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To prepare for your appointment, shampoo your hair with clarifying shampoo and refrain from adding oils or conditioners. Warm dry, twist, or plait in four to six sections. Color two weeks before establishment day.

After Care
  1. Keep it simple
  2. No excessive styling
  3. No products
  4. Do not spray daily with water
  5. Shampoo biweekly (braid and band properly)
  6. Dry with warm/cool dryer setting
  7. Do not sleep with plastic cap or with wet hair
  8. Sleep with satin or silk-lined bonnet or scarf

Includes a 2-4 week follow-up visit, including touching up on any slippage around nape or edges, discussing any concerns, going over how and when to wash, and teaching braiding and banding.

Sisterlocks Wash Routine

Step 1: Products

Please use recommended shampoo provided with your starter kit. Do not put any creamy product on your locz. As we discussed during your consultation, products may cause Sisterlocks to slip. If product is needed for scalp care, apply directly to the scalp, and not on the loc shaft.

Step 2: Braid & Band

Next, make sure you braid and band your hair! First start by parting your hair down the middle. On each side, you should create between 4-6 braids (away from the scalp). Start the braid about two inches from the scalp, leaving enough room for fingertips to slide through. Braid locz down into a plait stopping right before the loose ends. Then bend ends upward and place a rubber band to secure the loose ends. NEVER BRAID TO THE END.

Step 3: Wash

Finally, wash time! When washing locz, please use finger pads to massage scalp. DO NOT rub shaft of sisterlocks. After shampooing, rinse as normal while squeezing excess soap and water from locz. DO NOT use conditioner on locz.

Step 4: Dry

You may leave your locs braided while drying or take them down to let them air dry. Be careful when taking down braids and make sure not to pull apart matted ends.