Sisterlocks Journey

After 3 years as a loose natural I decided to lock my hair.  Months of research lead me to Sisterlocks and in 2009 I was Sisterlocked.  Below are my hair statistics as well as pictures from my journey so far.

Vital Sisterlock Statistics
Installation: 9-11 November 2009 by Tassahai
Installation time: 31 hours
Initial Length: 7 inches
Maintenance Method: Professional Latching by Bespoke Hair Styles
Latching Time & Frequency: 3 ½ hours every 6 weeks
Sisterlock Count: 500+
Pattern/Tool: 4 point .
Loose Hair Texture: Type 4B/4C fine tightly curled hair with high density in the centre and no curl pattern throughout

Click on the images below to see larger versions of each picture.


First Month


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4 – the journey so far…

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15 Responses to Sisterlocks Journey

  1. Adeline says:

    Your hair looks so beautiful in every way & at every stage. I love it.

  2. Wlede says:

    Love, love, love your sisterlocks! I’ve had mine for a little over 2 years, and it is the best hair decision I’ve made.

  3. Pat koch says:

    Love your hair! I am really inspired from your journey and will be starting mines very soon.

  4. aeyshadeedee says:

    Hi… your hair looks so beautiful. I’ve been thinking about locing my hair also but I’m just trying to get some info before I do. how often do you have to re-do your hair? and is there any special hair regimen you have for taking care of your locs?

  5. Guuuuurl, your locs are gorgeous! i am only 4 months in and i get a lot of bad hair day. sometimes i get fustrated. looking at your beautiful hair gives me hope. thanks so much.

    • Thanks Diana 🙂
      Locs go through stages we all work with what we have. My bad hair days with Locs are good hair days when relaxed. Keep your chin up 🙂

  6. Kara Poole says:

    I love your locks. I started my sisterlocks with twist. I’ve been natural for 5 years and decided to lick. I went to a lady that started my aunts hair (and they look good). I had about 420 twist in my head and after she finished locking my hair….I came home and counted them. She combined so many of my twist. I only have 300 and I’m so ticked off. Why would she do that? I have fine 4b/4c hair and I don’t know what to do right now. Should I let it grow and see how they turn out or just chop my hair off again and start over. I’m so infuriated with her. I don’t know what to do?

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  8. Antoinnette says:

    Uhmm Can It Be Dont With Cream Hair?

  9. You are beautiful and so are your sisterlocks!

  10. Noelle says:

    I have obsessed over sisterlocks for a good while. I kept looking at your photos and I finally had mine done yesterday :-). Thanks for inspiring a Kenyan sister!

  11. baby cake says:

    Love your locs. I am 6 weeks into my locs. The best hair decision I have ever made in my 60 years of life. Shout out to my awesome loctician Donna Lewis in the lowcountry area of North Charleston.

  12. Marsha says:

    Beautiful sisterlocks. Had mine 3 months now and loving every step. I just hope mine will be as beautiful as yours. Love all your styles goes well with your gorgeous face! I urge all women from an African decent to return to their roots. There is nothing as beautiful as our natural hair in all its state and form. I wish as women we would accept who we are and stop allowing society to define what is beautiful and what is not. Are we going to allow society to dictate to our daughters what is beautiful and what is not, or are we going to set the pace and teach our daughters how to accept themselves, value themselves and see themselves as beautiful. Because thats how God created us, in His own image!

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