Clients should have clean, air dried natural hair. DO NOT APPLY ANYTHING (no oil, hair products, etc) TO THE HAIR. During this session we will discuss your personal hair care history, your styling preferences and your lifestyle in order to determine if Sisterlocks™ is right for you. You will also have "TEST LOCKS" put in your hair to see if they will hold, check sizes, amount of scalp showing, settling-in time, etc. This consultation is essential to both you and Cherished Locs to ensure that you get your Sisterlocks™ done in the most suitable way.
The Locking Session
Make yourself as comfortable as possible. Locking sessions are usually scheduled over a 2-3 day period; however the duration of sessions may vary. The average Sisterlocks™ customer will leave this session with an average of 400 locks. Cherished Locs will provide you with a "starter kit" that includes the proper shampoo for starting your locks, tiny rubber bands and a tip sheet on grooming and shampooing as your locks settle-in. Be sure to schedule your follow-up visit before you leave. Good maintenance is the key to gorgeous and healthy Sisterlocks™.
You will need to schedule your follow-up visit after at least two shampooings, which is usually within a month from the time you first get your locks put in. Cherished Locs will monitor the integrity of your locks, tighten them up and give you an idea of how long the settling-in process is likely to take. This is a great time to begin discussing styling tips for the "total look" that is right for you.
Ongoing Follow-up Visits
It is important that you schedule your first few re-tightening visits at 4-6 week intervals. This way the progress of your locks can be monitored. As your locks mature, Cherished Locs will be able to determine how often you will need to come in for re-tightenings. The average time between visits is 4-6 weeks, depending on the hair type and rate of hair growth. Keep in mind, the longer you wait between retightening sessions will result in a longer retightening time. Additionally, longer times between retightenings can and will result in weakened areas of your locks. For these reasons it is beneficial to remain on a regular retightening schedule.