Phenomenal . . .

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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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sister locks Anniversary: 5 years 6 Months

My Sisterlocks are 5 years and 6 months old this month!

With the ten degree winter weather, my locs required extra moisture. If you felt that bite on your face, then your hair felt it too!  Locked or loose hair -- check for hydration at the hair ends. A hydration spray at night may be enough to prepare the hair for the outdoor temperatures for the following day.

My locs when wet show my full length without shrinkage. 
( And no tattoos for me)

Faux client: January Snow 2018

Wig styling by Benita Blocker.

Wigs are definitely a game changer.  You don't even have to be human anymore to have great looking hair.  This snow-woman is proof.  I think the wigs are cool because of the impulsive society that we live in and the unpredictable weather.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Blow-dry tip: L. O. C. It!!!!

Blow dry service by Benita Blocker

So you have heard of the  L.O.C. Method for loose natural hair before?  Liquid, Oil, Cream is the hydration order for shingling "wash and go" hair.  In recent months, I started applying the same theory for blow-drying hair in order to lock in moisture.  The key is to use products designed for blow drying hair.

Natural hair Blow dry and electric curling iron service by Benita Blocker

Products like (liquid) KMS Blow-dry spray, (oil) Paul Mitchell Treatment oil, and (cream) Colorproof Blow dry Cream are geared toward blow-dry services and are lightweight.  Coarser hair can substitute for heavier oils as well as "milk leave-in sprays" for the "liquid" component of the L.O.C. method.

Natural hair blow-dry and electric curling iron service by Benita Blocker.

It's 2018.  Continue to L.O.C. IT!!!!