Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Hair Weaves and their different textures and names
This will be an introductory terminology to the world of weaves.
If you are just being introduced to weaves, a form of hair extensions, you might be wondering what the meaning of remy, yaky, mink, kinky is.
In this article we will introduce you to the most common textures of human hair weaves and synthetic hair weaves.
Remy Hair is popularly referred to as ‘virgin hair’. Remy Hair can be categorized in the ‘premium’ segment, as far as hair quality is concerned. Remy Hair is bundled in such a manner that the roots of the hair are on one side and the tip of the hair on the opposite side. Since all the hairs are placed in the same direction, the hairs remain undisturbed , making them more durable and long lasting.
Yaky is the type of hair texture. It stands for coarse texture.
Mink stands for silky and it is often found in the following combination mink yaky.
Kinky represents strong perm and is often associated with afro hair.
Silky is another type of hair texture. Another word for it is velvet.
Other categorizations of hair weaves also include European weaving, straight weaving, curly, wavy. In our next article we will discuss different styles like: super french weaving, sea wave weaving, crimp tape weaving, afro perm weaving, disco curl weaving and many others.