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|Frequently Asked Questions
What are Sisterlocks?
Sisterlocks are tiny uniform locs that are the result of a precision parting grid, and
the use of a specialized tool that places the hair into its locing formation. The
Sisterlocks method does not require the use of waxes or jells. The small size and
parting grid form a loc that is easily styled.
How long does my hair need to be to start Sisterlocks?
In general, Sisterlocks can be started with 1 1/2 inches of natural unprocessed hair.
Where shorter hair can be caught in a locing pattern, 1 1/2 inches will ensure the
first stages of locing will be easier to manage during your home care.
Do I need to cut my relaxed hair?
No, you don't have to cut your hair. Sisterlocks can be started with your relaxed
length left untouched as long as you have 1 1/2 inches of natural hair at the root.
As your hair grows, and is set into a loc pattern, your relaxed hair will be trimmed
How long will it take to start my Sisterlocks?
In an idea situation, your "Initial Locking Session" will take about 13 hours. Your
hair length, density, and head size determine the actual amont of time it will take to
start your Sisterlocks. A better time frame will be given at your consultation.
Can I add extensions to my Sisterlocks?
No, Sisterlocks uses your natural hair. Without extensions, your hair is free of the
extra weight that puts tension on the roots. Over time this sort of tension can lead to
permanent hair loss. Without extensions, your natural hair is free to grow to its
fullest potential, so don't let the idea of short hair for a short period of time rob you
of years of freely growing, healthy, manageable hair.
What should I expect from a Certified Sisterlock Consultant?
You should expect to receive your Initial Consultation, Locing Session, First Follow
Up visit, and Customer Starter Kit as a package. Expect to be educated during your
Initial Consultation, and test locs set in. Your consultant should give you an idea of
what to expect as your locs mature, then be available to celebrate every phase of your
development. Expect a caring and knowledgeable professional.
Is my hair type right for Sisterlocks?
All hair with a curl or wave pattern is the right type for Sisterlocks. Sisterlocks has
developed several "locking patterns", one of which is just right for your hair type.
Are Sisterlocks permanent?
During the first 6 months of development, Sisterlocks can be removed. Removal will
likely take more time, and be more costly than your Initial Locking Session. Most
Consultants will not loc your hair if removal is a great concern. You should be sure
that the Sisterlocks method is right for you.
How do Sisterlocks differ from other locs?
Where Sisterlocks are true locs (a matting of African, kinky, tightly curled, nappy
hair), they differ from "dread locs, dreads, or traditional" in the technique used to
form them. The sisterlocks method uses a precise parting grid, and a tool to produce
small easily styled locs (or locks). Sisterlocks does not use any waxes, jells, creams or
hair extensions, so everthing that can add weight, stress, or hamper your hair growth
Are Sisterlocks expensive?
Some people will say that Sisterlocks are expensive, and claim to have found a less
expensive copy cat loc (Step Sistas) that look just as good. Be aware, many ladies
who have tried the less expensive copy cats, end up removing them and replacing
them with Sisterlocks by a Certified Consultant, or in a place of long term
dissatifaction. You may save a couple of dollars in the beginning, but what will you
loose in the end? Will you have to cut off the copy cat locs and start over? Will you
have to seek out a Certified Sisterlocks Consultant for costly, time consuming repairs
which may never correct the copy cats? The list of Step Sista drama can go on.
Don't settle, pay the few extra dollars and get a qualified Sisterlock Consultant to
start your locs out on the right path. After all, Sisterlocks set the standard for locs,
and the rest are just trying to catch up.
Offering Sisterlocks and Brotherlocks
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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