Sisterlocks: The Importance of Braiding & Banding

I know you've heard it time and time again: before you wash your hair make sure you BRAID and BAND it - particularly during the 'settling in period' (usually the first 6 months after your Sisterlocks installation but it can be longer) And I know that for some of you this 'braiding and banding' business gets on your last nerve... what a hassle eh? BUT it is an IMPORTANT step in ensuring you end up with the best looking locs possible - especially if you have a looser curl pattern...

I am going to show you in pictures to see if I can ram the point home.

If you are a newbie then you MUST braid and band, I know it adds extra time to your washing routine but it is VERY important.

This is one of my clients just after installation.

And this is a picture of the same client approx 6 weeks later (having missed an earlier appointment, gone swimming at least twice a week every week and washed about twice a week every week without consistent braiding and banding).



  1. Wow! Were you able to remedy her locks?

  2. Yes ma'am, I did! It took 6 hours and was almost like a new install! But I DID IT!


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