Updated: Jul 25, 2021
The Haircut is classified into two types. Remy and Non-Remy. Remy: The Best quality Remy tress is temple mane from TamilNadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The next quality hairstyles are from temples of North India. Virgin hair refers to hair that is completely unprocessed and intact. To qualify as virgin hair, it must meet rigorous standards including: not been permed, dyed, coloured, bleached, and chemically processed in any way. This also means it comes from a single donor, and all the cuticles are intact, running in the same direction. Virgin hair can last up to a year with proper care and maintenance you have to care for your extensions just like your own natural hair. You need to shampoo and condition your hair regularly, especially if you use a lot of hair products. The Non Remy is the waste hair collected from home then sold as ‘thuku hair’. Non-Remy hair is collected from the floor of temples, salons and random suppliers. With this type of collection method, cuticle directions become mixed, causing inevitable shedding, tangling and matting problems. To mask the problems that will arise with non-Remy hair, the hair will go through a process sometimes referred to as an “acid bath”, to completely remove the entire cuticle. This can be equivalent to about ten relaxers in a row. After the cuticle removal process, the hair is dipped in silicone to make it shine and to cover up any cuticles that were not removed in the acid bath. The silicone adds weight to the hair and ups the selling price as hair is sold by weight. The hair initially feel silky and soft, however, after few washes the silicone coating wears off and the hair feels very brittle and starts matting and tangling. Problems will arise with non-Remy hair after a few washes and will not last beyond a few washes and cannot be reused. Also, since the cuticles are stripped and not intact, the hair extensions are unable to tolerate colour treatment or heat. The hair is also collected from salon parlours which may or may not be Remy but will have lots of dye & grey hair. There is another variety of hair which is collected from Gujarat which is the lowest category of hair it will be brown colour & lots of dye hair presence. Then there is also hair collected from Punjab which is men hair, the hair will rough & the quality will be lower than the temple hair.