume in their hair.
Premium Supply & Installation of Hair Extensions in Perth
You can trust our team at Chilli Couture to deliver high quality, luscious and natural-looking Remy hair extensions in Perth, teamed with our trademark extraordinary customer service, of course.
If you’ve been umming and ahhing about getting weft hair extensions or tape in hair extensions, our advice is to speak to one of our hair stylists and #treatyoself! Find out the difference that Remy hair extensions can make to the appearance of your hair.
Contact our team or visit our salon today to find out why our clients adore us and trust us wholeheartedly with their hair styles, hair colour and hair extensions in Perth.