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luv my sisterlocks

luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
i almost missed our newe forum. i'm glad it's here! i had traditional locs for almost 5 years, loose hair for 5 years and started sisterlocks in nov 2011. i'm SO happy to be loc'd again.

sisterlocks are super easy and require mininal maintenance/care and product. yeah!!!
a dreamy pisces :fish:
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i'm more relaxed being natural

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  • kaybkayb Posts: 5,054Registered Users
    Yay, luvmylocs!

    I have questions.

    How did you start your traditional locs?
    Did you palm roll or latch?
    What products did you use?


    TIA:lol:
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    i started my traditional locs with two strand twists. i didn't section and part. i went a little smaller realizing that locs plump up. honestly i don't remember what product i used way back then. i know i didn't use beeswax. i do know at the end i was using aloe vera gel and that worked great. my hair loves to be loc'd though so i didn't need products to speed it up.

    now that im in sisterlocks i like the idea of interlocking even with traditional locs but i think it would have been hard for me to start that on my own and maintain on my own. it can be done. there are tons of youtube videos but i think it takes a little more experience than palm rolling/twisting. also you could interlock for maintenance but you would have to get the hair that is loose into a loc formation through two strand twists, braids or perhaps a coil to start. in sisterlocks there is a crochet pattern done with the loose hair, i guess you could do that with loose hair but again it would be challenging to do on your own.

    also i retwisted about every 5 weeks. i could have done 4, 6 might have been a little too long. that seems to be my same schedule for sisterlocks so just keep in mind you don't want to overtwist. you want to have a strong root/foundation.

    here's my traditional loc pics that was before i was a much into taking tons of pics of my hair so not as many pics ;)
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
    i change lives...through fitness
    i'm more relaxed being natural
  • DCurlyGurlyDCurlyGurly Posts: 3Registered Users
    I've had my Sisterlocs for 8 days and I must say this was the best thing I've EVER done!!! I love them. No more nightly twisting, no more 5 hr wash/detangle/deep condition/twist Saturdays... I just stuff my hair under a bonnet at night and shake N go in the morning!!!! Greatest thing since sliced bread!!!
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    I've had my Sisterlocs for 8 days and I must say this was the best thing I've EVER done!!! I love them. No more nightly twisting, no more 5 hr wash/detangle/deep condition/twist Saturdays... I just stuff my hair under a bonnet at night and shake N go in the morning!!!! Greatest thing since sliced bread!!!

    are you on fb? there's an AWESOME closed group on there called "sisterlocked and lovin it". i highly suggest you join. great pics and tips and fast responses. everything from newbies to girls with sisterlocks for 12+ years. also consultants on the page. awesome, awesome group of ladies!
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
    i change lives...through fitness
    i'm more relaxed being natural
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Does anybody have pictures of their sisterlocs?
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    Does anybody have pictures of their sisterlocs?

    here's my sisterlock album
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
    i change lives...through fitness
    i'm more relaxed being natural
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    are sisterlocs smaller? is that what makes them different?
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    are sisterlocs smaller? is that what makes them different?

    it's the interlocking (vs palm rolling) and the grid that make sisterlocks different thank other locs
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
    i change lives...through fitness
    i'm more relaxed being natural
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    are sisterlocs smaller? is that what makes them different?

    it's the interlocking (vs palm rolling) and the grid that make sisterlocks different thank other locs

    i just realized that from looking at your pictures...

    can you take them out? or do you have to cut them if you don't want them anymore?


    sorry if the questions are stupid.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    are sisterlocs smaller? is that what makes them different?

    it's the interlocking (vs palm rolling) and the grid that make sisterlocks different thank other locs

    i just realized that from looking at your pictures...

    can you take them out? or do you have to cut them if you don't want them anymore?


    sorry if the questions are stupid.

    there are people that believe you can take out ANY locs. i do not. i cut my traditional locs and i would cut these. it's not a temporary style. if you go on youtube there are a few girls that have taken down sisterlocks, a few. check them out. it takes weeks. for me it would NOT be worth it!!!! plus after 25 hours to install, i don't see the point. my life got a LOT easier with sisterlocks. get up and go! everyday!!! sisterlocks are ideal because they can be styled and/or cut in lots of ways due to their smal size.
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
    i change lives...through fitness
    i'm more relaxed being natural
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    Does anybody have pictures of their sisterlocs?

    here's my sisterlock album

    Wow I shouldn't have looked at your album. They look so good! I am seriously on the fence about getting some.
  • DCurlyGurlyDCurlyGurly Posts: 3Registered Users
    luvmylocs wrote: »

    are you on fb? there's an AWESOME closed group on there called "sisterlocked and lovin it". i highly suggest you join. great pics and tips and fast responses. everything from newbies to girls with sisterlocks for 12+ years. also consultants on the page. awesome, awesome group of ladies!

    Thanks so much for that info!!! I was looking for something like that on facebook...

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