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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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Texture Release Curl Shape and Shine Cream Review

Avlon Texture Release Curl Shape and Shine Cream comes in the Texture Release System kit.  

In the past, it has worked well for "wash and go" final styling.  Except now, this new jar seems to be stiff and expired.  Can you see my fingerprint?  I don't remember any other hair product  but edge gel leaving this much of an indentation of a fingertip.

This new jar was just opened and unsealed, and I have no idea what has made the entire contents stiff.  Avlon really was premature to market with its Texture Release line.  It has been one disappointment after the next with this kit.

Hands Up Hair: My First Fantasy Hair Experiment

Hands Up Hair by Benita Blocker

It was my first attempt at building Fantasy hair.  First of all, there is nothing easy about Fantasy hair. I appreciate the artistry that other hairstylists put into designing themes.  I worked on this simple design for a month, and I still plan to build onto it.  The Million Man March 20th anniversary is this weekend.  It is only fitting to post something supporting "Justice or Else."

Basic One Step Smoothing Treatment on Fine 3c Hair

Hair by Benita Blocker

Before Picture

Blow dry results before the Basic Haircare One Step Smoothing Treatment

Blowdry results after the Smoothing Treatment

The final results required blowdrying with a comb attachment followed by a flat iron, and it was worth it.

Achieve Wash and Go Hair by Relaxing

Final Results Picture
Hair by Benita Blocker

The Before Picture

Before the Fiberguard Affirm Mild relaxer, 22 minute process, the client had more resistant hair in the crown area.  She needed more control. I determined that a relaxer application was going to give her the long term control that she desired.  I was right!!!! She was very happy to achive "Wash and Go" hair by getting a virgin relaxer.

She can repeat this relaxer every 3 to 12 months.  Relaxers can be pefect for a natural look without a lot of effort.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Perm Rod Wet set on Loose Type 4 Natural Hair

Final Results Picture
Hair by Benita Blocker

Wet set agent:  Tropical Roots Jamaican Black Castor Oil spray and Tropical Roots Foam.  We also used Beth Minardi Demi-permanent cream haircolor which loosens the curl pattern some.

Gray perm rods on fine Type 4b curl pattern.  End papers were used to control flyaways. And we picked and teased the hair to achieve the final 'fro.  Maintenance: oil sheen it and pick it out.