You don’t necessarily need to cut off your hair to start locks.

To start Sisterlocks or Custom locks, you need 1 and 1/2 inches of hair natural hair. In addition for Sisterlocks and Custom locks, you do not need to cut off your permed hair.

However with Traditional locks, you must start with natural hair only. To start traditional locks, you only need enough hair to twist with a comb. Depending on your hair type, you may be able to start with 1/2 inch to 1 inches of hair.

Locks can be reshaped.

Are you pleased by the current appearance of your locks? If no is your answer, then you should seek out an experienced locktician. Depending on your hair texture and your locks’ maturity level, you may be able to reshape your locks. Lock reshaping involved breaking down large locks, organizing your locking pattern and committing to one locking technique.

Before starting your locks, identify how you want your locks to look.

During lock consultations, I always query clients to confirm which lock appearance they want to achieve. In short, different locking techniques yield different locking results. Some clients prefer Sisterlocks. Some clients don’t want Sisterlocks, rather they want well groomed locks (I call these locks custom locks). Some clients prefer organic looking locks. (Organic locks have a free-forming appearance.) Remember, you have a choice about your locks’ overall appearance. Do your research and decide which option is best for you.

Well-groomed locks are achieved by adhering to a consistent locking technique and regularly scheduled maintenance sessions.

I often meet individuals who go from Locktician to Locktician. (Lockticianhopping is not a good choice.) Most Lockticians learn different hair locking techniques. If you Locktician hop, then the next Locktician is working around another person’s work. This is not for good for YOU, the lock wearer. Over time, your locks will show demarcation patterns in your hair. Always remember that well-groomed locks have a consistent looking appearance.