The great thing about human hair wigs is that there are so many options. That means there will be the perfect wig for you – perfect for your personality, perfect for your lifestyle, and perfect for your budget.
Let’s get started. Once again, prioritizing your needs and wants and knowing what you want is a good place to start.
Indian Virgin Hair
The Indian designation simply means the hair comes from India where, most often, it is shaved off in a temple ceremony previous to marriage or as a sacrifice for prayers that have been answered. Indian hair has the highest reputation for being thick, durable and flexible. It has a very desirable texture and a luster that will turn heads your way.
Virgin hair is just that, virgin. It has not been processed in any way, which means the neither the cuticles nor the hair itself have any damage. It’s naturally soft and beautiful. Once in a wig, it can be colored or undergo other chemical processes just like your natural hair. Once it has been chemically altered, it is no longer virgin.
Indian Remy Hair lace wig
Hair that has intact cuticles is known as Remy hair. The intact cuticles protect the hair and help it maintain its natural shine. Also, if you are purchasing high quality Remy hair, the cuticles will be unidirectional – the cuticles all remain in the same direction. Unidirectional Remy hair is very desirable because it essentially remains tangle-free.
Besides different quality classifications, Remy hair also comes in single or double drawn. Perhaps it’s easiest to understand this classification by thinking of hair pulled into a ponytail. Strands of single drawn hair will have as much as two inches difference at the tip of the ponytail. Double drawn hair will all be the same length. Both single and double drawn pieces will have all of the very short pieces of hair removed. There is more expense involved with double drawn hair as it is a procedure done by hand.
“Fallen Hair Wigs”
One other possibility in human hair wigs is non-Remy or “fallen hair” wigs. These wigs are quite popular because they are less expensive than Remy wigs. The hair in a non-Remy wig is not unidirectional – the roots of the hair and the tips of the hair have been mixed together. This can cause trouble with tangling, but by cutting the cuticles and the tips off, some non-Remy hair wigs claim they are “tangle-free.” Shaving the ends does help reduce the friction between the hairs and reduces the tangle factor.
As with most everything you purchase, the more specialized the process and product, the more expensive it is. An Indian Virgin Remy Hair Wig will be more expensive than a Virgin Remy Hair Wig that isn’t Indian hair. A Remy Hair wig will be the less expensive than a Virgin Remy Hair wig, and a non-Remy wig will be the least expensive of all.