Not only do Sisterlocks look totally different than any other natural hairstyles; they are indeed different in every way, from structure to maintenance. There’s one mystical fact about them: once a woman of color sees them, she will have their image right before her eyes until she calls a braider. Although this natural hairstyle has always been around, it’s become enormously popular these days, as more and more natural queens are discovering their advantages. Today, we want you to become one of them to treat your natural hair with respect.


We’ve collected lots of hairstyles for all tastes to showcase the endless variety of styling options for Sisterlocks. Apart from that, you will learn the basics that everyone interested in getting the styles should take into consideration.

What Are Sisterlocks And Why You Should Try It Immediately


What Are Sisterlocks?

What Are Sisterlocks? #sisterlocks #braids
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Even if you may identify the one-of-a-kind technique, you still may not know what exactly makes it stand out in the crowd. So, let’s start by answering the most important question “what are Sisterlocks?”. First of all, they’re neither spring twists nor palm rolls. They’re tiny, flexible locks that are created using the interlocking method.

The method itself involves working with a tool, while most natural hairstyles are achieved by twisting the strands. Just like any other protective hairstyle, it takes a whole lotta time. Still, the regal look and styling variability are totally worth it.

The good news is, if your hair is short, you still can pull off the look by either pairing it with your twa or opting for faux sisterlocks extensions.

When creating the hairstyle, Sisterlock technicians work their way from the ends to the roots, which means this style brings less of the tension to the scalp and damage to the follicles.

How To Start Sisterlocks?

To go for the style, you should find a certified Sisterlock technician. Don’t even try to ask Google how to start sisterlocks yourself: the technique is patented and trademarked, so only those who took the course can give you the hairstyle. Instead, go to the Sisterlocks website and find a professional in your area.

Getting Sisterlocks is a tedious, time-consuming process. Therefore, the price may vary between $500-$800. However, you can find a trainee Sisterlock technician and get the style for $300-400. Whatever path you choose, you will realize that this style is totally worth it.

Also, keep in mind that the initial installation won’t be the last salon visit. The style requires retightening every 6-8 weeks, which will cost you about $75-$100. Still, you can find a good tutorial and learn how to do it yourself with a nappyloc tool.


Can I Undo Sisterlocks?

Yes, but you should be prepared for a commitment. In general, it takes hours to unravel the hairstyle, so you should be confident that you’re ready for that. You can either search for Youtube videos or find an unbraider experienced in working with sisterlocks to get the style undone.

Daily Maintenance

The maintenance of this protective hairstyle is the best part about having it. Unlike most natural styles, like box braids, this one requires much less oil to keep it up. Usually, there’s no even need to oil the hair at all.

As for hair care products, there’s one item you must include in your routine - The Sisterlocks Shampoo. It’s designed specifically for this protective style, providing nourishment and moisture.


Short And Mid-Length Sisterlocks Hairstyles

Side-Swept Sisterlocks

Side-Swept Sisterlocks #sisterlocks #braids
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Since the locks are tiny and stylable enough, you can rock lots of different hairstyles a week! At the same time, you can see something that you’re used to seeing in a totally new light. Just look at this pic: the side-swept hairstyles have never been so full and dynamic!

Sisterlocks Into Half-Up Roll

Sisterlocks Into Half-Up Roll #sisterlocks #braids
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With a bit of creativity, your Sisterlocks can be anything you want them to be. Yes, even those amazing styles from the 60s you thought you will never be able to try! This vintage-inspired rolled half-up is just another proof for styling freedom of the protective style.


Sisterlocks Bob

Sisterlocks Bob #sisterlocks #braids
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Here comes a hairstyle that will make you want Sisterlocks. Just imagine a bob that doesn’t require styling; you can just wake up, sweep your hair to one side and go on to flaunt with a voluminous chic style. A dream come true, isn’t it?

Layered Sisterlocks Style

Layered Sisterlocks Style #sisterlocks #braids
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Short sisterlocks by no means have styling limitations. On the contrary, there are countless ways to experiment with them. And layered sisterlocks is probably the most creative one. Ask your stylist for cascading lock lengths so that they fall like layers, and enjoy the different look!

Sisterlocks With Pins

Sisterlocks With Pins #sisterlocks #braids
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For some girls, pins are a good way to secure their hairdos. For wise ones, they’re a splendid way to make the look complete, adding more individuality to the look and forming a harmonic ensemble. Needless to say, this accessorized bob looks unbearably cute!


Sisterlocks Into Faux Hawk Style

Sisterlocks Into Faux Hawk Style #sisterlocks #braids
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If you’re wondering how Sisterlocks styles look on twa hair, this pic is the answer. As long as your imagination flies, you can flaunt with glamorous and dramatic hairstyles like this short faux hawk. A hint of contrastive color is just the icing on the cake!

Double Buns Updo

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When you are in the phase of growing out your locks and want to try something new, colored extensions will be your best friends. A bright double buns updo, for example, is a classy idea to go for hair experiments.

Three-Strand Braid Updo

Three-Strand Braid Updo #sisterlocks #braids
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Sisterlocks have come to this world to show your hair how free it can be and show your imagination how wild it can go. Remember the good old three-strand braid? You can make it unrecognizable, showcasing it from a totally new perspective. Some colors and a creative updo are all you need to make up your own hair masterpiece.


Curled Bob Sisterlocks

Curled Bob Sisterlocks #sisterlocks #braids
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As it turns out, you can even curl your locks! So as not to damage your natural hair, create lots of twists on your damp bob and leave it overnight. Then, wake up and unravel the twists. Voila!

The head-turning Sisterlocks images you’ve seen today are only the beginning of what you can do with this modern natural hairstyle! Now that you’ve got inspired for the appointment, it’s time for you to find out what to expect from the process and maintenance.

Half-Up Hairstyles For Mid Length Sisterlocks

Half-Up Hairstyles For Mid Length Sisterlocks #easyhairstyles #naturalhair
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While some women love to have thick, long, and dense twists of braids, others prefer to flaunt with a feel of lightness in their hair. As you have guessed, sisterlocks can fit anyone! Medium-length sister locks preserve the natural fullness of the texture while keeping it at a comfy yet flexible length. With those swirling edges, even the simple half-up that takes a couple of minutes will look red-carpet worthy.

Mohawk Hairstyle

Mohawk Hairstyle #mohawkhairstyle #fauxmohawk
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Short sisterlocks do exist, and they’re breathtakingly gorgeous and modern! You can braid your whole head into a soft braided bob, as well as braid some specific sections only. Here, for example, you can see how you can embrace your texture with a practical style while looking absolutely stylish. A couple of braids on the sides will keep your hair away from the face, also forming a fantastic Mohawk-inspired do that can give you a lovely frame and punky feel at once.


Side Swept Lob With Beads

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Felt like getting cute since I’ve been bumming it lately. I’m sure you all have been too ??. . I just finished doing a self-retie! Arms are a bit sore but it’s DONE ???. I took the Sisterlock Retightening class about a year ago, and have been doing a combination of self-reties and going to my sisterlocktician @sistalocs24_7 ??. It took me about 8 hours to do my self-retie, split between two days. I usually go about 5-6 weeks in between my self-reties. . I know many of you have been struggling trying to cope with missing your reties during this pandemic. . ⁉️What have you been doing to maintain your sisterlocks during this time? . ⁉️Did you learn how to self-retie? . ⁉️Are you braiding your hair up and being really gentle with it? . Share your tips and encouragement below ??to help someone else who may be struggling ?. . ?Lashes by @eyekandybykeeana

Допис, поширений Sisterlock Sista ✨| T A S H A (@tasha_on_lock)

That’s officially the hottest facet of a lob! Though we know that this haircut is one of the most versatile picks for women of all ages, it literally takes the biscuit when it’s sisterlock-infused. Besides this amazing casual I woke up like this hairstyle, it also allows for lots of cute half-ups and space buns. Yep, your natural style + ageless classic = the win-win choice.

High Updo With Headband

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Допис, поширений Vita ????♋ (@beautyandkinks)

Hands down, women of color know how to play around with their hair colors. Needless to say, they also know how to get noticed with the help of their hair! First, you put on your fav bright makeup one (of course, glitter eyeshadow is a must). Then, you get your bright extensions sewn and leave your braider with enviable and yummy sisterlocks on your head. And lastly, prepare to catch those eyes!

Long Sisterlocks Hairstyles


Updo Style With Headband

Updo Style With Headband #sisterlocks #braids
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If you want to rock your days with long sisterlocks, you can add some more character to your casual styles by pairing them with a fancy headband or scarf. It’s also a nice way to express your personality and make your style fit your outfit at once.

Simple Pony Sisterlocks

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A simple pony will instantly appear more sophisticated and elegant on the ‘locks. Even sectioning and distinctive texture are what will breathe a new life into such a familiar hairstyle, making it suitable for all occasions possible.

High Bun Sisterlocks

High Bun Sisterlocks #sisterlocks #braids
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There’s nothing more stylish and comfortable than a massive high bun done with lots of well-defined locks. Pair it with matching accessories, and you will have a totally authentic look. Besides, some minimalist accessories on the crown would be enough to make this style perfect for formal or evening look.


Half-Up Double Knots

Half-Up Double Knots #sisterlocks #braids
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Another fun and flirty hairstyle to add into your bucket list! While looking extremely sexy, the style is actually super easy to create on any length. To add some more playful vibes to the look, leave some locks out to fall on your face.

Side Low Bun

Side Low Bun #sisterlocks #braids
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When elegance meets sexuality. This look shows how powerful the spirit of pure femininity can be! Of course, such decent looks can’t do without a tight, well-groomed low updo. To make the look complete, finish one of the sides with some colorful hair clips.

Voluminous Bun With Headband

Voluminous Bun With Headband #sisterlocks #braids
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There are two reasons to wear updos with headbands. First, they keep the style in place all day long, regardless of how crazily you hang out at the party. Second, it simply looks fashionable. And if you don’t want to put all your hair up because it keeps the face too open, big round earrings will balance out the silhouette.


Crown Braid Into Side Low Pony

Crown Braid Into Side Low Pony #sisterlocks #braids
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Braids are meant to embellish our hair with an outstanding texture. Sisterlocks are meant to make the beauty of braids bigger. Do you get what we mean? When we look at this low pony finished with a crown braid, we realize that there’s no better hair accessory than the hair itself.

Extra Long Sisterlocks

Extra Long Sisterlocks #sisterlocks #braids
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As much as we love wearing low hair loose and down, it’s very uncomfortable, especially in windy weather. Gone are those days! With Sisterlocks, the wind is no longer an obstacle, as the weight of the styled sections will hold your mane in place.

Bubble Ponytails

When you want your look to be big, sisterlocks will be there for you. And, as we mentioned before, they will give that voluminous and thick bombshell look while your head will have a lightweight feel. Bubble ponytails, what can be simpler? But, when finished with a highlighted twist that’s not a style but a real crown, the simple style goes regal.


High Bun With Hair Scarf

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Допис, поширений Aiesha (@aieshatae)

A silk scarf is a wonderful item for your natural hair; not only for the care but also for the styling routine. In the night, you wrap a silky peace around your locks to protect it from frizz. And in the day, you can wear your fancy accessory to put a finishing touch to your high bun. In this way, you will literally breathe sophistication into the style. By the way, big round earrings will be the icing on the cake!

French Twist Updo

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Допис, поширений Calla Johnson (@johnsoncalla)

Just close your eyes and imagine a rockabilly hairstyle on natural hair. You’re probably thinking of a gorgeous style that takes whole lotta products and heat to tame those frizzy curls into a flexible and shiny Pompadour. Now, let us open your eyes: braids and the good old french twist can do the trick. Just look at these cascading twisted braids at the front: there’s certainly something Presley-inspired. Create a french twist moving along your head and starting at the nape. Add some bobby pins, and voila!

When you have Sisterlocks, nothing else matters. You don’t need to spend hours taming those natural locks and apply tons of different products to maintain it. Today, you’ve seen some of the classiest hairstyles you can do with the locks and learned everything you should know about them. Isn’t its time to go to the Sisterlocks website?

FAQ: Sisterlocks

Can sisterlocks be undone?

Sisterlocks, like any other natural hairdo, can be undone. Typically, the style can be properly undone within the first 6 months, though getting them uninstalled beyond that initial period can be time-consuming. Before you begin the process, you must decide if this is the perfect hairstyle for you.

Are sisterlocks high maintenance?

Many black ladies have already opted for sisterlocks as their lifestyle hairdo. Most women are drawn to them because of their simplicity, convenience and beauty. You can style these little locks just like you used to style your loose natural hair. Sisterlocks also require relatively little care.

Does sisterlocks break hair?

Sisterlocks is a soft technique in which no chemicals are used. It does not overtighten the hair and does not abrade the hair or scalp.

How often should you wash sisterlocks?

Approximately 2 times per week.

  • Sisterlocks is a type of hairstyle known by its tightly coiled locks which are smaller in diameter than traditional dreadlocks. Source