I'm a newbie. I'm not a sisterlocks consultant. I might take the re-tightening course in the future, but I don't intend to maintain my own locs. However, I thought I would post the Sisterlocks FAQs here for visiting friends and readers who want to know more!
Q: What is Sisterlocks(tm)?
A: Sisterlocks(tm) is a natural hair management system that allows women with tightly textured hair to take advantage of a wide range of today's hairstyles without having to alter the natural texture of their hair.
Q: Does this mean that once I get Sisterlocks(tm), I can still change hairstyles?
A: Yes! Sisterlocks is a lot less limiting than extensions because it is your natural hair. You can curl it, braid it, wear a ponytail, cut it, spray or mousse it, wear bangs and parts - You name it!
Q: How long does it take to do?
A: The initial locking process takes about 2/3 as long as getting extensions of comparable size. For medium length hair, this means about seven hours. The beauty of Sisterlocks(tm) is that re-tightening them as your hair grows out is extremely simple, since there are no extensions to remove and reset.
Q: Can I get Sisterlocks(tm) if I have relaxed hair?
A: Yes, though the transition will take more time. Your hair care professional that is trained in Sisterlocks(tm) techniques can help you make that transition. Your styling options will increase as your natural texture grows out.
Q: Do I need to have 'fine' hair for Sisterlocks(tm) to work?
A: Not at all!! In fact, the course, thick, 'nappy' hair is best for Sisterlocks(tm). Your natural abundant texture adds body and makes styling easier.
Q: Can Sisterlocks(tm) be taken out?
A: Yes, though the procedure is tedious. Anyway, once you discover the range of freedom with Sisterlocks(tm) you won't want to go back! Finally, there is a way of celebrating the natural beauty of our hair with Sisterlocks(tm).
Q: Can I do the locks myself?
A: This is not advised. Not all types require the same locking technique, and your hair care professional is the best trained to give you locks that will be best suited to you. Also, hair care professionals are trained to give you cuts, styles and grooming tips that will ensure the lasting beauty of your locks.
Q: Will Sisterlocks cause my hair to break or thin?
A: Just the opposite! Sisterlocks is a gentle technique that requires no chemicals, no excessive tightening, and causes no damaging abrasion to the hair or scalp. You will find that with regular care, your locks will grow and grow, and your styling options will increase.