A Guide to Remy Hair Extensions

Wondering what Remy hair extensions are? Here’s the low-down on one of the industry’s best options for clip-in human hair extensions.

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A guide to Remy Hair Extensions

Whether you’re a pro when it comes to using hair extensions or you’re thinking about ordering your first set, chances are you’ve heard one particular word thrown around by hairstylists and companies alike… “Remy”. We, therefore, thought we’d make your life a little easier with this comprehensive guide to all things Remy.



To put it simply, Remy refers to the way that human hair is collected – with the cuticles and strands all traveling in the same direction. This is made possible by collecting the hair directly from the root. Once collected, the hair goes through minimal processing before being used to make r​eal human hair extensions​. It is, therefore, no surprise that Remy is one of the highest quality and most natural-looking options available on the market.

The majority of Remy human hair is sourced from China from a variety of sources. Remy hair comes from the donors, girls or ladies who want to sell their hair. Remy hair also comes from Temples, where hair is a form of donation and source of revenue for the monastery/temple for its own expenses and projects. Another source is hair salons, who sell hair instead of throwing it into the waste stream. Most importantly, the hair that comes from the donors is never bleached or dyed.

To guarantee the amazing quality of our ​Remy hair extensions​, here at Milk + Blush we have developed trusted partnerships with suppliers who provide us with exceptional Remy human hair. We believe ethical sourcing is key and so we always source our ​Remy human hair​ from these trusted and reliable suppliers – and those that we have developed a relationship with for well over a decade

Thanks to its meticulous method of collection, ​Remy human hair​ boasts many characteristics that make it perfect for use in clip-in hair extensions (and for helping you to achieve your best hair days ever of course).

With intact cuticles, ​Remy human hair​ is soft, manageable, and tangle-free. ​Remy hair extensions​ are therefore easy to blend with your own hair and to style in whichever way you fancy.

As Remy is such good quality, it also lasts far longer than other types of ​clip-in hair extensions​. As with most styling products, it’s worth investing in quality if you want the best results – and those that can be guaranteed time and time again (with minimal effort!)

Sometimes first impressions do count! The easiest way to tell if you’re buying genuine Remy human hair clip-ins​ is at first glance. ​Remy human hair extensions​ look natural and healthy in appearance – this is all down to the cuticles.

Non-Remy ​human hair clip-ins​ often undergo over-processing and ‘cuticle stripping’, where the cuticles are removed chemically. Some sellers will hide this by using a lot of silicone at the end of the process, which makes the hair seem soft and shiny. However, as soon as the extensions are washed, the silicone will come off and the hair will become tangled, dry, and difficult to use.

Simply looking at pricing can also help you gauge if you’re buying real ​Remy human hair extensions​. What may seem like a bargain may actually end up costing you more in the long run. This is because cheaper human hair alternatives won’t boast the same fantastic quality as Remy and you’ll end up having to replace them after a couple of uses. Generally, if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is!

Remy hair extensions​ can be washed, but as they don’t have a natural supply of oils, you won’t need to wash them very often. Instead, it’s much safer to revive them with some Silicone Spritz which will help to replenish any moisture lost to heat styling and will totally refresh your set. You’ll only need to do this every few months but it’ll help to soften the hair, detangle the lengths and add loads of shine.

Remy human hair extensions​ can also be dyed though we recommend you leave it to the professionals. This is because it’s really important to ensure the dye is applied in the right way and that the base shade can be changed to the final shade result you want to achieve. We don’t recommend that your hair extensions are dyed more than two shades darker. We would avoid bleaching them too, as this will dry them out and damage the hair. Most dyes will be suitable, but it’s really important that dyes containing more than 20vol (6%) of peroxide are not used.​ ​If you consult an experienced professional to ​dye your clip-in human hair extensions​,​ please ensure the guidelines that come with the dye are followed and also it is strongly recommended that strand test is completed first – once ​Remy clip-ins​ have been dye, Milk + Blush won’t be able to accept them back for a refund or exchange. Dyeing your extensions is entirely at your own discretion and risk.

As ​Remy hair extensions​ are made with real human hair, it’s important to take extra care with them – that way, they’ll last as long as possible. A simple way to do this is by storing them correctly; use a hair bobble and hair net to keep your hair extensions together. Better yet, why not just pop them back into the bag or box that they arrived in?

When it comes to caring for your ​Remy clip-ins​, treat them like you would your own hair. When using hot tools, be sure to prep the hair with a good quality heat protectant. Also bear in mind that the extensions may curl and straighten differently than your own hair, if you work with small sections of hair you won’t need to hold heat tools on them. It’s also best to opt for quality hairsprays (used sparingly) and to avoid using particularly sticky or greasy products. We recommend setting your heat styling tools to 120C/250F or less, higher temperatures will run the risk of damaging the hair thus reducing the lifespan.

All of our ​clip-in human hair extensions (unless clearly stated on the product page)​ are made with long-lasting 100% ​Remy human hair​. The quality of our wefts also helps keep shedding to a minimum – meaning you can wear your extensions for hours on end with no hassle or compromise on aesthetics.

To give you as much choice as possible, Milk + Blush hair extensions are available in a choice of lengths, thicknesses, and shades. Choose from classic clip-ins (made with a durable, stitched weft), seamless (an option that’s super easy to hide), and quad (four layers on each weft, with more hair on fewer clips).

If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to finding your perfect clip-ins, why not browse our range of ​hair extension colours​, find your favourite shade and go from there? Our ​Remy human hair extensions​ are made with multiple tones, which makes it even easier to find a set that will blend in with your own hair.

If you’ve already found your perfect Milk + Blush ​human hair clip-ins​, don’t forget that we’re always on hand to help you get the most out of them. Head to the ​Milk + Blush blog for up to date hair-care tips and tutorials.