REMY HAIR EXTENSIONS
why is Remy quality hair so important?
Kapello delivers the very best in real human hair extensions. All Kapello Hair extensions are made from 100% human, cuticle correct, double drawn, Virgin, Remy hair… which is the technical way of saying, it's absolutely premium in quality!
Remy Versus Non-Remy Hair Extension
Remy human hair refers to hair that has been cut from the donor's ponytail and maintained with the roots aligned and bound together at the top of the bundle. These bundles are carefully preserved throughout the export process and arrive at the factory still intact. We only source the highest quality Remy hair as it means that the cuticles all face in the same direction for a sleeker look with less tangling and better durability.
Inferior quality Non-Remy hair, is hair that does not have its roots aligned. Non-Remy hair, also called fallen hair is usually collected off the floor or from brushes and has the roots and ends mixed up. Non-Remy hair tangles easily as the cuticles are not in the same direction. It is sold at a much cheaper price and is usually processed with harsh chemicals including hydrochloric acid to remove the cuticle layer which strips the natural moisture content and can make it appear dry and straw like.
Unfortunately, these aren't the only problems with Non-Remy hair. Regrettably, a lot of this lower grade Non-Remy hair can find its way into expensive extensions. Vendors usually have no way to tell whether the hair in the units they sell is Remy, Non-Remy, or Non-Remy blended with Remy hair.
This is why Kapello uses its own company representatives to source hair directly. In this way, we can be assured hair is 100% Remy and can say confidently that Kapello is the premier destination for Remy hair extensions in London.
Pure Virgin Hair Extension
We only source pure and unprocessed hair, referred to as 'Virgin hair'. Think of it as fresh from the head of a donor, who has never dyed or chemically treated their hair. Virgin hair is then coloured with a gentle process to match our 14 natural shades resulting in healthy extensions that shine.
All Kapello human hair extensions are double drawn. Double drawn Remy hair is Virgin hair cut and gathered from the donor's ponytail. The bunch of Remy hair naturally has uneven strands, of which the shortest hairs are drawn out one by one. This painstaking process, done by hand results in strands that are uniform in length and perfectly balanced from root to tip.
Hair Origins And Ethical Sourcing
In order to offer a wide variety of hair types, we source hair from all over the world including from Latin America, Eastern Europe, India and Asia. We also source hair from Indian temples where the traditional religious ceremony called 'tonsuring' is carried out. At the ceremony, entire families shave their heads as an offer of thanksgiving to the gods. All money earned by the temple goes straight back into the community.