What is Virgin hair? Is it Remy hair?

In this article you’ll learn the answers to the Virgin hair vs Remy hair question.

Some things are hard to define.

One of these things is hair.

Virgin hair.

Of course, everyone has answers, but do they really.

After reading this article, you’ll get the full picture with no filter.


01 What is Virgin Hair?
02 What is Remy Hair?
03 What are the Differences Between Virgin Hair and Remy Hair?
04 How to tell the difference between Virgin Hair and Remy Hair?
05 Is Virgin Hair better than Remy Hair?
06 What is Non-Remy Hair?
07 What is the difference between Remy and Non-Remy Hair?

01 What is Virgin Hair?

Virgin hair simply stated is hair that has not been chemically processed in any way. Some use the word pure or raw interchangeably. Nevertheless, this is strictly a marketing ploy used by hair companies.

If hair has been permed, colored, bleached, or any other process you can think of, it is not Virgin hair. I repeat it is not Virgin hair.

Virgin Hair

More often than not, hair cuticles are aligned in the same direction (think about a one way street of hair).

Virgin hair if taken care of will last up to 3 years or more. Why is this you ask? Because you get what you pay for in the hair industry. Virgin Hair is the Highest quality hair, and very few companies truly sell virgin hair.

02 What is Remy Hair?

Often, the word Remy is placed on many different hair packages.

However, Remy is not so much a hair type but a function of hair.

Simply put, Remy is hair that is aligned in the same direction with it’s cuticles in tact. Think of a four lane highway traveling south. Remy is a direction and not a hair type.

Remy hair does not have to be Virgin Hair.

More often than not you should be able to dye, color or bleach the hair. However take that with a grain of salt.

Remy Hair

Remy hair should last up to one year if not longer.

Remy hair is suppose to have cuticles, unlike non-remy hair extensions.

As you can see there are many variations, which can be confusing to the average consumer. In short, Remy is a direction.

Hair companies use Remy as an advertising ploy for consumers.

For further info please visit our Remy hair article.

03 What are the Differences Between Virgin Hair and Remy Hair?

Hair that has been permed, colored, bleached, dyed, or hot combed is not Virgin hair. Think of a beach that has never been stepped on by humans. If the hair hasn’t been touched in any form, then it is Virgin hair.

  • Virgin hair should last up to three years.
  • Virgin hair has to be taken care of as if it is your own hair. You must wash and condition it like your own.
  • Virgin hair is not just one color. Why you ask? Because humans have different colors in their hair.


Remy hair is the most over used hair term.

Remy hair is defined as hair with cuticles and flows in the same direction.

Remy hair should not tangle or matte. Hair that has been permed, dyed, bleached, or colored can be Remy hair.

  • Remy hair should last at least one year.
  • Remy hair must be washed and conditioned.
  • Remy hair can be any color.

In short, Remy is about direction and Virgin hair is about consistency of Quality. High Quality Virgin hair is the top of the line. Remy hair although assumed to be high quality more often than not does meet the quality level of Virgin hair.

04 How to tell the difference between Virgin Hair and Remy Hair?

  • Color: Remy hair is one color from root to the strands of the bundles. Virgin hair should not be one color from roots to strands.
  • Chemicals: Remy hair more often is chemically processed and may contain a light smell. Virgin hair is not chemically processed and should not carry any smell.

Virgin Hair

05 Is Virgin Hair better than Remy Hair?

The consumer has the answer to this question. Only you know which is best for you.

Both Virgin hair and Remy hair are equally popular amongst consumers.

Remy hair is popular due to marketing. Virgin hair will sell itself due to it’s purity. Both serve the same purpose, looking good. Therefore the only question is the amount of money and length of time you would like your hair to last.

Virgin hair is more expensive but Remy hair will do you justice also. The choice is yours.

06 What is Non-Remy Hair?

Non-Remy hair is many things. Simply stated it is Hair from a comb or combed hair. The term-combed hair is the basic definition Non-Remy hair does not align like Remy hair, thus causing serious tangling and other major issues. The problems of many AliExpress hair buyers can be inserted. Sorry for the pain.

Non-Remy hair requires harsh chemical applications. This gives the hair a feeling smoothness and beauty. More often than not this hair will only last for a short time. The term pack hair is often used for this type of hair. If you going to a party or and event it’s perfect, however it wont last.

07 What is the difference between Remy and Non-Remy Hair?

The main difference is the cuticle alignment and the hair type.

Remy hair is aligned in one direction with cuticles in tact.

Non-Remy has no cuticles and is placed together without thought to alignment. This in turn causes many problems for the hair user.

Non-Remy hair is combed hair from the floor and other animal types.

SEE picture below.

Combed Non Remy Hair

Remy is 100 percent human hair with cuticles in tact.

Still confused? Virgin, Remy or Non-Remy?

Hold tight, Virgin hair is Remy hair. Remy hair is not Virgin hair in most cases, thus the price of Remy is less than Virgin. Nevertheless, Virgin hair although more expensive will last longer than Remy because of it’s purity. You got all that?

So there you have it, Non-Remy is good, Remy is better, and Virgin hair is the best. I hope you’ve enjoyed the hair journey.

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