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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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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Four Years Sisterlocks Wet Check-in

Oh Yeah, It's my four year Sisterlocks Anniversary!!!!!

I got "long locs" now.  Yay!!

Year 5 is supposed to be magical!  Here's to the new year 2017!!!!

NOTE:  I mixed oil and setting lotion for my wet set.  Stay tuned for my next styling article for year 4 (four)  with self maintenance.  This summer heat is a challenge to keep from sweating my curls out.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Crochet Braids using Cork Screw Curly Hair

Crochet Braids by Benita Blocker.

Asymmetric Bob Cut by Benita Blocker.

The longer side.

We used a little over 3 packs of the Cork Screw 18" hair to obtain the volume and fullness of this look.

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?