Sisterlocks are a hairstyle made of very fine locks. In appearance, they may look like thin, uniform braids.
From Ancient Egypt to the Rastafarian movement in Jamaica, they have now become a style that can be seen on the streets as well as on the red carpet.
The sisterlocks have never finished talking about them and continue to attract more and more followers. Does the idea of wearing sisterlocks appeal to you? Before you get started, here’s what you need to know!
First, what are sisterlocks?
Developed by Professor Joanne Cornelle in the 90s, sisterlocks are first and foremost locks and are part of the hairstyles adopted permanently.
They are thinner than dreadlocks and look a bit like mini braids but with more volume.
This hairstyle is made on small locks, using a patented tool and without hair product. It is a styling method that requires above all a good mastery of the technique so as not to damage the hair.
Initially, it is not even a hairstyle, but rather hair clumping together and which has not been combed.
With time and fashion, it has become a very popular hairstyle which consists of weaving the hair in a somewhat particular way.
The trend of sisterlocks can suit different people. They can be worn by all hair types and natures: frizzy, wavy, curly and straight.
This hairstyle can also be done on relaxed hair to make a transition to natural.
So, if you are thinking of adopting this hairstyle, know that you can do it without worrying about your hair type.
From making to maintaining sisterlocks
Hair a few centimeters long is enough to make Sisterlocks.
The time to achieve them varies according to the density and length of your hair, which can take you the whole day up to 2 days. It is advisable to have them maintained by your hairdresser every 4 to 6 weeks and to adopt a good hair routine.
Sisterlocks are a very versatile hair style because you can roll them, color them, braid them or wear them free. Contrary to popular belief, that Sisterlocks damage the hair, it is a protective hairstyle, but if neglected, it can make the hair thinner and brittle.
To maintain them, it is necessary to hydrate your hair well in order to avoid too much dryness at the level of the lengths. A spray with mineral water, a little vegetable oil and essential oils is enough to hydrate them. Semi-light oils such as macadamia oil and grapeseed oil help nourish them and prevent excessive sebum build-up.
It is also necessary to avoid tightening its roots too much because it can cause traction alopecia as in the case of braids. To avoid residue, it is essential to alternate clarifying shampoo and nourishing shampoo every two weeks.
And you, did you know the sisterlocks?