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Default Sisterlock Support Thread (micolocks/braidlocker welcome too)

I figured I start a support Thread for those who are interested in SisterLocks and/or microlocks. As for myself I'm considering SisterLocks and have an install scheduled soon, BUT I do have 1 major question for those who do have these locks.

"Did your consultant use a uniform grid pattern to install the locks? OR did they recommend slightly larger "grids" in the back of the head?

My hair density is thin up top, so I know that the pattern will be a bit different up there, but the way she stated the larger pattern made me immediatley think of how the "traction alopecia queens" routinely place significantly larger braids in the back of the head when doing micros.

I'll await a response.
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Default Re: Sisterlock Support Thread (micolocks/braidlocker welcome too)

I'm going to subscribe to this thread because I am conisdering having another set of sisterlocks installed. I can't really answer your question. All I can advise is that you have clearly spelled out your wishes to your consultant and reach an agreement about what your hair can support. I took my last set down because the consultant did not install what we agreed upon and I hated them. Sisterlocks are such an expensive commitment that you want to be as confident as possible that you two are on the same page.
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Default Re: Sisterlock Support Thread (micolocks/braidlocker welcome too)

Thank you CheerleaderBody,

From the numerous posts and research I've done, I can see how important it is to ensure that both you & your stylist are in agreement on the install, locksize, and have reasonable expectations.


I have about 3inches of newgrowth and 5' of permed hair. I know that for the 1st few weeks I'll be looking "scalpy". .....I think thats why I want to make sure that at least the scalpy bits are "uniform" in appearance. <sounds vain huh?
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Default Re: Sisterlock Support Thread (micolocks/braidlocker welcome too)

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Thank you CheerleaderBody,

From the numerous posts and research I've done, I can see how important it is to ensure that both you & your stylist are in agreement on the install, locksize, and have reasonable expectations.


I have about 3inches of newgrowth and 5' of permed hair. I know that for the 1st few weeks I'll be looking "scalpy". .....I think thats why I want to make sure that at least the scalpy bits are "uniform" in appearance. <sounds vain huh?
Oh really???!!! . I'm just messing around with you. Good thread, subscribing...but now I have to go look up microlocs.
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Default Re: Sisterlock Support Thread (micolocks/braidlocker welcome too)

Yes 5-feet! NOT. (it seems my shift key failed to properly engage, lol)

I sat through Session 1 of my install lastnight. ....all I can say is that I'm glad to have began the journey; however, the beginning stages will take a little getting used to. 9hrs, and we're probably 45% done. (notice the shift key properly engaged this time)

I'll post pics when I can
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Default Re: Sisterlock Support Thread (micolocks/braidlocker welcome too)

I don't have sisterlocs but regular locs and hope that you get an answer soon and find a good consultant since that makes all the difference. Can't wait to see pics.

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I don't have sisterlocs but regular locs and hope that you get an answer soon and find a good consultant since that makes all the difference. Can't wait to see pics.

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Default Re: Sisterlock Support Thread (micolocks/braidlocker welcome too)

Pictures are added

1. I did let my "consultant" know that I desired a uniform pattern, and that I wanted them smaller around the ear area. To get throught the day, I parted the hair along the side and pulled it all back into a bun. I used 50-11 hair pins to hold down the ends that were swept across my crown. : Pic#1 shows how short the crown area is.

SO, against all recommendations I'm adding "extensions" to the ends of these. My chosen method is to lenthen this area with extensions so that I can have "some" uniformity to my bun and hair length. I have no idea how long this will last or look good; but as they say nothing beats a failure but a "try". I am looping the HumanHair through the lock about 1.5" above the end of the lock. When I'm done adding it in, I'll trim the hair to about the same length as my natural hair. Pic#2 shows a few extensions added around the front edges.

Pics# 3&4 are close-up shots install.
Pic# 5 shows the length of 80% of the front half of my hair, as you can see most of it is permed.

I plan to use a "Rinse" of some color to hide my grey edges soon, until then it seems I've found a great use for my waterproof mascara! (sshhhh don't tell nooooo body) Enjoy
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Default Re: Sisterlock Support Thread (micolocks/braidlocker welcome too)

off to session #2 this morning
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Ooooohhhh, those are tiny.
They look really good.
Can't wait to see more pictures when the install is done.
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Default Re: Sisterlock Support Thread (micolocks/braidlocker welcome too)

Looks like you've gotten off to a great start with your locks.

They look great.

I was seriously considering Sisterlocks for a long while but the expense & time involved was daunting.

They are beautiful though and the styling options are endless.
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I'm all locked up now.

Thank God, I prepared myself my looking at a "whole lotta" others folks Sisterlock pictures. So I knew I'd be a bit "scalpy" looking, and I sooooo look forward to the filling in and swelling of my new locks.
I've not counted the locsk,...,.,yet!

The install took about 20hours, my scalp was a little tender but the tenderness was nowhere near the level achieved when you get braids (& I’m very tender headed).

These pics were taken when I got home late last night. 1st is an over the shoulder shot, the 2nd shows how the grid pattern looks from a few feet away (also shows my relaxed hair length); the 3rd shows my “out-the-door-gotta-few-stops-to-make-&-I-don’t-wanna-look-crazy” look. Once complete I had the stylist bump my ends under and then I donned a Kufi and was out the door. I think I’ll be sporting these for a few weeks.

….against all recommendations and instructions, I am adding extensions to the front and crown of my new locks. (these are to fill them in (camouflage) and to extend the length to a nice even bob) I’m off to complete that task now.

I'd like to add that I hope to maintain my relaxed ends for a v-e-r-y long time.
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Default Re: Sisterlock Support Thread (micolocks/braidlocker welcome too)

UPDATE.

I've added before and after pictures to show how I "filled-in" & extended my Sisterlocs.

The first two are closeups of my the back of my head before & after.

The second two are from a few feet away. This was an interesting and challenging task to take on but now I feel more confident with my new look. as I begin this journey.

I'll try creative styles this weekend.
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Congrats and the hard part is over! Well, that's how I felt. My scalp was sooo tender for two weeks after my install!! I couldnt believe. I told my consultant, that for my re tightening sessions, I don not want my hair tightened all the way down to my scalp.

I think she did a good job with the partings and it's going to fill-in in no time. I washed my hair like 2 days after my install to help it start filling in. Well good luck and keep me posted on your journey since we are beginning at the same time.

Oh yeah, good idea for a SL support thread.
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Here's some pics for inspiration:











I think she's getting a haircut




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ETA: dang these pics are big..lol
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More Pics





And brotherlocs (similar to sisterlocks but larger and for men)
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*sigh* those pictures are going to make me wish that I didn't stop latching my braidlocs. I like the red colors...very pretty.
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^^You know, it's all a journey. I'll probably end up combining my SLs later down the road.
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1st....where did the "Thank You" button go again!

Genesis132, Thank you, those pictures are very encouraging and very nice. '
- I'm hoping to make it 7-10days with out breaking down and washing, 6 weeks is out of the picture.

- Regarding starting the SL Support thread, I'm gonna need all the support I can get, lawd knows folks here are like "why do you wanna go and do that?". I'm still getting the side-eye from a few kink "haters".

Michelle1971, if you're not latching how are you maintaining your locks? & come on back.
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