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Phenomenal . . .
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Monday, June 27, 2016

Revolutionary Relaxer Service News 2016



Relaxer Touch-up tips for Growing Long, Relaxed Hair:

  • Blot the hair dry 
  • Lift the client's head completely up from the shampoo bowl
  • Visually, check the nape and hairline areas for relaxer residue
  • Check neck of the shampoo bowl for relaxer residue
  • Use a color indicator solution to take the guesswork out of alkalinity
  • Check the neck towel for signs of alkalinity
  • Shampoo several times if needed
  • Never condition before shampooing when neutralizing
  • NOTE:  Squeaky clean hair does not mean the relaxer residue is completely washed away.
  • Make sure multiple shampooing does not dry out the hair.  
  • Use conditioning neutralizing solutions. (Two products are mentioned in this youTube video.)
This video shows akaline water tests.  Porous hair should have as much water removed as possible before the final neutralizing shampoo is completed.


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Wet Loc Check-in at 3 years 11 months

3 years 11 months old Sisterlocks Wet Length in the back.


My locs fall below the back of the styling chair now. Hooray!!!!  I typically part the back and lay both sides on my shoulder to frame my face.



Friday, June 24, 2016

Sisterlocks Anniversary at 3 years 11 months


So it's 3 years and 11 months with Sisterlocks! 

I had a client to come in for a makeover.  She said "I don't want to be that person who has the same hairstyle for their entire life.  She wanted a much shorter hairstyle.  

Well, I departed from relaxers in 2012. I definitely don't have the same hairstyle now or do I?  I am trying to achieve the same relaxed hairstyling with the Sisterlocks.  I am pretty darn close.  What do you think?



Monday, June 20, 2016

Starter Microlocs: Comb Coils Edition

My client had fine, resistant hair.  She decided on locs, and I decided on microlocs for her based on her curl pattern.

We loved it!!!!  (It took about 4 hours to part for long term style versatility.)

Starter microlocs by Benita Blocker.

Simply Royalty.

Custom Cut Reveal: The South African Haircut

Another summer haircut from medium long length to Short.

My client does not have a relaxer.  She maintains highlift haircolor.

We decided on a bob.  She did not want ponytail length.

The South African Haircut by Benita Blocker.

She can also wear her natural hair wet and wavy!