So I am pretty new in the world of hair extensions, and I have learned so much about them in the last few months. We sell human hair extensions at Sally Beauty Supply and I was not 100% sure what the different types meant until I wrote this article…
Now, luckily for you, I am going to explain what the main difference between Remy and Yaki hair is and explain some other hair extension terminology.
Remy hair is the highest grade, best quality human hair you can buy. The reason for this is that all the hair comes from the same person, and all the cuticles are still all facing the same direction.
Virgin Remy Hair is remy hair that has not been permed, colored or chemically treated in any way.
Single Drawn Remy Hair is remy hair that is made of all different lengths as they grow naturally on the head. This makes the hair look extremely natural.
Double Drawn Remy Hair is remy hair that is still in layers like the single drawn hair, but the lengths are only within one or two inches of each other.
Final Grade Remy Hair is remy hair that has been double drawn, so that all pieces of hair are the same length.
Although Remy hair comes from multiple sources around the world, it commonly comes from India. This is because the texture and color can be easily matched to most types of hair.
Yaki hair is said to be hair that has a texture resembling chemically relaxed Afro Carribean hair. However, it also comes in four variations:
Regular Yaki Hair is hair that just resembles chemically relaxed hair.
Silky or Straight Yaki Hair is yaki hair that also has the silky appearance of being flat-ironed.
Kinky Yaki Hair is yaki hair that does not look like it has been chemically relaxed, but instead blow-dried straight. It is usually more natural looking.
Coarse Yaki Hair is yaki hair that does not seem to be straightened at all. It may be wavy-coarse or curly-coarse.
Did you wonder where the name “Yaki” came from? This type of hair is harvested from a Yak, and it typically comes from Asia.
Other Types of Human Hair Extensions:
You might see other types of human hair extensions such as Brazilian hair, Russian hair, Chinese hair, etc. However, those names just refer to the country and ethnicity that the hair came from.
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