Understanding Remy Hair Extensions

Understanding Remy Hair Extensions

October 26, 2018

What is Remy Hair 

Many girls confuse Remy (also known as Remi and cuticle hair) human hair with Virgin hair. To make matters worse, these two terms are often used interchangeably when they actually have completely different meanings.     
So what is Remy hair? Remy hair is human hair collected from a single hair donor, cut as a ponytail with the cuticles in the same direction.     
Can Remy hair be Virgin or Raw? Yes, but sometimes no.
  • Remy and Virgin hair: The donor has her cut from a ponytail but has never had never dyed or bleached her hair, the human hair would be virgin and Remy.
  • Remy Non-Virgin hair: The donor has her hair cut from a ponytail, producing Remy hair but if the donor dyed or bleached her hair, it would not be virgin but still Remy. 
    Where does Remy hair usually come from?
    • Remy hair is often times collected from temples where people voluntarily donate their hair. 
    • Non-Remy hair is hair usually collected off the floor of temples or hairbrushes.
    Is Remy hair the best hair for hair extensions? Yes because:
    • Remy hair has the longest life since the human hair shaft (cuticle) is present, attached and strong. Has not been swept off the floor and have had its cuticles stripped and replaced with silicone that will wash off.
    • You can do whatever dying, bleaching, curling etc. you want on this human hair as well.
    • Take care of your hair extensions with simple common sense. Brush or comb gently as your hair. Wash as often as you need to. Since this human hair is Remy, there is no silicone to be washed off. Causing the hair to matt and tangle with misaligned cuticles.
    Does Remy hair shed or tangle?  
    • Just as real human hair will tangle if not brushed regularly, so will Remy hair extensions if not brushed.
    • Remy hair does help prevent matting. Simply brush and care for your hair extensions along with your natural human hair to ensure a smooth transition and to keep your hair looking beautiful.
    So what exactly is Non-Remy hair then? 
    • This type of Human hair is likely collected from individual hair brushes and even hair that has fallen on the floor at hair salons or temples. Perhaps when the Remy ponytail haircut had taken place.                                          
    • Non-Remy hair is in greater supply and is therefore much cheaper than Remy Hair and is largely manufactured.
    • The majority of human hair sold today is non-Remy hair. 
    • The texture and color will be achieved via a steam or chemical process, therefore is not likely virgin and raw as well.
    • Because of the method of collection, the cuticle for each hair strand is in all different directions.
    • In order to compensate for this, 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.
    • 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.
    • At first, the non-Remy hair will appear silky and shiny.
    • After a few shampoos, the silicone layer will start to wash off.
    • The hair will slowly become duller, brittle and will tangle and matte very easily.
    • This type of hair is not recommended for any long-term hair extensions, for example, sew-ins, for obvious reasons. 
    • The hair will sadly but surely, slowly become duller and will tangle and matte surprisingly fast.
    • Non-Remy hair needs to be repurchased and installed more regularly then Remy hair extensions.
      I hope that this post has helped shed some light on this sometimes confusing subject. 
      Endless Hair Extensions uses only the finest quality of Remy human hair and our hair has been carefully collected from the hair donor to ensure all the cuticles are the same length after being cut from a ponytail haircut.
      If you have any questions about Endless Hair Extensions or want to learn more about our company, feel free to email us at info@endlesshairextensions.com or read our story here. We’re always happy to help you!

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      FREE standard domestic shipping (3-5 business days) and calculated worldwide shipping offered. Your Endless Hair Extensions are shipped from our warehouse located in Florida.

      It will take 1 business days to process your order, regardless of the shipping option selected at checkout. We ship Monday through Saturday, excluding Sundays and holidays. We cannot guarantee Saturday delivery, even if your shipping is upgraded to express. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with the tracking link once your order ships.

      Please note that if an inaccurate or incomplete address(es) are provided, or if there are unverified details with your order, it potentially will delay processing by an additional 1-2 business days. Please be sure to double check your shipping and billing information prior to checking out to ensure any possible delays are avoided. 

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      International customers (outside of the United States) are responsible to pay any applicable inbound duties, taxes, and any other fees which your local Customs authority deems appropriate. These fees are paid to your local carrier or government and are not collected by Endless Hair Extensions, and thus cannot be refunded. 

      We ship international packages DDU (duties and taxes unpaid), meaning that these fees are not included in the price of the goods you purchase from our website. All applicable fees must be paid by the recipient in order to receive the parcel. As we are unable to advise the amount of what these fees might be, we recommend contacting your country's customs office or tax agent for respective charges and rates on a package coming outside of your country.

      Please note that DHL pays on your behalf for any duties and taxes that are due on the goods, as soon they enter the country. This simple process ensures that the courier can deliver your package in shortest possible transit time. The goods are released to you only upon the full repayment of any duties and taxes that were paid on your behalf. On some occasions, you may receive an invoice from DHL after the delivery of goods, for the charges they have paid on your behalf at the destination, plus a small administration fee. 


      It is the responsibility of the buyer to make sure that she or he enters the shipping address correctly. We do our best to speed up processing and shipping times, hence there is a very small time gap to cancel/change your order or to change the address of your order. If you decide to cancel your order or change your shipping address, please write to us at info@endlesshairextensions.com as soon as you place your order. We will do our best to make the change, however, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so, as there are varying time limits in which we are able to do so.

      If it's too late for our team to cancel your order, you can return your order to us once you've received it. For more information on how to return your order click here. The only thing we can do is wait to see if the package gets returned back to us. If it does get returned back to our warehouse, we can then ship it to the correct address or provide you with a full refund.

      Extra Shipping Charges: If you upgraded your shipping and the package was returned to us due to an incorrect address and if you would like a refund, you will not be reimbursed for the upgraded shipping fees.



      Yes! We are happy to accept your set back for an exchange or refund within 60 days, as long as they haven't been worn or altered or installed. Please read our Return Policy and then e-mail info@endlesshairextensions.com when you are ready to proceed with your return or exchange. You must contact us prior to sending your return to obtain an RMA number and confirmation of such a return or exchange. Please note that refunds for extensions returned without contacting us cannot be guaranteed.


      Yes, customers wishing to return or exchange their extensions will be responsible for all return shipping costs. We recommend that you send your return with a tracking option because Endless Hair Extensions will not be responsible for lost packages. Note: please indicate "RETURN, NO DUTIES" on the package, otherwise the package may be returned to you.


      We will send you the different extension(s) after we have received, inspected and confirmed that the returned hair extension(s) were not worn or altered. All customers must contact us after sending the package back and provide us with the tracking information of the set being sent back, in order for us to place the order for your exchange. It takes 1 business day to process all orders from the moment we place it in our system. US orders take 3-5 business days to be delivered with standard free shipping, and international orders may take anywhere from 6-20 business days. For more shipping details, please click here.


      A full refund will be provided to the original method of payment after we have received, inspected and confirmed that the returned hair extensions were not worn or altered. All customers must contact us after sending the package back and provide us with the tracking information in order for us to process the refund. Note: most financial institutions will take an average of 3-5 business days to process the refund, however, it could take longer. Please allow up to 7 business days for your financial institution to reflect the refund on your statement prior to contacting us. For more information, we recommend contacting your credit card provider.


      We're sorry to hear your Endless Hair Extensions were not a good match! In order to initiate a return or exchange, please e-mail info@endlesshairextension.com with your order number and the following information, and we'll be happy to provide you with our return address and an RMA label if you qualify for a return. 1. Please read about our refund policy here or our exchange policy here. 2. By purchasing our product(s), you by default agree to our refund/exchange policy and guarantee that the item has not been worn or altered. Please e-mail us and copy/paste the following statement: "I, (insert your full name), agree to the Endless Hair Extensions refund/exchange policy and understand if Endless Hair Extensions finds that the item has been worn or altered, I will not receive a refund, and I will have to pay the needed shipping fees in order to get my worn or altered item back." Also, if you have any feedback as to why you are returning your set - we'd love to hear it! Customer feedback is what helps our company learn and grow.


      We will provide a full refund or exchange on unworn and unaltered hair extensions within 60 days of the date that you receive your Endless Hair Extensions.



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      If you have previously experienced lost or stolen packages where you reside, we encourage you to instead have your package delivered to a work address to ensure that you receive it safe and sound. 


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      At check-out, please select United States as the country, and in the state drop-down menu, you will have the option to select one of the following: Armed Forces America, Armed Forces Europe, or Armed Forces Pacific.