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Humectants – Their importance and does OXX System Products offer?

What is a humectant? According to the Dictionary, a Humectant is “a substance used to reduce the loss of moisture".


That said, it goes without saying how vital it is for the hair. If you are wondering whether or not our company has these ingredients in our line, no need to worry, we are always paying attention :-).


All of our products offer moisture but two of them stand out from the rest where humectants are concerned. The first and foremost is the OXX Booster. This product is used after the Shampoo once per week and should only be allowed to sit on the strands for no longer than 3 minutes for relaxed hair and up to 5 minutes for natural hair (afro, Caucasian, Indian, etc.). It has the ability to get in between the open cuticles and attach itself even after rinsing, thereby allowing a better retention or hold of the Conditioner and all the other products used after, such as the Leave-In Conditioner, etc. Needless to say, this helps to reduce moisture loss from the strands during the week.

With respect to Afro-textured hair that is processed or natural (more so natural), along with curlier, frizzy hair, although moisture loss is lessened during the week after a shampoo, it cannot be fully stopped. As such, persons should use the OXX Serum and Hair Butter combination, with the OXX Hair Butter helping to “Seal” the application of the moisturizing ingredients. Once again, this “sealing” helps to reduce the loss of moisture. So yes, our products do have humectant properties, but the OXX Booster and OXX Hair Butter are the main ones providing the “Start (Booster) and Finish (Hair Butter)” re humectant offerings. If you have blonde, and a lot of grey hairs, combine equal amounts of OXX Booster with the OXX Conditioner before applying. For dryer hair, after rinsing, use OXX Conditioner again as you would normally.



Do not forget to browse the website’s pages www.oxxsystem.com and read up on our Tips and Advice, watch the videos and abide by our OXX Standards. Always remember, combine the OXX System Products with our OXX System Standards and realize the BEST results.


Until Next Week,


The OXX Family

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Suzanne Wilson
Suzanne Wilson
14 de jun. de 2018

Hello Lisagarcei,

I am happy we were able to assist. Honestly, you may use most brands so not to worry. It just depends on the colour you wish. You may want to stay away from reds as they have a lot of pigment.

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Membro desconhecido
13 de jun. de 2018

Hi Suzanne, thanks for the great advice and re my eczema, I have not colored my hair in about 12 years after that bad experience and I have not had eczema ever since. But you are so right! I am allergic to dyes and they do trigger off my eczema even the shower gel I use and soap have to be dye free. I will definitely give your product a try! I was looking on your website and I do not see a hair color line. Do you do hair color and if not can you recommend a brand that you think would do well with Hispanic hair? I will test the color as you advised. I will also try…

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Suzanne Wilson
Suzanne Wilson
13 de jun. de 2018

Hello Lisagarcei,

I love your questions as many can learn from these answers. So keep on asking. Make sure you go to our Tips and Advice page plus watch our videos. We have very important information 24/7 to help you make sure your results are always positive. You should do the strand test first of all. Very necessary. Secondly, I hope you can purchase the OXX package 3 as it sounds as if you have natural Hispanic type hair. Your dryness would definitely be combatted as the products do offer better moisture retention. But you should stop brushing and reduce your manipulation. Coloring makes the hair more fragile so the breakage would be increased. When you do not manipulate, then…

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Suzanne Wilson
Suzanne Wilson
13 de jun. de 2018

Hello Kathy Lo Pinto,


Hi there Kathy,

I am so happy to hear our products are offering better moisture retention for your hair. With respect to the Booster Treatment, it is a very important item as it helps to retain better moisture in the strands. On the other hand, your friend's question was a valid one as persons with a lot of greys and blonde hair should combine equal parts of the OXX Booster with the OXX Conditioner before applying to the hair as the Booster may leave a slight golden hue on the strands. They should also leave on for the recommended 3 minutes for Relaxed hair and 5 minutes for natural hair (curly or straight hair) and if…

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Suzanne Wilson
Suzanne Wilson
13 de jun. de 2018

Hi Lisagarcei,

Thanks for the heads-up re our podcast. It was vital as persons prefer different portals with learning. I do like to listen myself :). With regards to your eczema, that can be quite frustrating where chemical reactions are concerned, coloring being one of them. It sounds as if you may also be allergic to dyes, coupled with the sensitivity of your eczema. I would recommend to do a dye test at the back of your ears before using any colour. That would establish usage or not. I have a question for you though...are you using any medications topically for your eczema on your scalp?

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