Thinning Sisterlocks (Alopecia) & Does it Make Sense6:17 PM
|Example of my stickies|
For example, I was walking in the Mall the other day, and a young lady asked me if I had sisterlocks. I answered yes. Then she asked to touch them and I let her. Then followed the next dreaded question. Why the locks in the front are so short? Does your sisterlocks snap easily? Usually I lie and say, my side was damaged and those are hairs that are growing back. Sometime I don't even bother lying and say, yes they did snap, but that was due to alopecia. Then they start to ask why I got them so small, especially knowing I have alopecia.
When I decided to get sisterlocks, I really didn't know I had alopecia. That finding came out from a visit to a dermatologist, after experiencing hair thinning again (learn more here).To be honest, even if I had known I had alopecia, I still would have gone the "standard small" route and that is because of A) Awareness - I notice a lot faster when my hair start to thin out, which cause my locks to start thinning out as well. B) I can disguise the thinning area much better due to the fullness of my locks.
If you look at my pictures in the past couple of post, do you guys even notice I have a bunch of stickies in the middle? The answer would be no, since I make sure to cover those area.
How My Current/New Growth Look Like
As you can see, they are much shorter and are growing as "newbie" locks. Notice how the area look so much different then my mature locks.
Below is how I typically wear my sisterlocks
I always have my hair part to the side to cover up my shorter locks.