Phenomenal . . .

Phenomenal . . .
Life, Growth, and Connection (This sunflower was nourished by my hands.) 2010; Photography by Benita Blocker. Please become a follower of this blog.

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Trending: Side Swept Goddess Braid

Hair by Benita Blocker

I have seen all races of women, Celebrities all with this Side Swept Goddess braid.  It starts with a side part.  It is a trendy, elegant style!

I used Expression length Jumbo braiding hair. I was able to braid to the end because of the two different lengths. (84" and 85")

Sisterlocks:. Five Years One Month Anniversary

I was in the mix for the August 2017 Eclipse.  I had an eye exam scheduled during the eclipse! 
So coincidental!

I fractured my humerus bone in my right arm.  I painted this picture with left hand.  I received a lot of compliments!

I bantu knot set my whole head using my left hand.  Sisterlocks are no joke! One hand or both hands- can deliver glam!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Promise Land: Five years Into Sisterlocks!

My Loc Journey:  It's my Five Years Sisterlocks Anniversary!

Five years . . . I made it over!

Three inches a year in visible length makes this last year the finale in my monthly check-ins.

My locs DID NOT feel heavy on my last shampoo.  So I realize if I don't keep my roots tightened then the shampoo process makes my locs heavy and stressful to my scalp.

I also have learned that water or water based sprays fluffy my locs out.  Usually my roots need fluffing on a daily basis.

Thank you for following my Sisterlock journey!  I am going to push myself to continue writing about hair.  Stay tuned.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Four years 11 months Sisterlocks Anniversary

I used "Tibet Jewels" Fair Trade Recycled Silk Sari Ribbon Yarn to "headband" twist my Sisterlocks. I enjoyed the results of the waviness of my locs. However, I did get some of the colored threads clinging to my locs.  It was easy to identify the colorful threads and remove them from my locs.  Five or six threads were not bad.  My hair also took on the smell of the sari ribbon yard temporarily.  I plan to shampoo or wash the yarn again before repeating this method.  

I definitely plan to repeat the headband set!

Believe it or not, this anniversary was the first time that my Sisterlocks actually felt heavy during my shampoo.  I am not sure if that will be my "new normal" feeling or not, but  maybe I just need to catch up on my root tightening.  I will keep you posted next month!

Transitioning from relaxed to natural

Hair by Benita Blocker

Styling Options for Transitioning from relaxed hair to natural hair:
1) Wet Set Flattwists using Design Essentials Twist and Set Setting Lotion as seen in attached pictures.
2) Protective styling:  Crochet Braids, Sew-in's or regular braided styles
3) Sisterlocks, Interlocs, Locs

Transitioning to Natural

Flat Twist styling