Hair 101 & FAQs

XO's Hair 101

What is RAW Hair?


Raw hair is 100% unprocessed! It is the most natural, pure, and authentic human hair on the market. This hair is literally cut from one donor's head, washed with shampoo/conditioner, and then placed to a machine weft. Raw hair will not have uniform or processed curls. XO's Raw Hair Advantages: -Fuller bundles -Higher quality and longer lasting hair -Natural looking and flowing hair that blends with all hair types -Cuticle aligned hair. No matting -Hair is purely from one person- no blended lengths or hair additives




What is Virgin Hair?


What the hair industry deems as virgin hair now is usually steam processed a bit for uniform color and curls, but it is not processed like beauty supply store hair. Steam process means they design the curls to look exactly alike in a steam room. For example, body wave has the perfect "S" shape from top to bottom. No one's natural hair texture wil come in such a perfect shape. Virgin hair does not have acidic chemicals or synthetic fibers, only steam. It's important to note that virgin hair is remy hair that has not been altered by dyes, perms, bleaches or harsh washes.




What is Remy Hair?


Remy hair is not necessarily virgin hair, since it may be colored or permed. It's defining features are an intact cuticle and the manner in which it was harvested. With true high-quality remy hair, the hair collected is healthy, the cuticles intact, and all cuticles flow in the same direction from root to the tip which prevents matting and tangling. Note: Remy hair can be virgin if it is free of dyes, perms, and other harsh chemicals. This is the case for 90% of XO's Brazilian Virgin Remy Extensions. Please understand that only two of XO's Brazilian textures (Deep wave and Kinky Curly) have been slighty processed to achieve it's texture. Therefore, it may not be considered virgin by strict standards, but it is still "virgin quality" because it is minimally processed (texturized). Either way, all of XO's Brazilian hair is 100% human hair of the highest quality!




How Can I Maintain My XO Extensions?


MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL TEXTURES: ***Email us for more detailed instructions on caring for a specific hair type*** -Shampoo at least once a week -Use sulfate-free shampoo (we recommend using organic shampoos and conditioners) -Do NOT massage hair -Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water -Apply conditioner, comb through with a wide tooth comb, starting with the ends working your way up to the weft -Rinse thoroughly -Let air dry DAILY MAINTENANCE: -Use styling products minimally to avoid build up -For wavy and curly hair use a spray bottle of water for natural look -For a "WET" look, we suggest a leave-in conditioner and water -Please avoid alcohol-based products to avoid drying out your investment! -Dampen hair with a water bottle -Comb through (wide tooth comb) beginning at the ends and working your way up to your scalp -Scrunch up hair gently to reform curls -Let air dry -Style as desired





XO's FAQs

How much hair do I need?


A full sew-in with XO's Raw Indian or Brazilian Virgin Remy extensions, would need approximately 2 to 3 bundles of hair for lengths 14" to 18". It all depends on the texture (some textures look naturally fuller than others ex. Straight compared to deep wave), size of head, and whether or not you are using a closure. We recommend 3-4 bundles for lengths 20" or longer depending on how full you want your hair to be. Each bundle weighs 3.5 ounces. Keep in mind that the longer the hair, the shorter the weft and the thinner the bundle.




Can I color this hair?


XO's Brazailian hair is 100% virgin remy human hair and XO's Indian hair is 100% RAW human hair directly from indian temples that has not been processed in any way. You can color any of our hair, but please be aware that once raw or virgin hair is treated in any way, it is no longer raw or virgin. Be sure to keep color treated hair conditioned and moisturized.




How long does this hair last?


XO's Raw hair could last for a life time while XO's Brazilian Remy hair was designed to last for up to a year. The better you care for your extensions, the longer you can have them and reuse. With the proper care and use of quality hair products, our clients have used our hair for 12 months or longer with several installs.




Can I make changes to my order?


At XO Extensions we are committed to providing you with the best experience possible. We will try to accommodate any reasonable requests prior to the order shipping. Please send all order requests to xo3xtensions@gmail.com or message 409.276.8850. Thank You