It’s no secret that we’re big proponents of investing in quality weaves. But we’re even bigger proponents of having options and choosing what works best for you. After doing some digging (and based of our personal experience), we’ve rounded up some of the best weave brands and distributors. There’s something for everyone.

REMY

 

What it is . . .

Remy hair is considered the top of the line in human hair because the cuticles are kept intact. Maintaining the hairs’ cuticles and aligning them in the same direction (from cuticle to root) creates the most natural look. Virgin remy hair is hair that has not been chemically treated (colored, permed, etc.).

 

Lines that do it best . . .

Bohyme:  Get more bang for your buck! Made from 100% remy hair, Bohyme will last you for up to 3 applications (up to 9 months). The hair is examined strand by strand to ensure that the cuticle layers are aligned in the same direction in order to reduce tangling and shedding. They also check that the strands lie from root to tip so that the movement of the weave mimics the natural movement of hair.

Wagman’s Hair: The perfect resource for hand-selected virgin remy hair that’s completely unaltered with premium wefts sold by the bulk. Their Premium Perfectress Hair line is treated with a Micro Polymer Cross Linking treatment in order to prevent tangling and Perma Moisture treatment so the hair will not become dry.

Extensions Plus:  They specialize in the finest grades of European Hair, Italian Hair, and Indian Remi Hair, and have great “relaxed texture” options that replicate chemically straightened hair. Most of their orders are custom made and are based on specific client needs.

NON-REMY

 

What it is . . .

Also called “fallen hair,” non-remy hair is the most popular and commonly available form of weaves. The roots and tips of hairs are in different directions and, as a result, tangling can be a problem. If you’re on a budget and looking for a short-term weave, non-remy hair is the way to go.

 

Lines that do it best . . .

MilkyWay by Shake-N-Go: A broad selection of 100% human hair products that include weaves, bulks, and more! There are over 150 styles and 150 colors to choose from.

ModelModel: Great wet and wavy options at a price you’ll love. We recommend sealing the wefts with a product like Stop Fray to reduce shedding.

SYNTHETIC

What it is . . .

Synthetic hair is made of a variety of different synthetic fibers like monofilament, polyester, and silicone. It’s an alternative to human hair weaves.

 

Lines that do it best . . .

Batik by Outre: You’ll have everyone fooled with this natural looking synthetic style. Called a “premium multi blend,” Batik synthetic hair is washable and retains its original curl pattern and softness. It’s also non-flammable, curled with a hot water curling technique.

Kanubia by Sensationnel: Higher quality synthetic hair that is soft to the touch and easy to manage. It’s smooth and longer lasting than most synthetic brands.

What are your go-to weave brands?

-Audra E. Lord

  • mochabarbie

    Your research is lacking. There is Malaysian hair, Brazilian hair, processed, etc. 9 months is not a lot of wear for hair. I’ve had hair from Halley’s Curls that I have been wearing for almost two years now. This article is lacking and disappointing.

  • La-Shaun

    It is a complete travesty that Milky Way was listed under “Lines that do it best”. Milky Way is absolutely RUBBISH!!

    • akila

      GOTTA agree with that one. WTF?!?!?!

  • Kei

    While I don’t rock all the brands mention THIS IS NOT the BEST lines in the game type of article its brands for some to try.

    At the end they ask you what brands you like? It’s a open discussion. No need for back and forth and article bashing ladies just list your fave it will make the conversation better.

  • http://www.silverlipsbeauty.com Nikkia (Silver Lips)

    I love Indique Hair! There weaves are versatile and last for up to a year or more if cared for properly. Check them out!! Best weave I’ve found hands down

    • Kei

      Hate Indique. Waste of money. Too much shedding and doesn’t last.

  • http://twitter.com/ImTheReasonWhy Jaz

    Milky Way is trash, everyone knows this. I’d suggest Chocolate hair by Evertress or Outre Quattro Series (1 Pack needed for a full head) as the BEST non-remy hair. Don’t believe me? Go see for yourself. As far as synthetic, Freetress is some of the best i’ve used. Not long term though. And as far as remy, Some of the BEST beauty supply hair and the ONLY one i’d go for would be Hollywood ‘virgin’ remy by Outre. Trust me, I stay in the hair store, I do hair, I know what i’m talkin about. Ladies!!! Go check em out!

    • Kei

      Love Chocolate hair! Great suggestion!

    • Vixenlibra

      Thanks! I am writing this down :)

    • Channing

      Chocolate was my go to weave when I used to buy BSS hair, I agree completely!

  • Isis

    I use Remy Velvet and I love it. Folks really think I got Indian in my family. lmaooo Its expensive but I believe that a weave should be so good it doesn’t look fake. The problem is everyone has a different hair texture. It blends in with mine so well.

  • Vixenlibra

    I just got my first sew in and only plan to keep it for about a month to give my hair a break from heat and styling. I bought “Bobbi Boss” non-remy after hearing that their remy hair is top notch. It looked very nice but its starting to break off or something after a week and a half. Should I be putting something on it?

  • http://www.remyhairdiscounters.com/IndianHairExtensions.htm Remy Hair Girl

    If the Wagman’s hair has been treated in any way, then it is no longer “virgin”. Virgin hair has only been cleaned by boiling and has no chemical additives. And I agree with many of the comments here as to product quality.

  • http://www.stylishcurves.blogspot.com Alissa

    I mainly do short term weaves, but, my fave brands are Outre and Model Model. However, Outre sheds alot, so, still trying to figure out how to stop that. Nevertheless, it’s still good hair for short term styles like a pony tail

  • http://thataintgotnothingtodowithit.blogspot.com/ Mimi

    I only starting really wearing weaves about 2yrs ago, and have tried a couple different brands. I just recently had 12″/14″ Outre Premium in my hair, and I was VERY dissapointed. I’ve done my friends weaves w/ Outre Premium, and it seems like theirs have lasted a bit, even when reusing the hair. But I tried to take the best care of it, but it just got all tangled. I couldn’t even wear it straight w/o it bunching up when i went outside. It just didn’t work for me, maybe because it was colored?
    I also tried Model Model Indian hair earlier this yr, and I was also dissapointed. It got tangled after like 1-2wks. It was definetely a waste of money. I still have the hair at home, to remind me of money gone down the drain..
    I’ve tried Sensationnel Premium Too hair, in different styles like yaky, deep wave, and loose deep. For a short term weave, I think I would suggest this brand, although I’m not sure about their straight hair, because I’ve never kept it in for longer than 2wks [it was a very temporary style lol].
    I’ve once used Kanubia by Sensationnel as well. Wasn’t bad, it was synthetic hair so it was only so long before it got messed up.

    I recently saw a video promoting Indique hair, how i was even colored, and it looks like something I’d like to try, but someone posted above me that it’s not great. I’ve heard that Bohyme hair is the best remi hair to buy… Has anyone here tried it??

    Also, my friends have tried Chocolate hair by Evertress [wet n wavy] <– it was really nice! Although I've never found it where we live (DC) [our friend bought it in Philly]. And another of my friend has used remi hair by Sensationnel Goddess[?], and she seems satisfied w/ it. She uses it now and then.

    But what I'm looking for is some hair that I can buy that'll last a long time/couple of uses, that'l be worth the money! If anyone can help me, or send their suggestions, I'd appreciate it!

    • http://thataintgotnothingtodowithit.blogspot.com/ Mimi

      Also, I’ve never had a long term weave, so I guess I’m also asking for suggestions on which hairs are good for long term weaves, should I get one…

      [this blog post here looks interesting on long-term weaves: http://bitchielife.necolebitchie.com/2010/10/closurenet-weave-qa-with-celebrity-hairstylist-gabrielle-corney/ ]

    • Blkbuttafly

      I started doing weaves last year. Started with some brand called wiiive (or some crazy spelling). Next one I tried was bohyme yak 10″ short and haven’t looked back since. Best hair hands down. Looks just like my own hair.

  • ms_micia

    Ummm hmmm. I think weave buying and applying is just like everything else with us, there’s this elitism with Remy like its the end all be all. Sometime that quality of hair doesnt blend well with black hair. Ive seen it look good, I’ve seen it look bad. It last longer, and if your a long term weave wearer then it’s worth the money but ummmm…each of us is unique with our unique $$ range. And as some of you pishaw synthetic and non-Remy hair I’ll tell you I have half synthetic (cuz it was cheaper for length in the back it handles heat and curls well) and half non-Remy and it rivals any ALL Remy ‘do I’ve seen. Ill send you pics if your doubtful. I do my hair myself and am very diligent about what I buy but I think that’s more trial and error than just “this is better than this”. Everyone’s different, and there are too many different brands to just talk about one or a couple. I like Outre but have tried some that aren’t all that. Just DO YOU, get a good stylist, that’s more important that hair quality sometimes. SOMETIMES. Here’s a rule of thumb: What does your hair look or feel like relaxed or straightened, get hair that feels that way it’ll blend better. For full cap, get what fits the expected style and how long you plan on keeping it in. *side note: You can EFF up any type of weave by not taking care of it, aka wrapping it at night, YES you can wrap your hair with weave in it, yes even a cap weave, or making sure you keep a bonnet or curler/rollers in it while you sleep. Treat it like you would your hair and you’ll be fine.

  • http://intreegme.wordpress.com intreeg

    Yeah this list isn’t really all that. lol. I’ve actually just tried this new brand called Boldly Gorgeous. You can purchase their hair here: http://boldlygorgeous.com

    They have remy hair and it must be good quality if I had my real hair out at work on Friday (it’s shoulder length) and came back on Monday with a full weave and no one knew the difference (my weave is apl)…lol.

    I’ve gotten alot of compliments. And it hasn’t shedded like other companies I’ve used in the past. You should check them out, especially since it’s a company founded by 2 black men (fine as hell might I add…lol)!

  • http://www.rebehair.com Jack

    Remy hair is considered the top of the line in human hair because the cuticles are kept intact. Maintaining the hairs’ cuticles and aligning them in the same direction (from cuticle to root) creates the most natural look. Virgin remy hair is hair that has not been chemically treated (colored, permed, etc.).

    So do you mean remy has been chemically treated?

  • http://www.facebook.com/pcarroll512 Pat Carroll

    The hair on the model looks so obviously like a wig.

  • Leo

    I just found this CHOCOLATE Brand hair and the girl at the top(Jazz), knows what she is talking about. This is some GREAT hair. I have a 10inch in my hair and it is wonderful. Milky Way hair USE to be the best hair on the market. Honestly, it was in the same Quality as REMY but now, Milky Way is absolutely horrible. Bad Quality Hair, Sheds Tangles, etc… I use to keep Milky way in my hair for 2 months at a time. Now, I can barely get to 2 weeks. :-(.

  • CBoone

    Thank you for this post. I’ve been looking for these answers for quite a while. Very helpful.

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  • http://www.indianhair.net/Straight_hair.html roseemaroseema

    It’s a good think for us that we are looking good and different with remy weaves

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