It's Official! My Sisterlocks are two years old! And I have a youtube channel so this video should work when you click on it! Yay!
Disclaimer: I have not had my locs retightened recently so I may have one to two inches of new growth shrunken up at the roots.
I am self-maintaining my locs so as I run my fingers through them, if I find one that is too far past due, then I hand lock it.
I have found quality is better than speed. I also found that $15 a hour is a reasonable rate to pay Sisterlocks consultants. Those at $25 per hour, $30 per hour, $50 per hour - I have not seen anyone's work that was worth that. That is not to say that there are not consultants worth these prices - I just have not met them yet and I have not seen their work. The higher the hourly rate the faster the consultant should be, but if they are sacrificing quality and the health of the loc, then I have a problem with those situations.
I am attaching a six month old picture of my well manicured Sisterlocks below. I no longer keep my locs this manicured because I prefer the thicker look.
Six months old well manicured Sisterlocks
My advice to anyone on their loc journey is to be true to yourself. My journey has not been easy. Sisterlocks empowers people to abuse the opportunity by scamming. It is NOT Sisterlocks` intent to enpower unethical people, but it happens. Everyone is an independent contractor. Just remember that!
Also, too much manipulation of the hair and/or locs can cause damage - learn when your locs have had too much manipulation and let them rest for a couple of months. You can still wash them, but the interlocking may be working against you. Every hair type responds differently to locs and locking methods. Just like all the other naturalistas out there - what works for one may not work for another. Also, permanent haircolor is not safe for everyone. Try a few locs at a time before diving into a whole head of haircolor.
I think that is all that I can think of. I am going to add one more two year photo. Thanks for being a part of my loc journey thus far!
Two years Sisterlocks - alternating between handlocking and twisting.
The longer the locs get- the less I worry about manicuring the roots. Okay, until next time!