Indian Remy hair implies that the hair has been collected from a donor of Indian origin and its cuticles have been left intact. The cuticles should all be pointing in the same direction, which means the hair has to be harvested from a single donor. This prevents the hair from tangling easily. If the scales of the cuticles are not in the same direction, the hair extension is considered to be poor in quality, since it tangles easily. Mostly, non Remy hair consists of the bunch of hair which is collected after the hair has been cut and has fallen to the floor, which means that the roots and the ends are spread out in random directions, thus requiring extensive processing in order to use the hair.
Indian Remy hair, on the other hand, is cut directly from the scalp and immediately stored in a uniform direction. Since Indian Remy hair is not prone to tangling, Indian Remy hair extensions gradually became a brand name in itself. It became used to describe good quality hair, which does not tangle easily and not just the hair which has been stored with its cuticles in the same direction. This meant that the term “100% Indian Remy Hair Extensions” started being used more as a guarantee for quality rather than an indication of collection and storage methods, and started demanding a premium for this quality.