What are Microlocs?
Microlocs are a type of hairstyle that involves creating very small, uniform sections of hair and twisting or braiding them into small, cylindrical shapes. These sections of hair are then locked in place, either naturally or with the assistance of a professional loctician. The result is a neat and compact hairstyle that resembles traditional locs but with a much smaller size.
Unlike traditional locs, which are typically thicker and require more time and effort to create, microlocs offer a range of benefits for those who choose to wear them. One of the key advantages of microlocs is the reduced maintenance they require. Because the sections of hair are smaller and more compact, they tend to hold their shape for longer periods without requiring frequent retightening. This makes microlocs a convenient option for individuals with busy lifestyles or those who prefer a low-maintenance hairstyle.
Microlocs also provide versatility in styling options. Despite their smaller size, microlocs can be styled in various ways, allowing individuals to experiment with different looks and express their personal style. They can be adorned with accessories, pulled back into updos, or left down to cascade over the shoulders. This versatility is often cited as one of the reasons why microlocs have gained popularity among individuals with natural hair.
What’s the difference between Sisterlocks™️ and Microlocs?
Sisterlocks™️ are established by utilizing a definitive interlocking process, a specific grid pattern, and a specialized tool. They must be installed and maintained by a Sisterlocks™️ consultant, a qualified trainee, or a practitioner. Microlocs are smaller than most traditional locks as it pertains to size. They can be started and maintained with any method. Although the grid pattern is similar, it is not specific. The most common techniques used are two strand twists or braids. Both methods require scheduled routine maintenance (4 to 6 weeks) for retightenings.
Are Microlocs high maintenance?
Maintaining microlocs involves a combination of regular cleansing, moisturizing, and retightening appointments. It is essential to keep the scalp clean and hydrated to prevent dryness and promote healthy hair growth. Moisturizing products specifically formulated for locs, such as oils and sprays, can be used to keep the hair and scalp hydrated. Retightening appointments with a loctician are typically needed every 4-6 weeks to ensure that the locs remain tight and well-formed.
How much does it cost to start Microlocs?
Because of the many determining factors, such as density, length, curl pattern, and the skill of the consultant, there is no set cost. The price can range from $600 to over $2000 depending on length of hair and other factors. The final cost is between the consultant and the client.
My hair is relaxed. Can I still start Sisterlocks™️?
Yes, Microslocs can be started on relaxed hair. You will need to have at least 2 inches of new growth at the root. You can either cut off the relaxed ends or they can be twisted or braided for a more textured look. Then can be trimmed gradually or you can let them stay. With patience, they will grow out naturally over a period of time.
I AM READY FOR MICROLOCS NOW WHAT?
To start your Microlocs journey, you must schedule a mandatory consultation with your trainee or consultant. You will be given specific instructions on how to prep your hair prior to the appointment as testlocks will be installed. The purpose of installing sample lockis to ensure that the proper sizes and lock patterns are chosen. The goal is to alleviate any problems such as lumpy locks, excessive unraveling, and insufficient scalp coverage. The installation of test locks also gives a clear view of how the locks will look and feel in the client’s hair.