Jul 8, 2009
Readers Emails Answered
Dear Writing Addict,
I will begin by first saying that I love your blog. Thank you for uplifting all of our locked sisters publicly. As a little background information: I had beautiful traditional locks for approximately four years which I cut off during a time of emotional turmoil in my life. That said... I have regretted that decision greatly ever since. When a decided to lock again, I went with Sisterlocks but after having this set of beautiful locks for two years now, I am finding it to be a personal maintenance nightmare because I just don't have the time to keep them up nor the money to get them done regularly. (I, too, am in graduate school, and am a wife and mother of three little ones.) So, my questions are... Can I switch to twisting my new growth as I did when I had traditional locks? My locks range in size from micro to small. Currently, I use the Nappylocs tool. Will my locks be able to withstand this method? Any recommendations on combining my micro locks to make them happily marry one another. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Cee
Hello There Precious,
Well now, this is indeed an interesting question. I do know you can't make your Dreadlocs into Sistalocs, but you should be able to marry your sisterlocs together to achieve dreadlocs again. I do imagine that you will need the aide of a product, and the palm rolling technique. Let me mention that I am not a consultant on Sisterlocs and still very new to it all. However, I find them beautiful, just as I do regular Locs. I guess its all in the preference.
I don't think a locking tool would work since, there are a "few" locs you are intertwining.
Again, I do not see the problem with taking a few Sisterlocs and palm rolling or twisting them together to make the desired loc (in thickness) that you want. Nothing wrong with that at all.
Please try this with a few of your sisterlocs and let me know how they turned out.
Until then, I love you and Happy Locing!