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Wow. It’s been almost 3 years since I installed Sisterlocks and they both happened within the last few weeks of each other. The first one was a very good friend who had some medical challenges and lost her first set of locs and the other is Lisa, who you’ll get to meet today in the video.
Lisa has been pre-mature gray most of her adult life. She has never had chemicals in her hair, and from early on, she has totally accepted and embraced her natural color and texture and has enjoyed a head full of extremely healthy hair with good density and an amazingly healthy hairline. Her favorite way to wear her natural tresses was free and loose after applying water and conditioner to help define her curl pattern. What she didn’t care for, however, was wetting her hair on almost a daily basis to achieve the style.
I’m really excited (and so is Lisa) because we’ve discussed how Sisterlocks will enhance her styling options, allow her hair
to remain in its natural state and continue to grow healthy and as long as she desires. Lisa is using the “Loc Newbie Starter Kit” to maintain her Sisterlocks. The only other product she will use interchangeably with the Daily Mist is the Honey Rose” Water”. Lisa was a pleasure to meet and I’m happy that she is a part of my spoiled and pampered clientele! She’s definitely in good hands here. Welcome To The Family, Lisa! Enjoy the video!
What Are Sisterlocks? - Phyllis' Sisterlocks 10 years locked
Hey Healthy Lockers!
It still surprises me to learn that many women still don’t know about Sisterlocks. I’ve had my Sisterlocks for almost 12 years and I’m amazed when I get the question, “What are Sisterlocks?”
I’ve answered this question probably 1000 times over the years and when I answer it, I like to quickly explain things where people can get a good visual of what I’m talking about. My pat answer would be (and still is), “It’s like growing your own micros with your own natural hair. No more buying fake hair; no more sitting hours to have them put in just to return in a few weeks to pay someone to take them out and start the crazy cycle of putting them in again.” Then I’d provide the address to their site.
How Do You Get More Information on Sisterlocks?
The official Sisterlocks website is the best place to start for information, particularly if you’re looking for a certified consultant or Sisterlock’s trainee. There’s also a page that answers the frequently asked questions about Sisterlock and the process.
According to the website, “Sisterlocks is a trademark company founded in 1993 by Dr. JoAnne Cornwell.” You can get more information at the “Official Sisterlocks Site”.
However, some of the absolute best info regarding sister locks can be found on established personal blogs about Sisterlocks and the hundreds of videos that you can find on YouTube, including My YouTube Page and other video sharing sites. From those, you will also get to witness the incredible beauty, versatility of hairstyles and freedom from having your own Sisterlocks. Bad hair days will literally become a thing of the past. Let me share with you a couple of my clients with Sisterlocks.
Phyllis’s Sisterlocks 10 Years
Phyllis’ Sisterlocks Year 1
Kelli’s Sisterlocks 4 years
Kelli’s Sisterlocks Day 1
Felecia’s Sisterlocks 2 years
Felecia’s Sisterlocks Day 1
What Are Sisterlocks?! Check Out Two Of My YouTube Videos Of Felecia and Lisa
Within the next few weeks I will scour the internet and dedicate an entire page to some of the best videos that represent what Sisterlocks are; how much they cost, finding a consultant, what’s involved with maintenance and grooming along with lots of other great information. If you’ve signed up to receive my emails (by filling out the form to the right with your name and your best email) you’ll be notified when I stream my live broadcast from my home. Not to worry though, if you miss the live show. The live shows are recorded and you can always view them at your leisure by clicking here…View Replay Of Live Broadcasts so that you can make the best possible decision as to whether Sisterlocks are for you!
Click The Video Below To See How To Care For Your Sisterlocks At Night…
It’s always great sharing with each and everyone of you. I absolutely love helping sisters transition into any and all types of locs. I hope that this information has helped you move closer to making the decision to loc. If you have locs already, regardless of what type or how you maintain them, you’ll always find great information here with me at Videolocktician.com. Please feel free to share this site with others and don’t forget to connect with me on FaceBook To Find Out More Of What Sisterlocks Are. Connect with me and my friends on my FaceBook Fan Page For Sisterlocks & Locs!
Below are just a few more links that I visit every now and again. Enjoy!
Here is a great question that came through the blog recently. “Hello Phyllis
Happy Holidays…I am a natural stylist from GA and I am interested in becoming a sisterlock locktician. I went to sisterlocks.com and I saw they had training classes. Are those the only company that offers training?? Any advice would be helpful.”
Here is my response to Belon…
Hi Belon. This is a great question. If you’re interested in actually becoming a certified Sisterlocks consultant, then the only way you can do that is through the Sisterlocks company. The company endorsed training will provide you with a thorough knowledge of locking the hair in the refined delicate locks using their patented locking tool. After your training, there will be proficiency requirements needed from you before you will be approved for certification. There are, however, other latching/looping techniques along with tools and people or lockticians who are very proficient at implementing and or teaching alternative techniques that can achieve very similar results to Sisterlocks. I, as well as other well known lockticians in the industry, facilitate workshops and trainings that teach alternative locking techniques using alternative tools along with other techniques using no tools at all.
Is There Alternative Training For Sisterlocks?
So… to make sure that you’re clear in my response to you, Belon, the absolutely best Sisterlocks training will come from the Sisterlocks company by way of trainers representing Sisterlocks. Any other locking technique learned outside of the official Sisterlocks training, that produces similar results, is not endorsed by the Sisterlocks company, but may be, in my opinion, considered an asset that can “compliment” your Sisterlocks training. Hope this helps. Take care and thanks for posting.
Check Out These Sites That Have Training Information That Will Teach Alteranative Locking Methods Using Tools That May Produce Similar Results To The Sisterlocks’s Techinique:
“Murphy’s Law” was most definitely in the house tonight! What could go wrong – did go wrong. I just purchased a new phone system that didn’t jive with my laptop (and I was really excited to use it too), callers couldn’t hear me, accidental hangups, delayed videos, AND I was so thrown off, I completely forgot to save the recording of the broadcast! But more worse than that (did I say that right?)… there were lots of first time viewers along with my largest viewing audience EVER since I started the broadcast over 18 months ago – ARGH!!!!!
So although I’m still a bit sad that I could not share with you the pictures, videos and the topics I had planned, I’m going to double up for the next broadcast, which will be next Sunday. There’s no way I’m going to make you wait another 2 weeks. I also view this as a learning experience. The lesson learned here is to always TEST new equipment BEFORE the live broadcast. I’m getting another phone system first thing in the morning. I just assumed that it would all work seamlessly together, but you know what is said about assuming…it makes an AssUMe! LOL
The upside…I can always have a “Do Over”. This time we’ll start at 8pm, which will give plenty of time for questions, answers, videos and pictures. The Live Broadcast will be dedicated to all of you who’ve had your locs or Sisterlocks for 2 years or less. I’ll be revealing all my secrets to help you grow your new locks as healthy and carefree as possible. I’ll also discuss many of the common issues that new loc wearers will face during their first 24 months of having them. We’ll discuss, slippage, frizziness, dryness, itchy scalp, color, thinning & breakage.
Tina is back and she has worn her last wig! You first met Tina during the live broadcast that featured the topic of “Help, My Daughter Has Lice In Her Locs!” Her installation was amazing! During next week’s live broadcast, you’ll see an update video right after I completed her installation and I’ll show you how I “Dry Conditioned” her new Sisterlocks. What is Dry Conditioning you ask? It’s a term I coined to help explain how to keep your locs moisturized and conditioned throughout your entire lock journey. There’s no need to condition your locks during the shampooing process. You can “Dry Condition” anytime on your dry locs! There is no reason why you should suffer with dry locks after watching this video! But for now, watch the video from Tina’s consultation. You won’t find this on YouTube yet. I’ll see her next week for her FREE retightening and will make the complete video after that.
So See you next Sunday evening at 8pm. It’ll be a good one (keeping my fingers crossed) I’ll provide the live links later in the week.
As Always…Wishing You A Happy & Nappy Hair Day! Take Care!
My Sisterlocks are 11 years and 3 months old. I’m re-posting this pictorial of my 10 year Sisterlocks journey. Notice how the hair has changed but still managed to remain absolutely gorgeous through every stage of the locking process. Click the video and then read below!
After several months of using products that were too drying for my hair and scalp, I began to research and experimenting with home made products for myself and my clientele. The result is the product line that I make available today.
In all of my pictures and the pictures and videos of my clients, you’ll always notice how “soft and healthy” the locks look. If they “look” that way, then you can just imagine how incredibly soft the locks must feel. I was using a combination of the mists and and oils way before I bottled and labeled them for sale and encouraged my clients to use them from day one of their installation – they’ve never had an issue with “Dry Locks”.
My product line has since become very popular with many of you because the RESULTS speak for themselves! After viewing the above video, I invite you to visit the products page to see what products will work for you. I encourage you to read the testimonials. Don’t just take my word for it – although you could…LOL! Feel free to call me at 302-836-3550 if you have questions about what to order for your locks or to process the order over the phone.
Over 70 live die-hard viewers stayed to the very end. If this live broadcast was a book, it would be a ‘page turner’.
I didn’t give anything away; I didn’t have a sale and no special guest was invited. Actually, I did have special guests – all the wonderful viewers who called in and asked their most pressing questions about their locks.
Lots of ‘Loc Secrets’ were revealed in this broadcast, so it would behoove you to watch it as soon as possible.
Oh my, and just when you think you can’t watch anymore…you’re mesmerized by the "Before and After" pictures at the very end. You don’t even want to blink. You’ll witness incredible "Before and After" pics of my client’s locs from installation day to 2-4 years down the road. The transformations are absolutely amazing!
So get to a quiet relaxing place, get out the tea and crackers or just let the broadcast play in the background, but make sure you have pencil and paper to take notes, because a lot of nuggets were dropped and many of the Video Locktician’s "Secrets To Healthy, Long & Stylable Locks" were revealed – I’m not kidding…this was good stuff!
A big "Thank You" to everyone who called in…It’s you who made this broadcast sooo special.
Here’s the info for the REPLAY of the LIVE BROADCAST.
I’m really excited to share this video with you. It’s not on YOUTUBE yet because it’s too long, but I wanted you to have the opportunity to see it in it’s entirety and without the distracting commercials on the LiveStream/Broadcast channel. However, still check out the replay of the live broadcast, because the chat session directly after the video was terrific. Lots of great questions were asked and many useful tips were shared. I’ll be coming back later to populate this post with the actual pictures that you see me taking during the video , along with some great feedback I continue to get from all of you.
My hope is that this video will give you some inspiration if you have very long locks and have been sitting on the fence about cutting your Sisterlocks or cutting your locs. You’ll get some great tips on cutting locks just by watching the video. ENJOY!!!
The next video is a live broadcasts that reveals my new haircut in the Springlocks. I absolutely loved it! You’ll see me wearing my new cut in the SpringLocks; I show the hair cutting video during the broadcast (which you can fast forward through) and then I show my hair in the SpringLocks Twist Out…Super Fab-U-Lous!!! This was a great broadcast and the viewers had many questions… You gotta see!
Although I’m good at documenting my client’s loc journey through photos and videos, I realized that I have just a few pictures to document my own. In response to your continual requests to see photos of my loc journey, I spent most of the day looking for photos of my hair and was able to pull together a small collection from over a 10 year period.
Here’s an update to the post Installing New Sisterlocks – The Journey. In the initial post, which also featured a great video, you saw newly installed Sisterlocks that were very neat and styled by rolling on perm rods. It’s been 4 1/2 months now since that date and below are photos that show what Felecia’s locs look like currently.
Now, for those of you who have gray hair (I prefer "silver hair") or a straighter and smoother texture…don’t fall off your chair when you see the photos below. Felecia was very well prepared via her consultation, her own research and continual dialogue with me on what to expect during her transition into locks. Her texture and journey is so different from any of my other clients that we will continue to share her journey with you.
Felicia’s groomings are every 2-3 weeks and takes 3 hours. When she shampoos her hair, the slippage is severe and retightenings take almost 5 hours! The up side though is her hair is starting to settle (mat within the lock). Her ends, some of which and especially on top, still have about an inch or so of perm on them. Since Felecia’s curl pattern is long and wavy and not "coily" at all, her ends are just loose and open. They will eventually mat together as well and close up.
I really thought that since Felecia works in a professional office atmosphere and is very active with her church activities, she would be curling her hair with the perm rods on a regular basis and be more self conscious about the appearance of her hair. To my surprise and excitement, however, she rarely curls her hair at all! So what you see in the photos below is pretty much her true texture and wave pattern taking over her locks. I just LOVE IT…and she LOVES IT EVEN MORE!
So check out the pictures and please feel free to share this post with other bloggers and your friends on Twitter (press the RETWEET button above)
Click on each photo to enlarge it and again to see magnificent detail.
See…you wouldn’t even know they were Sisterlocks if you didn’t part the hair and check near the scalp. Know that Felecia would definitely have a more manicured look to her locks if she curled them – Provided she rolled them correctly and making sure her ends were smoothed and wrapped around the rods very neatly. They would look pretty much how they looked after the first day of installation.
But I’m really proud and delighted that she is going with the flow and embracing her natural beautiful texture. Felecia is definitely representing! Thank you Felecia!!!!