CosmoBiz Magazine September 2014 - Page 28

CONTINUATION. . . provided the optimal results. Recently, an NBC affiliate in Richmond, Virginia, Rachel DePompa, aired a news story titled, “Is your weave faux-real? Bargain weaves may be a hair don’t.” Depompa stated in her report, “…the right hair is human hair. Most human hair extensions fall into two categories: virgin hair, which is completely unprocessed, and Remy hair, which is processed with the cuticles intact. Remy extensions are considered the gold standard, and prices start at more than $100 per pack.” As the report continued she introduced her investigation, “Instagram has ads offering Remy hair extensions for less than half the price. Is it too good to be true? Armed with a hidden camera, we visited several beauty and wig stores to see if Remy hair extensions could really be purchased for a fraction of the cost.” DePompa thought she had struck gold but then found that the extensions for under $20 were not true Remy. While Brandi Covington-Windom, the woman interviewed for the article, stated that “It’s not going to be presentable, so pretty much you’ve wasted your hardearned money,” we think there’s more to it than that. While the old adage “You get what you pay for” remains, the question of “is the product truly inferior because of human hair percentage” is still on most consumers minds. No, a $20 package of extensions is not likely to look as good as real human hair, but it also won’t look as good as the perfect blend. It’s c