How long will it take to start my Sisterlocks?
Your hair length, density, and head size determine the actual amount of time it will take to start your Sisterlocks. A better time frame will be given at your consultation.
Are Sisterlocks extensions, or can I add extensions?
No extensions. Its all your hair! This way, your hair is free of the extra weight that puts tension on the roots. Over time this sort of tension can lead to
permanent hair loss. Without extensions, your natural hair is free to grow to its fullest potential, so don't let the idea of short hair for a short period of time rob you of years of freely growing, healthy, manageable hair.
Is my hair type right for Sisterlocks?
Generally speaking, all curly or wave pattern hair types are right for Sisterlocks. Sisterlocks has developed several "locking patterns", one of which is just right for your hair type.
Are Sisterlocks permanent?
Sisterlocks can be removed during the first 6 months of development, however, the choice for sisterlocks is a lifestyle choice and not a hairstyle. If removal is a concern for you, Sisterlocks may not be right for you.
What should I expect from a Certified Sisterlock Consultant?
You should expect to receive your Initial Consultation, Locking Session, First Follow Up visit, and Customer Starter Kit as a package. Expect to be educated during your Initial Consultation, and test locks set in. Your consultant should give you an idea of what to expect as your locks mature, then be available to celebrate every phase of your development. Expect a caring and knowledgeable professional.
How do Sisterlocks differ from other locks?
Where Sisterlocks are true locks (a coiling of African, kinky, tightly curled, nappy hair), they differ from "dread locks, dreads, or traditional" in the technique used to form them. The sisterlocks method uses a precise parting grid, and a tool to produce
small easily styled locks. Sisterlocks does not use any gels, creams, beeswax or hair extensions. You your natural, free range hair and nothing else that can add stress or hinder the natural inclination of your hair growth to thrive.
Are Sisterlocks expensive?
No more expensive than perhaps what you are currently paying to have your hair twisted every three weeks or getting a retouch every six weeks or redoing your weave every other week or so. There are some copy cat locking going on out there so buyer beware! Many who have tried the less expensive copy cats, end up removing them and replacing them with Sisterlocks by a Certified Consultant, or in a place of long term dissatisfaction. You may save a couple of dollars in the beginning, but what will you loose in the end? Don't settle, pay the few extra dollars and get a qualified Sisterlock Consultant to start our locks out on the right path. You’ll be glad you did!
To schedule a consultation, contact me, Vikki Brown at 202-309-0098
What are Sisterlocks?
Sisterlocks are tiny uniform locks that are the result of a precision parting grid, and the use of a specialized tool used to place the hair into its locking formation. The Sisterlocks method does not require the use of any products such as beeswax or gels. The small size and parting grid forms anywhere from 300-400+ easily styled locks.
How long does my hair need to be to start Sisterlocks?
Generally, Sisterlocks can be started with 1½ inches of natural unprocessed hair. 1½ inches will ensure the first stages of locking will be easier to manage during your home care.
Do I need to cut my relaxed hair?
No, you don't have to cut your hair. Sisterlocks can be started with your relaxed length left untouched as long as you have 1½ inches of natural hair at the root. As your hair grows, and is set into a locked pattern, your relaxed hair will be trimmed away.