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Frequently Asked Questions

We know that you have a lot of questions about Sisterlocks™, and we're here to help. This page is a comprehensive resource for all of your Sisterlocks™-related questions. Whether you're just starting out with Sisterlocks™ or you've been wearing them for years, we have the answers you need. Also, be sure to check out our page for Sisterlocks™ Maintenance. We know that keeping your locks healthy and beautiful is important, so we want to make sure you have all the information you need. We hope you find this page helpful! If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

  • What are Sisterlocks™?
    Sisterlocks™ is a natural hair management system that allows those with tightly textured hair to take advantage of a wide range of today's hairstyles without having to alter the natural texture of their hair. Sisterlocks™ are tiny uniform locks that are the result of a precision parting grid, and the use of a specialized tool used to place the hair into its locking formation. The Sisterlocks™ method does not require the use of waxes or gels. The small size and parting grid form about 400 easily styled locks.
  • How long does my hair need to be to start Sisterlocks™?
    In general, Sisterlocks™ can be started with 1 ½ inches of natural unprocessed hair. This will ensure the first stages of locking will be easier to manage during home care.
  • How long will it take to start my Sisterlocks™?
    At Boujie Locs, the initial locking process takes from 6 to 12 hours (average).Factors that affect the length of the initial locking session are: hair length, density, condition of hair, size of head and lock size desired. Sisterlocks™ maintenance involves a re-tightening session that takes from 1.5 to 3 (three) hours.Factors that affect this time is the amount of growth and the number of locks to be retightened.
  • Are Sisterlocks™ extensions, or can I add extensions?
    No, Sisterlocks™ use your natural hair. Without extensions, the hair is free of extra weight that puts tension on the roots. Over time this sort of tension can lead to permanent hair loss. Without extensions, your natural hair is free to grow to its fullest potential.
  • What should I expect from a Sisterlock™ Consultant?
    Expect to receive a consultation, lock establishment, 2 to 3 week follow-up, initial retite, and Starter Kit as a package. Expect to be educated during the consultation and test locks set in. Your Sisterlocks™ Consultant will give an idea of what to expect as locks mature, then be available to celebrate every phase of development. Expect a caring and knowledgeable professional.
  • Is my hair type right for Sisterlocks™?
    All natural hair with a curl or wave pattern is the right type for Sisterlocks™. Sisterlocks™ has developed several "locking patterns", one of which is just right for every hair type.
  • Will Sisterlocks™ cause my hair to break or thin?
    Just the opposite! Sisterlocks™ is a gentle technique that requires no chemicals, no excessive tightening, and causes no damage to the hair or scalp. With regular care, the locks will grow and grow, and as hair grows styling options will increase.
  • Are Sisterlocks™ permanent?
    During the first six months of development, Sisterlocks™ can be removed. Removal will likely take more time and be more costly than your establishment. We will not lock hair if removal is a great concern. You should be sure that the Sisterlocks™ method is the right option prior to having them installed.
  • How do Sisterlocks™ differ from other locks?
    Where Sisterlocks™ are true locks (a matting of African, kinky, tightly curled, nappy hair), they differ from "dread locks, dreads, or traditional" in the technique used to form them. The Sisterlocks™ method uses a precise parting grid, and a tool to produce small easily styled locks. Sisterlocks™ does not use any waxes, gels, creams or hair extensions, so everything that can add weight, stress, or hamper hair growth is removed.
  • Are Sisterlocks™ expensive?
    Some people may express that Sisterlocks™ are expensive, and claim to have found a less expensive copycat that "looks just as good". Be aware, many ladies who have tried the less expensive route end up removing them and replacing them with Sisterlocks™ by a Sisterlocks™ consultant. Pay the few extra dollars and get an experienced certified Sisterlocks™ consultant to start your locks out on the right path.
  • Do I need to have 'fine' hair for Sisterlocks™ to work?
    Not at all. In fact, the coarse, thick, 'nappy' hair is best for Sisterlocks™. Your natural abundant texture adds body and makes styling easier.
  • Can Sisterlocks™ be installed so that there won't be any parting?
    No. With a fresh head of Sisterlocks™ there will be some parting. Even if the client has very thick hair there will be some parting.
  • How long will it take for the partings to fill in?
    It depends on the rate that the hair grows. Usually within the first three weeks or after the first shampoo notice your partings filling in. Thinner hair takes a little while longer.
  • Exactly what is meant by filling in?
    Filling in is the process where your hair starts to grow and your locks start to expand.
  • What should I expect during maintenance (re-tightening) visits?
    In their early stages, expect the consultant to troubleshoot locks as potential issues arise. Most of the time, these issues are merely a part of lock development, however, if not corrected they can lead to weak, breaking or mis-shaped locks. This type of troubleshooting is routine and should be a part of your maintenance sessions including establishing new locks on an emerging hairline.
  • How often can I wash my Sisterlocks™?
    Sisterlocks™ can be washed as often as needed. If the hair is dirty, wash it! There is no "minimum time" before new locks can be washed however, we strongly recommend that hair be shampooed at least once per week.Before shampooing, ensure that hair is braided and banded properly and that the bands are NOT pulled from the hair. Locks will remain beautiful and healthy if they are free from products, lint, dirt, etc.
  • What is the cost of Sisterlocks™?
    All Sisterlocks™ Consultants are "independent consultants" so the investment varies from person to person. If you find that a consultant’s prices are too expensive verify with the Home Office at and they can probrably find someone else to refer you to.  For more about the Sisterlocks™ brand, visit
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