Sisterlocks Terms & Stages6:00 AM
You landed on this pages because you are researching about sisterlocks or my already have sisterlocks, and you wondering about the terms that are constantly being used in the Sisterlocks community.
Sisterlocks (Brotherlocks) - are a patented interlocking technique which are maintained exclusively by retightening the roots, or "new growth" with special made too provided by sisterlocks.com
Bundling - are locks that is either braid down or twisted, proceed by adding a rubber-band to the end, to preventing unraveling locks due to washing of the hair.
Bunching - are very common in looser hair pattern. They are usually un-even, lumpy/dumpy, and have gab in-between. The only way to fix bunching is to unravel it and retwist or reinterlock. Note: If you have bunching locks and are concern please inform your consultant she is train to fix these type of issue.
Two Heading Dragon (2HD) - are two locks, join purposely to create bigger locks or are join as a result of thinning hair, which is saved by merging the two thinning locks together. The result is one bigger lock with two locks attached.
Retighten (Retightening) - is a term used for the maintenance of sisterlocks. It is when an individual who has Sisterlocks or Brotherlocks goes in to tightening their new growth.
Consultant - is a person who is certify or is a trainee, that is certify to do sisterlocks and has been train to provide and render the sisterlocks services.
Unraveling - is what happen when locks are undone by its own (very common in the baby stages) at the end of your locks. This may be cause by washing the hair or by cutting the sisterlocks ends or buds. That is why your consultant always recommends to bundling your locks in the early stage to avoid these types of issues. Unraveling should not be confused with slippages, since unraveling locks are more common at the end of your locks.
Slippages - is when your locks are unraval or loose at the base of your scalp. Note: You can have slippages but no unraveling or unravaling but no slippages or both.
Essential Oils - are use by the sisterlocks wearer to provide some type of moisture as well as help reduce issue related to dandruff, hair thinning, or any type of scalp related issue. I talk in detail about essential oil and carrier base oil in a previous post. I can't stress enough to learn more about essential oil before applying it to your hair care routine.
I also included the stages of sisterlocks, because there are misleading information that Sisterlocks are instant dreadlocks. This is not true. We go through stages just like regular locks. Got these phase from the Goodnapps Blog.
Last picture is the creator Dr. JoAnne Cornwell. For more information please visit sisterlock.com