So, What ARE Sisterlocks?

Sisterlocks were created and trademarked in 1993 by Dr. JoAnne Cornwell. In her own words, “Sisterlocks is not about a hairstyle. It’s about a lifestyle. Sisterlocks invites women to embrace a natural hair care system that is self-affirming and truly gorgeous.” Sisterlocks is a micro- interlocking system for afro textured hair. It creates tiny style-able locs weaved into the hair with a patented tool, that builds the locs from the ends of hair to the root. This minimizes tension at the root of your hair. Sisterlocks fall in the family of microlocs but what differentiates them is that they are created using a patented tool, on a precise grid, using your hair’s natural curl pattern to determine the lock pattern. Microlocs on the other hand can be formed from two strand twists or braids and then later interlocked.

Sisterlocks allows women with afro textured hair to take advantage of a wide range of today’s hairstyles without having to alter the natural texture of their hair or add any products or heat. They are made to be permanent/a long term hairstyle and not meant to be undone after a couple of weeks like you would braids or two strand twists.

As the sisterlocks method is patented, always have your sisterlocks established & maintained by a certified consultant trained by the Sisterlocks company. Visit for more information.

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