Want to learn how to dread hair using the Sisterlock method?
Have you ever seen dreadlocks being worn in curls, braids, and flips?
With this locking technique it's possible for women with natural kinky hair to wear all these styles and more.
Let's look at some of the most frequently asked questions about how to dread hair with this locking method and how you can get yours started.
What are Sisterlocks?
Sisterlocks are very small dreadlocks made with a special locking tool and technique. The style and locking system was developed by a woman named Dr. Joanne Cornwell. You can find out more about her and the technique at the official website.
How do you start Sisterlocks?
With this style you don't have to cut old relaxed ends off so it's perfect if you're transitioning. You can just start the sister locking process and trim the relaxed ends off over time.
If you're starting with completely natural hair, you'll need to have at least an inch and a half of new growth.
The time it takes to finish your initial set of locks depends on your hairs length, texture and the speed of the person doing the style. You can budget anywhere between 6-18 hours.
Can I do them myself?
You can try duplicating Sisterlocks on your own but the official method involves more than just going through the motions with a latch hook.
I'd recommend that you have your locks started by a certified Sisterlocks professional even if you plan on maintaining them on your own.
How are Sisterlocks different from other dreads?
With this method you'll have locks that are small and flexible. That makes it easy for you to do lots of different hairstyles like rod sets and braid outs.
How much do Sisterlocks cost?
The price charged for starting and maintaining the locks varies from consultant to consultant, but you can expect to pay around $400-$800 to do the initial locking. After that, the tightening costs do down to between $50 and $100 per session.