I took the official Sisterlocks Retightening Class about a month ago. I’m proud to say that I completed retightening my entire head for the first time on my By Terez Howard.
I took the official Sisterlocks Retightening Class about a month ago. I’m proud to say that I completed retightening my entire head for the first time on my Sisterlocks’ 1 year anniversary.
The class has always been a mystery, in my opinion. So let me clear up any misconceptions. Basically, you learn how to retighten YOUR own hair. That’s it. I cannot repair any locs. I won’t know what to do if I get holes. I have no knowledge of loosening accidentally married locs. If I have issues, I’m supposed to contact my consultant. And, of course, I cannot install or maintain anyone else’s hair.
What I did learn in the class was:
- My pattern. My Sisterlocks pattern is meant for fine hair like my own, and it helps to thicken it out.
- How to keep stray hairs out. Sisterlocks are so tiny that it’s easy to get stray hairs stuck in the tool when working.
- Patience. It takes a long time to retighten Sisterlocks, and it is tedious. My consultant told me to retighten when I’m rested and calm because if I’m anxious or pressed for time, my attitude could make me damage my hair.
What I received:
- 2 official Sisterlocks tools
- Sisterlocks Salon Formula Shampoo and applicator bottle
- Sisterlocks Moisture Treatment
- Sisterlocks Herbal Spray Moisturizer
- Several huge and tiny metal clips
- A few plastic, claw clips
- A tip sheet
The Biggest Thing I Learned After Retightening My Own Hair
It takes a ton of time to retighten 310 Sisterlocks! I spent 2 hours per day over the course of 5 days retightening my hair. Yes, your math is right. It took me 10 hours. But I’m not discouraged. I took my time doing the process, so I could let everything soak in. I actually look forward to doing it again because I know that with practice, I will increase my ability and speed.