And Length Updates
By Terez Howard
Although the Sisterlocks tool has been my retightening tool of choice, I have used a homemade paperclip tool on two locs for the past year. The point? To see if those microlocs looked differently than my others.
When I took the retightening class, I was under the impression that I had to do everything the “Sisterlocks way” or else my hair would no longer look like Sisterlocks. I was actually afraid that my locs would get weak and break off. Even though I had no sound basis for this reasoning, that’s the way that I felt. The consultant made me feel like if I made one wrong move, my locs would not survive.
I was curious to know if the two locs retightened with the paperclip tool would be larger or have a different look than the ones retightened with the Sisterlocks tool.
My paperclip-retightened microlocs look just like all of the other ones. There is no difference in size or anything else. Those two locs look just like all of my other locs.
I picked up the Nappylocs tool again to see if it would work better on locs with thicker ends. The larger ends make it difficult to attach the Sisterlocks tool, so I thought that the wider opening on the Nappylocs tool would help. But I still found that I cannot keep the Nappylocs tool attached to my ends. I’m not sure if I’m missing something or what. I can get locs retightened with it; however, it is cumbersome because of constantly having to reattach it. If someone has any suggestions, please comment!
You can see my paperclip-retightened microlocs in the video below.
I wanted to show what my microlocs looked like without any curls. So after I shampooed, these photos were taken. I am nearly at 2 1/2 years.