Hair Factory – New York Remi review

I have been wearing Hair Factory’s New York Remi Wave for two ‘happy hair’ months. I’ve had loads of fun experimenting with different looks and will sorely miss it on takeout day. Until then, here’s a quick glimpse of my hair flicking days…

The look

I used one full 18inch pack and half a pack of 14inch. (N.B The New York Wave is not available in 16inches). I was a tad nervous that there would be a noticeable difference between the two lengths but as you can see the 14inch seamlessly blends in adding more body and texture.

 

Left: Damp hair Right: Combed out waves

Installing

The hair was installed by AVOS Hair who I must give major props to — she’s been doing my hair for over 10 years.  She used the sew-in technique and instead of cutting the weft she folded it over to start a new track, as this lessens the amount of shedding. A U-section of my hair was left out on top.

Styling and performance

It took me a week to master managing and styling the hair. For a causal wave —which became my bog-standard day-to-day look — I would comb (sometimes put in some conditioner), braid two loose pigtail plaits and tie down with a satin scarf.

Washing — I would braid the hair into two pigtail plaits, apply a shampoo and conditioner made for extensions and apply it in a downward motion to keep the cuticles in the same direction and unravel the plaits to air dry. Sometimes I would let the hair dry in plaits for a more defined wave.

Left: Natural wave Right: Tong styling

Left: Fishtail braid Right: Soft waves

Quick hair analysis

  • Fresh out the pack, the hair looked a little too silky for my liking and I thought it would give me that ‘weavy’ look but when it was installed it didn’t have the shiny European/Indian texture that can make your style look ‘fake’.
  • The wefts are micro thin and malleable
  • Very light to wear
  • With products the waves/curls stay defined and doesn’t dry out wild and puffy

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