Can I color my hair before or after my establishment?
Either is fine. However, if you choose to color your hair prior to your establishment, you will not be able to get touch-ups done as coloring the hair may interfere with the locking process.
How long does the establishment take?
The establishment process is very precise and detailed. It can take anywhere from several hours to days. This is completely up to the consultant’s speed and the customer’s hair length.
How long will it take for the locks to mature/fully lock?
The locking process and time frame vary from texture to texture. The average time for locks to fully settle is anywhere from six months to one year or more.
Do I need to cut my hair prior to getting the establishment?
No. The cost of getting Sisterlocks™ establishments varies from consultant to consultant. Typically, there is a starting cost for a minimum length and a per-inch cost afterward.
How often should I come in for my retightening?
In order to maintain the integrity of the locks, retightening should be done consistently and frequently. The average time between retightening can be anywhere from four to six weeks, depending on the pace of hair growth.
How many locks will I have?
As long as the establishment of Sisterlocks™ is done according to the standard sectioning method, you will have the number of locks appropriate for your density. It is important to maintain a healthy section of hair per lock structure to provide a stable root as the locks grow and mature over time to prevent breakage or repairs in the future.