Why Choose Grade 7A Virgin Remy Extensions?
The Essence of Hair Extensions.
There are different grades of human hair used within the hair extension industry. When hair is amassed in very large quantities the hair is inadvertently turned in opposite directions causing the cuticles of the hairs to catch which, in turn, causes the hair to tangle and matt. In order to reduce thickness of hair and to fix the problem of tangling and matting the hair is processed. This process exposes the hair to an aggressive acid treatment stripping the cuticle layer.
To get Brazilian, Chinese, Indian, Malaysian, Mongolian and Peruvian hair to name a few, from their natural dark colour to blonde colour, the hair has to undergo a further aggressive bleaching process leaving the hair opaque and fragile. The hair is then covered with a silicone layer, which gives it a simulated healthy look. In the beginning the hair seems shiny and beautiful, but after a few washes the silicone layer starts to wash away and the colour fades leaving the hair with a dull matt appearance.
The Essence of QYQ® Hair
In order to provide our clients with the best luxury hair extensions QYQ® Hair only use the finest quality Virgin Remy hair. This human hair which is collected in specific geographical regions retain their cuticles and are hand arranged to ensure all the cuticles are facing the same direction from root to end. This ensures that the hair does not tangle or matt.
- Virgin hair has never been coloured, permed, tinted or chemically treated in any way. This means that the extension hair can:
- Be blow-dried, coloured, highlighted, permed, flat ironed straight and curled to create any look you want and then be perfectly matched to the wearer’s hair with respect to colour, curl and texture.
- Behave exactly like your natural looking hair.
QYQ® hair manufacturer works directly with local collectors, not brokers, to ensure that its hair is sourced from the finest quality. Hair is tested and reviewed by quality control before it is made available to our customers ensuring that every strand is guaranteed to be soft to the touch and full of lustre while still retaining its vitality so that it can be reused again and again. We understand the impact of a single disappointed customer on our business and work tirelessly to ensure we never fail to deliver the finest human hair on the market.
What is hair extensions?
Hair extensions are methods of adding commercial hair to natural hair. These methods are used to conceal thinning or hair loss in concentrated areas as well as used to add volume and length for aesthetic purposes.
Are hair extensions suitable for me?
Hair extensions are perfect for most people. However, there could be factors, such as unsuitable current hair condition, hair loss, or hair damage that could prevent extensions from being an option. These factors should be discussed with your stylist.
What type of hair is available?
Natural hair extensions come from different regions in the word, and each type has different characteristics to the next based on how they have been treated in the manufacturing process. Russian Virgin, European Virgin, Peruvian Virgin, Mongolian Virgin, Malaysian Virgin, Brazilian, Chinese Virgin, Remy and Processed Hair are all examples of types of hair extensions used today.
Russian Virgin hair is generally accepted as the gold standard in the hair extension industry as the hair extensions are the purest and silkiest. Russian hair is also the rarest and hardest to find of all natural hair extensions which is generally reflected in the price.
European Virgin hair does not necessarily come from Europe. It is a group name for hair which has a very similar basic structure as European hair. In general, this hair type is of a very high quality and again this is reflected in the price.
However, methods of collecting hair are very essential. When different types of hair are mixed with cuticles aligned in different directions the hair quality becomes much less and so is less expensive. To prevent tangling, the cuticles must be removed and the hair is covered by silicon. If hair is collected in the right way with all the cuticles present and in the same direction this hair is considered Remy of very high quality.
Chinese hair is the most common hair found in use today, as it’s readily available in large quantities and cheap to buy. However, Chinese hair is often very thick and coarse. To reduce the thickness and give it a softer and finer texture many hair companies expose the hair to an aggressive acid treatment to strip the cuticle layer. This chemical treatment destroys the cuticle layer, leaving the hair opaque and fragile. The hair is then coloured and covered with a silicone layer, which gives it a simulated healthy look. In the beginning the hair seems shiny and beautiful, but after a few washes the silicone layer starts to wash away and the colour fades leaving the hair with a dull matt appearance.
Synthetic hair is man-made fibre that is made to look like your own hair. It produces a different sheen than human hair, moves differently and therefore does not blend with human hair.
Human hair burns out very quickly turning to ash, feels like coal and smells like burning feathers. Burning synthetic hair smells like burning plastic with a small flame and feels sticky when it burns out.
New fibres are developed continuously that are better resistant to heat and have an appearance closer to human hair. It comes in a large variety of colours. This hair is the most inexpensive. Sometimes this hair is mixed with human hair and a combination is used for some human hair extension. This, of course is not recommended, as both hair types need different after care.
Note: QYQ® Hair prides itself on using ONLY the best quality Virgin Remy Hair.
“Virgin” and “Remy” What does it mean?
Virgin hair means that the hair has not been dyed, bleached, permed, or straightened. It is hair that has not been chemically treated. It is 100% natural so there can be no damage to the cuticles. The cuticles protect the hair so it is important that they are intact.
Remy hair means that the hair is carefully collected and bundled in such a manner that the roots of the hair are on one side and the tip of the hair on the opposite side ensuring that all the cuticles are going in the same direction to ensure the hair extensions stay tangle free. Because of the way the hair is collected, it cannot be mass produced, which is why Remy hair is used in the making of higher quality hair extensions. Remy Hair is generally soft, silky and tangle free making them more durable and long lasting and therefore the hair can be categorized in the premium segment, as far as hair quality is concerned.
Virgin Remy Hair also known as Virgin Cuticle Hair is the HIGHEST QUALITY hair on the market. It is 100% Natural human hair (uncoloured/unprocessed hair), with all the cuticles intact. NO damage to cuticles and each cuticle layer is in the same direction, making Virgin Remy Hair Extensions the HIGHEST QUALITY hair extensions available today.
NB: Remy hair does not always mean Virgin hair, in fact it rarely means that. Although the two terms are used synonymously, they are completely different in meanings.
What do they mean by “single drawn”?
Single drawn and double drawn are the terms commonly used by manufacturers of hair extensions and not widely used by salons. If you’re looking to buy a set of extensions online or from your salon it’s very important to know the difference.
All human hair grows in cycles. While some are growing, some are dormant. This is the reason there are so many lengths in a single drawn ponytail. Single drawn hair means only the very shortest hairs have been combed out, usually first 2 or 3 inches. So if you had 18″ length hair, some strands will be as short as 10″.
Double Drawn hair is the absolute best quality hair. The term refers to a process that draws out all the shorter lengths from a bundle, and then draws again to realign the top of the bundle. The hairs are arranged in equal lengths creating a very smooth and polished look. This increases the cost of hair as this procedure is done by hand.