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What is the difference between Virgin and Human hair extensions?

What is the difference between Virgin and Human hair extensions? We know – it can get pretty confusing. Between remy and non-remy, cuticle alignment, and wondering just how many heads of hair went into one bundle, there can be quite a lot to figure out. In order to make the world of hair extensions a little less daunting, we created this quick and easy guide for you to understand exactly what you’re purchasing.

Comparing Our Hair


Dyed Virgin

Dyed 100% Human

Is it unprocessed?


Can it be colored?


Can it be bleached?


Can it be worn for multiple installs?


30-day guarantee?

Our Virgin Hair

What Is Virgin Hair?

Virgin hair is human hair that is unprocessed and unaltered. It is collected from a single donor, and has not been dyed, permed, bleached, or treated with any chemicals. To achieve different textures, Mayvenn gently steam processes the hair to create beautiful, bouncy waves and curls in an array of textures.

“Remy” is a mysterious word that’s used often, but never quite explained. “Remy” refers to the alignment of the hair cuticle, or the outermost layer of the hair shaft. It is collected from the donor in a way that keeps the hair’s cuticles aligned and going in the same direction. When the cuticles are intact, the hair stays silky smooth and is less-prone to annoyances like tangling, shedding, and flyaways.

Virgin hair is great for when you’re looking to make an investment in hair that will last for a long period of time, allow you to create custom color looks, and whip your hair back and forth with ease like it’s all yours.

Dyed Hair

What Is Dyed Virgin Hair?

While it may sound like an oxymoron, our dyed virgin hair is just that: 100% virgin hair in our classic textures colored just for you. We’ve taken the quality of our virgin hair extensions and made them a little more colorful.

We don’t recommend bleaching or coloring this hair. However, if you’re feening for some peroxide, take a look at our blonde extensions or  our unprocessed virgin extensions.

Human Hair

What Is 100% Human Hair?

Human hair has been collected from multiple donors meaning the hair on one bundle may have come from multiple heads. It is typically non-remy, meaning the cuticles on the hair strands tend to go in different directions. However, we’re happy to say Mayvenn carries 100% machine remy human hair (the 100% is important – you won’t find random strands of horse or goat hair in the mix, we promise!) that has been pre-colored for your convenience.

Human hair is great if you’re looking for a quick vacation look, a temporary in-between style, or for those on a budget who want to save a few coins. Rest assured in knowing we offer the highest quality human hair extensions on the market at an affordable price.

More Questions

Any More Questions?

Still confused about the difference between the hair we offer? Call us at +8618825162874 or send us an email at sunny@spicyhair.com. We’re happy to help answer any of your questions!