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    Ya'll didn't tell me how expensive sisterlocks were going to be! I had a consultation and the cost to have my hair sisterlocked is going to be $900. Is that reasonable? She said it was because my hair is 10 inches long. So I guess the longer the more expensive. I'm debating on not getting them and just getting regular locs instead (thin ones...)

    So do you ladies out there with sisterlocks think it is worth it? Right now I'm undecided.

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    So do you ladies out there with sisterlocks think it...

    What is it about Sisterlocks that appeal to you? Are braidlocs not an option?

    *Sirius

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    So do you ladies out there with sisterlocks think it...

    Hell no!!! why not get another kind of locs.

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    DAYMN!

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    Wow. Are you planning on maintaining them yourself? Because if not, you'll have to go back to the consultant for retightnings, which adds even more to the expense of Sisterlocks. The consultant definitely deserves to be paid for her work, but I would look into another method of locking.

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    I don't know about you, but I went Napptural to "SaVe" MoNeY, not spend more than I would have spent on creamy crack!!!

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    So do you ladies out there with sisterlocks think it...

    girl, you better find a do it yourself method that works and take that money and put it on a new car or save it towards a house or something.

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    Since locking is something that hair does on its own anyway I personally don't think its worthwhile to spend hundreds of dollars to start them unless you can well afford it, i.e. you can write a check for that amount and not miss it. If you want small locks you can pretty much get the same look as sisterlocks by starting with microbraids, twists, or crochet/latched locks. That's just my opinion - you might want to check out the locked hair blog exchange and read about/communicate with some of the sisterlockers there to help make your decision.

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    aint no hairstyle on earth worth 900 dollars. gon head and get starter twists and let them locs grow naturally. sheeet 900 dollars, das 3 pairs a jeans from a japanese company i cant readily pronounce

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    I never heard of sister locs costing so much money. Do you like the look of two strand twists? I would call around and compare and contrast prices for sister locs. Good Luck!!

    Peace,
    Rasta

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    thanks for all of the feedback! yes, its really expensive and once every 4-6 weeks you have to go back to get them retightened...$25 per hour and it takes 3 hours. I don't want a hairstyle that is going to put me in the poor house because I am actually a very simple person. I like sisterlocks because of their size and i like that you have to actually be trained to do them (i don't want my hair getting jacked up! haha)

    i think i will look into getting some tiny 2 strand twists or something and start locking...

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    One sisterlock consultant was going to charge me $1,000-she broke out the ruler- anything over 5 inches was extra. However, I had a consultation with another sisterlock consultant and she would have done me for about $500 ( this was 2 years ago) She lived further out. But I live in an area that has a lot of consultants and trainees-I know that's not always the case. I'm still not locked, but I've been thinking of doing small braids and I wanted to share with you some blogs of some ladies who've done this- and saved a LOT of money that way.

    http://www.microbraidlocz.com/
    http://cheleskilove.blogspot.com/2006/09/i...-i-sept-06.html
    http://microbraidlocks.blogspot.com/

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    take that money and put it on a new car or save it towards a house or something.
    For real! lol

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    <<I had a consultation and the cost to have my hair sisterlocked is going to be $900.>>
    WOWZA Bluenude!!!!!

    Most of that should go to your rent/student loan/phone bills instead......... <_<

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    The most expensive I've heard was 500. And that was when my mom got a consultation over three years ago. I agree with Queen Trya... I went natural to SAVE not SPEND. As far as I'm concerned... 500$ is too much. I have 4 week old locks that are being started from comb coils... and I wait long enough between visits (minimum 4 to 6 weeks) just so I can stretch out the little cost I have to pay. (Das right... I'm CHEAP) No hairstyle is worth that much.

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    Yea, I got some ridiculous quotes like that too. I ended up driving 2 hours to a smaller town and paying $300 for a consultant in training. She did a very good job, but it took her about 36 hours to do it. I went back for the 1st retightening that was included in the package and it took about 5 hours. I decided to just start doing the retightenings myself. You might be interested in a Yahoo! group called Sisterlock Look for Less.

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    The price varies by consultant and region. I ended up paying about $600 to get my hair done (it was 8-10 inches long) and THAT was highway robbery (except -I- was the one who got over!). The thing with SL is that they are quite labor-intensive to start, esp. if you have long and/or thick hair. It's not like someone is spending an hour or two on your hair, and then sticking out their palm, asking for $500. You are paying for the consultant's time. I had 2 people working on my head and it STILL took 17 hours, so I can't begrudge them charging me what they did.

    *shrug* Different strokes. Some people spend their money on their hair, others put it into designer clothes or purses, travel, whatever. . . . At the end of the day, you'll have locs, regardless of what method you go with.

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    freak that!... a friend of mine started her own locs via the latching method & they look like the " larger size" sl. that price is rediculous-regardless how labor intensive it is it is not worth it... as the other sister said, no hair style is worth 900 d mn dollars! she better be lacing that ish w/ gold! and washing it w/ the water jesus used to wash his own hair with!

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    girl, i paid my 100 dolla deposit and nevah' showed up. I knew my husband would support me-but i couldnt wrap my mind around paying a house note for them. Then when she suggested I not 'really' tell him-i said the devil is a lia'!!! We had just gotten out of debt last year and me doing that would have made NO logical sense. 9/10inches represented here as well. Oh, the tightenings...2-300bones.
    I put my braids in and I havent looked back.

    ps..it's funny when you read a post and see you're in it! interesting experience..I must be doing something right??? :P

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    So do you ladies out there with sisterlocks think it...

    That's ridiculous.

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    So do you ladies out there with sisterlocks think it...

    Well I don't have sisterlocs but I don't think it's worth it.. JMO. I would suggest microbraidlocs and then using the latching technique to maintain them. I know someone who did this and her locs look similar to SL's to me.

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    Girl, that quote was good . I was thinking about it for a minute , I still love the look; but the consultant I talked to here in Bklyn .would have charged me well over a grand . I forget how she charged but It was something like 500. for the 1st 3inches and then 100.00 for every inch after that . My hair is over 10inches too so I was figuring on at least 1200.00 and then 25-35.00 per hr. retightening and they cannot tell you how long the retightening session would be every 4 weeks!!!

    I am by no means cheap and I could afford it if I wanted to but even to me that sounds like too much . I understand their skills and time to be trained and all that ,but it just doesn't sit well with me . I don't want to pay anybody's mortgage but my own. I don't know it's a lot to consider not just the money but the investmenst of time too. I always hated going to salon even when I had re-laxer , I don't want to be committed to going for retightenings every month or taking a class to learn how to do it myself.

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    i love my naps but i dont have money to spend like that if i were you i would get a different kind of loc. how much is it gonna cost to maintain those locs tht crazy.

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    assuming that you don't earn $450 a day, you'd be better off taking two days off to devote to creating tiny plaits all over your head, that is, if you know how to braid.

    i couldn't imagine paying someone that much money for a service that i could do just as well myself.

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    I think that's a total and complete waste of money. There are other methods to start smaller locks without the high prices.

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    Must agree with the consensus here! Four years ago when my hair was about an inch long, I went to a hairdresser in Brooklyn who told me that it would cost nearly $200 to start my locs. Way more than I could afford at the time, so I did what I always do when I want to get more info on something: went to the web. I found a site where a sister very generously explained how to do latchhook locs. I bought some latchhooks and started my journey. That was four years ago and I've been doing my own ever since. I am stopped on the street often and asked if I have "Sisterlocks". Until a month ago, I didn't have a clue what a "sisterlock" was.... so I guess I did something right.

    Save your money. People should get paid for their services, but only rock stars should spend that kind of money on their hair.... better yet, rock stars should donate that kind of money to a charity that needs it... but that's a whole 'nuther conversation..... :P

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    YEP.. U'D BE PAYING THAT MONEY STRICTLY BASED ON THE "BRAND NAME"... THE TECHNIQUE ISNT THAT DIFFICULT TO DO

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    If you've got it like that financially, and you really want SLs, then go for it. I understand how labor-intensive SLs can be. $900 seems high to me but if I were going to guess at a more reasonable rate I'd think it would be closer to $600. That's STILL high...but that's coming from my DIY perspective.

    As much as I want to see folks doing their own locs, I've come to recognize that a lot of people just aren't that confident about doing their own hair. My own fear is that they'll be taken advantage of...which is pretty much par for the course whenever you're dealing with the industry in my (totally biased) opinion.

    Not that I've been asked this lately, but when I've been asked, "How much did that cost?" <_< I've said, "Eleven dollars. Eight dollars for the book and three dollars for the hook." Then I point them to Cherie's (rockinlocs) Web site and tell them that the book costs a little more now ($12) than it did when I bought it. Of course they looked at me like

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    I talked to woman when I was considering them and she quoted me about $800 dollars based on the length and the texture. She said it would be additional for the extra time it took. Now I know my hair is thick and that it would be hellla work but I cant afford that route. Even if I could, I think about how that is half the cost of the trip to SOuth Africa that I want to take and Id much rather travel. So I am looking to do it myself one of these days (braidlocks) and get occasional help.

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    Ain't no way in all hell that I'd spend that kind of money for a hair style. You can do it yourself for free. You can do small braids and just let them loc on their own. It really gets up under my skin when people try to take advantage of others.

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    ITA with most of the comments. If you have the money and time and you enjoy having someone do your hair, then go for it. I doubt you'll get sisterlocks cheaper than $600 if you have medium to long hair. I live in the UK and was quoted àƒ‚à‚£400-àƒ‚à‚£500, and I only had 2 ins of hair. I was quite shocked. So I continued my research and found bradelocz and the rest is history. You have to take everything into account in deciding e.g retightenings. My friend had SLs,(she saved money to have them installed) but she forgot that she'd have to keep shelling out dough to have them retightened every month. She could not keep it up and now latches her locs herself. So if it's SL lookalikes or thin locs you want there are several other ways to get them and a lot cheaper too.

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