You know, having an OXX Salon is truly an asset regarding being able to gather empirical evidence...
Our daily experiences enable us to asses accordingly and then advise with certainty, based on "cause and effect" experiences. As such, today's feature is one of those confirmations.
Do you have afro-textured hair (Black person type) that is relaxed/processed? Do you have Caucasian, Asian or straight textured hair that is damaged and breaking? If your answer is yes, this post is definitely a must-read. That said, it is VITAL that you pay attention to the breakage. Below are some of the actions/ behaviors to avoid.
Do you have afro-textured hair (Black person type) that is relaxed/processed? Do you have Caucasian, Asian or straight textured hair that is damaged and breaking? If your answer is yes, this post is definitely a must-read.
1. Pins, clips that clamp on hair - Do you pin your hair to the sides? Do you put your hair in the same ponytail or style often? Then check to see if the strands in those places are looking scraggly/thinner. If they are...STOP. Change the style, Do not pin those areas. Use more OXX hair Butter and Serum in that area and do not put any more pressure there.
2. Corn-rows - If you think corn-rows are totally safe, think again. We have had many occasions where persons think because they are not manipulating all is well but that is not always the case. If you do tight (once you feel a pull it is TIGHT) and if you do too many, expect problems. Our recommendation is to only do about three and not to keep in longer than 2 weeks. Make sure you are not pulling at the sides either.
3. Two strand twists around the hairline - Yet another supposedly safe style for persons with relaxed/processed hair to offer less manipulation. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. We have seen so many persons with excess breakage with this style. If you are noticing thinning, please change the style. A suggestion is to once again apply more OXX hair Butter and Serum to the area and gently use your palms to smooth. You do not always have to twist or braid. Just part in the middle and give your hair a break.
Caucasian, Asian or Straight Textured hair that is Damaged and Breaking: