This article will attempt to clear up the confusion. First of all a Remy wig is one that is made with Remy hair. Remy hair is simply human hair that has not been stripped of its cuticles and its roots are aligned in the same direction. Full lace wigs are obviously the exact opposite. The cuticles have been stripped or cut and the hair tips and roots are all mixed up.


The benefit of a Remy lace wig is that because the roots are all aligned in their natural direction the hair will not tangle or mat. However, the majority of hair used in wigs, wefts or extensions is non-Remy mainly because it is more readily available and therefore cheaper to obtain than Remy hair. So hair vendors use non-Remy hair and put it through a process called a bleach or acid-bath to strip it clean and then apply a silicone coating.


This silicone coating makes the hair smooth and manageable and gives it a faux shine. These wigs look good when you full lace wig them but the problem is the silicone coating does not last long. It will eventually wash off and then the hair will become unruly and start to tangle and mat.


To avoid having a wig that will not turn into a rat’s nest after a few washings it is best to invest in a Remy lace wig even if it is a little more expensive. In the long run you will actually save money as you will not have to replace the wig as often. Unfortunately, many merchants will advertise their wigs as “Remy hair” when in actuality they are not.


It can be hard for the average consumer to initially tell the difference between Remy and non-Remy hair because of the silicone coating. So how do you know if you are really buying a Remy lace wig? The first indicator should be the price. Remy hair is more expensive than non-Remy so if the price is too low to be true then run for the border!


Another indicator is past experience…if you have ever bought a wig from a merchant that turned into a rat’s nest soon after washing it then you should probably received a non-Remy hair lace wig and you may want to avoid that vendor for future purchases.