Sisterlocks is the most expensive locs to maintained, the price for installation ranges from $600 to $1000 depending on the loctician. However, it’s one of the most versatile dreadlocks you can install in your hair because it is easy to style.
At the beginning of your starter locs journey you should use the sisterlock starter shampoo since it encourages the hair to lock and is designed for sisterlocks. However, other clarifying shampoo does the same and some users of the sisterlock shampoo complained of dry scalp, itching and still dirty hair.
Now, if you are not familiar with sisterlocks, after installation your consultant will give you the sisterlocks starter’s kit.
The Sisterlocks kit includes everything you would need to take care of your locs.
Here’s what is available in the starter kit:
- Sisterlock Shampoo.
- Colourful rubber-bands.
- Instruction and all about the sisterlock brand.
- Birth Certificate form.
While some people will continue to use this kit, others will find alternatives that will have the same benefits as the sisterlocks shampoo, but without the negative results.
According to the Sisterlocks Instructions, you should wash your sisterlocks once a week.
How To Wash Sisterlocks? With or without your Sisterlocks Shampoo
Here are some tips to help you when washing your sisterlocks.
- Divide your hair into four sections.
- Then, braid each section and secure them with rubber bands.
- Pinup your edges, if they can’t braid.
- Rinse your hair in the sink. Focus on the roots of your locs first.
- Apply a generous amount of Sisterlocks shampoo and dilute it with water into a spray bottle. You can also use an alternative shampoo. (optional)
- Spray your roots with the mixture and wash with your fingertips to maintain locs formation.
- Finally, rinse.
After washing your sisterlocks, dry your hair thoroughly and apply rosewater to moisturize.
The Alternatives For Sisterlock Shampoo You should Try
Nothing But Clarifying Shampoo–This is like the Sisterlock shampoo because it’s sulfate-free, with no fragrance and no added oils.
It is gentle on your locs and gives it that needed deep cleanse.
Should you replace your Sisterlock shampoo with the Nothing But Clarifying shampoo?
Yes, however, you’ll get a better result from using it as a transition shampoo. The Nothing But Clarifying shampoo offers the same results, the Sisterlocks shampoo offer that is, preventing slippage and maintaining your locs formation while leaving your locs feeling clean and itch-free.
Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo– This product also helps with cleaning your hair for a reasonable price. It’s cheaper than the Sisterlocks recommended shampoo and doesn’t over-moisturize your hair, making it one of the best alternative for sisterlocks.
Dr Bronner pure Castle soap–It has a similar consistency with the sisterlocks shampoo, but not as watery. Another great sisterlocks shampoo alternative which doesn’t over-moisturize your locs. It has no preservatives and comprises all-natural ingredients which are perfect for your locs.
No laws state that you have to use the sisterlocks shampoo kit to wash your hair. That’s why I’ve given you some alternatives encase you don’t like the kit.