I am not sure how many persons feel the way I do about pedicures and the fact that they mess with my patience level. Where many find them relaxing, I truly cannot wait to get out of the chair and get on with my day.

On the flip side, if there is one thing that embarsses me, it is to have my friends say my feet look dry, or rough. Although I dislike the pampering of a pedicure, it is imperative they are looking soft, smooth and properly moisturized. No one would ever know pedi's are not my "thing" by the look of my feet. From ever since, I do my own grooming where that is concerned.

There are quite a few types of foot scrubs on the market. Depending on the condition of your feet, the choices are endless. From my experience, unless there is an underlying medical problem of extremely dry skin or walking barefoot a lot is your thing, there really is no need to use harsh pumice stones or scrubs. Getting back to the basics has always been my "go-to" regime and it works for most.

From ever since, a gentle foot scrub is a staple in my shower. Actually, it is double sided which gives me the option if I feel the need for a bit more sloughing. I tend to prefer the ones with a handle for easier usage and pumice stones feel rather cumbersome. Be careful and not put too much pressure as you do not want to over-slough as it may cause that unnecessary dry, flaky affect. I then follow up with the OXX Body Butter as it lasts and lasts for hours. You have to make sure your moisturizer is emollient without being too slippery. If you do this regimen at least three to four times for the week, you would be surprised how fabulous your feet will look.

Whenever I do my once or twice yearly pedicures, the technician is always surprised I am not getting professional pedis. Plus, the process/service is shorter as the work is less. So try for yourself and experience the amazing results.

Until Next Week,

The OXX Family

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Processed hair refers to persons who chemically relax (straighten) or texturize their hair. Black women with tighter curls may chemically treat their hair for a straighter look and these are permanent effects on the hair shaft. And If there is one thing chemically processed afro-textured hair cannot stand, it is exercise!

The OXX Salon enables the ability to advise with confidence. So many times, a client with processed hair will start coming to our salon to begin her hair journey...hair starts looking fabulous so she can finally "tick" one intent off her bucket list. Unfortunately, if the next "to do" on the list is to get in shape, it is downhill from there. No joke! Afro-textured processed hair does NOT like exercise at all. Now, we are not saying you cannot have great looking processed hair with an exercise routine, but you will have to be very diligent with your hair regimen.

Let us not forget that sweat is salty, which means it is alkaline. Hair is acidic, so right then and there, we see an imbalance. OXX Heads with afro-textured hair already know we insist on less manipulation as this hair type breaks easily. Perspiration will increase the breakage as it literally makes the hair more dry. One way to counter this is to apply more of our "OXX Hair Butter and Serum" combination. Yes, it will be a heavier look but that is okay as we then recommend a LOOSE bun with some hair pins. You should apply those moisturizers every day, preferably before and after exercise and be gentle while applying. No brushing ever and in the week, only use the wide tooth comb to lift the roots. Do not comb through the hair...use your fingers instead. Do not use clips that clamp on the hair as this will put pressure on the strands.

Our website www.oxxsystem.com has Tips, videos and Standards to abide by. You may click on information 24/7 to help keep you on track.

Until Next Week,

The OXX Family

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This Blog will be short and sweet. Just another Tip for anyone "feeling" the need to remove build-up on their hair.

Ladies, you do not need to purchase shampoos that so-called "strip" the hair. All you have to do is use your regular shampoo - not sulfate-free - and combine with baking soda. The amount of baking soda used depends on how heavy the product build-up is.

Most persons shampoo twice. The first shampoo may be combined with equal amounts of shampoo and baking soda. You may then use twice as much shampoo as the baking soda for the second round (less baking soda). Make sure you pay attention to the "feel" of your strands as you do not want to make it too dry either.

And it is as simple as that. Right there in your kitchen, plus less costly!

Until Next Week,

The OXX Family

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