Sisterlocks Grid Pattern : 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. By Terez Howard
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 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.
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. No. Sisterlocks’ small size really are the perfect style for thin-haired naturals. By Terez Howard
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 One major draw to Sisterlocks is the ability to create a huge range of natural hair styles. The micro-sized locs allow for intricate styling options. The precise parting grid allows a complete amateur stylist, like myself, to create awesome hair styles with ease. This month, I took Sisterlocks’ versatility to a new […]
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 […]
Yup. Locks are matted chords of dead, shed hair. Actually, all hair is dead. Oh, but there’s more. Did you know there there are finitely 100,000 hairs that grow on your head at infancy. Those hair strands are terminal and will only regenerate a certain number of lifecyles. Those hair strands will cycle through telogen, […]
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.
What I like about my Sisterlocks My favorite thing about my Sisterlocks is that detangling has become a thing of the past. I hated detangling my loose natural hair. My impatience with knots and tangles led me to snap and break more than a few of my fragile strands. Now, I never have to detangle […]