Hairgayzm answers to your frequently asked questions (FAQ)



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Why is Indian hair so special?

Indian hair is highly valued in the hair industry because of its versatility, durability, and texture. Natural hair comes in a variety of textures (straight, silky, wavy and curly) which gives the best possible styling and installation options for added hair solutions.

The hair is also naturally dark, so it works great with most braiding and weaving applications for women of color. Indian hair because of its strength and versatility can also be decolorized into dark, medium and light blondes perfect for the Caucasian market.

What are the sources of hair in India?

The source of Indian Remy hair, are certain specific temples of South India. Here, it is a traditional practice for women of the Hindu faith to sacrifice their beautiful long hair in return for the prayers that have been answered.

The temple authorities collect all such tonsured hair and periodically auction it to the various bidders. The proceeds from the auctions are spent in various charitable forms by the temple authorities. For non-Remy, the source is, comb waste hair of women collected from households across India. It contributes to 50% of the world human hair market.


What is virgin hair?

Virgin hair is hair which has not been subjected to any kind of chemical treatment. It is 100% natural and hence there are no damages to the cuticles.

What is Single Drawn Hair?

In Single Drawn, the hair tip is maintained with its natural taper intact with the head leveled on one side. For e.g. if you buy 16″ -19″ hair, the bundle will have most hair strands ranging from 16″ to 19″ long with no hair less than 5″ short.

What do the terms "bulk" and "weft" mean?

Bulk hair is loose hair which is made into bundles. It is the base product from which other hair products are made. Wefting is the process of sewing the hair strands across in one straight line. It is used for making extensions.

What is the best way to cut a weft?

Hand weft is made to specific lengths as per client requirement. Cutting should be avoided as it will lead to shedding. Machine weft can be cut but it has to be glued again at the edges to make it strong. Consult a professional to help you with the task.

What is Remy's hair?

In Remy’s hair, the strands are kept intact following the natural growth pattern i.e. all the strands are in one direction from root to tip. It is the highest-grade of human hair available and comes predominantly from one individual.

What is Double Drawn Hair?

Every hair piece contains only hair of the same length. The process is done by hand and no machine is involved

What is the difference between machine weft and hand-tied weft?

Hand tied wefts are made by tying strands of hair around a strong weaving thread; this process is done by hand. Machine wefts are made by sewing strands of` hair together with a hair sewing machine. Machine weft could be double machine weft or single machine weft, sometimes called thin weft or light weft.