You want Locs? RESEARCH!
- THERE ARE A VARIETY OF LOCS IN OUR SOCIETY AND EACH IS STARTED/MAINTAINED WITH VARIOUS METHODS. THERE ARE CULTIVATED LOCS SUCH AS TRADITIONAL LOCS, SISTERLOCKS, BRAIDLOCS OR MICROLOCS. THERE ARE NON-CULTIVATED LOCS SUCH AS ORGANIC/FREEFORM LOCKS OR WICKS
- CHOOSE THE LOCKING METHOD AND SIZE BASED ON YOUR PREFERENCE OR LIFESTYLE. DECIDE IF YOU ARE READY FOR A LONG-TERM HAIR COMMITMENT
- YOU MUST KEEP A REGULAR MAINTENANCE/GROOMING SCHEDULE. LOCS CAN BE LOW MAINTENANCE. YOUR HAIR STILL NEEDS TO REMAIN HEALTHY WITH ROUTINE WASHING AND RETIGHTENINGS
- ENJOY THE ENTIRE JOURNEY. TAKE PICTURES, RECORD VIDEOS, FIND A SUPPORT BUDDY BECAUSE NO TWO SET OF LOCS ARE SIMILIAR. NATURAL HAIR IS NATURALLY AMAZING
Q- What are Sisterlocks?
A- Sisterlocks is a trademarked natural hair care system with a distinct parting grid and tool that takes advantage of tightly textured hair to create stable small locs without having to alter the natural strands
Q- What are Microlocks/Interlocs/Crochet Locs?
A- Other types of locking methods created by using tools and varying parting techniques to achieve a variety of loc sizes for both textured and straight hair types
Q- What products are used?
A- With interlocked locs (all listed above) there are no use of gels, grease, glue or beeswax to lock/maintain the hair. Only a clarifying shampoo is recommended
Q- How much hair do I need to start?
A- You need at least 2-3 inches of new growth to start your locs
Q- Can I start with extensions?
A- We do NOT start any locs with extensions. For smaller locs, extensions may cause added tension on the root which could cause the hair to break over time
Q- Can I wash my hair or get it wet?
A- YES! Washing your locs is mandatory and vital for the maturation process and for hygienic purposes.
Q- How soon can I color my locs?
A- Please understand that color (rinses, henna, etc) may alter the texture/curl pattern of your care and could dry out your hair causing damage.
Q- Can I oil my scalp or spray my locs?
A- NO! Adding products to your hair reflects “shine” which is artificial and can clog your scalp pores and attract undesirable materials in your locs. Your scalp is capable of producing a natural oil which displays as “sheen” and is the goal for healthy locs
Q- Do I need to cover my locs when I go to bed?
A- It may help to protect the integrity of your locs and to ensure no unwanted material (lint, etc) embeds in your hair. You can use a loc soc or any satin head covering (satin pillow cases are ok)
Q- Why does my scalp feel itchy or get flaky?
A- Several reasons being you are not using products, you are not brushing/combing daily to assist with scalp exfoliation and more scalp is exposed due to your loc parting structure. Your scalp may be “in shock” and is in the process of shedding excess skin while producing a natural oil, while detoxing from years of product usage and buildup
Q- Will my locs break or pop due to the smaller size?
A- With a skilled and experienced professional, your locs should thrive. Usually locs break or pop if there is an underlying health condition, poor maintenance with scheduling and grooming, or un-natural tugging. The locs we start and service are not “twisted” but are “interlocked” into a weaving pattern allowing the tension and weight of the loc to be equally distributed from root to tip
Q- Can I style my locs?
A- YES! With the use of rubber bands, hair pins, rollers or even braiding you an achieve a variety of styles. We do not recommend heat (flat irons) or products (gel/oil)
Q- How long will it take for my hair to lock?
A-There is no magic number *SORRY* It could take as less as 6 months to over 2 years. This is determined by your individual hair characteristics. Enjoy the journey
Q- Now that I have my locs, what should I do?
A- LISTEN TO YOUR CONSULTANT!!!! You’ve done the research, made the appointments, invested the time and money!! Your Consultant (that YOU chose) is your guide while on this journey and can best give you accurate information for any question/concern you may have. Beware of online advice from persons who are not actively maintaining your locs or are not familiar with your hair lifestyle