Would You Consider Retightening Your Own Locs?

A YouTube subscriber asked me:

Would you ever consider re-tightening your own locks?

And I must say that I am still on the fence about it.  Last time I counted, I had 337 Sisterlocks and since then they’ve gotten considerably longer; just those stats make the task seem really daunting. With the amount of Sisterlocks that I have and their length, I know for sure it’ll take me at least a few days to complete a full retightening.  So in comparison to going to my Sisterlock Consultant every 5 weeks for about 4 hours, I would think that me retightening them would be a huge waste of time. However, I follow several Sisterlock blogs of women that have wayyy more (500+) Sisterlocks than me and they perform their own retightening. This gives me the confidence that it can be done, but do I want to? Not really.

I personally enjoy going to my Sisterlock Consultant and I look forward to several hours in the chair.  My appointments give me much needed time away from the chaos of everything that I have going on and a sense of serenity in her home. We talk about life, hair woes and future plans, trade recipes and fitness tips, and many other things that I feel better my life. So I think as long as I am with my current Sisterlock Consultant I will not retighten my own Sisterlocks but if she stopped doing Sisterlocks or if I moved then I would consider retightening my own hair.

So with that, I am still debating on attending the Sisterlocks Retightening class that’s being hosted in Baltimore, MD in November. The class is $250 and will teach you how to retighten your own hair and will give you a Sisterlock tool to do so. This would be good knowledge to have, but I don’t know if I’m at the point to learn right now…maybe in a few months.

Do you or would you consider retightening your own locs? Why or why not?

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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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