Saturday, March 30, 2013
Body Wave Hair Service Overview
Hair by Benita Blocker. Wave by Design (Design Essentials) is the soft curl/body wave system that I used to achieve this style with my new client from the California USA area. This service was a "touch-up" service because she transferred to the Carolinas area having been a veteran in knowing how to maintain this curl system. I used white perm rods all over to achieve this body wave finish.
The service time is around the same time as a relaxer. Maintenance requires Wave by Design "Mist and Shine" spray at the roots and Wave by Design "Define and Shine" lotion on the hair on a daily to every two days basis.
This client's history included "burning" from traditional relaxer services and going natural for two years. She grew tired of working with her tightly coiled hair as her lifestyle became more hectic. The soft curl or body wave system became a perfect fit because she never burned with various curl systems such as Wave by Design, Wave Nouveau and Avlon's Ferm systems.
Many local people still remember the "dripping Jheri Curl" days. The maintenance product technology is different now. The moist look can be achieved without being "messy."
Above is the before and after pictures of the back of my client's head. My client had just received a big haircut prior to coming to me so she missed her length. We added "wet and wavy" extension hair to achieve her final look. Her final look is to achieve the Type 2b/c curl pattern.
In the "before" picture below, my client hair is prepped for the "rearranger" step to straighten her new growth at the roots only. She is a Type 4 curl pattern which is resistant to straightening. The roots gave a more texturized look after using the rearranger, but please remember this is a thio based service so it is not compatible with the traditional relaxer. Only individuals with natural virgin hair should consider this service option if they are tired of their natural curl pattern and do not want to go back to a traditional relaxer.
According to a "Wave by Design" educator out of New York, the "soft curl" procedure long term may cause clients to lose some hair thickness over the long haul. Please see my previous blog article comparing the curly perm versus the "soft curl" system. The chemical exposure to the hair is definitely longer than the traditional relaxer service.