As I mentioned in my Starting Over video [HERE], I have a lot of repairs to do on my Sisterlocks. I was very anxious to start the process to see how much length I would be able to retain. So yesterday, I brought a small pair of sheers and started what I’m calling “Phase 1”. In this first phase I’m removing the bunched, scraggly, and weak ends of my Sisterlocks.
These ends need to be removed because they actually cause the locs to be fragile and they also affect the size of my Sisterlocks. After I cut these ends of it was like finding a whole new set of Sisterlocks that are slender and more closely resemble mature Sisterlocks.
I lost a lot of length with this Phase 1 cutting but my Sisterlocks look and feel a lot better! Personally, I’d rather have short strong hair than long fragile hair.
I didn’t cut every loc, only the ones that need to be corrected. Now my hair is more even, although not perfectly event because I treated each loc individually, but it somehow came out in a layer cut hairstyle.
Overall, I love the new cut and really like how my locs look without all the lumps, bunched hairs, and excess ends. It’s just hair, it’ll grow back…
nappy headed black girl
September 15, 2012 at 11:16 am
I like your “it’ll grow back” attitude. We often hold onto unhealthy hair for fear of losing length. I’m excited to see the finished product after all phases are complete.
October 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm
Yes, we have to let go of that mentality! Hopefully I can finish the grooming by the end of the year….
September 17, 2012 at 2:33 am
I like the new cut. They still look beautiful!! But good things that you are going back and correcting misinformation that you were given. That means alot to the people that follow your Blog as well as your YouTube page.
October 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm
Thank you! Yes, I am digging the new cut as well although I miss my big puff lol
September 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm
Your hair looks great,I really start to notice that my ends don’t look like everyone elses. Have you read that hair thing by Dr. Cornwell? She talks about cutting off bunched and relaxed ends. I also notice that in all the pictures in the book no one had bunched ends. I thought that was normal, but I guess I was wrong.. I can’t wait to see you next video.
October 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm
Thank you! Yes, I just got the book and I look forward to reading it!
Nathalie P. Jones
September 22, 2012 at 2:26 pm
So, I need to cut mine as you’ve done but a loctician told me that I will cut my pattern if I cut the ends. What are your thoughts about that?
My hair looks like yours on that first picture but more poofy-ugh I DO NOT LIKE my poofy, stringy and knotted ends on some of them. I want to revive my hair, but I don’t really know where to start. I am updating my blog to show my hair progress/my current struggles. http://www.naturalnathalie.blogspot.com
October 9, 2012 at 2:16 pm
Of course you’ll cut into the pattern but just like when you first started them your hair will begin the settling process on the new ends and buds will reform. If you watched the video during your Consultation Dr. Cornwell shows that Sisterlocks can be cut and trimmed just like regular hair.
I am going to check out your blog!
April 21, 2014 at 4:23 pm
This is great info. I have been wanting to cut those awful ends out of my locs for a long time . Your blog gave me the courage and confidence to do so. After four years my locs look and feel wonderful. Thank you so very much!