Here are the stories of 2 women who have taken down Sisterlocks:
Can Sisterlocks be dyed? :
Why are Sisterlocks so expensive? :
In short, Sisterlocks are expensive because they are teeny tiny and take a whole lot of work to put in...My consultant spent 33 hours on my head and many of my locks are smaller than toothpicks. How much would you want to get paid for that kind of work if you were a hair care professional?
You can justify the cost with time, and I also encourage you to compare it on a yearly basis with how much you are spending now.
Sisterlocks are still to expensive! What are my options for small locks?
Nappylocs is the first alternative that comes to mind. You can read more on how to do the method yourself at http://www.nappylocs.com/.
You can do small traditional locks started by a single or 2 strand twist where you interlock when the locks grow out with a latch hook (craft tool sold at beauty supply and craft stores) or your own hands.
You could braid your hair in tiny braids and retighten your hair with a tool.
Do professional women have Sisterlocks? Can I get or keep a job with Sisterlocks?
Yes! Yes! Just look at Docs Locs. She is very poised, articulate and an M.D. no less.
I have gotten one job offer and 2 promotions since my Sisterlocks were installed. Personally, at my previous place of employment, I noticed only other Black people view natural hair as unprofessional.
Can I transition from perm or a relaxer?
Yes you may. Many with Sisterlocks choose this route:
It is important to realize that Sisterlocks will look like your own hair. If your hair is thin, I guarantee your Sisterlocks will make your hair appear thicker; but not thicker than someone with a thick head full of Sisterlocks.
Yes, your hair will grow without shedding! You may experience your hair appearing shorter after you lock it while it is still maturing. But everytime you blink you will have to get your hair retightened. I kid! Not literally but often (every 4-8 weeks). Your hair may also grow in between your parts and sprout where there was never hair before...
What is retightening?
Retightening will take place after your hair has grown out a bit. It is a way of maintaining the strength of your locks by interlocking the hair. A certified consultant or trainee can retighten it for you. But you may retighten it yourself.