As weaves have become a more popularized option for many over the past few years, like any other fad, it has its own “slang” or abbreviations for its common terms. To catch you up to speed, lets go over the four major terms. It is necessary to know what these terms mean because they are often used in the process of buying hair.
Virgin Hair – Hair like brazilian body wave hair 3 bundles that is cut with the cuticle going in the same direction which allows the hair to not easily tangle. This also means that the hair is in its natural state. No chemicals have been added to it whatsoever. This type of hair can come from any race and is usually more expensive because of the time it takes to grow and because it is found in lesser abundance.
Remy/Remi Hair– Hair that is cut with the cuticle going in the same direction which allows the hair to not easily tangle. but, the hair has some chemicals in it. This could mean it has been permed, colored, etc.
Weft – Hair held together with fine threads. This can be done with a machine or by hand. Although machine wefts are more popular (and cheaper), hand wefts are more desirable because they are more natural looking and more durable.
Pre-Bonded Extensions – Hair that is bonded at the ends with a bonding agent. The most common bonding agent is keratin. There are two types of these extensions, U-tipped and I-tipped. U-tipped pre-bonded extensions use heat when applied while I-tipped pre-bonded extensions use special devices that don’t require heat.