As mentioned in our earlier blog, Indian Remy hair gradually took on the connotation of a quality descriptor for hair extensions, rather than carry on with its original connotation, which only indicated a collection and storage method. Even today, when customers demand Indian hair extensions, they do this because they know that this kind of hair will behave like natural hair and will not require any special washing or treatment. Unfortunately, not too many companies sell 100% Indian hair since it is expensive to identify, collect, store and manufacture.
This duplication is one of the biggest problems with Indian Remy hair, when customers get fobbed off with cheap imitations and blame genuine Indian Remy hair for the problems they subsequently face. The area from the roots to the middle of the shaft is the strongest part of hair. When the roots and the ends are bundled, the hair seems stronger and thicker and can handle more powerful chemical processing. Even though Indian Remy hair feels and looks more natural, it is exposed since almost all its length is composed of the mid-shaft to ends of the original hair. Though it does not need chemical processing, the hair has to undergo dyeing and bleaching. Hence, the most common problem with Indian hair is dry ends, breakage and frizz.