Caring For Your Sisterlocks™
After installation, shampoo with Sisterlocks™ Getting Started Shampoo. This shampoo is especially formulated to assist in the locking process. Never skip this step or the locking process may be prolonged. Sisterlocks™ Getting Started Shampoo, is also great for those problem locks that don't seem to want to lock. There is never a set time to stop using the Sisterlocks™ Getting Started Shampoo. Everyone's hair texture is different, and individual locking times are different too so continue to use the Sisterlocks™ Getting Started Shampoo until locks are COMPLETELY locked.
Use or invest in proper styling tools. Pipe cleaners are used for cleaning pipes and have a wire inside which may cause damage to your locs if not used carefully. Avoid application of heat directly to your locs and be mindful that hair types are different and some techniques can weaken, break or cause excessive frizziness. There are many styling tools on the market (lock loops, wrap-a-loc, perm rods w/end papers) all are favorable.
Hair color looks beautiful on Sisterlocks™. However professional hair color should only be applied well before establishment or after locs are completely locked. Semi-permanent (professional) color should be safe to use, as long as the locs have passed the encasing stage. Note: Applying hair color (even semi-permanent color) in the beginning stages, can cause damage and/or prolong the locking process. It is always best to wait until locs are mature. Permanent color should ONLY be applied by a licensed professional and experienced colorist.
Use cheap shampoos or other hair products (even after your hair is completely locked). Please do not shampoo with everything you get your hands on. Most Sisterlocks™ wearers have spent $500 & upward on having their locks installed so please be cautious of what is put on the hair. If not using the Sisterlocks™ line of products, please research and purchase a professional line of hair care products, that will keep well moisturized.
Excessively manipulate your Sisterlocks™. This is very important in the beginning stages. Excessive manipulation (of locs) WILL prolong the locking process. Sisterlocks™ will need to settle in the beginning stages, in order that they take on their locking form. Certain styling practices should wait until locks are in the latter part of the settling stage. Try to avoid (in the beginning stages) overly TOUCHING or RAKING through locs with your fingers.. We call this " Hands in Locs" syndrome... Sisterlocks™ start the locking process from the tip/end of the lock...up to the root/scalp....Any excessive touching/raking through the locks with your fingers, CAN prolong the process. Instead...just place your locks in the position you choose to style it in.
Try everything that you see on social media. There is an abundance of videos which will have styling and maintenance tips but everything is NOT good for everybody. That 2 minute clip of a self-applied home color looks nice, but you won't see the follow-up when that person wakes up with her hair on the pillow. Nor will you see the loc damage because of a DIY home made tool. There is no evidence that rice water, onion juice, monistat, gels, creams or oils will make hair grow. If seeking advice, please speak with your Sisterlocks™ Consultant.
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