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12. What method should you use to wash locked hair? (i.e., circular motions, massaging the scalp... how should you position your fingers?)
Hmmm... what I should do, even at this stage, is “braid and band,” before washing. That involves taking the hair in 2” x 2” sections, braiding or twisting it, folding it over, and securing with a rubber band to prevent slippage. The braids can be left in while the hair dries, resulting in a “braid-out” style. For most women, this should be done for the first six months, but for women with loose textures like mine, slippage seems to be constant. And, to be honest, I don’t do it -- I enjoy having my hands in my hair while I wash it too much.
13. What do you use to keep your Sisterlocks ™ looking so moisturized and neat?
Thank you! As for neat, I get the roots done every four weeks. As for moisturized, I don’t think my hair has ever looked dry, but I do use conditioner. Newbies to locks should be warned that locked hair doesn’t shine like relaxed hair.
14. How do you avoid two Sisterlocks ™ from matting together? Has this ever happened? If so, how did you “un-matte” them?
After washing, the locks should be separated, one by one to minimize tangling. Admittedly, I don’t do this, but I think that getting my hair done every month means I do not have too much risk of my hair combining.
15. How often do you re-tighten your roots? Is this particular to your hair texture or do you think anyone with Sisterlocks ™ should retighten at the same rate?
I have my roots done every four weeks. Most women get theirs done every six weeks. I opt to go more often because it minimizes the amount of tangling between locks, and it shortens my visits. I think having a loose curl pattern has something to do with it, because I go every four weeks for 4-5 hours, whereas most of my hairdresser’s clients go every six weeks for 3 hours.
16. Do you have any problems with lint from clothing, towels or pillows getting into your hair? If so, what do you use to remove them? And is it fairly easy to remove?
Occasionally I find lint or pillow feathers in my hair, typically at the ends. I pull them out with tweezers. It is not a big deal, but now I have to remember to look for them.
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