Different Types of Natural Hair

Virgin, Remy, and non-Remy hair are all 100% human hair, but they are far from the same.

Remy Hair Extensions is 100% natural human hair that can be either virgin or treated. The hair is cut or shaved straight from the scalp of one single donor to a small few. All strands and cuticles are intact facing one direction from root to tip, which gives that smooth and sleek naturally hair flow appearance.


  • Safe to wash, dye, cut, styled
  • Withstand heat like natural hair
  • Cuticles intact, less likely to knot and tangle 

Virgin Hair Extensions: 100% human hair that's never been chemically treated or dyed. No damage done to strands, which makes the hair stronger and last longer than our Remy Hair Extensions. We have a variety of hair textures to create various curl patterns via steaming process to keep hair strands healthy and lustrous!


  • No Chemical or dye
  • Longevity
  • More Versatile

Dyed Virgin Hair Extensions is 100% human hair that was colored for the very first time during or after collection when the hair was healthiest.

Remy hair is human ponytail hair with the cuticle in one direction, but it can be dyed or treated hair. Remy and virgin hair are not the same. Remy hair is natural hair that can be either virgin or treated. Remy hair wigs and extensions often come with highlights, lowlights, and color treatment to make them ready to wear.

True Remy hair is considered the crème de la crème of hair options—the best of the best. It refers to the quality and grade of the hair. It’s 100% human hair, which usually comes from donors ranging from one single donor to a small few, cut or shaved straight from the scalp. Because it’s real hair, it’s safe to wash, dye, cut, and styled like natural hair. It can also withstand heat like natural hair, so you can feel comfortable taking your favorite barrel wand to it.

Another perk of Remy hair is that the cuticles are still intact and not stripped. Intact cuticles lay flat and protect the locks, making them appear extra shiny. The strands also all face the same direction from root to tip, which gives it that smooth and sleek look you know and love. And with all the hair naturally flowing in one direction, it’s less likely to knot and tangle.

So, let’s recap. You can find Remy hair that uses (unprocessed) virgin hair strands, but you can also find Remy hair that uses nonvirgin hair. Remember, this just means the Remy hair may have undergone treatment or dying prior to collection.

What is Non-Remy Hair? Stay with us here. Now that you know what Remy hair is, it’ll be easy for you to identify non-Remy hair. Non-Remy hair may have its cuticles intact, but they will flow in different directions. It’s also collected differently than Remy hair. Rather than getting it directly from the donor’s scalp, non-remy usually comes from multiple sources and sometimes includes “fallen” strands, which may have been pulled from hairbrushes, or even floor scraps.

Unlike Remy hair, non-remy hair tends to easily get tangled and matted. It doesn’t look as smooth and soft as Remy hair, it often has a shorter life span, and tends to shed.

100% human hair is any hair from a human scalp — meaning it can come from the floor of a hair salon, a brush, or even a corpse.

Here at Meelyke we carry Virgin and True Remy extensions and weaves. We ethically source our product and take pride in educating our customers so that you can make the correct investment in your selfcare.