There are so many different hairstyles out there for women to try. During the summer, we have a hard time dealing with our hair and going through the steps of styling it. We women with curly hair or with very hard to manage hair, have to deal with this especially! One hairstyle that is seen all year round is Sisterlocks, due to its style women who do it might have a hard time taking them off.
Now that summer is here, we have to think about how to deal with our hair. If you are thinking about what new hairstyle to try, you should think about Sisterlocks. Below we talk about this hairstyle and how to remove this hairstyle without damaging the hair.
What Are Sisterlocks?
Sisterlocks are a hairstyle of thin locs that are smaller than regular locs. When it comes to Sisterlocks they are created with a locing technique where no hair products are needed. Also, Sisterlocks are made to be permanent and long-lasting so women can wear them as long as they please! Of course, this isn’t a hairstyle that can be done easily, you have to get them professionally done at a salon that specifies this.
Make sure to research the best salons for Sisterlocks because you don’t want the wrong hands doing them. When getting this done expect to be there for a while, depending on the hair length it can take 8-12 hours. The price also depends on the hair, $500-800 will be coming out of your pocket for this style.
Does Sisterlocks Damage Hair?
One common question is if Sisterlocks damage the hair. Due to the fact that it’s a process that involves no chemicals, excessive tightening, or is damaging to the hair scalp, it won’t affect your hair. You can breathe better when getting this procedure done because it is done with your own hair and won’t ruin it. Also, you don’t need a specific hair type to get this done, the more natural and curly your hair is, the better.
Going To A Professional
Now that we know what Sisterlocks are, we should also think about them when it comes to removing them. Many women last a very long time with them, and some never want to take them off. If you are tired of it and want to try something new it is advised to go to a professional for this.
There are methods to remove them yourself and tutorials online, but your better off getting professional advice. The last thing you want to do is ruin your hair by doing it yourself.
Soaking The Hair
Although you can go to a professional, if you prefer doing it from home there are ways. One way that many people do it is by soaking their hair for 10-20 minutes. After soaking them, apply conditioner to each lock and brush them out with a metal comb.
While breaking through the locs make sure to work your way up from the bottom of the hair to the top. After finishing with the long process, put in a conditioner or a hair treatment since your hair will need to rest for a bit.
Cutting Off The Sisterlocs
Another method when taking them off on your own is to cut them off. Yes, this means having to have a very shortcut because you are cutting all of it off. Ways to do this is by cutting them off individually. Make sure to cut near the root of the hair, and then using hair clippers for the rest.
This is a good technique for those who want to start fresh and let their hair grow out. After you are done, shampoo and condition the hair for a healthier feel to it.
How To Take Care Of Them
Now that we’ve talked about the hairstyle and how to remove them, let’s get into hair care. You probably want to take really good care of your hair when having them, so it’s best to use the right things. It is recommended that you wash them every 1-2 weeks to keep the locs tight. Also, when washing them make sure to part the hair into many different bundles to keep them tightly coiled.
You might start noticing your scalp feeling itchy, one thing people recommend is using witch hazel. Many know witch hazel as a product for the face but it also works for the hair. Do not shower your head with it, but spray a little bit onto the scalp to help with the itching. A lot of women feel that this helps out especially with itchiness.
Lastly, when it comes to Sisterlocks sleep with them tied inside of a silk or satin scarf. These two fabrics as we know are great for a hair overnight and maintains it soft.