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Love your Sisterlocks journey…

Long locks, short locs, medium sized locks they come in all different shapes and  sizes. Each set is different in their own special way. When I first discovered Sisterlocks I was so excited! I wanted my Sisterlocks  to be just like Dr Cornwell’s locks, long flowing and beautiful. Little did I know that my locks would have their own very unique look, feel and style and be every bit as beautiful. Just as no two sets of fingerprints are identical no two heads of locks are identical, they can be very similar but not identical. Differences in hair density, texture and length play a huge role in the  outcome of your Sisterlocks and woe unto me if I forget how they’re maintained. You and your consultant are partners on this journey of caring for your locks. I encourage my clients to love every stage of the journey. Starting out for some may be a love hate relationship but as your locks evolve you fall more in love with them. As your locks evolve embrace them, your Sisterlocks journey is just that “yours,”  you may compare notes but never compare locks. Your lock journey is unique to you. As the lyrics to an oldie advises…”Love the one you’re with” My advice to you is to …Love the locks you have, embrace them and enjoy the journey.

Cathy Thomas, Certified Sisterlocks Consultant

Owner and operator of Locs of Luv @ 501 South Escondido Blvd, Escondido Ca 92025




Sisterlocks and Winter Wear…

If you have shoulder length Sisterlocks beware when wearing those beautiful warm acrylic sweaters, scarves and hats. True story, a few winters ago I wore a beautiful red knitted scarf on numerous occasions, it was my favorite go to scarf when I had playground duty at the school I worked for. At some point I caught a glimpse of the back of my locks, I couldn’t believe my eyes, many of my locks literally had red acrylic intertwined in them. My warm scarf was the culprit!! Being a Sisterlocks Consultant who does her own hair, I rarely see the back of my locks up close and personal…Unfortunately, dye doesn’t cover acrylic fibers so they had to stay in my locks because picking the fibers out was not an option, the fibers had literally become one with my locks. So, if you must wear those beautiful scarves and sweaters that shed please put those locks up and out of the way in an up-do. For those that love to keep their heads warm with caps or hats during our winter months be sure that they’re lined with a fabric that won’t shed onto your locks. The model is wearing an XL Flexi hair clip, the flexis are comfortable as well as beautiful. Order yours at the link below Stay warm!



Steps to Re-tightening Your Sisterlocks

So you think you’re ready to re-tighten your own Sisterlocks…Are you?

There are some really important steps that must not be overlooked in learning to re-tighten your Sisterlocks, they are as follows…

1. You must have Sisterlocks. This means that your locks were put in by someone who was trained, an authorized person, i.e. Sisterlocks Trainee, Certified Sisterlocks Consultant or a Trainer.

2. You must know your locking pattern, simply ask your Consultant for this information. You will only be taught how to re-tighten your locks using your locking pattern. You will not be taught how to start locks, repair locks are groom your locks.

3. Your Sisterlocks must be completely beyond the settling-in phase. The settling-in phase is a phase that all Sisterlocks go through. During the settling in phase your Sisterlocks are doing just that, settling into the Sisterlocks style, they’re becoming more stable as time goes by. When you first get your Sisterlocks you’re given special instructions on caring for your locks. Keeping your regular appointments and following your Consultant’s instruction on caring for your locks between visits will facilitate the settling in process. It’s recommended that you have your locks for at least six months before considering taking the class. Your Sisterlocks Consultant is your best judge as to if you’re a candidate for the class.

4. Seek out a Certified Sisterlocks Consultant with an R Certification. This means that the Consultant has been authorized by the Sisterlocks home office to offer the Sisterlocks re-tightening class.

5. You will be required to sign an agreement that you’re learning the technique in order to maintain your own hair, and that you’re not authorized to do Sisterlocks on anyone’s  hair but your own.

6. Be prepared to pay the price for learning the class. The prices may vary, they can range from $250.00 and up.

For the past 15 years as a Certified Sistelocks Consultant with an R Certification I’ve re-tightened my Sisterlocks for the better part of 13 years, partly because Dr. Cornwell cut the apron strings and set me free early on. Some of the things that have helped me to maintain my Sisterlocks over the years are following the instructions that were given to me during the class. Learning to re-tighten your locks isn’t for everyone, it takes time and commitment to following the instructions given. It’s always good to visit your Sisterlocks Consultant at least once a year to ensure that you’re staying on track. I hope the above steps will assist you in making that decision. If this was helpful please let me know in the comments section. Thanks you!