When did hair extensions become popular?
In the 1980s, attaching the hair by melting wax became a trend thanks to Simon Forbes. This allowed the Caucasian market to gain interest in hair extensions. During this time, the African American community also started placing hair weaves and hair extensions in their hair.
Where does Remy human hair come from?
The Remy Hair Process and Color
Remy style hair extensions are initially collected from mostly females who voluntarily donate their hair typically because of religious beliefs and reasons. These donated hair extensions are than processed in a factory for export.
How are human wigs made?
Part of the hair is sewn into wefts, which are then sewn onto the sides and the back of the wig cap. The rest of the hair strands are ventilated by hand. This is what makes the wigs look realistic. Small strands of hair are pulled through the cap with a hook one by one.