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    I have never heard anyone speak of the new style called twistylocks. They look like sisterlocks, but they is curly and fuller. Go to www.twistylocks.com.
    I am new to the group and glad to be here. I am in the transitioning stage of letting my perm grow out. I have about 1 1/2 - 2 inches of new growth and it feels good. I have been transitioning with microbraids. The lady that braids my hair said I could transition into my locs by twisting my new growth and it woud have a look like sisterlocks, and as it grows, the extension will be trimmed off. I am excited and I am scheduled to have this done this week.

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    yeah, there was a thread about this technique earlier. Some sisterlockers are not pleased with the Twistylocks because the originator was a prior sisterlocks consultant.

    Question, how does the locks stay curly and twisty? I mean a loc is a loc and it mattes, so how does it stay twisty?

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    I'm interested in getting sisterlocks also. There has been much discussion about the Twistylocks on the Sisterlocks group. Everyone says they look the same however Twistylocks look much bigger to me. The pic on the website sorta looks like extensions but maybe not. They are definetly look bigger to me.

    I want bigger locks but i'm so confused about what size to get. I guess i'd like them to be the around the size of the twisty lock add now that i think of it Writing does help with your thoughts - ha,ha.

    Well if anyone knows anything about sisterlocks and can give me some advice on the size i'd appreciate it. I still want them small, more stylable, but bigger. Know if any pictures?

    Thanks,
    Trakar

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    Very nice, I like. Good luck on your journey!!
    Don't forget to post the pics!

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    Congrats on restarting your journey on the nappy side Crickett!

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    I agree w/AnaisKarim regarding the twisting of micros. Be careful.

    Enjoy your journey!

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    I have had Sisterlocks for about 4 months (first session in March 2004). Having seen pictures of only mature locks, I too was expecting my hair to look quite different. I was VERY scalpy and my consultant and I agreed that I looked like a wet chicken! After 4 months I'm seeing some improvement - still scalpy in the crown area and around the edges - some are locking and others are not. My consultant indicates that Sisterlocks should be started very small as this helps to create a fullness effect; however, depending on your hair texture, curl pattern and growth rate, your consultant may advise that smaller locks be combined to form larger locks as the locks mature. My consultant encourages me to "be patient and enjoy the journey." Most Sisterlocks consultants offer retighten classes so that one can learn how to retighten their own hair. I plan to learn how to retighten my locks in the future. Of note, my Sisterlocks consultant has waist-length hair and has been locked for 8 years.

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    Thank you so much for all the responses. In regards to how the twistylocs stay curly. The Twistylocs company respond to my same question. The locs were styled like that just as if you rolled your traditional locs, it is just a style. I did my first retightening last night, and I did the twist thing to get them started. I am really excited but very nervous, especially now. I don't mind the spacing and I don't plan on giving up. My hair now looks like I just had my hair redone, andit is real neat and tight. I hope once I get them started, I will switch to the latchhook method. How do you think this will work: what if I give myself a month or so and see no progress, perhaps I should start over with nulocs or twistys and then transition. Thank you for all the suggestions, I really appreciate all the advice you give me.

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    wow, those pics are the bomb. Ha, when I got my sister locks I had no spaces at all. I do have a lot of hair though.

    This has been very informative

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    okay, so yesterday I went to the website and posed the same question that I posted in this thread and here is the response

    "Hi,

    Thank you for visiting our website. You asked a really good question!
    The whole concept is that twistylocks are small and individual, meaning
    they do not combine with other locs, like traditional locs. We keep
    them small and separate, so they LOOK LIKE two strand twists....NOT
    THAT they actually ARE two-strand twists.

    We are sorry for any confusion this may have caused you... they will
    definitely still go through the maturation process, but they will be
    groomed well, they have a different look than traditional locs, they
    don't have the matted-together look. And of course you can style them
    way more than you typically can style larger locks, because of the
    twistylocks technique and the size.

    This is our concept, because we think twistylocks "look" more like
    twist, than they "look" like traditional locs. We are not trying to
    imply that they ACTUALLY ARE TWIST. That why we call them
    TwistyLocks!!!!!

    I hope that helps you understand our slogan better.

    Thanks again for the question. Please tell a friend about our website.

    Peace"

    Okay, now, what she said did not sit right with me. " they don't have that matted together look" What is matted together look? I don't get it! See, I was afraid of that. Not really being locks but they are? What is that implying?................

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    op I'll be visiting the twistylocks site soon.

    Anaiskarim:

    Thanks for the encouragement .... I'm gonna hang in there. That sister has very beautiful locks. Wow!!

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    hi charity11. rene (the consultant & model for twistylocks) has gorgeous SISTERLOCKS. she & her mother are former sisterlocks consultants who decided to breakaway from SL & market them as twistylocks. while i don't agree w/the way she is trying to pass sl's off as twistylocks, i understand that she is a competent consultant & does great work. as stated before, her sisterlocks are just set on spiral or perm rods to get that look. i don't understand her statement that twistylocks aka sisterlocks look like 2 strand twist & not like traditional locks or that other claim about them having a neat appearance & not that matted look. whatever! that didn't sit too well w/me either. i've had sl's for 1yr 3wks & my sl's nor any other sl wearers that i've encountered look like 2 strand twist. they look like very small locs & that's it. nothing more, nothing less. i know people copy styles all the time & i'm not mad at her for trying to be a businesswoman, but don't try to market one thing as something else. that's just my 2 cents.

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    I hear you. It makes sense to me.

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    starchild, you're not the only one.

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    Hi,

    I went to the site and I found it to be very ambiguous. they said that they are instantly sealed, but not really completely sealed , then they said that it has the appearance of 2 strand stists but aren't two strand twists . Very confusing to me. But I think they are cute.

    But, I didn't like her starement about the "matted together look" and that unlike traditional locs that twistylocs are "neat".

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    o.k. "Twistylocks" are the same thing as "Sisterlocks". The lady that is posing use to be a sisterlock consultant. Dr. Joanne
    Cornwell's trademark "Sisterlocks" do not have a patent protection. Meaning that someone can use the same technique but cannot use the same name or similar name to market/sale it.

    Trademark protection does not allow "Sisterlocks" to stop others from practicing their method, just from using their name.
    If they had a patent protection it would be different. Unfortunately for them they cannot stop people from practicing their method under a different name.

    This is a reference from another lock group.

    Very interesthing...

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    thanks Toy, many don't truly understand. Maybe I just love locs too much for anyone to say things like "matted together look" wth, why do you have locs. I wonder do people realize that their hair will loc and will not be looking "neat" all the time.

    anywayz. off to other threads..........

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