Remy human hair extensions nowadays are considered to be one of women’s necessities. Because of its ability to help enhance hair length and volume in an instant, it’s becoming more and more popular to women across the globe, making it in demand.

A good rule of thumb when shopping for hair extensions is that you should have a good understanding about its materials, where it was sourced and most of all, the process as to how the hair was collected before it hits the market.

Shopping for real human hair extensions can be a little tricky, especially if you are new to it.  You would come across several jargons like synthetic, weave and so on. The most popular word that you’d come across with is Remy. Well, I know this sounds like a pretty woman’s name, but what is Remy really?


It is crucial to have a good understanding about the difference between Remy and Non-Remy hair. Quality hair extensions don’t come cheap, they are more of an investment. So it is best to do research before hitting that add to cart button just so you get the most out of your money.


Remy is absolutely one of the overused words in the hair extensions industry. Others use it for marketing strategies making people think that they are getting a top of the line hair grade. Making it sound like Remy refers to hair material rather than its actual definition.

Remy is actually a method where the hair collected remains aligned in one direction with the cuticles intact. In this manner, the roots and tips run in the same direction which makes hair extensions free from tangling or matting.


  • Remy hair lasts up to a year or more with proper care. (Don’t forget to check the Care & Maintenance Guide under HHEO FAQ)
  • High-quality Remy hair is shinier, smoother and healthier compared to non-remy as the strands go through a tedious process.
  • It is free from tangling and matting.
  • It blends really well with your natural hair.
  • Can be styled and treated like your normal hair


  • Costs more than non-remy hair.



Non- Remy hair is also very popular as it is readily available and is cheaper than remy human hair. As the name suggests, non-remy hair is collected or sorted randomly from different sources such as multiple hair suppliers, hair brushes and even salon floors. Unlike remy hair, non-remy  cuticles’ direction are mixed up. Due to its collection process, easy shedding, matting and tangling are inevitable.

Before non-remy hair hits the market, it goes through a process called acid bath to remove most of the cuticles. Now due to the high acid concentration, it decreases the hair’s natural moisture which results to straw like hair strands. To cover up this problem, the hair is then coated with silicon to help make it shiny and conceal any hair flaws or cuticle residues from the acid bath.


  • High in supply making it readily available.
  • Inexpensive compared to remy hair.


  • Cuticles flow in multiple directions causing easy tangling and matting.
  • Artificial hair shine from silicone coating can wear off over time after several hair wash.
  • Doesn’t last long and cannot be reused unlike remy hair.
  • Non-remy hair doesn’t adapt to hair treatments and heat as cuticles are not intact or completely removed.


So now that you have a better idea about the difference between Remy and Non-Remy hair, it would now be easy for you to choose from the innumerable hair extensions options out in the market. Understanding not just the material but the process of how hair extensions are made will surely help you invest your money on the right product.

HHEO offers a wide range of 100% remy human hair extension products that come in different lengths and colours to match your style. Head on to or click HERE and start shopping today!