Founder Dr. JoAnne Cornwell
Learn more about the origins of Sisterlocks™ by watching the ‘That Hair Thing’ video by Founder Dr. JoAnne Cornwell and then click below to watch a video that answers the question “What are Sisterlocks™”
What are Microlocs
The origins of Microlocs are unknown however, similar to Sisterlocks™, Microlocs are created using an interlocking technique.
Microlocs are also smaller than a traditional lock, which is generally compared to the size of a straw or a pencil. Like Sisterlocks™ the size of Microlocs can vary according to need and preference.
The hair is parted into what is known as the grid. The hair is then twisted or braided and then wax, gel, or balm is used to facilitate the locking process.
In the creation of Microlocs the loctician and recipent may decide to add hair extensions to the hair as well.
What are Sisterlocks™
Sisterlocks™ are very small locks (the size of the locks can vary according to best practices for the individual and preference), created by Dr. JoAnne Cornwell in 1993, which work with the natural state of your hair. The locks are smaller than what are known as Traditional locks, for the purpose of allowing more style ability. The locking system is not a hairstyle but a locking technique. The technique is a trademarked technique that can only be installed by a Sisterlocks™ Consultant or Trainee.
The locking system, unlike some Microlocks, is done without the use of wax or gel to create the locking effect. There are however, Sisterlocks™ Products you can use to help encourage the locking process once the locks are established.
The Sisterlocks™ brand is a wholistic approach to helping us embrace the natural texture of our hair. The brand is designed to make the technique consistent no matter who is installing or establishing the locks. In order for your locks to be considered Sisterlocks™ the loctician must be a Sisterlocks™ Consultant or Trainee and he or she must use the exact proprietary technique learned during the Sisterlocks™ training course.