Sunday, March 16, 2008

So You Really Think the Latch Hook Is OK

Are your locks thin? Are your locks snapping off? Are your locks inconsistent? If you delay your re-tightenings because of the pain, it could be that latch hook that everyone says is OK to use on Sisterlocks.

So many times you don't see the damage done by none by Sisterlocks tools till someone runs up behind you yelling the words "Is this yours?" Of course they are not about to hand you a $20.

Instead, they have a lock or maybe two. Now what are you going to do with that? They know it's yours because they saw it fall when they were trying to figure out what was going on with your hair. It's funny if it has not happened to YOU.

As you may not know. It can take a year or more for your Sisterlocks to recover if they have been damaged.

As Sisterlocks trained consultants & trainees, we need to become proficient using the Sisterlocks tool and not do our clients the disservice of using none Sisterlocks tools no matter how easy it seems to be.


It took 9 months to recover but you are looking at the proof . The ends have been latch hooked. The part by the tips of my fingers show the recovering locks that are thicker and not damaged.

A BIG Thank YOU to XOXO for allowing me to post your pictures.

10 comments:

Sogolocs said...

That was my biggest fear when considering whether to use other tools, what will happen in the long run ? It is much better to be safe then sorry. I have already had enough with the hair abuse. Where does it stop ? Make sure a caring and knowledgeable consultant is taking care of your sisterlocks. Thank God for people like yourself Paulette.

SisterlocksMD said...

Is the latch hook the same as the nappy locs tool?

Paulette said...

No, the latch hook it the same tool that is used to make rugs. The nappy tool looks like a small, closed ended paperclip.

Aya said...

Good for people to know.

Starshadow said...

Thanks for your informative blog. It is so easy for people to choose to take the cheapest route to retightening, but yours is the first blog I've seen which posted evidence of the damage done by using non Sisterlocks tools or patterns. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

This information came to me 1 year too late. I am a sisterlock trainee. However when I took my sisterlock training class in 2008, I'd had my "Sister" locks done for about a year. Well imagine how surprised I was when I am sitting in class and they pull out the Sisterlock tool and it looks NOTHING like what was being used on my head. I was so embarrassed that I didnt say anything. However by the time I returned for my refresher class the next year, I had several locks in the front that looked just like the ones on the picutre featured on your page. Also a few of them had actually fallen out. So by my first refresher class, I was about to have an anxiety attack and I finally talked to my trainer.. And I told her. Sadly I cut my locks off right after the class, which was last April and I am scheduled to start my Sisterlock journey over at the end of this April.

Kreyola said...

This is such a wonderful post. Thanks you for sharing

Paulette said...

Kreyola, Thanks for visiting and sharing and adding my blog to yours. I am all for getting good information out to the masses. I plan to blog much more. Paulette

Shai said...

Thanks so much. I want to retighten my hair, but only had the latchook available. I live in Jamaica (Caribbean) and there is no trainer/teacher to do a class. what should i do???

I do not want to live at the salon forever. i wanna do my own hair, if only for a while

Paulette said...

Shai,

That's a tough situation. Damage happens over time. Usually within a year. I would say, get to a class as soon as you could. I travel for 5 or more clients in one location. If you like, you can email me some pictures and we can talk. paulette@locks4life.com

Paulette