Answers To Common Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
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Q. What are Sisterlocks™?
A. Sisterlocks™ is a natural hair management system that allows those 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.
Q. Can Men wear Sisterlocks™?
A. Yes! but, we would not call them Sisterlocks™. They would be called ‘Brotherlocks™.
Q. What is the difference between Dreadlocks, Traditional Locs,and Sisterlocks™?
A. ‘Dreadlocks’ are associated with the Rastafarian people. The hair is traditionally left in its natural state by not doing anything to them. ‘Traditional’ Locs are ‘Cultivated’ — meaning palm rolled or twisted–groomed. Sisterlocks™ are tiny stylable locks that are not twisted, rather a tool is used. They are very versatile and manageable.
Q. Can children wear Sisterlocks™?
A. A resounding Yes! More and more parents are getting Sisterlocks™ put in their children’s hair because you can put her hair in ponytails, curls and braids. Besides it’s less time consuming in the morning, getting ready for school! Boys can get ‘Brotherlocks™
Q. Can I add extension hair to Sisterlocks™?
A. Because Sisterlocks™ is a trademark system that uses YOUR OWN hair to create the locks, your locks could not be called Sisterlocks™.
Q. Can I change hairstyles once I get Sisterlocks™
A. Yes! Sisterlocks™ is a lot less limiting than extension braids 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. I have very fragile hair, can I wear Locs/Sisterlocks™?
A. Because of the process in creating Locs–palm rolling- Sisterlocks™ is much gentler on the hair–Sisterlocks™ would be the recommended hair style for fragile hair.
Q. Do I have to cut my perm off to start Sisterlocks™?
A. If Sisterlocks™ is your chosen style, NO you do not have to cut off the permed ends as long as you have an inch and a half or two inches of NEW growth, you can keep your perm and get Sisterlocks™.
Q. My hair is only 2 inches long, is it long enough to get Sisterlocks™?
A. Yes! your hair would only need to be an inch and a half to two inches long in order to create Sisterlocks™.
Q. How long does it take to put Sisterlocks™ in?
A. The initial locking process takes about two thirds as long as getting extensions of comparable size. For medium length hair, this means about eight to fourteen hours depending on the density of your hair and the size of your head. The beauty of Sisterlocks™ is that tightening them as your hair grows out is extremely simple, since there are no extensions to remove or re-set.
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. I have very tight and kinky hair, can I wear Sisterlocks™?
A. Yes! absolutely…your hair type is perfect for Sisterlocks™. In fact, the coarse thick, ‘nappy’ hair is best for Sisterlocks™. Your natural abundant texture adds body and makes styling easier.
Q. Can I get Sisterlocks™ if I have relaxed/perm hair?
A. Yes, though the transition will take more time, there are techniques that can make the transition easier. Your styling options will increase as your natural texture grows out.
Q. My hair is a 'fine' texture, can I get Locs/Sisterlocks™?
A. Yes to both hairstyles.
Q. What if I don't like the tiny size of the Sisterlocks™, can I get them bigger?
A. Typically Sisterlocks™ have an average size pattern that is put in the hair, if the locks are too big the hair can not get around the ‘special tool’ that is used to create Sisterlocks™… If you prefer the larger size locs, it is recommended that you get ‘traditional’ locs put in.
Q. Can I put grease, gel or beeswax on my Sisterlocks™?
A. It is not recommended that those products be used on your Sisterlocks™. There are specially formulated products created just for Sisterlocks.™
Q. Can Sisterlocks™ be taken out?
A. Yes, though the procedure is very tedious. Once you consider Sisterlocks™, you would look at it as being permanent. Once you discover the range of freedom you have with Sisterlocks™, you won’t want to go back! Finally there is a way of celebrating the natural beauty of our hair with Sisterlocks™.
Q. I have Alopecia Areata, can I wear Sisterlocks™?
A. It is recommended to check with your doctor first before putting Sisterlocks™ in. Depending on the severity of your case, Sisterlocks™ can actually help. There is no stress on the hair or scalp and there are various styling options you can wear to fill in the ‘blank’ spots.
Q. Can I do the locks myself?
A. This is not advised. Not all hair types require the same locking technique. To ensure that your locks are put in properly and that you will experience lasting beauty with your locks, it is highly recommended that you get a trained professional Sisterlocks™ Consultant to do the honors.
Q. Can't I just get my Sisterlocks™, or do I need a Consultation?
A. Yes, you need a consultation before you get the Sisterlocks™. Call or write to www.sisterlocks.com to find a consultant in your area to set up a consultation.
Q. How much does Sisterlocks™ cost?
A. All Sisterlocks™ Consultants are ‘Independent Consultants’–so the investment varies from person to person. Call or write www.sisterlocks.com and find out what a fair price should be. If you find that someone’s price is too expensive, the Sisterlocks™ home office can probably recommend someone else that will meet your needs.