Collection of Different Tools Used for Interlocking1:15 AM
|Credit to Creyole's for Above Image|
Now they are some individual that can't take the class, and may be considering taking down their locks. I will always suggest to try some of the option listed below for retightening/interlocking your locks. Below are list of tools available for interlocking your locks.
Advantage: As close you can get to a Sisterlocks Clip tool (ton of resource).
Disadvantage: The length and base can be to thick or long for micro to small sisterlocks
How To: Dewdrop has a wonderful video demonstration here
Metal/Plastic Yarn Needle (Modify)
Advantage: Easy to Use (ton of resource).
Disadvantage: You need tools in order to modify. Due to its size, it tend to get lost easily, as well as Longer retighen time
How To: You have to modify the metal or plastic needle first (click here for how to), and then you can interlocks your locks. You can see the video demonstration here.
Sisterlocks Clip & Hook Tool
Advantage: Made especially for Sisterlocks (Micro to Large).
Disadvantage: Have to take the class in order to get it. To get the clip tool it is going to cost you $250 (retighen class) and to get the Hook Tool it is going to cost you $1,495.00 (consultant training class)
How To: You out of luck, since they frown upon sharing that information (plus you can get sued).
Advantage: Very Easy to Use (Very popular among the Sisterlocks community)
Disadvantage: Cost, and due to its size, it tend to get lost easily.
How To: Nicole has a wonderful video showing how she used the Nappyloc tool for her sisterlocks. You can see the video demonstration here.
Advantage: Very Easy to Use. If you are in the UK, this should be a cheaper alternative to the Nappyloc tool.
Disadvantage: New to the game. Cost, and due to its size, it tend to get lost easily. Low resource/information and look very similar to the NappyLoc tool.
How To: You can see the video demonstration this here
Hand Made Paper Clip Tool
Advantage: Cheap & Easy To Use
Disadvantage: Not Durable*, Easy to lose. Longer retighen time ( *a box full of paperclip make this a none issue. right?).
How To: I did a post on how to make this here. You can view a video demonstration of this here.
Advantage: Cheap & Easy to Use
Disadvantage: Easy to lose. Longer retighen time.
How To: You can check out the video demonstration of this here.
What ever tool you decided to use or have been using, please remember to NEVER excessively retighten or interlock your locks. A good rotation is every four to eight week weeks. Also note that if the tool is to big to go through your roots, then find another solution, because you locks will suffer if you constantly try to push a tool that is too big for your roots, when interlocking your locks.
As always, comments are welcome, and if you found a new tool that you have used or currently using, please go ahead and share.