The difference between virgin hair and remy hair comes by definition, quality, and price. Virgin is hair is not processed with chemicals such as dyes, perms, hair softeners, and sheens. However, it is still processed, meaning that it is cleaned, gathered, maybe steamed or rodded for a particular curl or wave, and then sewn into bundles, or prepared into a frontal piece, or wig for instance. Since it is unprocessed with chemicals, it costs more than remy hair.
Frequently virgin hair is collected from a single donor so that the cuticles can flow in one direction; thus, it doesn’t need to be arranged or rearranged. Ultimately virgin hair costs more than remy hair and lasts for at least one year with proper hair maintenance.
Remy hair is considered the finest quality of human hair since the cuticles are kept intact unlike most other non-remy hair extensions. ... In contrast, Remy human hair is collected through a method in which the hair strands are completely aligned in the natural direction as it grew. Remy hair can be virgin, but not all remy hair is virgin hair. As the hair industry continues to evolve, remy hair has as well. Now there are remy machines that can lay hair strands in a natural direction of hair.
Regular Human hair is not collected for a single donor, or made to lay so that the cuticles are in tact. In fact, the cuticles are going in all directions and don’t blnd well with your own hair. Sometimes hair companies disguise on remy hair as remy hair by covering it with silicone to make it soft and flow in the same direction. However, a good wash will take the silicone away and reveal the true flow of the cuticles.