Instant Color! Red Wine Highlights in Sisterlocks


I have been wanting to color my Sisterlocks with Henna for the longest time, at least the past 6 months, but I felt like I couldn’t. Well, not so much that I couldn’t, but more so that I didn’t want to impede on the loc’ing process, especially since my hair is so soft and Henna is a conditioner, atop the fact that its already going to take a really long time for my hair to fully loc. So, I’ve been patiently waiting and oodling over other women with colored Sisterlocks, and then I stumbled onto this blog post, Amber Brown Highlights on Sisterlocks [HERE]. Her hair looked beautiful and it was surprising that such a beautiful color was only temporary! So last night, I stopped by the beauty supply and picked up a bottle of the Jerome Russel Temp’ry Hair Color.

Jerome Russel Temp’ry Hair Color

The beauty supply store I went to had a vast array of colors, but I settled on the “Red Wine”, not for any particular reason, just thought it’d be pretty. Now, before I put the color on my Sisterlocks, I did some research about the ingredients (which I highly recommend you do with any new product you get) and unfortunately the ingredients in the Temp’ry Hair Color are not all natural, but I didn’t find them to be harmful to my Sisterlocks. The ingredients include:

Ethanol: An alcohol that allows for products to dry quickly on the hair.

Resin: A holding agent commonly used in hairsprays to coat hair with polymers which provide the ability to form films when drying.

Propylene Gycol: An ingredient commonly found in personal care products what can serve many purposes. It is an effective humectant, solvent for pigments in cosmetics, and a preservative due its anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties.

LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas): Also know as compressed air oxygen.

DME (Dimethyl Ether): Used as a propellant to produce the pressurized gas in dispensing systems like aerosol sprays.

Despite the ingredients not being natural, I didn’t find anything that would be detrimental to my Sisterlocks. With my hair naturally being oily, the drying effects of the Ethanol won’t affect my hair, and if anything will lend itself to my hair loc’ing. Also, with the propylene glycol, which acts a humectant to retain moisture, the ethanol effects should really be minimal, if at all. The bottle also reads, “ risk of damage” and after my research into the ingredients I agree with that statement. So, I went for it and added a few highlights to my Sisterlocks…

I love, love, love the color and the subtle character it gives to my Sisterlocks. And what makes this even better, it washes right out! So this month I may have two highlights in the front, next month they could be in the back or just one in the front; I’m already thinking of the possibilities. I love the versatility of this temporary hair color and it makes waiting to henna my hair a lot easier!
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Jocelyn Reneé

Jocelyn Reneé is a Licensed Cosmetologist, Loctician and Textured Hair Educator. She was born and raised in the Washington DC area and is a graduate of the Aveda Institute Cosmetology Science program. With over 14 years in the Hair Care Industry, from Salon Assistant to Natural Hair Blogger to Professional; Jocelyn is passionate about cultivating healthy hair.

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