While at the Philly Loc Conference, I met a young woman who said that she wanted SLs just like mine. I thanked her and gave her some general info on Sisterlocks. I also informed her that my niece, behind me and Cluizel behind her have sisterlocks. She looked at me, said "oh", and then repeated, " I want sisterlocks just like you. Your hair is pretty." So, at that point, I just smiled and told her it was nice meeting her. She went on to say, "I want curls like you." I told her the curls were natural. I really don't know how to make people like this get the point that Sisterlocks do NOT change your hair texture. Sisterlocks is just a locking technique not a texturizer or a magician's trick.
I want to address the issue of hair texture and locs. Even with locs, people distinguish texture. I have had many locked and natural brothas and sistahs, comment about my hair texture. I have heard that my hair is too fine to lock. I have heard that I am messing my good hair up with locks and so on. How silly is this?! People just don't understand or seem to want to look like themselves.
Well, this is me; and this is a pic of "messing up my good hair" on day 1.
“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” ~ Audre Lorde