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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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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

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Making of my "Wonder Woman" Look!

June 2017

With the success of the "Wonder Woman" Superhero movie, I wanted to re-create my own "Superwoman" look.  Here's some building blocks for you to recreate the look too!

Black Knight shield (from a party store like "Party City")
Rhinestone headpiece (from Beauty supply store) 

I have featured this type of headpiece/headband before on this blog.  I believe that it was during the Holidays.

Cosmetics and Skincare to create the look:
Herbalife Firming Eye Gel
 L'Oreal Anti-Fatigue BB Cream
L'Oreal True Match pressed powder

Believe it or not, I didn't spend much time applying dramatic makeup at all.  Just primers and powders!  In addition to Lighting and use of an Instagram Filter.  I also held my head in a position to eliminate shadows.

Of course, you can order the Herbalife SKIN care product directly from my website by creating a FREE Account first. Start here:

June 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Faux Natural Hair Styling on Relaxed Hair

Blue Flexi-rod  hair style by Benita Blocker

I used large row and small vertical partings to get my client's head completely under the dryer.  I pulled the pieces apart after the drying process.

Faux Natural:  My relaxed hair client is Free styling at home.

Three step Natural hair updos

Natural hair styling by Benita Blocker

Step one:   Blow-dry the hair straight
Step two:  Use Mizani Moisture Stretch product to double strand twist individually and/or flat twisted
Step three: Create the updo.  Long hair - bun styling; Medium length hair - try modern french roll

Natural hair bun styling by Benita Blocker