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.
With Sisterlocks, you have no chemicals or damaging abrasion to your scalp or strands, making it ideal for a thin hair texture.”A micro-sized loc alone is not doomed to damage. Breakage comes from neglecting your locs by not separating your roots or retightening infrequently. That will weaken your Sisterlocks and make them break. Also, over-manipulation by way of frequent retightenings and styling that constantly pulls at the scalp can weaken the locs.
If you have thin hair to begin with, then you cannot expect your locs to look as full as a thick-haired sister. They will have a thinner appearance. But thinness does not equate to damage.
In the beginning of your Sisterlocks journey, your hair will not be full. A naturally thin-haired woman will show some scalp. Some call it the “plucked chicken” phase. Rest assured that your locs will fill in and grow as they mature.