All the hair we use for our hair extensions is 100% human hair and is ethically sourced. We do not use synthetic hair extensions.
Essentially, we use 2 different hair types – 100% Remy Human Hair (pre-coloured and processed ready for fitting) and 100% Virgin Remy Human Hair (completely natural, un-dyed and un-processed).
100% REMY HAIR
By using Remy hair, you can guarantee yourself an excellent quality set of hair extensions. The word “Remy” or “Remi” simply means that each hair strand has been kept “cuticle correct” during it’s processing i.e sourced and treated whilst still retaining the direction it grew in (head to tip). The outermost layer of the hair, the cuticle, is a hard layer of over-lapping protective scale like cells – think of them like tiles on a roof or fish scales. They are the front line when it comes to protecting the internal structure of hair from damage. Retaining this cuticle is imperative for bouncy, sexy and touchable hair extensions. The cuticles on each strand of our Remy hair are intact, have not been unnecessarily damaged by chemical processes and all run in the same direction. This maintains shine and prevents tangling. It is available in amazing array of colours which means we can create you a perfect match.
100% VIRGIN REMY HAIR
The term “Virgin hair” refers to hair that has not been chemically altered. To qualify as Virgin hair, it must meet rigorous standards and cannot have been permed, dyed, colored, bleached or chemically processed in any way. It often comes from a single donor and like Remy hair, all the cuticles are intact. Virgin hair is available primarily in darker colours but can be coloured to a clients preference either before or after fitting. Hair extensions created with Virgin hair generally last the longest (anywhere between 1 – 2 years on average) as the hair can be re-used several times. However, this type of hair is quite rare and therefore comes with a premium price tag.
Hair Extensions created with either Virgin Hair or Remy Hair will remain healthy, strong and stunning for much longer than other cheaper hair extensions available.
At iLove Hair Extensions, we use a variety of hair from carefully selected suppliers around the world. This gives you, our clients, the ultimate in choice and satisfaction.
Hair from different parts of the world has different natural characteristics and can also be affected by treatment during the manufacturing process. Depending on a clients requirements, we can provide Russian, European, Indian, Brazilian, Peruvian, Mongolian and Chinese Remy hair extensions.
We are confident we can provide every individual with hair extensions perfectly tailored to suit their hair type and texture as well as their taste and budget.
STANDARD Remy Hair
These are beautiful, soft and shiny 100% human hair extensions that can be treated and styled in exactly the same way as you would your own hair and last up to 3 months. Naturally straighter in texture and available in many colours, you can heat style these extensions in exactly the same way as you would your own hair. An ideal type of hair to introduce yourself to the world of semi-permanent extensions without breaking the bank! Perfect for those on a budget or unsure about trying hair extensions for the first time.
INDIAN “TEMPLE” Remy Hair
This is the finest quality Indian Remy Hair available. Indian hair is almost identical in biological structure to European hair and therefore provides a fantastic texture match. Indian “Temple” Hair Extensions are ethically sourced from temples in India, where people make pilgrimages in order to donate their hair for religious purposes. This hair is then auctioned to hair merchants and distributed around the world. The money the Temples make from the sale of this donated hair goes back into the local community, helping schools and medical centres etc. This hair lasts approx 3-6 months wear with correct care and dries with a natural wave. It can be heat styled in exactly the same way as you would your own hair (i.e hair dryer, GHDs, tongs, rollers etc).
EUROPEAN Remy Hair
Not to be confused with cheaper imitation “Euro” or “European style” hair extensions, our genuine European hair is amongst the finest used in the hair extension world. This top quality hair is 100% natural caucasian hair and favoured by many celebrities due to it’s incredibly soft texture. A beautiful match for those with finer hair. Both Virgin and non-virgin hair is available (depending on colours required). Darker colours are usually sourced from Spain and Italy whilst lighter colours are often sourced from Eastern European countries and some areas of the former USSR to ensure minimal colour processing and preserve optimum quality. Our European hair is re-usable, long lasting (approx. 6 – 9 months wear, sometimes even longer) and available in a wide selection of lengths and colours.
WEST RUSSIAN Remy Hair
Russian hair is generally accepted as the finest hair in the world. Incredibly soft and shiny yet strong and healthy even at longer lengths, this hair is known as “The gold standard in the hair extension industry”. Russian hair however is also the rarest of all natural hair types and therefore this type of hair comes with the highest price tag. This hair is collected in Virgin state. This means the colour process by the manufacturers prior to arrival with your extensionist is it’s first and only chemical enhancement. This stunning quality hair can be reused and refitted many times if cared for correctly over approx 6-12 months.
SLAVIC RUSSIAN Remy Hair
Premium Slavic Russian hair is the world’s ultimate in hair extensions. Finer and straighter in texture than West Russian hair. Collected from small rural communities and is more often than not, Virgin in it’s state and colour. It can therefore be dyed or re-coloured for the first time if necessary by your extensionist or hairdresser with minimal impact on it’s condition. As long as well cared for, Russian hair extensions can be re-fitted several times over approx. 12-18 months. The ultimate in extensions for clients who desire nothing but the best.
BRAZILIAN or PERUVIAN Remy Hair
Brazilian hair is particularly strong and thick and is often favoured by clients with African, Middle Eastern or Greek ancestry. A good option for clients who struggle to find a suitable texture match with the more common extension hair types and great for people who find they need more than the average full head of extensions to balance their own natural volume. Brazilian hair is very popular with clients who have naturally curly hair due to it’s springy “bouncy” texture. This type of hair is available in straight, wavy and curly textures (completely natural, never permed) and so allows the hair to be heat styled however you like and when washed, the hair will return back to it’s natural form. As it is Virgin hair, it comes in natural colours ranging through browns and blacks but can of course be coloured should you wish. Genuine Brazilian hair is quite rare, highly valuable and lasts approx. 9 – 12 months.
We never use cheap non-remy Hair Extensions as we believe every client deserves a high quality product that will last.
A lot of hair available on the world market has been poorly collected and is unsuitable for European style hair extensions. Such hair is often stripped in acid baths and then coated in silicone before sale to Europe! This acid bath process destroys the protective cuticle of the hair and once the silicone coating washes off, the hair extensions will become dry, brittle, tangled and split.
Beware of hair extensionists that can’t verify where the hair extensions they use came from as in all probability you will be given cheap, poor quality hair extensions!
Mobile Hair Extensionist / Mobile Hair Extension Technician providing Hair Extensions for Hertfordshire (Herts), Bedfordshire (Beds), Cambridgeshire (Cambs), Essex, North London and East London.
Some of the areas we cover include:
Milton Keynes, Newport Pagnell, Bedford, Northampton, Wellingborough, Peterborough, St. Neots, Biggleswade, Sandy, Potton, Huntingdon, St. Ives, Cambourne, Cambridge, Newmarket, Saffron Walden, Stansted, Bishops Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Ongar, Epping, Loughton, Buckhurst Hill, Woodford Green, Chigwell, Romford, Hornchurch, Basildon, Brentwood, Upminster, South Ockendon, Thurrock, Grays, Chafford Hundred, Ware, Hoddesdon, Broxbourne, Waltham Abbey, Barnet, Enfield, Finchley, Borehamwood, Elstree, Radlett, Watford, Rickmansworth, Bushey, Potters Bar, Muswell Hill, Edgware, Islington, St. Albans, Harpenden, Luton, Dunstable, Hatfield, Welwyn, Welwyn Garden City, Hertford, Harlow, Royston, Buntingford, Baldock, Shefford, Arlesey, Stotfold, Hitchin, Letchworth, Stevenage, Knebworth, Ampthill, Flitwick.
Alternatively you can have your hair extensions fitted at our base in Potton, Bedfordshire.