What Is Remy Hair?

When we talk about human hair products, the most frequently used term is Remy hair.


What is Remy? What dose Remy hair mean? Some people believe that Remy is an actual brand of hair, but its not.


The term Remy originates from the named ritual of Indian women in Hindu temples tonsuring their hair, or cutting it off at the roots, as a personal sacrifice to benefit their temple.  These women often offer their hair as a material offering of something that is incredibly valuable to them representing their humility or complete concession of their ego. The hair is carefully gathered directly from their heads, sold on the market, and the money is used to benefit the Hindu temples and other works sponsored by the temples.



Nowadays, Remy has become the term associated with the best quality hair with cuticles facing the same direction. It is carefully kept root-to-tip so as not to cause tangling. Typical Remy hair is collected directly from a donor’s head and cut while held in a ponytail, all the hair is in a bundle. Therefore, all cuticles stay aligned and the hair is in the most natural status. Remy hair can last for a long time, can be reused several times and still like our natural hair.


In contrast, non-Remy hairmeans the hair that is with cuticle directions upside down and jumbled.Non-Remy hair is usually collected from the floor of temples, salons or door-to-door brush hair collection. Once the cuticle directions are mixed up, it will cause inevitable tangling problems.


To minimizethe tangling problems, many vendors treat the hair with special chemicals to strip off the cuticles and then apply layers of silicone coating over it to bring back the sheen. The hair looks and feels good in the beginning, butafter such a potent chemical process, after only few washes, the silicone coating wears off and the hair tangles and gets rough rather quickly.


Both Remy and non-Remy hair can be used for making hair products. They also come from several areas in the world, such as India, China, Brazil, etc. Regardless of where the hair comes from, the care that is taken when cutting it from the head of the donor and maintaining the cuticles intact is what makes the distinction between Remy hair and non-Remy hair.


Remy hair is considered to be the finest hair a person can use for wigs, hair extensions and other hair products. Therefore, Remy hair is also much more expensive. However, due to the long lasting and tangle free properties, Remy hair can be treated the same as one’s own hair, and is also believed to be well worth the price.