For many years X-pression braiding hair has been imitated but not truly rivaled until now.
The texture of X-pression is kinky and can be quite rough on the fingers as all experienced braiders can attest too. That said, the kinky texture is a great imitation of coarse afro hair, so the kinky texture has its advantages depending on the style desired. Sleek have opted for a less kinky finish which makes the fibres less rough and gives the overall effect of a dominican blowout. So when it comes to softness, Hot Braid 30" wins.
The results in this area were quite surprising.
We wrapped the hair around curling rods and placed them in hot water for sixty seconds.
On the other hand, the Hot Braid 30" curl had great elasticity and definition. Even when brushed out the hair maintained its curl pattern. So, for heat styling, Hot Braid 30" comes out on top.
With more than 40 colours in it's collection X-pression wins this leg. However, Hot Braid 30" comes into in own with some of the more of the latest fashionable colours that X-pression Ultra Braid doesn't have like TT1B/Aqua.
Our overall verdict
X-pression has finally got a worthy opponent!