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    Does anyone know anything about these? They also call them micro locs. They look sisterlockish but in all the pictures her hair is spiraled. Since they call them twistylocks, I am wondering if they are do something with the hair that makes your locs permanently spirialed. Here is the website TWISTY LOCKS
    If you have heard of them, what are your thoughts? This is probably not a technique I would use, but I just like to know about these things.

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    Interesting....
    I've never heard of this technique b4.

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    They do remind me of Sisterlocks. The hair in the pics look good.

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    it looks like sisterlocks to me as well.

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    They look nice!!! Look alot like sisterlocks.

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    They do look like sisterlocks. The technique is supposed to instantly seal the hair. I wonder how that is done?

    www.twistylocks.com/twistylocks.htm#TwistyLock TechniqueTwistyLocks are created by using the Interlocking Technique. This...

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    Yeah seems like a derivative of SLs, I think they put in the twisty looking pictures as a play on words.

    I am not feeling their diss on natural hair to market their product though..

    Tired of the Afro that you have been wearing for...

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    :-P Hey guys, since I live in Georgia, I will try and get a consultation sometime next week since I have been thinking about locing for a while now. I'll keep you guys posted on the Twisty Locs deal...Until next time...Peace

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    They do look like sisterlocks. The technique is supposed to...

    That doesn't sound good to me.

    There were people who got banned from Sisterlocks for sealing locs -- with glue!!! Many people who get kicked out start their own brand of locs which look a lot like Sisterlocks.

    Disclaimer: This may not be the case for Twistylocks and don't want to suggest that these are "Bootlegged SL". These folks make have come up with their own way of doing locs and more power to them.

    I just question the idea of "instantly" doing anything with locs.

    (I also agree with AK on the diss. Afros and traditional locs are not problems which require solving.)

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    I think they meant by instantly sealed is that you will have a formed defined loc because of the interlocking technqiue which in most instances wont unravel.

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    Oh ok. Thanks.

    That would make them the best yet for hair that doesn't hold in a pattern. SL can unravel -- not easily -- but they can. (Mine did -- big time.)

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    Actually, I live in Stone Mountain and about 2 years ago when I started considering locing my hair I found her on the web. At the time my hair had been natural for almost 2 years and I had a good amount of hair on my head. I had about 7-8 inches of hair and I went to her shop and she quoted me $675.00 to start SL's. The name of what her salon was/is TWISTY LOCKS but she was (is?) a SL consultant and that a pic of her is just her SL's set on rollers. When I went to her shop in 2002, she was on the SL website as a registered consultant in Georgia.

    By the way, I couldn't swing the $675 (I was in college at the time) and decided to start my locks with 2 strand twists.

    I don't know maybe she has slightly tweaked the SL process and renamed them Twisty locs or maybe that's her marketing ploy.

    Go figure.

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    Actually, I live in Stone Mountain and about 2...

    LOL her showing SLs on her TWISTY LOC SITE

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    :-P Hey guys, since I live in Georgia, I...

    I'm curious too... keep us posted please

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    I don't know maybe she has slightly tweaked the...

    I think she did repackage them somehow, because they had thier own booth that was seperate from the SL booth at the Hair show. It's my understanding that Dr Cornwell ( the inventor of SL's) don't play that.
    They were supposed to have twistylocs seminar but it said that thier manufactuer didn't send thier supplies in time, so I assume there is some sort of tool that they use.
    Anyhoo, Vetpoo, keep us updated on your consultation.

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    wow interesting. her locks look good.
    i think more people are going to repackage sisterlocks. She is not the first to do this and she won't be the last.

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    Will do guys!!! I did send in a survey to their website. The deal was if you sent in a survey you would get a free consultation (which normally costs $35 - ouch!). They only do consultations on Mondays and since I have yet to hear back from them I guess tomorrow is not going to happen. Don't worry, I will keep you all posted!

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    Does anyone know anything about these? They also call...

    the stylist & her mother used to be sisterlocks consultants before they went out on their own w/twisty locks & by the looks of it the twisty locks look just like sisterlocks w/another name. the whole setup from consultation ($10 more than SLs to the trainings all scream SL format). i'm all for being an entrepreneur, but be one by using your own original ideas & not someone elses. anyway, she seems to do nice work.

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    wow interesting. her locks look good. i think more...

    ITA w/u...

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    It just seems like a marketing ploy to me. I am not hating on her and her hair does look great but I think that is another way for her to make money. It also gives people another option to getting locs and taking their money. The way it looks; is not permanance. I am sticking with what is already out there that is tired and true. This is just my opinion.

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    Her locs look nice but I think they have ben rodded that's all.

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    interesting, seems like sl knock off to me.

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    I agree, they look just like sisterlocks, still beautiful though.

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    How come no one has commented on the diss about wanting your locks to look neat and professional? Who says other methods don't look professional and what is the definition of professional? I'm not knocking her method, I don't know the ins and outs of it but I don't think she should belittle the lock journey that others choose to take. I wouldn't want that negative vibe up in my hair.

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    :-P Hey Ladies:
    Here is the 411 on Twisty Locks. I filled out a short survey on line and requested a consultation. She sent back the confirmation early this morning (early enough for me to arrange my schedule to go see her!). I went in and met two of the nicest women! The woman on the website is the proprietor and she works with her mother. Now, having not seen Sisterlocks in the flesh (or should I say in the 'strand') I can only speculate that these twisty locks also look like SL. Renee (proprietor) showed me some before and after pictures of her clients (both young and old - which impressed me as I am an older nap - 43 years young!) and they looked great! On the website, she has curled her locs which are long, beautiful and small (micro?). She is wearing them straight now and they come to just below her collarbone. She actually did 4 of these in my hair and it was love at first sight! She did not use glue or anything else for that matter. The term she used was "sealing" but did not mean it literally. The locs she put in my hair held their size and looked good. She even showed me a book (dated 1984) where some African Tribes were wearing microlocs. She said that there have been microlocks around the world for many years and that sisterlocs are not the only ones nor the first ones to do this. Looking at this book proved that point. These were men who had microlocs or something that looked dangerously like microlocs. It was an extremely positive experience - then came the cost. They cost $600 and in a heartbeat I would do it if I had that kind of money. The follow-ups were $115 which included retouch (as opposed to retightening) and a wash. This is suggested once a month until they lock. They did not fabulous as I have always been attracted to smaller locs. I could possibly come up with the initial cost, but that monthly retouch is rough. In all I enjoyed my visit very much and there was nothing illegitimate or illegal or copyright problematic about it. It may be another way to do SL but because she was able to prove that this was something that had been around for a while made it an entirely different story. Well ladies, I may have left something out. Feel free to contact me by any means necessary and I will try and clarify if at all possible. I would do twisty locs in a New York Minute, but with kids and a cut in pay coming down the pike I am a bit afraid of the ongoing costs involved. It was a great experience and I enjoyed these two ladies and their locs. I have been to other places to learn about locs (even the big places in Atl) and were not received as warmly. I can't say it was a good experience - but this was different and I know they would start me off on a great journey, I'm just afraid they will have to kick me off the bus cause somewhere along the line, I can't pay the fare. Great experience!

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    She even showed me a book (dated 1984) where...

    Sounds like she's getting prepared for any court battles that come about.

    Glad you had such a positive experience. They are beautiful and I wish I could afford them too.

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