What Is Cuticle Aligned Hair?
There are thousands of human hair extension manufacturers word-wide which indicate how immensely popular hair extensions, specifically human hair extensions have become. However, not all of them sell genuine products. Knockout Virgin Hair was established to fill the void and offer the most authentic products to all its customers.
Also known as Remy hair or cut hair, Virgin cuticle aligned hair is extension with a smooth and healthy appearance. Let’s understand what cuticle aligned hair means.
Cuticle Aligned Hair- What is it?
Cuticle aligned hair is considered to be of the finest quality. This is the type of hair in which the cuticles are kept intact. A completely natural appearance is created by preserving the cuticles and aligning them in one single direction. The process ensures that the hair remains silky, shiny, soft, and tangle-free. The hair can be further processed for texture or color. It doesn’t tangle or matt while washing.
Virgin cuticle aligned hair is the hair obtained directly from the donor with the cuticles intact. The alignment of the hair is in the same direction from root to tip. Because of flowing in the same direction, the hair doesn’t tangle or mat. It has a glossy, smooth, and natural appeal. In comparison to other hair extensions, it tends to have a longer life. Across the globe, the most common type of cuticle hair is the Indian Remy Hair.
Why is Remy Important for Hair Extensions?
All of us hate wearing hair extensions that would easily tangle and matte up. Non-Remy hair extensions have strands of hair with cuticles running in both directions. Since the direction in non-consistent, it easily causes problems with your hair extensions.
This lack of care happens at the time of collecting and donating the hair used for making hair extensions. The hair when cut, drops to the floor which is later collected, leaving a good chance for the cuticles to go both up and down. This is where single donor raw Indian hair gains prominence.
It is also a good idea to band or tie the hair before it is cut for making hair extensions. This helps keep the strands in the same position during the wefting and shackling process.
How is Cuticle Aligned Hair Collected?
The collection process can take anywhere from lab, salon, to a temple. The hair is cut from the donor's ponytail to ensure the cuticles remain intact. Once the hair has been cut, it is taken to a factory for cleaning, processing and bundling.
How is Non-Remy Hair Collected?
Non-Remy hair, on the other hand, is collected from the floors of temples or salons by the vendors. The hair from different donors is mixed together to create bundles comprising a mix of short as well as long hair.
Knockout Virgin Hair offers extensions of raw human hair in the premium quality. There is also virgin hair extensions that has been steam processed. No harsh chemicals are used in any of our products. Virgin hair products by Knockout can he heat-styled, dyed and its cuticles stay intact.
Remy Hair Myths
- It is manufactured or sourced only from India
- Costs a good fortune
- It is completely unprocessed
- It is the best quality hair extension
Remy Hair Facts
- It is healthy and strong
- It is mono-directional and its cuticles travel in one single direction
Cuticle aligned hair is covered with scales, all in the direction of hair growth. To preserve the hair, it is mostly ensured that the hair is braided and cur directly. This is 100% cuticle aligned virgin hair.
What is the Hair scale?
When seen under a microscope, cuticle aligned hair has layers of scales on it that grow in the same direction. These are known as hair scales. This ensures that the bundles remain smooth. When not in the same direction or the scales are damaged, hair scales will hang together like a hook, leading to hair knots.
Since not many people are willing to give up on their hair cuticle aligned raw hair tends to be more expensive. Whether you are looking for clip-ins, bundles, wigs or styling tools etc., Knockout Virgin Hair is a one-stop destination for all your hair needs.