Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By the way, I decided against any highlighting or permanent haircolor for my hair. I want to watch and see how my gray hairs are going to form as far as patterns. Also, my hair is so prone to dryness that it does not need any chemicals in it.
I will keep everyone posted on how long these curls hold.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Loc Haircut by Benita Blocker, 2014
As promised in a previous "loc clippings" article on this blog, my client and I finally got time to capture her Sisterlocks when they were tightened and curled to show off the haircut that I gave her a couple of months ago.
She uses the Dark and Lovely Au Natural Curl Defining Cream to set her curls. They seem to hold nicely. I had been a little a afraid of the creams on the locs, but I plan to try one of the curl defining gels that I have in stock in the salon for natural loose hairstyling. If it holds other natural hair, it should actually hold the locs as well.
I had been using the setting lotion, but I prefer a little more hydration for the winter months. I will keep you posted when I try another wet set with a defining gel on my own Sisterlocks.
Hair by Benita Blocker, December 2014
My client of six and half years has been on the Paul Mitchell Relaxer system since day one with me. She gets relaxed around every 8 weeks. She has medium/fine hair and more of a 4b/4c curl pattern. Her hair is moderately resistant. The Paul Mitchell relaxer at regular strength gets her about 75% straight which is slightly on the texturized side. She loves the Macadamia Nourishing Leave-in Cream cocktailed with a setting agent for her wet sets.
We completed about nine flat twist cornrows to achieve this wavy look! Believe or not, this is day three of this look. She has the option of doing an updo style as well as leaving it down. We try to stick with wet sets such as roller sets and flat twist sets to maintain her length. She gets regular trims, and she started out with a bob length when she first started with me. We partner to keep her hair regimen working for her busy schedule!
Sunday, December 14, 2014
As far as my personal preference, I just purchased another smoothing system that I have yet to try. The Brazilian Blowout system really spoiled me from a simplicity standpoint, but it scared me from a health standpoint.
The Avlon Texture Release system is designed to be healthy for the professional who works with it, but it took three and half hours to complete this service.
I am hoping that the new smoothing system that I just got shipped in by yet another company will be a happy medium between healthy application and a quicker process.
Special thanks to my model/client Sierra!
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The larger locs would need to be manipulated one at a time allowing 2 to 3 hours to complete. Smaller locs wearers would grab multiple locs similar in length and manipulate the petals.
I believe that I am at least another two years away before I would try to sport these loc petals, but for those in their fourth year or more, go for it!