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.
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.
How Can I Maintain My XO Extensions?
MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL TEXTURES:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or message 409.276.8850.