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Monday, September 13, 2010

Growing Long Healthy Relaxed Hair

My client has been with me for two years and nine months. Some parts of her hair started at an inch or two long when she first came to me. We have grown it out since her first visit. Hair stylist: Benita Blocker

My client of two years; nine months, receives relaxer and trim services about every 4 to 5 months. She does not hot iron nor shampoo at home. She only wears loose ponytails when it gets close to time to come back into the salon. Hair by Benita Blocker.

Anyone that desires this type of growth has to prolong relaxer services to 7 weeks mininum to six months. Yes! The hair will be puffy for weeks or even a month because of the delay in receiving the relaxer service, but it is important to limit the chemicals. Also, as the hair gets longer, it needs a professional eye, professional products, professional tools which means the hair shampooing should be done by a professional like Hair stylist Benita Blocker. Also, avoid adding hair color. One chemical is plenty. My client above is Type 3 hair which allows us the freedom of flat ironing every two weeks. No roller sets because we do not relax the hair except 4 to 5 months at a time. Stay tuned by becoming a follower of this blog for long healthy relaxed hair in the Type 4 category.


  1. We no longer use ceramic flat irons at our salon; just the traditional stove and marcel flat iron. Please see article on "flat iron pledge."

  2. My client and I are very pleased with the traditional stove and marcel iron technique. We discontinued the ionic flat iron use at a good time. We had started to notice changes in the hair ends. Even though she is a type 3 curl pattern; the ionic flat irons can reap havoc on all hair long term. It is almost a year and a half later without ionic flat irons, and we have solid ends again! We are both pleased. I was so happy that she bared with me. We had a long history together, and I was happy that she trusted me, and I am happy that I trusted God. Discontinuing the use of ionic flat irons was a walk of faith. I definitely had clients that moved on to other hairstylists that use flat irons, but being a full time hairdresser for so many years, I had to make a decision that was going to be best for my clients long term. I am so very happy that I made the decision that I did and that God has carried me through.