I am always being asked why do prices vary so much for Hair Extensions? How can some people charge £130 for a full head and other people charge £300?
The answer to this – it is hair quality!
Remi [AKA Remy] hair refers to hair that has not had its cuticle stripped and has at least been partially hand-processed to maintain root-tip alignment. This hair is more expensive, but will remain in good condition for much longer than stripped hair. It can also be heat styled and coloured.
Sadly, this industry is not regulated and some manufacturers will mark their hair extensions as Remi or Remy hair, but it will have no cuticle, or it is even mixed with synthetic.
The other main scale of measurement of hair quality is the 'percentage of full length' hairs. Cheaper wefts and pre bonded hair extensions are often made of differing lengths of hair strands. An average quality of hair that is 18 inches long may have 20% of the strands measuring 18 inches, a further 40% measuring from 14-16 inches, and the other 40% measuring 6-12 inches. This is the reason why some hair extensions end up looking very wispy at the ends.
I do see some terrible Hair Extensions, and I get lots of phone calls asking for advice because people are having problems with cheap hair which matts after a couple of washes, and which has been applied by people who are not even hairdressers!
Please when you are considering having Hair Extensions, please remember you only get what you pay for…