Sister Locks

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The trademarked technique of locking hair, called Sister Locks, has been around for a couple of decades. However, Sister Locks have never been more popular than they are now. Clients often want to know what the difference is between Sister Locks and other Locking techniques? Basically the difference between Sister Locks and other locking techniques are worlds apart when it comes to both technique and results.

The primary difference with Sister Locks is the fact that each Lock is created to be very slim. Because of the slimness / thinness of Sister Locks, it allows for many more styling options. For instance thermal styling with curling irons is easily achieved with Sister Locks. You can also more easily set the hair on rods and rollers with great results. These options can create styles that look like loose (permed) hair – for those who are interested in those kinds of styling options. Also unlike regular Locks, Sister Locks will not pop or break off because of their thinness. The techniques allows each Lock to be strong even though the Lock is thin.

I have also found that because of the smallness of Sister Locks, it’s easier to color (dye) them than it is to color regular Locs. Regular Locs tend to be more dense and require a lot more time and product to achieve the desired results.

In my 40 years of wearing my hair natural, I have had my hair locked three different times. The first two times I had regular Locs and I loved them! I wore both of those sets of Locs in a bright auburn color that my clients as well as strangers, loved. When I cut my first set of Locks off, many clients were responding as if I had cut their hair without their permission! It was very interesting to realize how many people identified with my Locs and used my Locs as a standard for how they wanted their own Locs to look.

Right now I am wearing Sister Locks and I have the tips dyed turquoise (although many call the color green). People never know what to think when they see my hair. Some think I have beads at the end of my Sister Locks, others think I have turquoise (green) yarn at the tips. I must admit the turquoise color at the tips attract a lot of positive attention and has been a great fun for me wearing my hair this way.

I keep saying I am going to take the color out because it’s a lot of maintenance, ( it’s a rinse and a little rinses out with each shampoo) but I’ve grown attached to the color and how it gives my hair a funky edge.

For more on Locks please visit us at http://www.khamitkinks.com

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196 responses to this post.

  1. What do you advise your clients with weaves do when their scalp itches?

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  2. Dear Temi,

    It depends on what’s causing the itching. Is the itching because there’s a dryness that has nothing to do with the weave? Is it because the scalp hasn’t been cleaned because of the weave blocking the ability to get to the scalp? Is it because there’s a reaction to the weave?

    We recommend that the scalp is cleaned at least once every two weeks and that the weave is totally removed by week 12. If you are using an extension hair that won’t hold up to a shampoo, then we recommend the “Dry Shampoo” method. We also recommend using oils that moisturize and stimulate the scalp. Another great technique is to have your scalp treated before having your weave done. Have a scalp treatment and make certain the scalp is thoroughly cleaned before having your weave done.

    For dryness that is always present and just exasperated by the weave, we recommend vitamin supplements of A & E with a good Multi-vitamin. Also drinking plenty water to keep your system hydrated.

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  3. Posted by Tamika on March 7, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Dear Anu,
    I was so happy to read your article on Sisterlocks it was very interesting. My question to you is I started my locks in June of last year with the Latch Hook Technique. I’m pleased with the results thus far…however I’m a Flight Attendant based here in NYC. I’m SEARCHING for a salon that does this technique. My hair needs to be re-tighten . Please tell me that you can help… I’ve seen your styles in Essence and I’ve heard nothing but goods things about your saoln . Looking forward to meeting you.
    Tamika Willliams

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  4. Hi Tamika,

    Here at Khamit Kinks we are certified Sister Lock technicians, which means we offer the traditional Sister Lock technique. If you have Sister Locks, we can give you a touch-up, but it will be with the patented tool distributed by the Sister Lock Corporation. We look forward to serving you.

    ~Anu

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  5. Posted by Shawn on March 12, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Hello Anu, so nice to see the new location info. Your hair looks great! Love the colored tips! I’m a client from the original Brooklyn location. I did visit the Tri-Beca salon, but my operator was no longer with you – the young lady with the long redish locks on your styles link. Zantu? I’ve recommended your salon to a dear friend of mine because it was Khamit Kinks who started and maintained my locs back in 1992. I’ve since had 2 sets of locs and now I’m wearing my hair natural and short…but I’m in search of a new style that will eventually give me a natural ponytail – without extensions. My friend and I are coming for consultations Friday and I’m hoping to feel that exclusive, comfortable, warm antique dressing table booths atmosphere that you created in your original Brooklyn location. I miss that! That unique touch made me feel like one of your celebrity clients. Your greeting was always sincere and welcoming and the style technicans felt like “sister friends.” Hope my comments weren’t too long, but there is a special warm spot in my heart for Khamit Kinks. I could say so much more but I’ll stop now and look forward to my visit Friday, March 14th. Best regards.

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  6. Hi Shawn,

    Thank you for your beautiful members of Khamit Kinks. That Stylist you mentioned, Zauditu you may remember is also my niece. She was just here yesterday. We look forward to seeing you on the 14th. I am sure you will still experience the Sister Friend vibes of Khamit Kinks.

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  7. Posted by Crystal on March 17, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Hi Anu,
    I have had a natural for ten years, but unfortunately, aside from twisting, cutting and coloring, have done nothing with it. I really want a change, something different, versatile and yes, pretty (hey, I’m a girl after all). I have been thinking about locs for a while, but talk myself out of it when I think of product build up, lent and yikes, a receding hairline due to too much tension caused by the hairstyle. So I did some research on Sisterlocks and was very attracted by the fact that the locs do not cause too much tension on the hairline due to their slimness. i liked their versatility also. However, the price and yes the size are both a concern for me. Also, during my research I found that a few people did not recommend using a curling iron, as it left their hair, or loc, permanently straight- but is that mostly determined by hair texture? I do live in Brooklyn, so is there anyway you can give me more information? Also, what do you recommend, having had both traditional and Sisterlocks yourself.
    Thanks
    -Crystal

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  8. Hi Crystal,

    I have never used a curling iron on my Sister Locks, primarily because you can curl Sister Locks without using irons, but by using a setting product and sitting under the dryer.

    I think I pretty much said it all in the above article. For more details, the best thing to do would be to come into the salon for a consultation.

    So please stop by so we can take a look at your hair and go from there.

    ~Anu

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  9. Posted by Amani on March 19, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Anu,

    Thanks so much for this valuable space where women can discuss an important issue: our hair!

    OK, I’ve had my sister locs for 14 years, and I absolutely love them. As of late my hair is curling out of my locs (roots only), weakening the base. I’ve had to double up my locs to make sure they don’t break off. The length still looks amazing, but touching up my roots after I’ve washed my hair has become very tedious — and I’m not sure I’m doing it correctly. So here’s my question: do locs have a life span, are mine in their twilight years? Do I need to cut them off and start over or can they be rehabilitated?

    Thanks,
    Amani

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  10. Dear Amani,

    It is a very common occurrence with those who have been locking for a long time and allowing their Lock to grow longer and longer to have their hair thinning at the scalp. The weight of the Locks begin to pull on the hair at the scalp, causing what is know as Traction Alopecia. As we age, the hair grows at a slower rate. This coupled with any kind of stress on the hair can lead to an increased rate of thinning at the scalp /baldness. My best recommendation would be for you to come into the salon for us to see what your hair looks like. You basically have two options if you want to save your hair. Either cut your Sister Locks shorter, much shorter or cut them off altogether and start again. We would need to see your hair to determine that.

    Looking for to serving you.
    ~Anu

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  11. Posted by Jatrine on March 28, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Loc Extensions for Sisterlocks?

    Hi Anu, your SL are lovely. I have been wearing mine for about 5 years or so and I love them. However, Many my locs are uneven. Is it possible to do extensions to repair and/or create a fuller look for SL? I currently live in NC. Many thanks!!

    Sisterlocks Sistah!!

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  12. Posted by Jatrine on March 28, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Hi Anu,

    Your SL’s are lovely. I have been wearing my SL’s for about 5 years and several of them have broken off…leaving an uneven thin appearance. Can you make loc extensions to repair SL??

    I sure hope so!!

    Many thank…

    Lovin’ my SL!!

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  13. Thank you Jatrine for the compliment on my Sister Locks. We don’t offer extensions for Sister Locks. In order to make extension Locks they have to be certain size in order to maintain their form. Sister Locks are way too narrow to create extension Locks.

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  14. Posted by Sandy Padmore on March 30, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Hi Anu,

    I sent an email to your shop, but I think I should have posted it here.

    I’ve been considering sister locks for my already natural hair (currently braided with extensions), and in doing some research, I came across your website – which is great!

    I have fine hair and one of the things I am concerned about is too much scalp showing, so I’m wondering what, if anything can be done to ensure that it will still look like I have a full head of hair.

    I don’t reside in New York, but I will be passing through later this year and will definitely visit your salon once I’ve made a “hair decision”.

    Thanks for any information you can provide,
    Sandy

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  15. Posted by Ngoya on April 21, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Anu, I currently have sister locs and feel like it may be time for a change. Is it possible to transition from SL to regular locs?

    Peace,
    Ngoya

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  16. Ngoya,
    Yes, it is possible to transition from Sister Locks to regular Locs. It’s just a matter of joining the Sister Locks together. It’s funny because a number of clients are asking about the opposite process; how to make regular Locs into Sister Locks, which is not as easily achieved.

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  17. i have my sister locks for about 2 months now.i also have the lock extentions but they keep falling off.could u tell me the name of the bonding glue that i should use to keep them on?

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  18. Dear Elise,

    I have never heard of Extensions being added to Sister Locks. I am not at all surprised that they are falling out though, because true Sister Locks are not large enough to support extensions. We don’t use bonding glue at Khamit Kinks. You might want to seek advise on this from the person who added the extensions.

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  19. Posted by SheRah on April 28, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Hello Anu,

    I recently had my SL fixed and re-tightened by Nene. I just wanted you to know that she is great; amazing even. This is the best my hair has looked in a long time. Nene did not start my sisterlocks but I will continue to have Nene maintain them. I have no question. I just wanted to give a complement.

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  20. Thank you SheRah, we look forward to continuing to offer you superior services.

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  21. Posted by Nubian King on May 1, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Hey Anu,

    I have been a customer for Khamit Kinks for 2 years. Extremely pleased with my stylist “DIVA NENE”, as well as the other sophisticated ladies at Khamit Kinks. I was wondering if they will be a barber in the near future, since it was convient when there was on at your salon. I remember the female customers enjoyed the shaped up eyebrows and and the stylish design. I am just curious to find if that has been an option.
    On a personal level after leaving from Khamit Kinks i often time wish i had the “line up” with my “goa-tee”. It is like having your hair washed with out no one to style ….not complete.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this email and I hope you read it in good spirit…=)

    Peace and many Blessings!

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  22. Dear Nubian King,

    We are on the outlook for a great Master Barber, who is not only good at barbering skills, but who is also reliable, stable, and able to maintain focus on his career and craft. If you know of such a chap, please let us know. We miss having a barber too.

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  23. I’m interested in loc extensions, but I began my starter locs about a month ago. Would it be posible for me to get the loc extensions and allow my locs to start from the extensions?

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  24. Yes, if your hair is at least an inch and a half, we can add the Loc Extensions. However, we do recommend that you come in for a consultation in order to book an appointment for Loc Extensions.

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  25. Posted by Tina on July 10, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Hi,

    I have natural hair and went natural for the sole purpose of getting locs. I’m still searching for the right type of locs for my hair but I do like the look and flexibility of sister locs. My question is (or, questions are) how easily do sister locs break off, or any type of loc for that matter? Sister locs are so thin it worries me that it won’t take much to break them off. Does it depend on the strength of your hair? How you treat your hair? How active of a lifestyle you live (I exercise a lot). My hair is thick as crap and tough as nails, so would break-offs really be an issue for me?

    Also, in April I had the remaining perm cut out of my hair, but there is still a tiny bit of permed hair on the tips. Will this affect my ability to get the locks? Also, how heavy will these locs feel? Some times I get braids and feel as if the weight of the world just rested on my scalp. Sister locks look light, but for a big headed, thick haired chica like myself…I never know. I live in Maryland and I wish I could come to you for a consultation? Would you happen to be able to recommend any sister loc stylists in or near Washington, DC?

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  26. Dear Tina,

    Sister Locks are very strong because of the technique used to create them. Most other Locs that are that fine, would break off. Sister Locks do tend to have that light feeling until they get long, then the weight can be a bother. I recently cut my Sister Locks shorter (to my chin) and I am really loving the freedom of the shortness and the coolness from from not having the Locks hot on my neck and the weight of the length.

    So check it out. The perm on the ends can be clipped off but it will not prevent you from getting Sister Locks.

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  27. I do not personally know anyone in your area who does Sister Locks. It would be best to check the Sister Lock website for referrals in your area. http://www.sisterlocks.com

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  28. Posted by kaye on July 27, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Dear Anu,

    I am interested in sister locs for my natural hair however I have some concerns that I hope you would be able to assist with.

    First, I have been wearing my hair in braids for quite sometime and as a result it has become very thin and damaged, would you recommend sister locs for damaged thin hair?

    If so, is there anything that can be done to ensure that it will look like I have a full head of hair?

    If not, is there any style that you would recommend that would allow the hair a break and time to recover?

    Thanks!

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  29. Posted by luna on September 2, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Hello Anu,
    I cut the relaxer out of my hair in August of 2007. I have been researching natural hairstyle ideas and when I found Sisterlocks I fell in love . I live in CT. and I really want to find a registered SL consultant who has some experience in doing thin hair, my hair doesnt look thin when its natural but straightened out it looks thin. my question is… is the consultation and the sample locks a part of the sisterlock package in your salon or is the consultation a separate charge?

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  30. Dear Iuna,

    Yes, the sample Sister Locks are included in the consultation.

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  31. Posted by Kirsten on September 5, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Question, I live in Long Island New York. How can I find a salon near me who can help me sister lock my hair?

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  32. Dear Kristen,

    You can visit the Sister Lock website and on there they have a listing of certified Sister Lock technicians. However, the site isn’t always up to date.

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  33. Posted by robin carter on October 10, 2008 at 6:31 am

    I have been wearing sisterlocks for 7 months. I started with relaxer on the ends. I recently cut off the relaxed ends. I was really getting tired of the two textures. I am glad to be 100% natural. My hair is short so I don’t know what to do with it style wise. Any suggestions. Also, Which shampoos should I use on my hair. ? I generally use sisterlocks products. However, I have run out.

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  34. Posted by Robert on October 20, 2008 at 11:41 am

    This is a question. My wife wants to go sister lock but we would like to know if it can be “unlocked” or if it has to be cut in order to revert to its original form?

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  35. Dear Robert,

    Sister Locks are a locking method, so yes, you do need to cut them off to get rid of them. I am sure there are some people who may have combed them out, but that would be a very long and tedious process. I wouldn’t recommend doing it. The hair will be damaged in the process.

    One solution is to allow the new growth to get long enough before cutting it so that you have enough new growth to do other styles once the Sister Locks are cut off.

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  36. Dear Robin,

    With short Sister Locks one of the best way to style is to curl the Sister Locks with straws or rods to give the Sister Locks some body and shape.

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  37. Posted by Charlotte on December 28, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    My SL are about 9 weeks old and I am experiencing just a small amount of slippage and lots of unraveling. Also something that looks/feels like knots or hardness in places my hair. Can you please advise me if and how this can be rectified.

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Dear Charlotte,

      I would highly recommend going back to where you had your SL started immediately so that they can address the problem. I am not certain what is causing this? I could be the texture of your hair, or what you are doing to it on a daily basis, or it could be that something wasn’t done right from the beginning. Whatever the problem, your technician needs to address it sooner than later.

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    • Charlotte,

      The best thing to do is to go see your SL tech ASAP.

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      • Posted by Marsha on September 16, 2009 at 12:34 pm

        I am into my 16th week with SL and you have to follow up each month to check for slippage, etc. Your SL tech will be able to tell you this and ask how are you maintaining your locks and she may ask you to show her. I have some balls at the end that are hard but it maybe that different parts of your hair are different in texture and eventually the balls will fall off and lock. You have to be gentle in your hair washing, you need to braid or twist in sections, fold and rubber band your hair, to keep from unravling when you shampoo.

        Hope this will help. I am from Oklahoma and my SL tech is Blaqkofi and her website is Sisterlocks Natural Awakening.

        There is a site on the SL website on taking care of your sisterlocks. Hope my comment helps.

        Marsha Green

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  38. Posted by joseph on December 29, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    I wear regular locks (whatever that is). How often should the scalp be cleaned and with what should I use to clean the scalp ?

    thanks

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    • Dear Joseph,

      You’re so right. Regular means different things to different people. That same concept hold true for cleansing your scalp. In the best case scenario, I would say once every two weeks. But if you’re having your having professionally groomed at a salon that could be expensive. In which case I would recommend a dry shampoo for at home care, in between going to the salon.

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  39. Posted by Monica on January 7, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Hi Anu
    I have been wearing braids for as long as I can remember. With time my hair has thinned out very badly. I’m borderline Alopecia, but I think if I act before the end of this year I may be able to save what’s left. I went from braids which my hair was doin fine to a weave that sent me to the emergency room literaly. My hair broke off and felt as if it was burning internally. I lost a lot of my hair… with bald spots, blisters and extreme breakage. I was on the verge of cutting it all off, but my vanity will not allow it. This is a very depressing and embarrassing time in my life with my hair. I’m so unhappy and do not feel beautiful at all. I put braids back in my hair onto what is left of it… and everyday just one slight pull and I lose a braid with my roots, hairfolicles attached. Would sister locs be ideal for me? I don’t have the courage that most sisters have when they get fed up with what society considers beautiful and cut their hair off and wear it natural… I envy my sister for taking that step.

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    • Dear Monica,

      My advise would be to take those braids out of your hair immediately, since they are pulling your hair out of your head. That can cause irreversible damage. At this point I would recommend anything that doesn’t require you to add extensions. The extensions are causing weight on hair that’s been weakened. So yes, the Sister Locks could be a great alternative. I don’t know if you’re in the NY area? If you are, I would recommend booking a consultation appointment so I can see your hair and scalp in person and give you a better assessment and recommendation.

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  40. Posted by Vanesa on January 14, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Hello Anu:

    I am interested in starting sister locks and have been natural for more than two years. I am located in Atlanta, GA and I would like to know if you have a recommendation for a place I can get the sister locks started? And also, how much does it cost?

    Thank you,

    Vanesa

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  41. Posted by Collette Wright on February 3, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Hello Anu,

    I currently have been natural for 10 years. The reason I went natural is because my hair was thinning. I usually just wear a ponytail or weave since I don’t know what else to do with my hair. I used to two strand twist it then take it out and wear it but as it gets longer that look doesn’t look that good anymore.

    I really want to locs my hair but worry about the thinness and my scalp showing. I saw that you do locs weave. Is this heavy on the hair(i am worried about tension) How long does it last? And how is it attached? And does it work with different textures? ( My hair is fine and I have a looser curl)

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    • Dear Collette,

      Many of our Sister Lock clients came to us with very thin hair. Once they began the Sister Lock method of locking their hair, their hair has filled in and looks a lot thicker than it used to. Of course that doesn’t happen immediately. It takes time for the hair to grow in and for your Sister Locks to thicken. Scalp does show in the beginning, no matter how thick your hair is. Some people find it difficult to get use to and wear a wig over their Sister Locks. I personally don’t recommend that. But you need to be comfortable with whatever you decide on. My best recommendation would be for you to come in so we can see your hair and go from there.

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  42. What is the difference between sister locs and sistahlocs?

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    • Dear Nadine,

      I have never heard of Sistahlocs. It sounds like someone who is doing the Sister Locks technique, but isn’t a certified Sister Locks technician. Whoever that person is should hope that the founder of the Sister Locks technique doesn’t find out about this, because she will take them to court.

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  43. Posted by Gloria Ford on February 9, 2009 at 9:34 am

    I have had sisterlocks for almost three months now. My grey was coming in so heavily, my technician said I could color it, which worked fine when my daughter colored it. My question is do you think the color could have damaged the locks from thickening as they should? My hair is growing because it was very short, but my scalp is still showing and the locks don’t seem to be getting “fat” as they should. I do wear a wig? My hair is very uneven at the nape of my neck, and has always been shorter there. Will the longer locks cover this, and I also itch a lot at the nape. I am 61 years old, but I am beginning to see that I am going to like the freedom of sisterlocks, I’m just anxious for them to lock. How long do you think this will take, and do you advise taking the class for retightening since this is sort of expensive to have done? Thanks for this website. It is a lifesaver.

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    • Dear Gloria,

      Color can having a thinning affect on the hair especially if the person’s hair is fine, weak, or over processed. I’m not sure how often you colored your hair, but if you did it only a couple of times that shouldn’t have kept your hair from locking. Although, I would have recommended waiting since you’re wearing it covered.

      Three months is not enough time for your locks to start thickening. That’s a process that can take up to a year or more. You have to be patient.

      The hair above your nape should cover the nape area. The itching may have to do with the wig? Do you remember if it was itching there before you started wearing the wig?

      The only reason I wouldn’t recommend the re-tightening class is as a salon owner, it doesn’t help my business. However, it seems to work for many who have taken the class. If you believe you can handle it, it might be the answer for you. Check it out.

      You are quite welcome, I am glad to be of service.

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    • Dear Gloria,

      In the beginning it is recommended that you don’t color your Sister Locks because washing the color out can loosen the Sister Locks. However, a woman’s preference for coloring her silver hair especially if she’s in a professional environment, becomes crucial, so we do it. It’s just a matter of being careful and thorough. Some times the silver hair grows in at a different texture from the one you’ve had all your life. Three months is not enough time for your hair to Loc depending on your texture. You must be patient. I would say give it a good 6-12 months for your Sister Locks to form.

      I would recommend taking the class if the cost of re-tightening is not in your budget.

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  44. Posted by mina on February 17, 2009 at 3:09 am

    hi,
    I think sisterlocs are absolutely beautiful. I want them but I do not live in the US to get them, I live in the mid east. I do however wear my hair in micro box braids on my natural hair that are identical to the grid that is used to apply sisterlocs. I’ve been researching online and all over here but to no avail, not a loctician in sight. My question is, “Can micro box braids be turned into sisterlocs or tiny locs period? If so, how.
    Thanks in advance

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    • Dear Mina,

      Do you ever come to the states or to Europe, where there are also Sister Lock Technicians? If not, then I guess you will have to come up with another solution. You could start off with tiny braids but they may eventually break and pop off. But the real point is that they won’t be Sister Locks. Sister Locks are a specific technique and any other technique can mimic the look but it won’t be the same. But I do think that tiny braids can give you a similar look. The problem is, when your new growth starts growing you would need to have that tightened in order to keep the process going.

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  45. Great post! Wonderful comments! Just a clarification: sisterlocks is not a patented system, but it is trademarked.

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  46. Posted by Patty on February 19, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    I have had SL for two years, my hair texture has changed to soft and my roots are curly or straight. The locs are thin and breaking from the new growth. What do I do to save my hair?

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    • Dear Patty,

      You didn’t say what changed your texture? If you are in the NYC area, I would recommend coming in so we can be assess your hair and recommend the right treatment and alternatives. If you are not in the area, I would recommend going to a quality salon that specializes in caring not only for styles but for your hair as well.

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  47. Posted by Aisa on February 19, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Hi!i want to have my hair locked but i’ve used perm on my hair for a couple of months now.I’m wondering if it’s possible to do the sister locks on hair that’s relaxed.

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  48. Hello Anu, I have sisterlocks for about four years and my hair has thinned out and brooken off, I have lost a lot of locks which has made me very depressed. I have some braids in the places where I lost the locks and I am letting the hair grow before I get the locks put back in these areas, my concern is that my hair will be very uneven in length Is it possible to have loc extensions put in these areas? I will make an appointment to come in and see you I found this site and was reading the questions and the answers given. I will also have to try and get the number for your salon.
    Thanks for your response.

    Peace and Blessings

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    • Dear Grace,

      I am sorry to hear that you have lost some of your hair and that this has depressed you. That’s totally understandable, but there are some alternatives until your hair is back in the condition that pleases you. You didn’t say how your hair thinned or broke off. I would highly recommend that you come in to see us for a consultation so that we can assess this situation and offer you some options. We don’t do Extension Locs for the Sister Locks because they are too small to make extension Locs that thin. But we do have some other options, so give me a call. I can be reach at 718-422-2600.

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  49. Thanks for the clarification.

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  50. Posted by Nadirah on February 25, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    I am having a consultation today, 2/25/09 and having sample sister locks put in by an official trainee that is active. I’m taking a chance but she has said that she’s retightened her sister’s locs on several occasions, and is the only person listed on the registry in the Pittsburgh Area. I had to travel to Cleveland last time for my consultation so I’m excited about the fact the she’s close to where I live.
    With reading some of the blogs about breakage from length/growth I am a little concerned simply because I want the sister locks so that I can let my hair grow as long as it will with the locs. I know that this will take time, and I’m use to the weight of extensions so that’s no issue. If I want to let them grow very very long like the founders all the way down her back for example what would be your recommendation for care to avoid breakage and Traction Alopecia? Should I wrap my hair up with a satin scarf, should I avoid pulling it back into pony tails, etc???
    Thank you in advance for your expertise and response.

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    • Dear Nadirah,

      There should be no problem with your hair. The problems with weight usually come with regular Locs, not Sister Locks. Most thinning and other issues of hair coming out has nothing to do with the Sister Locks themselves, but stem from some other source like health, medication, hormone levels etc. So take the plunge I don’t believe you have anything to worry about.

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  51. Posted by Nadirah on February 26, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Thank you for your previous quick response. The stylist “trainee” was not able to put the lock in all the way down to the end of my hair, only like 1″-2″ of the root. I have been reading other blogs of how there’s a little knot put at the end to begin the natural locking path, and that this is the way to do it; plus Sisterlocks done properly will leave an inch or so of loose matting at the tip of the locks. The blog also said that this is where the locking process begins, so you don’t want to disturb this be trying to smooth it out, or by cutting it off. However it’s not an inch it’s the entire 5-6 inches that just chillin and hanging loose on the top center of my head, and she wasn’t able to achieve the knot and did a manual knot. Will that achieve the same outcome? I can’t imagine walking around with my entire head with only the root treated for sisterlocks. In the past when I was going to start regular dread locs the stylist told me that I needed to cut off the dead ends because the ends weren’t twisting/curling up all the way and we did. I don’t have a relaxer or any other chemicals in my hair and I don’t want to go that route again so please advise if you’ve encountered this with any of your clients and what can be done to bring the pattern down further and closer to the end? Put it like this when I get my entire head done I want to walk away and be able to look in the mirror without feeling like a have an undone, nappy, knotted locking head. I’m thinking that I probably just need to go to someone with years of experience that’s known for knowing how to style and achieve well done looking hair….feel me! Thanks in advance for reading and replying to me. Your response will help me determine next steps.

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  52. Dear Nadirah,

    The small teasing that’s done to create a knot at the end of your hair should be undetectable to the naked eye. It should like one seamless Sister Lock. It is best to start out with someone who has lots of experience because it’s too much of an investment of time and money not to be happy with the end result.

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  53. Posted by Jatrine on March 10, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Hi Anu,

    Since writing you last year I’ve heard of salons that do SL extensions and repair. Is this someting that Khamit Kinks offers…or might consider offering in the future? Many of us with SL are looking for a reputable, experienced and professional salon to repair and/or even out our locs.

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    • Dear Jatrine,

      We do offer Sister Lock repair. However, we will need to see you to determine what exactly is needed for your repair. Please call us for a consultation. 718.422.2600.

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  54. Hello,
    i have worn my hair natural and very cropped for 3 years now. I love the way sisterloc looks and have decided to let my hair grow to begin the process. What exactly is the initial process on short hair and since I tend to have straight ends, what product can i use to curl them. my hair is soft and curly.

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    • Dear Iris,

      The best thing to do is to let your hair grow long enough (3 inches) so that you have enough length to hold the Sister Lock process. In terms of your ends, there’s really nothing you should do to alter them. The Sister Lock technician should know exactly how to address this.

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  55. Posted by MJ on March 12, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Can traditional locs be transitioned into sisterlocs, if so what is the process?

    Reply

    • Dear MJ,

      The Sister Locks method can be used to tighten regular locs if they’re not too large. But in short, no I don’t think regular locs can be made into Sister Locks.

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  56. Posted by Ela on March 17, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Hi,
    i got my sister locks about a year ago and for about 6 months, i went to the same consultant but she moved so i got transfered to another person however, i recently realized that over the past few months that i’ve been going to the new person, she has been thightening my hair much thinner than the first person. So now, each lock is uneven. The part closer to my scalp is thinner than the edges. I’ve realized that this is causing the lock to get thinner and only a few days ago, part of a lock(the thicker part) fell out. It just ripped away form the thinner part when i tried to hold my hair in a pony tail.
    What can i do?

    Reply

    • Dear Ela,

      It sounds like your new tech is making the retightening too tight. The best thing to do is to go see her, explain your concern and ask her how can she remedy this problem. Or you might consider finding someone else in your area who’s more experienced.

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  57. Dear Anu,

    Do you know of any consultants anywhere in the US that will do “MICRO” size sister locks? I know what I want and don’t want to get anything else but….
    Attached is a link to a blog site that has what I’m looking for but her consultant isn’t taking new clients. I’m willing to travel and pay for what I want.

    Sincerely,
    NaDiva – looking for a someone that wants the $$$ because I will pay top $….:O)

    Reply

    • Dear Nadiva,

      Micro means different things to different people. There is a limit to how small the Sister Locks can be done without eventually breaking off. I would recommend you come into see us and show us what you consider, micro size. Schedule a consultation appointment with us and we can take it from there.

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  58. This was my the first time having my hair done at Khamit Kinks salon. I had my sisterlocks re-tightened and those that had brooken off my hair had regrown so I had them put back in. I just want sent out a BIG THANK YOU, THANK YOU to Khady M’baye for the marvelous job she did with my hair and the advise she gave in taking care of my sisterlocks. She made me feel very comfortable, I am very happy with the results I made my next appointment before I left the salon. Thanks again Khady.

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    • Thank you Grace, It’s always great to serve clients who appreciate our services.

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      • Posted by Tia on August 23, 2009 at 10:04 pm

        I have an appointment with khady next saturday to install sisterlocks. My hair is natural, medium length and thinning in the hairline. I am a bit nervous because I did not do much research on her as a loctician and I did not see her name on the sisterlock website as being certified.

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        • Tia,
          Despite the fact that Khady took the Sister Lock training from a certified teacher of the Sister Locks technique, for some odd reason (that I won’t get into publicly) Dr. Cornwell refuses to list Khady as a certified technician. In the meantime, it’s been five years and hundreds of clients who have left Khady’s chair very pleased with their Sister Lock services.

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  59. Posted by Denise on March 27, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Where can I find a sisterloc specialist in the DC, MD, and VA area?

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  60. Posted by Ebony Queen on March 29, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Hi,
    Is there anyway to split sista locs.? I have had mine for a couple of years now and mine aren’t thin. I know that it can be done with dreadlocs but i’m not sure about sista locs.

    Reply

    • Dear Ebony,

      Yes, there is a way to split Sister Locks. You need to let the new growth get to at least an inch or two before doing so. Find a Sister Lock specialist in your area who knows how to do this. I wouldn’t suggest doing it on your own.

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  61. Posted by Trix on March 31, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    I have my hair braided in some small braids that I have heard people tell me that they love my sister locs. I have my hair natural almost 3 years now and I love it. I just have them (the braids) taken out and redone. I’ve had it twisted with double strand twist. Braided at the root and then double strand twist til the end. Now, it’s just braided from the root to the end and it’s been done like this now for a little over 3months. The other day I tried taking them out to redo my hair to find that some of the braids have started to loc. When I tried taking braids/twist before, I continued til I got them out and lost a whole lot of my hair. The reason I started braiding – is because where I live in Colorado, no moisture in the air, my hair started falling out and it had already taken awhile to get acclaimated to Colorado. So – I stopped relaxing and all that and just went natural and wore wigs for awhile, then got bold enough to just be me and wear my own hair proudly.

    I ran into this lady in the store who had gorgeous locs and she suggested I just google “sister loc tightening techniques to get tips on how to maintain my own hair “(I’m unemployed – so don’t have funds to pay someone else). Anyhow, that is how I found this site and I loved your website and all the styles that I saw. I would love some advice on what products to use to wash, condition and tighten my hair and get my hair to continue to be healthy (even my stress spot that stays weak and breaks off when I am stressed), grow and start to look even more like locs.

    Where I am actually from – locs are done by nature, (sea and aloe) – but I am female and I would like to look female and wear my hair, where I can style it different ways and stuff. I have used aloe and aloe products as well as olive oil and also jamacia brand type stuff that is sold in the beauty supply shop, that to me just smells nice – it doesn’t do anything for my hair.

    I pray that something will help me.

    Thank you.

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    • Dear Trix,

      Yes, the environment can take a toll on your hair. Our hair tends to be dry in cold, arid climates anyway. To begin with, I would recommend using a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. If you want to shop locally rather than order on line, I would recommend checking out your local health food store. One brand that I love and that most health food stores carrry is Nature’s Gate. They have a great herbal conditioner that is a balsam type. After the shampoo and conditioner try a hot oil treatment with a natural oil, like Khamit Kinks hair oils. Jane Carter products are also great. If you want to Loc, Jane Carter offers a product called Twist and Lock. Carol’s Daughter also has some great hair products.

      When the hair sheds after being in braids, twists or weaves the only hair you should loose is the hair that would have shed had you been combing your hair daily. That can add up to a bit of a pile if you have your hair in a couple of months. But as long as your hair is not thinner after wards, that shedding is fine, natural.

      I hope this has been helpful.

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  62. Posted by Regina on April 9, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Hello, I LOVE your sight it’s very educational. I have been researching sister locks sights daily, and now truly convinced to get my hair in sister locks. I have very thick hair, and sometimes a little breakage I want to cry when I comb it because it’s so thick.

    I had an overactive thyroid 20 years ago, and now I’m taking Levothroxine. Sometimes, my scalp itches and will break once in awhile but not much, I thinks it’s because I am allergic to weave, when I get my hair braided the next three weeks it itches. I’m not sure but it could be from thyroid problems. I have been wearing braids for about 20 years on and off sometime perming my hair. But now I have been natural for 15 years and my hair is about 8 inches in length, I also have it cut and sometimes cut myself. I wear my hair in two strand twists, but I don’t really care how it looks on me. My hair shrinks to nothing when I wash it, I am nervous and excited when I go for my appointment in May. Would sister locks be good for me?

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    • Thank you Regina,

      I am happy to know you enjoy our website. You asked if Sister Locks would be good for you. That really depends on you and your preference for your hair. You can send a photo of your hair to me at anu@khamitkinks.com and I may be able to better advise you after seeing your hair.

      The way you describe your hair as being so thick, I can’t imagine any style wouldn’t look good on you. The two strand twist with thick hair is the best. There are two strand twist and then there are two strand twist. What one does at home can not be compared to what we are able to offer you at the salon in terms of consistency in parting, in the size of twist, the different levels of tension in the twist, in the options for putting the twist in. We have a wet two strand, a blow dry two strand, a soft two strand, a Senegalese two strand. So if you really want the two strand I would recommend you having it done by us. Your hair would not shrink up to nothing when shampooed. So check it out. And I hope to see you soon.
      ~Anu

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  63. Posted by Cynthia on April 11, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Hi Anu!

    I know from your previous replies to posts that you can not add extension hair to sisterlocks, but is it possible to make traditional locks that are as small (or close to sisterlocks with extensions? I desperatly want to lock my hair, but I don’t really want that “short lock” look (I have 3-4 inhces of natural hair). Have other customers of yours come to you with the same concerns? Any ideas about what to do about that?

    Your website and blog are very informative. In the near future, I plan to set up a consultaion with you at your salon in BK.

    Take Care!

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    • Hi Cynthia,

      Yes, the question of extending Sister Locks has come so often that I recently had an idea about how it can be achieved. We’ve extended Sister Locks in the past with other types of extensions that were not Locs but textured hair that was crinkly or curly. But for the loc look at the end of the Sister Locks, I am working on a technique, so keep posted.

      Traditional Locs that are as small as Sister Locks tend to break and pop off.

      We look forward to working you soon.
      ~Anu

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  64. Posted by Cynthia on April 12, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Hi Anu-

    Wow, thanks for such a rapid response to my post!

    How many inches of crinkly or curly can be added to the sisterlocks? Are the extension something that can be added during installation?

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  65. Posted by Nikagia on April 13, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    I would love to have my hair sisterlocked by one of the consultants in your salon. I’m aware that getting sisterlocks isn’t a “one-time” deal. The consultant and the customer will have to see each other often. I live in Northern VA. I’m willing to travel to NYC to get my hair sisterlocked by TRUE professionals. Would any of your consultants take me as a client even though I’ll have to travel FAR to get to the salon?

    Reply

    • Dear Nikagia,

      We care for clients from near and far. The distance doesn’t matter as long as you’re able to make it here. We had someone here recently who traveled from Bagdad! No joke, she’s from the states of course, but she works in Iraq. We have a number of clients from your area who come here on a regular. Please fill out our consultation form and we can get started from there. Here’s the link: http://www.khamitkinks.com/consultantion.html

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  66. Anu,

    You replied to Ebony that, “Yes, there is a way to split Sister Locks”. You need to let the new growth get to at least an inch or two before doing so. My questions are: do you have to cut of the rest of the length and just leave the 1-2 inches when spliting, and do you have to wait until the locs are mature before doing so. I just got my sister locs in on the 10th (YEAH) and I do like them, and love that I finally stepped over the hurdle to wearing my hair in it’s natural state. I don’t love the actual size yet, I have about 380 locs, not even 400 and I want more in for a fuller look. I do know that they’ll take there own course. I will be in NY this weekend do you suggest stopping in to see if with my texture I could have them split to add more or should I just wait until they actually loc up? I need a 2nd opinion to confirm if I’m best off with the size I have and not to alter it, cause I was advised that with my hair I would end up connecting the locs together if smaller.

    Thanks,

    NaDiva

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  67. Dear Nadiva,

    You don’t have to cut the rest of the length to split Sister Locks, but you do need to have mature SL.

    In the all the years that we’ve been offering Sister Lock services, no one has made this request of us. Therefore, we have no experience in splitting Sister Locks. And so we can’t offer you that service. If you contact the home office of Sister Locks they may be able to recommend someone who has experience with splitting the SL.

    How many SL you have really should depend on how thick your own hair is. It does sound like you did not receive the customary number of SL.

    Good Luck and please keep us updated on your journey to split your Sister Locks.
    ~Anu

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  68. I know this is not recommended but please humar me….how long would it take to new SL’s out? I’m thinking about taking them out and having them re-done before they lock up? Is that something that your salon would do?

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  69. It depends on how long they’ve been in and the texture of your hair. For some if they just put conditioner in their hair and then shampooed it, it would unravel. For others it would take diligently going through each SL individually.

    We would have to see your hair first to determine whether or not we could do take you SL out.

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  70. I think it is not same for all the hairs. It differs from one person to the other. Only experts can determine it.

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  71. Posted by j on May 9, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    i presently have a relaxer. four years ago i had tradional locks. what made me cut them was the drying time, moldy smell, heaviness and greasy feeling felt fron pommades on my hair. Plus i have really thick hair. i didn’t even imagine that my locks would grow to become some thick. I am considering sister locs, but dont want the same experience of traditional locs. how can sister locs benefit me?

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    • Dear J,

      Sister Locks are much smaller than traditional Locs but if your hair is thick, there’s no getting around that. With Sister Locks though, they recommend that you don’t use oil, and there are no pommades used at all. Sister Locks do dry faster.
      So all in all, I’d say it’s worth the try. I do believe that Sister Locks will be a much different experience for you than traditional Locs.

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  72. Posted by Renae on May 12, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Anu,
    You have worn both sister locs and traditional locs. Which are better for your hair. I wore sister locs for awhile, but i don’t think my hair ever really truly locked. i had curly ends.
    I am starting over and considering traditional locs but have been advised that it can thin the hair at the roots.
    As for sister locs, i have been told they never really loc. What is your opinion?

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    • Dear Renae,

      Off hand I would say neither is better. But I have found that with traditional Locs if they become too long, they begin to pull the hair out right from the roots. I have seen this so much, you wouldn’t believe that people are so attached to length that they let this go on.

      On the flip side Sister Locks (SL) offer a lot of positives. First SL stays looking fresh and groomed much longer than traditional Locs. You can have a SL touch up, go to the gym the same day, sweat, go swimming and your touch up will still be fresh. This is because the SL are basically “crocheted” to the scalp. With traditional Locs, because they’re basically “set” with styling products, moisture can totally unwrap the twisted new growth, making them look like they need to be done over again.

      The other plus with SL is because they are small and fine, there are many more styling options.

      Last but not least, those with fine and thinning hair are able to have SL without further damage.

      I will be Locking my hair again with in the next year or two, and I have no doubt which one I’ll be doing. I’m going back to Sister Locks.

      I hope this has been helpful.

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  73. Posted by DEE on May 16, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    I’m going to a wedding in June. Is there any place I can go to get hair jewelry for Sisterlocks? I have small to medium locs and the traditional loc jewlery is way too heavy for my hair. Also I’m looking for some festive colors. Any ideas? I live in NYC.

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    • Dear Dee,
      We carry Loc charms at Khamit Kinks. Also, this weekend is Dance Africa at BAM – Brooklyn Academy of Music and there may be a number of vendors with Loc Charms.

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  74. I have had my SL for 2 yrs and “I LOVE THEM”, but I do have some concerns. I get my SL retighten faithfully every 6-8 weeks and my consultant has not used any conditioner or moisterizer on my hair after she washes it in 2 yrs. I was told not to use any conditioners when washing my hair between my visits to her. At the beginning of my SL journey I was told to use Aloe Vera and a tiny drop of Tea Tree oil mixed with water. She does not recommend any moisterizing products because of being hard to wash out. My locs are very dry and my edges still unravel and also along my front hair line my locs have and are thinning out and breaking in the middle of the lock. This leaves my locs so uneven in the front. It’s summer and I enjoy the water but was advised not to get them wet because my locks on my edges will unravel. I’m not enjoying the versitility of my SL which was one of the reason I got them. This is my question, is this normal in the SL journey for my hair to be so dry, use no conditioners and breaking in the middle of the lock?

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    • Dear Gail, I don’t believe in shampooing the hair and not following up with conditioner. The conditioner is use to regulate the ph balance after the stripping of the cleanser in the shampoo. Initially, conditioner may make your Sister Lock have slippage, in which case we use a spray leave in conditioner like Jane Carter’s leave in conditioner. But after your Sister Locks are established, I would recommend using conditioner, most definitely. Without conditioning your hair you’re definitely going to experience breakage and the snapping off of your Sister Locks.

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  75. Thank you for your reply and responding so quickly. Is there any particular conditioner you recommend to help strengthen and moisturize locs? Also is there something I can do OR stop doing that will help the locs on my edges not to unravel ?

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  76. Just came uopn this site while doing some research on Sister Locs. I’m wanting to loc my hair and I’m thinking sister Locs are for me. I’m not wanting to cut all the perm out of my hair that would leave me with very short hair. Can you Sister loc and have some permed hair?

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    • Hi Kimberlee,

      Yes, the Sister Locks can have some perm on the ends. You should have at least an inch or two of new growth, so that your Sister Locks won’t slip.

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  77. Posted by Gloria Ford on June 23, 2009 at 10:11 am

    I have had sisterlocks since November 15, 2008. It is now 7 months and my hair is growing so very slow.l’ve been wearing a wig all of this time, which is why I got sisterlocks because I was tired wearing the wig and wanted my natural hair to grow. I was made to feel that when I got sisterlocks my hair would just grow and grow. Now I am beginning to wonder if it will. My locktician says the braids have not swollen yet. They were real tiny when they were put in. I had ordered the reconstructor and moisture treatment that I thought I would be able to use in 6 months, but she says not to use anything on it. Have you been familiar with any other client(s) with this complaint.

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  78. Dear Gloria,

    No, I have not had any clients with this complaint. Perhaps all you need is to give it a little more time. Everyone’s hair is so completely different, in terms of texture, rate of growth, thickness, and all of those factors will make your Sister Locks uniquely yours as it takes on it’s own Sister Lock look.

    If your hair hasn’t completely locked yet, you don’t really have a full picture of its potential. I would say that perhaps you need to give it at least a year. That’s only five more months from now. So have a little patience and let me know how it goes.

    ~Anu

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  79. Posted by Akua on July 29, 2009 at 11:22 am

    I recently had traditional locs put in. However, I am concerned about the size they will be. I like traditional locks, however, I want them to be small – about the size of a power cord or half the size of a pencil. The loctician said this size he made is best for my hair but I am ntm covinced I can’t go smaller. I like sisterlocks but I feel they are a bit too thin and waspy for my taste. Is there a way to make them a bit bigger? I am thinking about splitting some of the coils he did to make them smaller. I have abou 140 locs – I feel I should have closer to 200 to achieve the size I want. HELP. Should I come into Khamit Kinks for a second opinion?

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    • Dear Akua, It really depends on the texture and strength of your own hair, but often times when traditional Locs are too small they tend to pop off. This doesn’t necessarily happen at the root, it typically happens down the length of the Loc. When I had traditional Locs, I only had 75 so 200 is more than double that. When I had my Sister Locks I had close to 450 of them. Therefore, it seems like you have a smaller size Loc that is smaller than the typical size. Of course that depends on how thick your hair is. It would be best if you came in for a consultation. Don’t start splitting them yet.

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  80. Posted by nikagia on July 29, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    I recently met a women with interlocks/”latch hook” locks. Is there a huge difference in style/technique between interlocks and sisterlocks?

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  81. Posted by DeeDee Drake on July 30, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Peace Sista, I’m a natural stylist in baltimore,
    in the hair business for 32yrs from NY. I would like to have one of my client come in for a consult she is thinking about sister locks. I don’t do them(would like to take the class) she has very very thin hair and is wondering if thats the way to go since shes natural and wants to stay that way. Do you think she should make that trip to the big apple?

    Reply

    • Hi Dee Dee,
      Many of our Sister Locks clients with very thin hair have been very pleased with how the Sister Locks turn out on them. Their hair ends up becoming fuller. And because Sister Locks are so light, there’s no worry with causing stress to the hair. Yes, please have her fill out our consultation form and we can talk to her before she makes the journey here. Consultations

      And Thank you very much for the referral.

      ~Anu

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  82. Posted by Heidi on August 11, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Hi,
    My boyfriend just started his brother locks about 6 months ago. They look great for the most part, but a few on the sides and top are unravaling at the ends some up to a half inch. He’s tried frantically to get in touch with his stylist, but he never calls back. Is there something I can do to help him. I have a hook tool, but need to know how to do it. Thanks HJ

    Reply

    • Dear Heidi,

      This is common with Sister/Brother Locks. Depending on your texture you could have a few that take much longer to stay together and lock. It’s time to find a new Sister Lock technician in your area.

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  83. Posted by ebony on September 28, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Hello I wanted to know where can I purchase one of those sister lock keys? I have been looking everywhere on the internet.

    Reply

    • Hi Ebony,
      Those “keys” are obtained only through the Sister Lock home office as far as I know. I’ve never heard of any place else where they can be purchase. They are difficult to come by even if you are a certified Sister Lock tech. So we definitely don’t have any spare ones around. Best of luck.

      ~Anu

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  84. Posted by rosie242 on November 2, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I am excited about hearing of you. I love the fact that children and friends are not allowed on the salon floor. I am very self conscious about my hair in front of others.

    I have regular locks, I can sit on them. I have been wearing them for 12 years. My look is dated. The locks are too long to style. I am 57 years old and thin at the temples. How best to begin the transisiton to sister locks?

    A consultation usually would begin at what dollar amount?

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    • Hi Rosie,
      Are you considering cutting your current Locs off? If so, I recommend not having your new growth twisted so that you can grow a few inches of loose new growth and then book an appointment to get started. If you are planning on having the Sister Lock technique used for your current Locs, I would recommend having an in person consultation with a Sister Lock technician to see if your current Locs could transition into the Sister Lock technique of a touch up. I would also suggest cutting some of your length for the integrity of the hair at your scalp, which is probably being stressed from the weight of your long Locs. Let me know what you decide.

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  85. Posted by Ann on January 4, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Hi Anu:
    I just relocated to Charlotte NC and would like to find a loctician for my sista locs. Any suggestions? Also I color my hair and it tends to be dry, any special products you can suggest?
    Thanks
    Ann

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    • Hi Ann,
      I would suggest going to the Sister Locks website to find a technician in your area. In terms of dryness, I would recommend using a rich, moisturizing conditioner. You may even consider a leave in conditioner that you can apply daily.

      ~Anu

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  86. Posted by Melissa on January 17, 2010 at 6:47 am

    I started my locs a year ago, all my hair is full locked but the locing differs. some are puffy at the top and straight in the middle and puffy again at the buttom, most are straight from the root and then gets puffy at the bottom.I have been doing them myself becuase i live in the UK and its hard to find them where i live. any advice you be much appreciated?

    Reply

    • Dear Melissa,

      I certainly feel for you. I often recommend that clients start their Locs with a professional and then once they’ve developed fully that would be the time to care for them on your own. I understand though from what you said that you didn’t have that option. England is known to have a population of Nigerians. If I were in your situation, I would try to find a Nigerian sister who knows how to do Thread Wraps and have her wrap each one of my Locs with black thread or black yarn. Another option might be an artist that crochets or knits and would be willing to try this for you. Wrapping your Locs would force your Locs to develop more uniform matter. They shouldn’t be wrapped too tight or it will difficult for them to relax and lay down. But this would be good training for your Locs.

      Reply

  87. Hi Anu,
    I did the BC about two months ago because for one, I was tired of relaxing and two I want to grow dreads.My problem is everytime I go to a natural hair shop I tell them I want start my dreads and they say my hair is too curly.I have naturally curly hair and I don’t understand why they tell me this.Also there is one patch in the top front of my hair that seems like it is still relaxed,but I KNOW I have not had a relaxer in eight months.One lady told me at one of the shops to wash my hair with bar soap,but I’m not so sure I want to do that. Please Help!!!

    T Boogie

    Reply

    • Dear T Boogie,
      I’m not sure what you mean when you say you did the BC??? If you have soft, curly, hair all that means is you have to find a Stylist who has enough experience to know how to lock your hair. If Japanese and Caucasian people can lock their hair, so can you. I wouldn’t recommend the bar soap method. What she’s really trying to say is, do something that will make your hair dry. Don’t go that route. Continue to look for someone with the right skills. BTW. what city are you located in?

      Reply

  88. Posted by tigress on February 1, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Does one start sisterlock extensions from the root or tip?
    When i first get sisterlocks can they be extensions?
    Can i get the type of human hair you can dye to start sisterlocks? How will the ends turn out with straight hair?
    Can i dye my hair right before getting sisterlocks?
    I realize with extensions its not sisterlocks but microlocks.

    Reply

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    Reply

  90. Hello, I am very interested in starting the sisterlock as a permanent hair style, but have a question, Is it possible to begin this with added hair?, some may view this as “cheating” in a since, but I do not see this as a problem, really, also I am very interested in color techniques for this method. What do you think?

    Reply

    • Hi Cynthia,
      If you start Sister Locks with extensions then it won’t be what is considered the trademarked Sister Locks technique. Sister Locks are traditionally created using your own hair once you change that then it’s not Sister Locks. Don’t get me wrong, it can be done, but it would raise the price considerably and it’s already a costly style.

      Reply

  91. Posted by Angela on February 10, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Hi

    I’ve got sisterlocks – have for 8 months now and would like to know if i can buy the sisterlock tool anywhere – i will be doing a course to learn to do my own hair but just a little worried as to if i will be able to purchase another if the one i get after doing the course gets lost or broken.

    How do i get another?

    Reply

  92. Posted by Gloria on February 12, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I’ve had sisterlocks now for 15 months. After about 2 weeks ago retightening one of my locks dropped into my lap. Also every time I go for retightening my scalp shows worse than before. I am still using the starter shampoo as many of the locks have not matured. when I got sisterlocks my hair was colored with a permanent dye and my loctician said I could continue to color because of the grey. I have since changed to a rinse to see if the dye was halting growth, etc., I had about 250 locks installed. My locitician said they were brotherlocks. Would that make a difference about the scalp showing. My hair was about 2 inches long when installed. Should I worry or should I worry my loctician? Will my hair finally thicken up and cover the scalp? Thanks for your help

    Reply

    • Hi Gloria,
      None of your hair should be falling out wholesale into your lap. One thing that you might consider is not having your hair tightened to the scalp. Ask you technician to leave an eighth of an inch of your hair un-tightened. It’s some times too stressful on your hair and scalp to try to have your Sister Locks tightened to the point that nothing can come between your hair and your scalp. Tell her to slacken it up a bit.

      Reply

  93. Posted by Gloria on February 18, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Thanks for answering so promptly. I will take your advice and ask my loctician to slacken up a bit with the tightening. Have a blessed day. Thanks for the opportunity to ask questions.

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  94. Posted by India on February 25, 2010 at 1:51 am

    Hi there as of 1hr ago I hadnt made my decision on what kind of locks I wanted. I had been researching for years, now I know Id like the sisterlocks. Just wanted to thank all the women and men willing to share it helped a great deal you all are beautiful. Thank you

    Reply

  95. Posted by Keri on March 22, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Dear Annu,

    I’ve had sisterlocks for 19 months now…..i’ve noticed that some in the back of my head have been thinning out. When i feel the lock the ends are locked, while the middle to the roots re soft and get very fuzzy. I’m gettin a bit frustrated with that aspect. I’m now feeling as if i should just cut down those locks about 10 of them and start over.

    Reply

    • Dear Keri,
      What is your Sister Lock tech saying about what’s happening with your hair? It might be worth it to let her try to repair it before just cutting them off. Often we have different textures of hair on different parts of our head. And the softer hair will take longer to Loc. Have patience, don’t cut them off just yet. See if they can be saved. Because you may cut them off only to have the same problem reappear.

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  96. Hello Anu, love you hair and enjoy your Q&A session. I have recently installed sisterlock about two month in, recently had to combine every two lock, now noticed that my ends are very freezy, i was advised by my consultant to use the baby shampoo without any shampoo. What can i do about my freezy end, should i use moisture? if so what moisture can i use?

    thanks your feedback would be very appreaciative

    Reply

    • Hi Ben,

      You said use baby shampoo with out any shampoo. Confusing right. I’m thinking you might have meant without conditioner? I don’t follow those protocols. When I had my Sister Locks I used conditioner and hair oils, my own of course. If your Brother Locks are still forming and you are concerned about slippage, then I’d recommend a water based leave in conditioner like Jane Carter’s Solution.

      Reply

  97. Posted by lele6t3 on March 29, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    can you get SL if your hair is permed?

    Reply

    • Dear Lele,
      Yes, you can have your hair done is SL if your hair is permed. It’s just a matter of whether or not you will like how it looks. With permed hair the SL tend to look a bit stringy.

      Reply

  98. Posted by jacqueline on March 30, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    how do you unlock sisterlocks?

    Reply

    • Dear Jacqueline,

      It depends on how long you’ve had them. If you’ve had your Sister Locks for over a year and they are firmly locked, then it’s just a matter of a painstaking process of combing them out little by little, one by one from the ends up.

      If you’re SL are fairly new, then you could use a generous amount of balsam conditioner to loosen the hair and comb it out.

      Reply

  99. Posted by Kim on April 13, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Hi Annu,

    I’m new to the world of Sister Locks (about 14-15 months). When my hair stylist retightens my Sister Locks, she doesn’t do the ends. She says these will lock up on their own, when the perm grows out. They just seem to be unraveling to me. Can you give me any suggestions on how to make them look neat? Mine doesn’t look like other I see on the website or people I meet.

    Thanks,
    Kim

    Reply

    • Dear Kim,

      The ends should have been doing when you first had your Sister Locks put in. It would be difficult to do them now. You might consider curling them with rods or straws or rollers. That would be like have a roller set and that will help them to stay a little neater.

      BTW, where did you find that old spelling of my name?

      ~Anu

      Reply

  100. Posted by Linda Scott on April 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Iwould like to have my sisterlocks dyed. Will that damage them?

    Reply

    • Dear Linda,
      Coloring your Sister Locks won’t necessarily damage them. It depends on how it’s done and how often the color is applied. Color should not be applied to the area of your hair that’s already been dyed when you go in for your touch up. That’s one good way to weaken your hair no matter what style you have. Only the new growth should have permanent dye applied to it.

      Reply

  101. Posted by Ashton on May 13, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Hi, I am a sophomore in college in North Carolina. I am thinking about getting sister locs to save money on going to the salon every other weekend. I had micros in and my hair grew and then i got a relaxer and my hair began thinning on the sides so i put kinky twist in and when i took them out and washed my hair. My natural hair knotted at the end of my perm hair. I want sister locks but i don’t know if my hair can handle it. What is the average price and maintenance of sister locks?

    Reply

    • Dear Ashton,
      please visit our website for prices on our Sister Locks. I’m not sure if there’s an average price that others charge. Permed hair does tend to mat when it sits in braids or twist styles.

      Reply

  102. im a guy who is interested in doing my hair in d sister locks way etc,how cud i go about of doing so?im living in montegobay jamaica.

    Reply

    • Dear Kedar,
      You could fly to NY and we would be happy to begin your Brother Locks. On the other hand, I have heard that there are Sister Lock technicians in Jamaica. Check out the Sister Locks website for SL Techs in your vacinity.

      Reply

  103. Posted by Aduni on May 25, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    To the lady that needs a new loctition and willing to travel. My loctition is the BOMB and she comes to my home to do them! Where do you live?? I am in Oakland California. Email me at adunibaby@aol.com and I will give you her info.

    Reply

  104. Posted by Sasky on May 25, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Hi, I have texterizer but whenever I take out the gel in my hair it looks natural. Can I put sister locs now or do I have to let the texterizer grow out?

    S.

    Reply

  105. Posted by Ms. Turner on May 26, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Hello Anu,
    I am 26 years old and I have had sisterlocks for 2 years now. I had a baby in december and about 2 months ago I noticed that some locs were thinning at the edges/sides/temples. Since then some have actually thinned at the root so bad that they came out completely…I’m also having thinning on several other locs throughout my hair. I am in the process of going to a dermatologist, but I am worried that all of my locs are going to thin…if that were the case would you recommend trying to take the locs down, or just cutting them completely…I just had a baby in dec, and Im hoping that it just relates to that but at the same time Im horrified that I may lose all of my locs and its depressing me. ;-( any help u could give would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

    Reply

    • Dear Ms. Turner,
      Hormonal changes from child birth can have an effect on your hair. It’s good that you’re going to see a dermatologist though, because your hair lose could be caused by another factor. I would say to wait until you see the dermatologist before decide whether to keep your SL or to cut them off. Please get back to me and let me know her diagnosis.

      Reply

  106. Posted by Ms. Turner on June 4, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Hi Anu,
    thank you so much for taking the time to respond to me! I went to the dermatologist today, and she is very confident that it is directly related to the hormones post delivery as well as the depo shot. She recommended that I take biotin and flaxseed oil supplements along with the hair, skin and nails vitamins that I have been taking for about a month now. She thinks I probably have about 2 or 3 more months of my hormones leveling off, which still leaves me with the same question of what I should do about my locs thinning at the root….My main goal is to save as much length to my hair/locs as possible do you have any suggestions from the info I have gathered so far?

    Reply

  107. Posted by Bernice V. Burgess on June 17, 2010 at 10:25 am

    This question was posted by Nikagia on July 29, 2009. I noticed that there is no reply.

    Question:

    I recently met a women with interlocks/”latch hook” locks. Is there a huge difference in style
    /technique btween interlocks and sisterlocks?

    My question is similar if not the same. I have had the sisterlock since Nov 2009. I recently had someone retighten my hair whom I was told do the sisterlock and half way through my hair said she do not do the sisterlocks but she do interlocks and I noticed the difference in how my hair looks and to me it’s not the same. She sprayed oiled and palm it and it kinder looks like dread. I don’t like it so now I have to go back to the person that knows about sisterlocks and is certified in it.

    Reply

    • Dear Bernice,
      Many Stylist use similar names for the same and some times for different techniques. Because Sister Locks are patented, if you are not a certified SL Tech, then you are unable to use the Sister Locks name so they call it interlocking. Also, interlocking is now a name commonly used when the SL technique is used on traditional Locs. I hope this isn’t confusing. I’m trying to add clarity here. Let me know if you still don’t get it.

      Reply

  108. Posted by Linda Scott on June 17, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I would like to have my sisterlocks cut. Do I need to go to a certified sisterlocks technician, or would a beautician be able to cut the locks into a style? I guess my question is there a special way to cut the locks.

    Reply

  109. Posted by Charise on June 18, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Greetings,
    I came across your site while researching sisterlocks. The site is very informative, thank you. I am 8 months into the process of growing out my perm, going natural. My goal is to start locking it without cutting it too short. I am still having my hair washed and set, then blow dried to straighten, on a weekly basis. Will doing this lengthen the timeframe to start the sisterlock process? From my research, I know that I can start the sisterlock process prior to completely growing out the perm; however I would prefer to wait until my hair is completely natural.

    Reply

    • Dear Charise,
      Thank you for the compliment regarding this blog. It’s a labor of love, for I have always loved helping others.

      You can continue doing what you’ve been doing, I just would caution you regarding the heat from blow drying. I’ve noticed that many heating tools today don’t allow the hair to revert back to it’s natural texture. So be careful about using too much heat and make sure your hair is reverting back when you shampoo, to it’s natural texture and not staying straight.

      All the best!

      Reply

  110. Posted by Ms Turner on June 28, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Greetings Anu!
    I don’t know if you accidentley overlooked my other response for you but so far my dermatologist said that she is confident that it is a result of the childbirth and the depo provera shot that I had one dose of. My new consultant who is a master trainer has me trying the nioxin products and I am still taking vitamins to help as well. My big concern however at this point is that the roots seem to still be thin and I am afraid that if the thinning doesnt stop soon I will have to cut them and start all over again. I feel so sad right now and I would truly love your opinion or advice on the matter, even to the extent that I would be willing to travel to ur shop from Cleveland if there was something I could do to ease my transition if that is what I end up having to do. I look forward to hearing back from you and thank u for taking the time to read.

    Reply

    • Dear Ms. Turner,
      Since you have a new consultant and she is able to see your hair in person, What did she suggest?

      In the meantime, please email me pics of your hair so I can see it and go from there.

      Reply

  111. Posted by Ms Turner on June 29, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Well she suggested I use the Nioxin products but thats abt all…she said she didnt think I would need to cut them…however I am now noticing that it is quite a bit of the locs all over my head that are weak at the roots…I will try to get some good snaps of the roots but I think it may be hard to see. What is your email address?

    Reply

  112. I have been natural all my life but always strugled hard with the detangling and styling of my hair. I now live in Costa Rica’s caribbean side near the ocean. Ocean is my life! I have decided to loc my hair since january I strted this new adventure which yes has chnge me in many ways. Patiences to the people that loc hair in CR for they have NO IDEA what they’re doing. I have loced and un loced my hair twice. put on some extention. Now I have a mixture of what is tiny braids, sisterlocs and dreads!!!! I need to get in touch w someone willing to come to CR train, teach and style lots of women here who want to be natural but can’t for the lack of info and know how about locing…Can you help and get us a connection!!!

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  113. Anu…I am currently in Seoul South Korea. Would you happen to know a certified SL consultant here. I am currently wearing two-stranded twists and have been contemplating SL for over a year now. Unfortunately I am living/working in Korea.

    Reply

    • Dear Kay,
      I haven’t a clue to anyone who does hair period in South Korea. My cousin lived there for several years and she said the Korean women braided her hair. Have you checked the Sister Locks website? If there is someone in Korea that does SL they would know.
      Best of luck to you.

      Reply

  114. Posted by Gene on October 9, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I live in Fort Worth Texas, would like to know where I can go to get my hair done.

    Reply

  115. Posted by hblpn on October 16, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I recently had sister locs installed. I’ve had them for about 1 1/2 months. I have 2 concerns. My parting is kinda off. My loctician parted my hair in a semi cricle, from ear to ear. Then she did the crown of my head from right to left. When i part my hair in different directions the parting is totally off. (ie. from front to back) I kno that the griding can not be perfect. But I was under the impression that the intricate parting was a trade mark of sister locs. My loctician told me that there are different gridding techniques, and that the ones i may have seen were likely done in a different parrern than mine. Is this true?
    Also I am concerned about the ends of my hair. I was told by my loctician that they will lock up on their own. However a friend of mine was told by her loctician that at the right time the loose ends should be “pulled down” and locked by the loctician. Are these simply two different methods? If so which is better? I’m afraid of having the matted look at the ends if they loc on their own.
    Thank you in advance for your reply
    hb

    Reply

    • Dear HB,
      I only know of one grid pattern for official Sister Locks. And it is primarily a square parting that is very straight and even.

      Depending on the texture of your hair your ends will lock on their own. Some times there will be curls on the ends for a while. Everyone’s hair is different and that difference is even seen in Sister Locks. Some will have curls throughout the life of the their Sister Locks, where others, like myself only had curls on the ends for a few months. In terms of the loose ends being ‘pulled down’, I’m not sure I know what you mean by that. However, your ends should not mat. That would only happen if your hair were bone straight. It should lock, like the rest of your hair.

      Reply

  116. Posted by Dee on January 13, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Greetings! I have had my Sisterlocks for two years. However, I see thinning areas at the roots and in between some locks that my current consultant cannot repair. Some of these locks have broken off. Do you use techniques that will strengthen or repair thinning locks? Thanks.

    Reply

  117. Posted by Tanya on January 23, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Dear Anu,
    My sisterlocks are 8 weeks and I’m starting to see little balls at the end of a few. Should I cut the little balls off or will they fall off during the locking progress? I was not sure if that is the same as budding or not. Thank you in advance.

    Reply

    • Hi Tanya,
      Have you been back to see your SL Stylist since first having your SL put in? In any case, I recommend seeing your Stylist so that she can determine what should be done. If these knots are hanging off your SL then yes, carefully clip them off. Otherwise, it may be a indication of how your texture is locking. But I’d need to see your hair to determine which it is.

      Reply

      • Posted by Tanya on January 23, 2011 at 11:10 pm

        Thank you for the response. I only had one retightening done so far. I was told my SL are looking good. I have reverse 4 pattern with three different texture going on. Thank you again.

        Reply

  118. Posted by Jazmin Blacwell on February 6, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Hi my name is jazmin i have been natural now for 7 months and have recently thought about getting locs. I am in love with sisterlocs!!! However i am also a college student and can’t necessarily afford the hefty price tag this brand of locs cost. I would like to know is there a way i can get the same look and quality without paying the expensive price????

    Reply

    • Hi Jazmin,
      I thought I had a solution for that. We did tiny single braids on my sister and then we’re going to use the interlocking to touch up her new growth. Here’s the thing, it took just as long to do that as it would have to put in Sister Locks. It took two Stylists 8 hours. But we did her braids the same size as the parting for the SL. You can consider that option. Have the tiny single done and then have the SL touch up when your new growth comes in. To do the tiny singles here at Khamit Kinks would be $400.00 starting at five inches and it goes up from there. I don’t normally quote prices on the blog but since we don’t have this on our website, I’m making an exception this time.

      Reply

  119. Posted by Sharee on March 3, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Hi. I am thinking about getting sisterlocks.My hair is all natural soft kinky and about 5 inches long. I have been told that i need to keep the locks dry for the first few months inorder to keep them from unraveling or else I could be putting in alot of extra money to redo them. I work out alot and sweat alot in my hair so I was wondering if you think that I could still get the sisterlocks or if you think that it would be a waste of time and money or require alot of extra attention to upkeep?

    Reply

  120. Posted by Ingrid on March 7, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Hi I was wondering if you had any opening the weekend of the 25th of march for sl, I had them before but got sick a few years ago and had to cut them off. I really loved my locks. Please let me know and how much you charge, because I’m going th atlanta this summer and want to have them before I go.

    Reply

    • Hi Ingrid,
      Our schedule changes from hour to hour and often from one minute to the next as clients call in to book appointments. So it is best to call in and make appointments. Our weekends book up in advance, so I’m not sure if we have anything available, but it would be best to call first thing Tuesday morning to inquire. Our number is 718-422-2600.

      Reply

  121. Posted by Joy on April 10, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Hi

    I like the way you pin up your locks. But I am rubbish at pinning up mine. How do i achieve the style you sport in the above photo and how do I learn to pin up my hair in nice styles?

    Thanks

    Joy

    Reply

    • Joy, I think that you have to stop saying that you are not good at something to start getting better at it. Make sure you have the right tools. I prefer hair pins to bobby pins and suggest you get the large ones sold in beauty supply stores, as well as the small ones and get to practicing. Practice makes perfect. I would also like to suggest getting pictures of styles that you like whether they are Locs or not and try to copying what you see.

      In the style above, there are no pins involved. I just took the front of my hair and put it up in a scrunchie, and let the back hang down. I also let a few in the front hang down too. It’s easy and you can certainly do it. So add, good srunchies to your list of tools.

      Reply

  122. Posted by AJ on April 27, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Can you please answer the question posted by Sharee on March. My question is almost identical regarding new SL and working out.

    Posted by Sharee on March 3, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Hi. I am thinking about getting sisterlocks.My hair is all natural soft kinky and about 5 inches long. I have been told that i need to keep the locks dry for the first few months inorder to keep them from unraveling or else I could be putting in alot of extra money to redo them. I work out alot and sweat alot in my hair so I was wondering if you think that I could still get the sisterlocks or if you think that it would be a waste of time and money or require alot of extra attention to upkeep?

    Reply

    • Dear AJ,
      I would have to see and feel your hair to make that determination. One technique you can use is to cornrow your SL in before working out to keep them from unraveling. Also, when you have to have your hair shampooed your should have the SL braided to keep from unraveling. Was this a SL certified Stylist that said your hair is too soft for this technique? Are you able to come in and let us see and feel your hair? That would be step one in determining whether or not this is a good option for you.

      Reply

  123. Posted by Tanya on May 24, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    The sisterlocks starter shampoo is like two or three months on back ordered. Everyone I talked to including my consultant have been waiting for months for their order. Is there another shampoo that will lock your hair out there?

    Thank you
    5 months lock

    Reply

    • Dear Tanya,
      I am not sure why the Sister Locks administrative office functions the way it does. I can only say that their shampoo tends to not have any moisturizing agents. I don’t find it necessary to shampoo your hair with that particular shampoo. Just make sure you braid your hair before you shampoo and use the shampoo of your choice. I recommend natural shampoos and there are plenty of those on the market.

      Reply

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