There are a lot of myths that goes around the forums, blogs, etc. concerning small locks or micro locks.
I'm going to list the most common ones I have ran across.
1. Sisterlocks (microlocks) breaks or snap easily.
2. Sisterlocks (microlocks) are not good for thin hair.
3. Micro Sisterlocks are not truly natural or dreads.
4. Sisterlocks cause hair thinning.
5. Sisterlocks can't be taken down.
6. Sisterlocks can't be maintain by you (DIYer)
I have micro sisterlocks, and I can tell you right now, NONE of those statements are true. If you decided to go the route of sisterlocks, the pattern your consultant does on your hair is what makes your locks strong, no matter what size it is.
Now here the deal, micro sisterlocks is taboo in the sisterlocks community, most consultant don't want to deal with the time it takes to first install them, as well as the time it takes to retighten them. It very labor intense for your consultant, but if you are willing to pay for the time, and don't mind how long it takes to retighten, then you need to state clearly that you want micro sisterlocks. Caution: If a consultant states that your hair can't be that small, make her tell you the reason and shop around. If more than one consultant tells you the same thing - accept it! Hair type plays a major role on how your sisterlocks will turn out. Leave it to the professionals!
All dreads snap or break, it all depend on how healthy you are, and what type of stress you are putting on your locks. Hair style that put heavy pressure on the root will always at one point or another cause damages that is irreversible. As long as you avoid putting much strain on your locs, your sisterlocks should grow long and beautiful.
Another myth that is ramped, is hair thinning. Hair thinning should not be an issue that you second guess about. If you experience hair thinning then you needs to address it directly by visiting a Dermatologist. Researching about hair thinning is not bad, but you have to be aware that most opinion are just that - OPINIONS. Peace of mind - go see a Dermatologist. So far I lost three locks. The second and third lost loc was all due to hair thinning (from STRESS) and NOT because of the size of my locks. Micro sisterlocks does not cause hair thinning, I know firsthand because my sisterlocks are actually growing where my hair started to thin due to braids, weaves, etc.
Another false information that is spreading around is that sisterlocks CAN'T be maintained by you. That statement is not true. It can be maintain by you! You advised to stick with your consultant for six month (depending how well your locks are doing). There are plenty of videos out there, which shows you how to maintain your locs. So don't worry about being tied to one person forever. If I ever decided to maintain my own locks, I have two options, I can purchase the nappy hair tool & booklet or I can take the retighten class offer by the sisterlocks.com, and used the sisterlocks tool to retighten my locks. Please keep in mind, if you a DIYer, then you may want to consider the big version of sisterlocks which is the brotherlocks.
Last note: Sisterlocks can't be taken down. That statement is not true, like all dreads, sisterlocks CAN be taken down. There’s plenty of video and how to on taking them down. If you are thinking of taking your sisterlocks down, then maybe you may want to wait before embarking on the sisterlocks journey. I, myself, research sisterlocks for two years before having them install. Sisterlocks will be around, so down worry about jumping in if you are not ready.
As for the statement that sisterlocks are not dreads, well that statement is just silly, and doesn't need to be address.
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