Sunday, November 29, 2015

My New SisterLock Journey!


In August before I went to Aruba, I decided to dye my locs! Bad decision! My locs began to do strange things! A few unraveled, a few began to bunch. I had problems in the past with my locks not locking at the ends resulting in curly Q`s.
I wanted larger locs, but I did not really feel them when they began to swell. I tried to talk myself out of picking them out to no avail. In October, I began to pick out my locs.
It took a week to pick out my locs. When my hair was loose, I had no idea what to do with them. I tried to curl, twist and style my hair. I did not like the results! Anyway, loose hair is too much maintenance! I do not have that time! HERE I GO AGAIN!

I went to to find Trainees and consultants in my area. One trainee moved to another state. The other, were not installing SL. I called three consultants. one never returned my call. One well known consultant, gave me an appointment for a consultation. The third consultant, she and I bonded over the phone. I felt so comfortable with her, I cancelled the consultation with the second consultant.

When I arrived for my consultation, my consultant had the most beautiful SisterLocks. She asked me what I knew about SisterLocks. I told her I had two sets and showed her pictures. I told her I wanted the traditional SL grid, but I did ask her what would she suggest. She pulled out the SL sizing card! She had suggested locks that were in between small and medium. WHAT!!! I NEVER HEARD OF, OR SAW A SL SIZING CARD!

After we decided on a date, she gave me a SL INSTRUCTION SHEET! WHAT!!! I NEVER RECEIVED ONE FROM MY LAST TWO CONSULTANTS! I actually received a RECEIPT!


My 450+ SLs were installed with a reversed 4 pattern on November 27 & 28, 2015 after 27 hours. My consultant says she will tighten with a 3 pattern. I do have to say, I`am very happy! the third time is a charm!

My consultant gave me my SL starter kit, She also gave me 
a free SLs Natural Wonders Fresh Hair for dry scalp and dandruff.  Ingredients: Distilled water, Rosemary, Lavender, Pepperment, Ylang Ylang, and Tea Tree oil.
 I never used my SLs  shampoo. The formulation is different from the original shampoo. May try the new shampoo before my first re-tie. Knotty Boy bar shampoo is my choice for baby locs.

I`am happy that I did not trash my Soft Spikes Curlers!

 With anything, do your research! No two Consultants are alike. Make sure you are getting what you are paying for! We assume just because someone takes a SLs consultant training class you are getting what you are paying for! 
 Interview your future consultant and ask questions. There are many SisterLocks blogs telling their experiences. 
During instillation, take breaks so you can look at the progress of your hair. If there are problems, talk to your consultant then, so she correct your problem before the instillation is done. Installing sisterlocks is time consuming. No one wants to waste time and money!