There’s been a lot of talk in the beauty world surrounding hair extensions, in particular, Remy hair extensions versus synthetic hair extensions. Both bring their benefits and can look amazing when put in correctly, but there are significant differences.
Let’s start with Remy hair extensions
Remy hair extensions are made with real, human hair. The highest grade available, these extensions are often the ones used by the rich and famous. They’re considered a premium option. Coming in both clip-on varieties (the most common), as well as semi-permanent extensions that are glued into the hair, they are often the go-to choice for those wanting to add volume and length.
Remy extensions offer the most natural look and feel thanks to the hair follicles being kept running in the same direction. Incredibly soft and shiny, they offer the same versatility as human hair, but with added flexibility. These extensions can be cut and styled with heat and products to suit your personal tastes and occasion in hand. And what’s more, it’s even washable – just like your own hair. Be aware however that Remy extensions do require maintenance just like human hair, so need to be looked after to keep them in top condition.
And what about synthetic hair extensions?
Thanks to technological advances, synthetic hair has come a long way over the last few years. And as a result, it is often now difficult to tell the difference between synthetic and Remy extension on the surface. Feeling almost like human hair, it has caused many to make the shift towards synthetic extensions. The most appealing draw of synthetic hair is its ability to be worn right out of the box. With little or no styling needed thanks to the fibre’s "memory", synthetic extensions can add waves and volume in an instant – with no drooping or frizzing. But of course, they do come with some drawbacks.
Synthetic hair cannot be styled to look different. You’ll also be unable to style it using heat or products. Synthetic hair must be worn how it’s bought. So if you fancy a curl one evening but only have straight synthetic extensions, then you’ll have to go without. Synthetic hair is also less durable than human hair. Where human hair extension can last years with proper care, synthetic extensions will usually need replacing every 3-6 months.
Remy hair extensions are by far the best choice for quality and flexibility. The go-to option for those wanting to wear extensions regularly, Remy hair extensions make light work of creating long, luscious locks. Synthetic extensions however have become the go-to for those wanting to change up their style every so often for a bit of fun – and of course for those who want minimal fuss.
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