With colder temperatures we’re inclined to wear shawls sweaters and hats to keep warm. Be mindful of winter wear that sheds excessively, many of the fibers can become embedded in locked hairstyles. Protect your locks by wearing satin lined caps or scarves with a low pile (yarn count). Lilla Rose hair jewelry also helps keep our locks up and safe from winter wear that has looser fibers. Stay warm.
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!
The smile on this young tween’s face upon completion of her Sisterlocks was priceless. One of the things she looked forward to doing was being able to run her fingers through her 4C type mega dense hair, this is now possible with her Sisterlocks. The Sisterlocks grid (parts) enables you to easily run your fingers through your hair. The Sisterlocks grid is one of the features that sets Sisterlocks apart from other locked styles. It took us approximately13 1/2 hours from start to finish. On the first day we worked for 6 1/2 hrs., on day two we worked for 7 hours, oh, we did take lunch breaks on both days along with a few stretch breaks in between.My client’s hair length was approx four inches with perm on the ends, we plan to gradually trim the perm off as the locks settle. To start Sisterlocks you need approximately 2 1/2 inches of new growth. Because of her hair type her locks will go through the setting in process rather quickly. My client was amazing, she was very patient and hung in there until the sweet end. I even owe her ten jumping jacks because I finished a few minutes after my estimated time to finish. It was such a pleasure to welcome this young sister home to the Sisterlocks lifestyle, I can hardly wait to see her when she comes in for her follow up appointment in five weeks. Welcome home little sister!
In order for your Sisterlocks to look beautiful for years to come they need a little help, especially at night. So many fail to prepare their locks for bed, sounds hilarious right? As funny as it sounds your bedtime hair regimen will determine if your locks remain lint free from your sheets, blankets, night-clothes and pillow cases. Just as you wouldn’t go to sleep without brushing your teeth among other bedtime rituals protecting your locks should be high on your list of things to do. For some with thick locks as well as those going through menopause using a scarf can be too hot, many beauty supply stores sell hair wraps that allow for more ventilation. Let’s get that head ready for bed!!
- Finger comb your locks to the top of your head, for those with longer locks put them into a pineapple style.
- Use a silk or satin scarf, fold the scarf into a triangle, wrap the back of your head with the broad side of the scarf, tie the two ends together at the top. Silk scarves are hard to find, the last two I purchased from a resale store, you can also shop for silk at a fabric store and make your own, silk is a natural fabric which is a lot cooler than cotton and stays put, it doesn’t move around as much as satin and other materials, stay away from cotton scarves as they can absorb your natural oils and cause your hair to be dry.
Wrapping your hair at night keeps them lint free in addition to protecting your style. This is one thing I know from 15 years of personal experience to be true. Sweet dreams!
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Today was Kid’s Day at Locs of Luv. This little one has had her share of pool time, almost every day for the past three weeks to be exact. Her family recently purchased a home with a salt water swimming pool and the kiddos couldn’t wait to break it in. Salt water pools are much easier on Sisterlocks than chlorinated pools. Nevertheless, special attention still needs to be given to the locks before and after time in the pool. This little one has 4C type hair and has worn her hair in Sisterlocks for three years. Sisterlocks wearers that are still in the settling in phase should confirm with their consultant as to when their locks are ready for swimming. Before swimming the hair should be wet down with water, the water will help prevent some of the salt from being absorbed into the locks. This little ones wear a swim cap during swimming, the purpose for the swim cap is to keep the locks from moving around and experiencing the full pressure of the water. Another way to protect the Sisterlocks while swimming is to put the locks in a protective hair style such as cornrow braids. After swimming the locks should be shampooed and conditioned to keep the hair from becoming dry and more susceptible to breakage. The hair should also be thoroughly dry before bedtime, sleeping with damp locks can cause the locks to mildew. When swimming in chlorinated pools be sure to shampoo the hair with a shampoo specifically formulated to remove chlorine, follow with a conditioner. More and more parents are opting to get Sisterlocks for their little ones. Please visit our Kids in Locks Category and see some of our lovely little peeps. Be sure to follow our blog and share it with your friends, we can also be found on FB @ Locs of Luv ~Locs by Cathy. For more information about Sisterlocks visit http://www.sisterlocks.com
Remember the days when it was time to get the kitchen done? As most know the kitchen, located at the nape of the neck is where natural hair wearers experience the most discomfort. In the kitchen area the hair is normally a tighter curl pattern and tends to form small knots that tend to tangle together, this area can be very painful when trying to comb out even with the use of various styling aides. Whether it was my mom combing my kitchen out with a regular comb with hair grease followed by a hot comb to straighten it further, or a midweek touch up, I dreaded it each time, there was nothing nice about getting my kitchen done…Well, with Sisterlocks it’s a different story, the hair is gently placed in an environment with an instrument specifically designed to establish Sisterlocks, this allows the hair to do what it wants to do naturally which is to coil and curl. Once the Sisterlocks have been established the maintenance is not painful and does not cause undue and unnecessary stress on the hair or the hair follicles henceforth no more tears, burns or grease and working in the kitchen is simply a breeze… What are your memories of your kitchen? Share in the comments section below.
Join me in welcoming our Lil Sis home to Sisterlocks. Words are few tonight @ Locs of Luv, after 16 1/2 hours it’s done! We’re all delighted to close this chapter, we look forward to the next chapter, the settling in period. During the settling in period the locks will move around and become more stable. I have no doubt this little one’s 4C hair type will go through the process amazingly fast. With the new found freedom this little seven year old now has life for her and her family will be less stressful when it comes to “hair matters!” ….Locs of Luv
This little seven yr. old will be more than happy when we’re done. Today she shared that she won’t miss having to wet her hair in the shower then condition it and let mommy pick it out. She can hardly wait. Today we locked for 5 1/2 hrs. Eleven hours total. One more day left. Stretching out the time with little peeps is the only way to go….Daydreaming about tomorrow 🙂
On today I started this little one’s Sisterlocks. This beauty’s hair type is considered a 4C..Tightly coiled hair, rough cuticle, great spring-back properties and is considered the best for locking. The length of her hair is roughly between five and six inches long, because of the tightness of her curl pattern it can shrink down to half that length after combing out. Mom and daughter are looking forward to the future when the LOC method for maintaining her hair will be a thing in the past. LOC is an acronym for…Liquid to loosen the hair, mainly water ~ Cream to untangle ~ Oil to seal the moisture in. Other benefits of the Sisterlocks lifestyle are no more tears when combing the hair out, just more time to enjoy each other and the hair itself. We started this morning at 9:30am, took an hour for lunch along with a couple of small breaks here and there. My little client busied herself with movies, books and snacks. We finished up for today at around 4:30p.m. All together we averaged approx six hours total locking time. The journey continues on tomorrow swing back by and see our progress.