Ensure your hair is clean (shampoo within 24hrs)
DO NOT blow dry or straighten your hair in anyway
DO NOT add any conditioners, oils, or moisturizers
Follow the shampooing instructions. Be sure to bundle sections of your hair together and loosely but securely braid or twist. Take the ends and secure with a rubber band prior to shampooing. Rinsing is very important.
Separate your locks from the root after you shampoo. This is important to keep locks from joining together. Dry hair thoroughly before going to bed to prevent mildew and odor from forming in your Sisterlocks™ and from being saturated for an extended length of time.
Avoid oil based products. For the first six months, you are in the “settling in” phase. Softening agents, moisturizers, and conditioners can cause your hair to resist the locking process and cause build up, especially if they’re not water-soluble.
Regular maintenance is very important. Retightening typically lasts between four and six hours.
Arrive to your retightening appointment with your hair clean. Shampoo the day of or the day before your retightening.