Remy hair and Yaki hair are two different types of hair used in hair weaves, extensions, wigs and hairpieces. Remy hair is cut from a single donor, cuticles intact, and all hairs facing same direction from root to tip, thus Remy hair refers to a specific harvesting process. However, Yaki hair may be Remy, non-Remy, or synthetic, and it refers to the texture resembling relaxed Afro-Caribbean hair.
What Remy Hair Is
Remy hair, collected directly from a single hair donor, is the full length of the strands, from the root to the end. All cuticles are kept intact and hairs will run in the same direction as well.
How to Harvest Remy Hair
Remy hair must be cut close to the scalp in a ponytail to make sure hairs are organized facing the same direction from root to tip. Then, collect hair, and clean it with a detergent to remove any lice, hair products or dirt.
Types of Remy Hair
Remy hair can be virgin, unprocessed or processed. In general, as long as the cuticle remains intact, the hair is still considered as Remy Hair. Besides, Remy hair is either single drawn or double drawn, thus hair strands may be different lengths or all strands are the same length.
What Yaki Hair Is
Yaki refers to hair texture that looks and feels like African American hair, and it may be from a synthetic, Remy or non-Remy source. Non-Remy hair refers to strands that are extracted from multiple donors than from a single donor.
Types of Yaki Hair
Yaki hair has four variations. Silky or Straight Yaki hair looks like the hair has been relaxed and ironed, and regular Yaki looks like a relaxed hair, but unlike the silky silk version, and Kinky Yaki hair similar to the hair without chemical relaxation, but has been blown straight. Kinky Yaki has a more natural appearance, and usually has a thicker texture.