Dr. Joanne Cornwell is the innovator of the hair locking system, mainly for African-American hair, known as sisterlocks. Although not as thick as dreadlocks, they are easier and more versatile when it comes to styling. You can curl sisterlocks, but there is a specific technique needed to do so.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Solution for curl setting
- Perm rods
Visit local hair care stores that cater to black hair care products. Purchase a solution for hair setting, particularly for sisterlocks.
Purchase perm rods, if you don't have any.
Take small sections of hair and lightly spray the locks with your purchased solution.
Choose your desired size perm rods, depending on the size of the desired curls. For tighter curls, choose smaller rods. For larger curls, choose larger rods.
Roll sectioned areas with perm rods. Secure the rods into place. When the solution is dry, unroll the perm rods, and enjoy your new look.
Tips and warnings
- For waves instead of curls, follow the above instructions, but braid the hair instead of rolling it.
- Other than warm water, never use direct heat on your sisterlocks. This includes, but not limited to, hooded or bonnet dryers, blow dryers, flat irons, straightening combs and curling irons.
- Do not use foam, wire or plastic rollers on Sisterlocks-they damage the hair.