Hair Terms - Embracing the Hair Maze

Hair's Mysterious Origins Revealed

Feeling a bit baffled by terms like Remy hair, Brazilian hair, and European hair? Don't worry, you're not alone! The world of alternate hair can be confusing, but fear not, we're here to demystify it and make it as clear as a sunny day. So, buckle up and get ready to unravel the secrets of the terms companies use.

Wondering about the term "Remy" in the context of hair toppers and wigs? Let's delve in to understand its significance and importance in the world of high-quality hair products. At its core, Remy hair refers to human hair that retains its cuticle layers, aligning in one direction from root to tip. This alignment is crucial because it ensures the hair remains soft, shiny, and tangle-free, mimicking the natural flow and movement of your own hair. It has not been acid-bathed to remove the cuticle - which in turn would lead to matting, tangling and significantly decreasing the longevity of the product. The term "Remy" is derived from the French word "remis," meaning "put back in order," emphasising the meticulous process involved in maintaining the hair's integrity. What sets Remy hair apart from the rest?  Remy human hair stands out for its exceptional softness, enduring quality, and effortless ease of styling in wigs and toppers. 

And what about the terms of where human hair is sourced? Unfortunately, there is no industry standard for sourcing hair origins; terms like Brazilian, European or Mongolian are simply labels without strict guidelines and they simply refer to the texture of the hair. Companies use these terms freely, simplifying choices for consumers but some companies use these “marketing tactics” to boost their sales. For instance, Brazilian hair is often touted as thicker, heavier and coarser and may sometimes have a slight curl to it. Mongolian hair is generally soft, silky and straight and European hair is known for being the silkiest, thinnest and finest. Yet these labels don't necessarily reflect the true origin or the geographical source of the hair, rather they are descriptors of hair texture.

Hoping this sparked some 'aha' hair wisdom for you!

Frankie Hair Toppers, link here, only uses the finest quality 100% remy human hair available in their hair loss products.   

If you have any questions, we’d love to chat - whether online or a virtual chat.  Feel free to call us.

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