By Terez Howard Loc count varies according to hair density, the size you want your locs to be as well as the size of your head. Typically, women with Sisterlocks can have anywhere from 250 to more than 800 Sisterlocks. And yes, they both have Sisterlocks installed by certified consultants/trainees.
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By Terez Howard Not immediately.A friend of mine recently asked me about this. Sisterlocks do not require a perm-free head initially. The official Sisterlocks website reads, “Though the transition will take more time, your hair care professional who is trained in Sisterlocks techniques can help you make that transition.
By Terez Howard I’m nearing my 1-year mark with Sisterlocks. Although I absolutely love my hair, I strongly dislike braiding and banding. I asked Paulette Brown, the consultant behind Locks4life, what makes braiding and banding so important.
By Terez Howard I got to interview Robin Mitchell, certified Sisterlocks consultant and certified retightening instructor, about the Sisterlocks retightening class. Here a few snippets of the interview. You can find my entire interview with Robin at my Sisterlocks blog.
By Terez Howard No. Sisterlocks’ small size really are the perfect style for thin-haired naturals. As noted on my natural hair website, “Fragile, thin natural hair has flourished in Sisterlocks. If the hair is not cared for properly, it will break, regardless if you have Sisterlocks, traditional locs or loose hair.
By Terez Howard I’ve held back from styling my Sisterlocks for two reasons. 1. Baby locs should not be manipulated too frequently. They need time to be allowed to fully loc without being stretched, pulled, tucked and curled. Constant manipulation keeps locs from doing their natural thing.
By Terez Howard Yep. 13 hours to install my Sisterlocks. For some, it takes 8 hours. For others, installation lasts 30 hours over the course of 3 days. Why the differences huge differences in time?
By Terez Howard Before I got my Sisterlocks, I had a ton of questions. Even after I got them down to the present-day, I continue to ask questions.
By Terez Howard Let me let you in if you haven’t heard. Sisterlocks are expensive. There’s no way around it. Sisterlocks’ cost can easily climb to over $1,500 the first year. That looks like a nice down payment on a car or an awesome piece of furniture. When you start talking about paying over $1,000 […]
Two words: protective styling. Naturally Curly writer Senora Harris explains protective styling keeps the ends tucked away as a means to combat split ends. Protective natural hair styles include twists, Bantu knots and braids. Senora mentioned that constant combing and handling of tightly coiled hair can cause breakage. Ladies with tightly coiled hair types achieve […]
Sister locks are a trademarked method of locking hair. The individuals who install Sisterlocks have to take training courses to receive the title “trainee” or “consultant.” As the Almond Avocado blog notes, graduates of the comprehensive Sisterlocks training program are named trainees, while trainees certified from the Sisterlocks home office become consultants.
After I read Going Natural: How to Fall in Love With Nappy Hair by Mireille Liong-A-Kong, the lady behind this super helpful natural hair care resource, I knew that I was ready to get locs. By Terez Howard After I read Going Natural: How to Fall in Love With Nappy Hair by Mireille Liong-A-Kong, the lady behind […]
Perfect for weddings or other formal events, this new age do takes two rows of locs across the front portion of your head and twirls them into three swirls. These sections are then pinned to a magnificent updo which resembles curled pipe cleaners, twisted and coiled around one another with in an unpredictable flair. A […]