WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CUTICLE HAIR AND VIRGIN HAIR?
Cuticle hair (also referred to as Remi or Remy hair) is hair which retains the cuticle (outer layer), but may have been colored or permed. Virgin hair is hair which has never been chemically processed in any way, and the color and curl pattern appears exactly as it came from the grower.
WHAT DOES THE TERM "PROCESSED HAIR" MEAN?
Processed hair is human hair from which the cuticle has been chemically removed by placing the hair in an acid bath. This process is done when the hair is harvested in large quantities and is performed in order to minimize tangling.
WHY IS THERE SUCH A DIFFERENCE IN PRICE IN HUMAN HAIR WIGS?
The difference in price depends on the quality of the hair used, and also in the construction of the cap. It is a common misconception that all human hair is created equal. Human hair quality varies widely depending on the ethnic and genetic characteristics of the grower.
The quality is determined mainly by the texture of the hair. Fine, silky-textured hair is generally considered to be higher quality than coarser textures. However the coarser textures are very strong, and tend to withstand a lot of chemical processing. Since it is more plentiful, it also tends to be less expensive than the finer hair. This is why a lot of manufacturers use this type of hair.