Your Hair Journey

Step 1: The Client Consultation

Consultations are typically around 1 hour in length. We'll discuss the Sisterlocks hair locking process and your past hair styling habits to best assess the right plan for your hair.

During this time, you will receive a cluster of sample locks (pictured below) to help determine your natural hair texture and which locking pattern is best suited for you. Sample locks will be in groups of around 8-12

To prep for your consultation, your hair should be:

  • Recently washed
  • Free of any oils or conditioners
  • Without any braids or extensions
  • a minimum of 3 inches long

If you are transitioning from chemically processed hair to natural hair, at least 1.5” - 2” of new growth is necessary. note: you do not need to cut off your relaxed hair

If you have recently relaxed your hair or are between braiding appointments, you will need to reschedule the consultation. Additionally, if you are suffering from any scalp conditions that require medical treatment, for health code reasons please reschedule when the condition has improved.

Example of how your consultation sample locks will look.

Step 2: The Client Establishment

Once you've had a consultation and are ready to proceed, your initial appointment will be your Sisterlocks establishment

Prior to your establishment locking session:

  • Thoroughly wash your hair
  • Please do not blow dry or straighten your hair in any way
  • Do not add any conditioners, oils or moisturizers

You will receive a confirmation text message 24 hours prior to your appointment, please confirm by responding to this text

Please note that these locking sessions can take many hours over the course of several days, please do not plan any other activities on the day of your appointment

After your locking session:

  • I'll send you home with shampooing instructions for best results . When washing, be sure to bundle your locks (Braid sections of your hair together, tuck the ends, and secure with a rubber band). Rinsing is very important to avoid product buildup
  • Separate your locks from the root after you shampoo. This helps prevent locks from joining together. Be sure to dry hair thoroughly before going to bed.
  • Avoid oil based products for the first 6 months. Softening agents found in moisturizers and conditioners can cause your hair to resist the locking process and build-up - especially if the products are not water-soluble
Example of how your hair will look after establishment

General Maintenance Guidelines

Keeping up with regular retightening appointments is critical, you will need to retighten on a regular basis to maintain your locks. I will work with you to determine the ideal retightening interval

  • For health reasons, please come to your retightening appointment with your hair clean. Shampoo no more than 48 hours before your appointment, (but ideally the day of). If you can’t shampoo before your appointment, please let me know and we'll work to reschedule
  • If you are sick, or recently have been sick, please call to reschedule. If you come to your appointment exhibiting signs of illness I will kindly ask you to reschedule
  • Sisterlocks™ offers an array of products to help keep your locks in top shape. Your retightening appointment is an excellent time to purchase Sisterlocks/Brotherlocks products, or you may order them on the official website at or by calling the order message line at (800) 456-5032.

Please do not hesitate to call me with any questions at 510-301-2272 and PLEASE be sure to confirm your appointments by responding to our Reminder text message!