Sunday, October 16, 2011

The 411 on Sisterlocks by our resident Sister Loctician Tanya Walters

We were pleased to open our inbox and get a guest blog from our very own Tanya Walters, a registered nurse and our resident Sister Loctician at deNaturalistas.   For all those interested in Sisterlocks, you'll enjoy this read.  If you're interested in getting Sisterlocks and are in the area, set up a consultation with Tanya Walters by visiting her online at

Recently, our resident SisterloctitianThe 411 on Sisterlocks
   Have you noticed sisters walking around with very tiny, bouncing locs? Perhaps you thought they were tiny plaits or even micro-braids, when in fact, what you were looking at were Sisterlocks. These tiny locs are a growing movement in the African American community as more and more women of color embrace the natural texture of their hair.
  Sisterlocks is a trademark company founded in 1993 by Dr. JoAnne Cornwell. Out of her desire to contribute to our culture, she developed an innovative natural hair care system that is now well known amongst African American women internationally.  Dr. Cornwell, who is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies and French at San Diego State University, invites women who are interested in self-empowerment and cultural self-expression, to embrace a natural hair care system that is self-affirming and truly gorgeous. The company motto says it all: “Sisterlocks is not about a hairstyle, it’s about a lifestyle.”
 Sisterlocks™ is a gentle technique that requires no chemicals, no excessive tightening, and causes no damaging abrasion to the hair or scalp.  You will find that with regular care, your locks will grow and grow, and your styling options will increase. Sisterlocks™ is a lot less limiting than extensions because it is your natural hair.  You can curl it, braid it, wear a ponytail, cut it, spray or mousse it, wear bangs and parts - You name it! 
 Coarse, thick, 'nappy' hair is best for Sisterlocks™.  Your natural abundant texture adds body and makes styling easier. For sisters with ‘looser’ textured hair, though the transition will take more time, Sisterlocks are an option for you too.  Your hair care professional who is trained in the Sisterlocks™ technique can help you make that transition.  Your styling options will increase as your natural texture grows out.
To learn more about Sisterlocks, visit the corporate website at

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