I'm belong to a few groups and questions come up about how will they look. Will they be neat? Will they be frizzy? Will they bunch up? Why do the ends look like this? Then there are comments about the ugly stages. Ugly? Natural hair? Ugly? Locks? Ugly?
Maybe it's me and the fact that I have the impossible hair and the patience of Job with it. Maybe, I really, really wanted locks so badly that I don't give a rat's furry behind as to how they turn out. It's better than what I was doing before!
No one knows how long it will take your hair to lock or how they will look. I can tell a person it can take six months if they have a tight texture or grin promisingly while telling another person that it might take years. Each persons hair is different. The best someone can offer is a guess of what someone experienced who hair is similar to yours. I personally think that telling someone that their locks will look like this and that is doing that person a disservice.
Sisterlocks are not fast food dreadlocks. They are not locked instantly and they may not come out your way. What they will be is teeny, weeny DREADLOCKS. Yes, I said it, DREADLOCKS. I have found that when I use the term more with my clients and other people that it puts it into perspective for them. That this is really my hair. My hair is matted up and the shed hairs are still in there.
Which brings me to that term, in my opinion, I think people don't like 'dreadlocks' because they are secretly trying to run from what a dreadlock really is. By calling it another term, it makes it less of a lock and more like a hairstyle. People say they don't like the term because there is nothing dreadful about their hair. Then why not embrace it and let it be. Stop being scared of your own hair. Do you find that frizz on your lock dreadful? Is that bunching dreadful?
People, if you are trying to escape the nappy then get a relaxer, not Sisterlocks. If you are not ready to let go and let hair, then don't get Sisterlocks.
Please have an open mind and fully understand that Sisterlocks uses your very own hair, woven by hand and is not the natural equivalent to a relaxed hair do.