Q: What is Sisterlocks®?
A: Sisterlocks® is a natural hair management system that creates tiny style-able locks. It allows women with tightly textured hair to take advantage of a wide range of today’s hairstyles without having to alter the natural texture of their hair or add any products or heat.
Q: Can I get Sisterlocks® if I have relaxed hair?
A: Yes. Though the transition will take more time, your hair care professional who is trained in Sisterlocks® techniques can help you make that transition. Your styling options will increase as your natural texture grows out. You will need at least 2-3 inches of new growth to start.
Q: Do I need to have ‘fine’ hair for Sisterlocks® to work?
A: Not at all! In fact, coarse hair is best for Sisterlocks®. Your natural abundant texture adds body and makes styling easier.
Q: Does this mean that once I get Sisterlocks® I can still change hairstyles?
A: Yes! Sisterlocks® is a lot less limiting than extensions because it is your natural hair. You can curl it, braid it, wear a ponytail, cut it, spray or mousse it, wear bangs and parts – You name it!
Q: Can Sisterlocks® be taken out?
A: Technically, yes, though the procedure is so tedious, you will not want to get Sisterlocks® with that intention.
Q: How long does the initial Sisterlocks® Establishment take?
A: The initial locking process takes about two thirds as long as getting extensions of comparable size. Establishment time can take between 12-24 hours, sometimes longer, depending on your length and density. The beauty of Sisterlocks® is that tightening them as your hair grows out is extremely simple, since there are no extensions to remove and re-set.
Q: How often should I schedule my retightening?
A: To maintain the integrity of your Sisterlocks®, you should schedule your retightening every 4-6 weeks. Your consultant will advise how often they should be scheduled. This service will take between 2-3 hours (depending on your consultant) when scheduled within the 4-6 week timeframe.
Q: Can I Install Sisterlocks® myself?
A: Technically, no. Not all hair types require the same locking technique. Your hair care professional is the best trained to give you locks that will be best suited to you. Also, many hair care professionals are trained to give you cuts, styles and grooming tips that will ensure the lasting beauty of your locks. Once your Sisterlocks® are well established you can take a Retightening Class to learn how to maintain your own hair. This is great for when you travel, or when you have to miss an appointment, or if you just want to save money on long-term maintenance. Caution: We strongly recommend that you see a Consultant 2-3 times a year for to keep your Sisterlocks® looking beautiful!
Q: Will Sisterlocks® cause my hair to break or thin?
A: Just the opposite! Sisterlocks® is a gentle technique that requires no chemicals, no excessive tightening, and causes no damaging abrasion to the hair or scalp. You will find that with regular care, your locks will grow and grow, and your styling options will increase.
Q: Can I color my hair before my Sisterlocks® Establishment?
A: Yes. If you color your hair prior to your Sisterlocks® Establishment, it will be best to do so at least a month prior to your establishment date. This way, you will be able to treat your newly colored hair with conditioner, moisturizers, etc. Once your Sisterlocks® have been established, you will have to refrain from conditioners, moisturizers, oils, additional color, etc. until your Sisterlocks® have settled/matured.
Q: How long will it take for my Sisterlocks® to settle/mature?
A: This timeframe varies from client to client. The average time it takes is between 6 months and 1 year, but sometimes longer.