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    Hello ladies,

    I have been on an "on and off" natural journey for about 4 years now and I'm finally back on track! Anyway, I wore traditional locks for about 2 years and cut them off because they were breaking off badly. (I started them very thin) Well I just want to know hair-wont-grow-part-3\" class=\"hrln\">from you ladies who have worn Sisterlocks for a while if they are just how the website describes them. I want to know if they are easy to style and maintain and how expensive they are over the long run. I would like to know if any of you have had any problems with them and what they were. I would also like to see some pictures if any of you have them. Please be very honest with me about what I can expect from them, because I am really considering getting some this time around. Thank you all for your help!

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    I have been on an "on and off" natural journey...

    what do you think you did wrong? I'm contemplating braidlocz and trying to do all my research now.
    herspecialhair.com is a good place to go...

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    Hi Buttahfly,
    I have only had my sisterlocks for almost 9 months. They are very versatile. Mine were a good piece of change, but I think it was well worth it. A good person to talk to is Beryl. She has had sisterlocks for several years. She is also a consultant. Her hair is beautiful. I am sure she will be happy to answer your questions. Good luck on your journey.

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    Hi
    I think sisterlocks are great. They did not work out for me because I don't think that I was ready for them when I put them in. It was also hard for me to find a stylist and take the retightening class because of the are I live in. Consider doing these things:

    1. Talk to Beryl, she has had them for some time and can give you good advice
    2. It is a financial investment, so make sure you are somewhat prepared for that.
    3. Make sure they are the locks that you truly want, because if not they are difficult to remove. They are done in a pattern and are also very small.
    4. Make sure your hair is healthy and ready for a new set of locks. Try to prevent what happened with the old locks if possible, because these locks are small in the beginning

    Good luck with whatever u decide to do. There is a group for sisterlocks and lockers on Yahoo called LockItUP. Check it out. There are lots of photos and information on there.

    butta

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    I have been on an "on and off" natural journey...

    I have had my sisterlocks for 3years now and I love them . after a year I learn how to retighten them myself. The first year is expensive but once you start doing your own retightening there is virtually no cost. They are exactly like the web site describes them. I currently do not have any pictures ss=\"hrln\">on the web but there are enough sites on the web to give you a good idea on how they look. It was worth every cent. I am just sorry I did not do it sooner.

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    I have had my Sisterlocks for 4 years. Yes they are very versitile, but styling them all the time got old after a hile. I mostly wear them in a ponytail unless its an ocassion to dress up. I took the retightening class as soon as I could at 6 months. I have been doing them on my own since returning to my consultant on twice. That is not reccommended- you should check in with the consultant 2x per year or something like that.

    Over the last 4 years I have spent a small fraction of what I would have on chemical fire cream maintenance because I am willing/able to do the upkeep myself.

    I don't know how to post a picture here so take a look at the one on this website. I can email it to you. This was taken in January and there are some older pictures in my yahoo photo album.

    Work Web Page

    Kim's pics

    HTH
    Kim

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    I have been on an "on and off" natural journey...

    i love my sisterlocks!

    yes they are easy to style and maintain... even though i dont style them because i have ZERO time to do so... but yea, they are exactly like the website says.

    i had problems with my first set because i had them put in when my hair was to short (less than 2 inches) so when i washed them they slid right out.

    with my second set i had to be vigilant for the first 3 months because of my hair texture. my hair is pretty soft and has a longer curl pattern, so i had to be very careful with washing... but it paid off because by the end of the 3rd month i could go swimming with no problems!

    really the most important thing is your consultant. make sure you talk to them over the phone and go in for an in person consultation. look at their sisterlocks, if they don't look good, yours probably won't look very good either! you guys will be spending quite a bit of time together so its important you get along! plus you don't want somebody putting their negative energy in your locs!

    you inspired me to update my fotki album! here are some pictures of my (very sporadic lol) hair journey!

    i would REALLY recommend going to google.com and typing in sisterlocks, tons of websites with pictures and photo journals will come up.

    also go to these two websites: Pat's website is a great resource: http://divadzigns.com/journey/
    Sandy's website is also a great resource: http://mywebpages.comcast.net/diamonique/l...up/journey.html
    Sandy's yahoo group "lock it up" is a online group dedicated to discussing sisterlocks and has lots of photos, files and advice, as well as a forum where people answer every question known to man about sisterlocks. the link is: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/lockitup/

    hope this helps!
    peace

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    I have had my Sisterlocks for 2 years now and I love them. I get compliments and questions about them all the time. yes, they are not the cheapest things in the world, but well worth it. Finding the right consultant is absolutely the key. I can touch my own up around the edges if necessary but for the most part, I go to someone to get them done. I can curl them, wear them without curls, crinkle them (by braiding wet and unbraiding after several hours when dry) and have even flat ironed them! I did not like the flat flaming hot tool of hair torture effect, but everything else is all good and pretty...They are versatile and enjoyable. I roll them once a week and the curls stay for most of the week. If I roll on Sunday, the curls start to drop sometime around Wednesday and are gone by Saturday, but by then they still look good. I wear a satin hair bonnet at night but others have slept on satin pillowcases. Bottom line, you will do what works for your hair. Like everyone else said, talk to Beryl. She is our unofficial Sisterlocks resident expert over here. Also there is a wonderful story about a Sisterlock journey at http://divadzigns.com you can check out. HTH! Enjoy...

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    I unravelled what was left of my five-year-old "traditional" locks, due to breakage. I plan to have Sisterlocks installed next week. I'm a bit nervous about how it will turn out, but I found someone whom I trust, who gave me a reasonable price and I figure, I have nothing to lose. I have also been a member of the Yahoo group, LockItUp, for a while, where I have gotten a more honest view from women and men who wear SLs. It works really well for some and not so well for others. I needed a change so I'm willing to take the risk, as they say in the Rocky Horror Picture Show .

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    Definitely continue doing research and take the time to interview consultants/trainees from the home page. It is important that you find one whom you can vibe with because that makes all the difference in the world. One thing I like about my trainee is that she listens and genuinely cares about who you are as a person as well as seeks out your best interests. Also, know what works for your budget and stick with it. Paying for grad school and working full time, her pricing works perfectly for me and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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    Dewdrop, if my locks look that good after one month, Ima do a shout dance.

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    bump

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    Kim,
    Your locs look fabulous. I love seeing us representing in the workforce.

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    I enjoy answering questions for curious minds. My three-yr anniversary is Thanksgiving and I am well pleased with having Sisterlocks. I have a Sisterlock Journey blog and I host the Locked Hair Blog Exchange. Anyone interested in learning more about Sisterlocks and others' journey can visit my blog or the Exchange. The locked freedom was worth every penny and I wish I would have done it years ago.

    Peace and Blessings,

    Maryee
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    I love my Sisterlocks!!

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    Most of you ladies talk about the expense of Sister Locs. If I may ask, how much do they cost?

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    Bump!!!! I would love to know as well!

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    Its hard to say. Because there is no set price wriiten in stone. It depends on your consultant and your length of hair. Your consultant may initally chage a flat fee or may want to charge by the length of your hair! Also with the retightening it depends as well because the consultant may want to charge a flat fee or may charge by the hour so it really depends on the consultant.

    As far as Sisterlocks I've only had mine for 4 months now, but I must admit I do love them! Choosing Siterlocks are the best decision I ever made. I really like the size of them, that is the main reason why I chose them. I alo like the fact that you are able to wash your hair right away! No waiting! Which was good for me! Before I went natural Pig Tails, Micros, Pinch Plats ( whatever you want to call them) was always in my hair! So once I found out about Sisterlocks I knew they where right for me!

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    Today marks 18 months i have been sisterlocked and i can't complain a bit. I have not exerienced any major problems just the norms;

    dry scalp at first as my hair/scalp got used to being oil free

    some bunching becuase i started with permed ends

    yanked a few out of the edge playing in my hair

    slipage becuase i used the wrong shampoo too soon

    Thats about it. Most ladies go through some of thing problems but they all work themsevles out in time. Time and patience are your best friends. As long as you have them your hair will be just fine. Good luck with your sisterlocks.

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    With that being said and if I'm not being too bold (again), how much did you pay to have yours done and what length was your hair at the time that you did it?

    As far as Sisterlocks I've only had mine for 4...

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    I'm not getting SL's but I'm curious about how long it takes to do maintenance yourself after you take the retightening class.

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    I would say that SL's start from about $300 and up. Like mentioned before it depends on how much your consultant charges and how much hair you have. Some trainess charge less than a certified consultant. You would have to visit a consultant to get the exact cost or call them up and ask.

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    I paid 400. Before you drop your jaw ! (lol) It was worth every penny of it! Let me inform you that the first inital fee consist of three visits! 1) Consultation and Test Locks 2) Your Sisterlocks Installment and 3) Your 1st retightening.
    As far as my length it varied in different places I had 3- 4 inches here and 5 inches there! I probably should of cut my hair even but it doesn't bother me. Anyhow just make sure you do your research and ask questions

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