Blog Archives

The 3 Best Sisterlock Facebook Groups

By

Here are 3 of the best and most active Sisterlock groups on Facebook. They help in finding styles, tips, techniques, consultants, and possibly friends.

Question: Dreadlocks and dandruff?

By

Question by Lady_Metal: Dreadlocks and dandruff?
I am about to get dreadlocks…. ( I would like to start them tomorrow ) but the last few weeks I have been oddly suffering from dandruff. Plus I got a light sunburn on my scalp 2 days ago. Now I have done dreadlocks on people and I know it is no easy task at all! So I hate to have to change my plans since I have someone who is willing to take the about 20 hours I predict it will take to do them. What can I do to get rid of the dandruff very soon? I have been using head and shoulders for 2 weeks but haven’t seen any thing change. I bought all my dread products for dread head hq, but haven’t seen anything about dandruff on the website…… Help

Best answer:

Answer by Jerry
Dandruff might have something to do with the exfoliation of scalp skin, i.e the peeling off of dead skin. I suggest you consult with the Dermatologist nearest to you for the best advice. I hope this helps.

Give your answer to this question below!

Here are some more frequently asked questions about Sisterlocks.

I’M CUTTING OFF MY RELAXED HAIR LATER TODAY! IS IT The RIGHT DECISION?

By

Question by Tiana: I’M CUTTING OFF MY RELAXED HAIR LATER TODAY! IS IT The RIGHT DECISION?
Hey y’all. now i know its real early but i’m not going to school later today because my hair is a disaster! i know it sounds real superficial but i’m not. Now i just was wonderin if y’all could help me out a little. preferably the black people but whatever i don’t discriminate. i got my hair relaxed for the first time in july and at first it was real cute (i’d never had a relaxer before only braids…think moesha!) Any so any they got a lil bit tired and i wanted to look a bit more safisticated (i’m 17). but as time when on i started to regret it and its been breaking like crazy. plus i’ve got regrowth since july and my natural hair is real tough to manage and corse, so i’ve decided to cut it and start fresh, but the thing is my hair gon’ be real short like an inch or somethin’. but i’m thinking maybe braids again to get it growing. what do y’all think? Any tips aswell would be helpful. thanks.
Omg! i guess i’m real tired! i totally forgot it was thanksgiving. Whoo No School!

Best answer:

Answer by Pink Fluff Cat
Enjoy the holiday instead. It’s Thanksgiving!

Give your answer to this question below!

Here are some more frequently asked questions about Sisterlocks.

Would I look good with Dreadlocks?

By

Question by Lizi Lou: Would I look good with Dreadlocks?
Do you think i have the face for it? BTW I’m not asking if you like dradlocks in general I frankly don’t care-just wondering if you think they would look good with my face

http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIKG4FWGMC3ZLFDKRIJDE5EZRM/album/photos/186072

http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIKG4FWGMC3ZLFDKRIJDE5EZRM/album/photos/186068

http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIKG4FWGMC3ZLFDKRIJDE5EZRM/album/photos/186064
I also don’t care if you think I’m pretty or not so don’t bother saying (:

Best answer:

Answer by Zachary
NO!

Add your own answer in the comments!

Here are some more frequently asked questions about Sisterlocks.

Question about natural African American hair: (truly kinky hair)?

By

Question by florita: Question about natural African American hair: (truly kinky hair)?
For those of you that wear un-relaxed natural hair, What styles do find to be the least damaging? I had fallen in love with my 2-strand twists, but I am scared to put them back in my hair b/c last time when I took them out, I lost a lot of hair–now, I had them in for 7 weeks, so maybe that’s why, but if next time I keep them in for only like 2 weeks, will it not be as damaging to my hair? Thanks for all your answers.

Best answer:

Answer by ya dunya
i know many black women w/ natural hair, and the ones w/ short hair just wash it, then comb it and go, and on most of them it looks good. most of the ones w/ longer hair that i knwo get it pressed. but none of them have damaged hair

Add your own answer in the comments!

Here are some more frequently asked questions about Sisterlocks.

My hair won’t lock. I started growing my locs back in September and the progress thus far is disappointing.

By

Question by dgroomes@sbcglobal.net: My hair won’t lock. I started growing my locs back in September and the progress thus far is disappointing.
The length is great as so my hair is growing like a weed. I think my hair is actually too soft to lock. I am a Black woman with coarse/wavy soft hair. I’ve tried all the traditional products but the only one that seems to hold it for a while is a putty made for white women hair. Put it like this I have been growing my locks for almost 6months and I can technically still comb them out. Help!!! Should I continue my journey or just comb them out?

Best answer:

Answer by Sanita G
Continue the journey.

I’m sure that you have tried beeswax. I would go to a beautician. Let them twist your hair about every 3 months, then later on every six months. Good Luck.

P.S. I have seen Caucasians with locks so it’s possible.

Add your own answer in the comments!

Here are some more frequently asked questions about Sisterlocks.

tips on skinny more natural looking dreads?

By

Question by caitlin g: tips on skinny more natural looking dreads?
so ive had dreadlocks in the past so please don’t tell me their a mistake. ive missed them since the day i took them out. and im positive that i want them again. ive done lots of research throughout the years.. know each technique and know how to do each technique.

my question is. and i have tried to contact her myself but i can’t seem to find her. Kelly Sherbaugh. she was on Survivor. she has very thin subtle dreads. does anyone know which technique she used? im guessing either twist and rip..or naturally. when i had my dreadlocks they were very thick and i love the look of thin ones because they are a lot more subtle and less…”in your face” i guess you can say.

also, im going to try and continue to hopefully find a myspace or someway of contacting her. i know she worked at a hair salon in cali but she left to traval. if anyone has knows her, or anything at all please help me out!! thank you =]

Best answer:

Answer by iriesoaringeagle
definitely can get them by natural (just seperate alot more into thin sections) mine are natural most were very thin a few semi thick i think it looks best a mix of sizes

or twist n rip its easy its fast its very much better then any other starting methid and least damaging

edit interlocking will cause dreadlocks to break righgt off worse thing u can do to dreads!

What do you think? Answer below!

Here are some more frequently asked questions about Sisterlocks.

for really nappy hair like african american hair do dreadlocks tend to lock more?

By

Question by Indy: for really nappy hair like african american hair do dreadlocks tend to lock more?
i was wondering does hair like 3c does it tend to lock faster than hair thats smoother,my hair is really nappy ive havent had a perm since last september and im starting my dreads off now but will it take a long or short time for my hair to lock
the boy at my school said since my hair is short and nappy it will be short for my hair to lock he said that it’ll take around two months for it to lock
is he right

Best answer:

Answer by Tanya
Your hair will definitely lock quicker than someone with a looser coil. A 3c will probably take approx. 7 to 9 months to be locked. Once a bud starts to form, you will know your locking process has begun. Those with type 4 hair, lock the quickest. Usually between 4 to 6 months.

Other things come into play…care of locks, method of locking, etc.

It is definitely a journey, but one well worth it. After 9 years, my locks (sisterlocks) are well below my waist.
Feel free to visit me on Facebook for more questions!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/BeautiLocs-by-Tanya-Sisterlocks-and-Dreadlocks/113899695314500

What do you think? Answer below!

Here are some more frequently asked questions about Sisterlocks.

How To Get My Dreads To Lock?

By

Question by numba1mic: How To Get My Dreads To Lock?
I recently about 2 or 3 weeks ago decided I was going to get dreads, I am African American black curly hair about 2 or 3 inches long. I got them twisted about a week ago using black beeswax, She would twist them then put a clip on the end she did half my head then ran out of clips, so she dried the back and removed the clips and finished twisting my head. When I got home I noticed some of the dreads in the back weren’t even twisted except for a little bit at the tip, and I noticed when I slept with my ducap on (basically pant hoes) that when I woke up the dreads in the back would be all flat in misshapen. I just got my dreads re twisted about 2 days ago using Jamaican Mango & Lime Locking Gel Resistant. We didn’t have much time to dry my hair and couldn’t stay clipped long. I got home and today noticed that some of the dreads are flat and just have a little twist on the top. I re twisted and clipped and dried them. My question how do I avoid my dreads becoming smashed and misshapen and nappy in the back. Also I was running today and started sweating and my dreads in the back were sweaty how do I keep my sweat from washing my dreads out? How can I make them lock up faster? Any info you can give me is appreciated.

Best answer:

Answer by shawnpearl
If your hair is curly, it’s hard to dread anyway. Your stylist did right by the way you explained -when you lay on them that’s what makes them flat- they usually puff up after couple of days-the thing is that you have to constantly get them done like every week before they get to the place where they will stay in place, then you put the clips on the roots of the dread as you get them done-don’t be scared to let her tangle and tease the hair up a bit while twisting.

What do you think? Answer below!

Here are some more frequently asked questions about Sisterlocks.

Question: Number of Dreadlocs!?

By

Question by CaramelBabi: Number of Dreadlocs!?
Hi, I’m about to get dreadlocs for the first time this weekend and they are going to be small. My question is how do you determine how many dreadlocs you want. I mean I’ve heard people say that they have 145 or some up to 400. I was wondering how do you get that many locs? Is it because of smaller parts or what?

Best answer:

Answer by Susan
Yes, you are correct. The smaller the parts in your hair, the smaller your locs will be. The locking process called Sisterlocks is an example of very small locs, 400 is not uncommon for this type of locking process. Often, small numbers of hair strands are used to start the locs. Other locs, that are done by twisting or braiding are often larger (larger parts in the hair), while freeform locs (letting your hair do it’s own thing) tend to be very large.

I would not worry about the number of locs to get. I would just focus on what size locs I want, and let the locktician do what he/she does. Find some photos online or in a magazine, and show it to your locktician and they can help you out.

By the way, I think you’re going to love your new locs!!!

Give your answer to this question below!

Here are some more frequently asked questions about Sisterlocks.

Powered by Yahoo! Answers

Local Events, Concerts, Tickets
Events by Eventful