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 level. I created 1 hair style initially, which birthed 2 separate hair styles.
First, I flat twisted my Sisterlocks. Four went straight down the back, and four others went from my left ear to my right at a bit of an angle. I secured the ends with black rubberbands, then put a Bantu knot on the end to hide the rubberbands.
I don’t know about you, but natural hair styles that are close to my scalp make my head itch, no matter how soon I just washed my hair. But even with that problem, I had intended to do some unraveling. On Day 2 of my Sisterlocks hair style, I unraveled the four flat twists in back of my head and one around my hairline and left three of the top flat twists.
On Day 3, I only unraveled the flat twist in the back and left two on top. But rather than letting my locs hang, I used three bobby pins to place my hair to the side. I added a flower accessory.
So, there you have it. Sisterlocks’ versatility with three unique hair styles. I actually did a fourth style on the following day, but I didn’t take any pictures. That day, all of the twists came out, and I let my Sisterlocks go in whichever direction they wanted. I topped that Sisterlocks hair style off with a flower on the side.
In the early stages of Sisterlocks, such as where I am with my 9-month-old locs, styling should be kept limited so as not to cause undue tension. Resisting the urge to pull, twist and braid baby locs can aid them in doing their natural thing – locking!
My Sisterlocks consultant instructed me to only style once within a shampooing cycle, rather than braid or twist every single night. That’s what I did here. I did no re-twisting, only unraveling.
You can see how my Sisterlocks have progressed over the past 9 months at my Sisterlocks blog.