17. Do you cover your hair at night? If so, what head covering do you use on your hair?
Yes, I use the
Keeping my hair off my face definitely helps keep my skin clear at the temples, and I would like to think that keeping my hair off of my cotton pillowcase stops it from drying out and preserves any curl I may have put in it.
I have noticed less lint in my hair when I cover it as well.
18. What material do you suggest for pillow cases?
If covering hair is not an option, then I would suggest a satin pillowcase. A high thread count pillowcase would be best if the pillow is down (to keep the feathers in).
19. What’s your opinion about locking children’s hair? How old should you begin locking your child’s hair?
I do not have children, so I can not offer sage advice. But, I can not think of any reason not to lock children’s hair. I think it is a great option, especially for mixed and transracially adopted girls whose mothers may not know how to do their hair.
20. Do you find your hair growing quicker with Sisterlocks ™?
Yes, because I have only cut my hair twice in the last two years. No, because for every 3” it grows, it gains 2” of length or so, because of the coiling in the locks. I think most women see about 4” of growth a year.
21. Do you spend more or less on your hair now with your Sisterlocks ™ in comparison to your relaxed days?
Definitely less. I can wash and go (freestyle), though more typically, I use Caruso steam rollers for a softer look that lasts a few days. Occasionally I braid it or set it on Soft Spike rollers when it is wet just for fun. Even with all this manipulation, it is a lot easier than with relaxed hair.
22. Do you go to the salon more or less now with your Sisterlocks ™? - in comparison to your relaxed days...
More. I used to get my hair relaxed and trimmed every ten weeks, now I have monthly hair appointments. I rarely went to salons just to get my hair styled, because it was pricey and always turned into a six hour affair.