Wednesday, September 20, 2006

How many hours should re-tightening take???

It took 3 days for my Sisterlocks to be installed. It took 13 hours the first day, 14 hours the second day, and 13 hours the third day. I was prepared to deal with the hours of sitting through this process since I knew the benefit would be worth it. Now, as for my retightening, it takes 12 hours. Is this normal? I once did a search on Google and found postings from ladies who said their hair is re-tightened in 2-4 hours. Two other posts said 5-6 hours. I really like my consultant, but is 12 hours for re-tightening extreme? Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

Tra said...

Your locks look wonderful! I think you made a great choice to go with Sisterlocks.

I just had my locks retightended yesterday and it too about 2 hours. However I only have about 450 braidlocks. The lady that does them for me is also an SL consultant.

12 hours sounds insane to me but I think a lot depends on how fast or slow your consultant is and to be honest it sounds like you have a slow one. 12 hours is a long time to sit every 4 weeks and does she charge you per hour or a flat fee.

I would prob look around because even if she isn't charging per hour, time is precious and 12 hours to retighten wouldn't work for me.

cheleskilove said...

WAS your retightening long because it was such a long time b/t sessions? June to Sept???maybe if you did the 3-4 wks it could go quicker. I love your locks!

lst1477 said...

Thanks for the comments ladies! This was actually my third retightening session about 4-5 weeks apart, and all three have lasted 12 hours. I really like my loctician but I'll have to start looking around for someone else who is quicker. I can't use any more leave from work and my weekends are tied up with school. I'll keep you posted on my search!

sunsail said...

Give my locktitian a call: Iverline Hewitt. 240-643-3095. 12 hours for retightening sounds insane to me. Are your locks constantly slipping??? Does she charge by the hour?? My word!!

Naturalist1 said...

I have like 580 locks and I would say it would take about 4 hours.

sisterlockedlondon said...

Hello and welcome.

I did the re-tightening class in the UK in September. I did my hair in a week. That is doing a little every evening after work. I did a friends hair and it took me 7 hours. Not bad for a first attempt. I am going to Miami in November to do the consultants training. So excited.

Valenciajaz said...

12 hours is a loooong time for a retightnin. I didn't sit that long for my initial locking session. I noticed that you're in Maryland as I am. I go to a nice lady who does Sisterlocs out of her home in Silver Spring. She does my hair in about 2 hours. I don't know how many locs I have but our hair looks similar in length and texture. U can chk me out if u like. The consultants name is Claire Green and she's listed on the official Sisterlock site.
http://valenciajaz.blogspot.com