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Regular twists are big and hard to handle. Sometimes you just want a micro loc twist pattern without all the hassle of having to twists up all those precise coils. Luckily Dr. JoAnne has got you covered with her patented Sisterlocks!
WHAT ARE SISTERLOCKS
Sisterlocks are a twisted hairstyle closely resembling a twist and micro loc hybrid. Sister locs are created with a patented tool that starts the twisting pattern at the tips of the hair and back to the root.
The twisted locs typically get completed by a trained sister loc professional. The separation of sections is mapped very strategically with a hair grid to ensure a very uniform and exquisite look.
WHERE DID SISTER LOCS ORIGINATE
Sisterlocks is a company and a hairstyle. Sisterlocks the company was trademarked in 1993 by Dr. JoAnne Cornwell. “Sisterlocks invites women who are interested in self-empowerment and cultural self-expression to embrace a natural hair care system that is self-affirming and truly gorgeous.”
THE BENEFITS OF SISTERLOCKS
Not only are sisterlocks a stylish look, but they help maintain all of your kinky and frizzy hair. The hairstyles utilize your natural hair and a holding twist pattern that is not unraveling. This allows your own hair to continue to grow and be washed while looking great and avoiding slippage.
NEED TO KNOW INFORMATION ABOUT SISTERLOCKS
- With your Sisterlocks journey, your consultant will use the tool to interlock a few locs during your consultation to see which pattern will work best on your hair type locking process.
- After installation, how you care for your hair will determine how well your locs mature. A follow-up visit is recommended, usually 2-6 weeks after your first appointment. After your follow-up, retwisting every 4-6 weeks is advised to keep your locks healthy and looking their best.
- The retightening sessions start at about $100 and usually take 3-5 hours. However, after six months with your consultant, you can take a retightening class to learn to do the maintenance on your own. The sister lock braiding is a protective style as it allows for natural hair growth.
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Sister Locks Vs Micro Locks
First, you must know that Micro Locs refers to a general categorization of smaller dreadlocks and other natural hairstyles. Any Faux Loc or dreadlock smaller than the width of a pencil is referred to as a Micro Loc.
Sister Locs are smaller locs made with a unique tool that tightly coils the sectioned hair strands together. This forms a thicker plait that still has the versatility of soft silk but the thickness of a q-tip.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO START SISTERLOCKS?
Sisterlocks are offered as a 3-part package.
Certified Sisterlocks Consultation, Installation, and Follow-up visits
The cost begins at $750 for starter locs up to 3 inches of natural, unprocessed hair and $50 per inch after that.
CAN SISTERLOCKS BE REMOVED?
Sisterlocks styling is intended to be a permanent hairstyle and not a hair accessory. But just as you can undread dreadlocks. The same can be done with sister locks. You will need a fine comb and a lot of conditioners to get back your natural hair texture. You shouldn’t plan to do this often as it might cause breakage.
ARE SISTERLOCKS HIGH MAINTENANCE?
sisterlocks are not an utterly maintenance-free updo. They do require hair care from a stylist as well as a retwist, depending on how they mature. It requires a commitment of 4-6 weeks of retightening.
It is recommended that black women should moisturize their scalp if they notice irritation or dryness.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU TIGHTEN SISTERLOCKS?
Schedule your first few retightening visits at 4-6 week intervals. This way, the progress of your hair locks can be easily monitored. If a hair product is needed, an official sisterlocks tech can recommend suitable products that work best with microlocs.
HOW MANY SISTERLOCKS IS NORMAL?
Typically, women with Sisterlocks can have anywhere from 250 to more than 800 Sisterlocks. This number is verifiable on the sisterlocks main website listed below.
WHAT IS THE MAIN DIFFERENCE OF TRADITIONAL LOCS VS SISTERLOCKS?
Traditional locs are created through palm rolling hair, using a balm or wax to box braid. The process does not take more than 8 hours on a full head.
Sisterlocs are installed using a unique tool and much smaller portions of your hair to create a much tighter braiding loc. Typically sister locs require a sisterlocks consultant. The Sisterlocks installation can take from 16-18 hours.
Sisterlocks are a great hairstyle, especially if your hair is shorter. These tight twists are surely going to lighten your day. Make sure to drop your email or ask us any questions in the comment section below!
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