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  • “Cuticle” vs. “Remy” And How TK “Cuticle” Hair Is Processed

    February 12, 2017 | Amy Lemmermann
  • 1. We start with The best raw hair materials (which are a lot harder to find).Our factory selects the best and healthiest virgin ponytail, which has never been permed, colored or processed in anyway . 

    There are only 10%-15% hair available this high of quality that can process into virgin cuticle hair.  Most factories don't know how to select this quality hair. However, Our factory has 30 years experience.

    2. Each pack of raw hair must be checked by the factory managers hands, to ensure the quality from the beginning.

     

  • 3. Nourish hair before Bleaching

     The hair stays in the braid that was cut from the donor, and will stay in that bundle the entire process ensuring the cuticles stay in the same direction. The hair is then soaked in a nutrient solution for about 12 hours. This protects the hair protein and moisture so that it won't be damaged during bleaching. 

    4. Low temperature gentle processing

    The hair will be divided into 3 different groups. The first being suitable to make Dark colors. The second group is suitable for Medium colors and the last group is the highest quality of the high quality that will only be good for Light color hairs.

    For blonde colors such as: #22,#24,#613,#60, it will then be bleached with cold water for 5-7 days to keep its cuticles intact and in same direction. This is so hair will not tangle. This process is done slowly to ensure the hair will not dry out.

    5. Re-Nourish hair after it is colored.

    After the hair is colored, it will then be soaked in ANOTHER nutrient solution for 2 hours , then the hair is washed at least 6 times to keep it clean.

     

    What is "Remy Hair" then?

    Remy hair dosen't use this process at all... it is soaked in an acid bath to remove the cuticle.  A lot of times this is also where tangling comes from. If ANY of the cuticle is still on the hair...it WILL tangle. This is where the term "bad batch" comes in. Remy hair is also processed in bulk instead of individual bundles from one donor, this means the hair cuticles are all going different directions, which is why they want remove the cuticle. However,  "Remy" hair is still considered a high quality hair in fact it is perfect for temporary hair extensions because they aren't being worn and washed like permanent extensions. It is rare to find temporary extensions truly using "Full Cuticle" hair because it isn't necessary and it would make them much more expensive. 

     

    As you can see, to get "Full Cuticle" hair is not a short process. It takes a lot of time and because of this it will be more expensive but worth every penny! Now you know just how TK Cuticle Hair keeps it quality for SO long.