Category Archives: Au Natural

Keep It Simple Styles…By Cathy


Keeping styles simple after retightenings is key in not compromising your locks or your fragile hairline. After you’ve had your locks retightened the last thing you want to experience is a style where you can’t smile for fear of your locks snapping at the roots.  Actually, we should be mindful of the tension on our locks at all times. Our hairline and locks are compromised when we repetitively wear styles where the locks are unduly stressed. A couple of weeks after your retighten when your locks have loosened up some, more elaborate styles can be experienced.  Bobbi Pins with smooth ends as well as hair jewelry with smooth edges complement our locked hairstyles. Part with your hair jewelry that has sharp edges and teeth that can weaken your locks over time. Keep in mind your stylist can’t read your mind when she’s styling your hair, be sure to let her know if the style is too tight or if bobby pins or hair jewelry is causing you discomfort. Be kind, gentle and loving towards your locks…K.I.S.S. by Cathy

 

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Brotherlocks Rocks!


Brotherlocks work for this soon to be high school graduate. This young man will soon be heading off to college with his new locks,  they were established in December of 2016. His hair virtually locked while I was establishing his Brotherlocks, this is a plus for this active young man. The settling in period will be very quick. The settling in period is the time frame in which special care is given to maintaining one’s locks. The primary difference between Sisterlocks and Brotherlocks is the size. The size of Sisterlocks allow for greater styling versatility. Because of the size of the Brotherlocks this client can wait longer between  retightening. This client opted for locking only the top…Love the look!

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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

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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!

 

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