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Sisterlocs and how best to care for them our Natural Haircare

Sisterlocs and how best to care for them our Natural Haircare


If you are just embarking on your sisterloc journey and are slightly unsure of what to do, or maybe your loctitian has advised you to keep your scalp wash-free and oil free for 8 weeks and you are struggling with flakes and itching, this advice should really help!

Locticians advice:

Most locticians will advise in the early stages to avoid the over-manipulation of the roots to allow the locs to form and bind, however this can lead to a flaky itchy scalp.

If you are gentle and wash your hair with a mild natural shampoo that is mild on the scalp but cleansing like our shampoo Stimulate & Cleanse which is SLS free then your scalp will be fine and your hair too.

I would also advise a light moisturiser like our daily use Honey-rain juice use this to keep your locs fresh and soft feeling.

Sisterlocs – How to Keep them healthy

If you have sister-locs and are not sure what you can use from ROOT2TiP to keep them healthy, check out this simple bit of advice!

Ladies who sister-loc their hair you are not to be forgotten. I often get asked whether my products work on SisterLocs and the short answer is yes!

Just because you have decided to loc your hair or have been wearing locs for some time, does not mean you should stop taking regular care of your hair because it’s different.

Locs are much more durable in terms of daily manipulation than unlocked strands.  For this reason the following advice should be taken when caring for them:

Wash your locs and scalp regularly:

Many locticians/stylists will urge you to wait 4-8 weeks before washing or applying any oils to your scalp when you first embark on your loc journey, they believe the locs will unravel if washed or oiled! I disagree.

Your hair will greatly benefit from gentle scalp washing and oiling afterwards. There is nothing worse than a scalp that is clogged with sweat and bacteria. Take time doing this and your locs will love you and grow quicker too.

Moisturise locs daily:

Use a daily leave-in water based spray to hydrate locs and keep them soft. Locs can very quickly feel dry and rough to the touch, so at times a water based conditioning spray like our Honey rain juice will be just what your locs ordered. Heavy crèmes can lead to build up so keep the moisture light!

"Root2tip Products are great on all hair types. My mother has sisterlocs and her locs are amazing and grow so well with regular washing, steam treatments and moisturising!"


Traction Alopecia with sisterlocs:

If your locs feel overly tight after a visit to a loctician/stylist this is a warning sign that your hair may be enroute to suffering with damage. Thinning of the roots of sisterlocs is a common problem. Ensure the retightening session or styling session does not leave you looking as though you have had a facelift!!

I have spoken to so many women and men whom have thinning hair at the base of their sisterlocs or locs due to tight styling. Be careful and wise!


Take care guys and love your hair, I do!!

Much Love & Blessings,



Founder, formulator, Hairducation Expert

Root2Tip Haircare


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Extremely good product, moisturises very well and isn't dry the next day like some products. Also a little goes a very long way and so it is fairly priced. I can see and feel it working with my natural hair texture, cleared out over 20 products and replaced with this one. It has good hold so is good for styling aswell


I am so impressed with this product it doesn't leave behind any build up of product residue in my child's hair like other products. It de-tangles very well, has a non toxic non overpowering scent and I love the fact that it's natural. I've ordered two bottles so far and disposed of the other products I was using. After educating myself about edc's in black hair products switching ti this this was a no brainer and I can actually visually see that the product works along with my child's hair which is lighter and not so greasy. The product was shipped so quickly after ordering and the customer service has been outstanding. Thank you so much for all your hard work producing this product that has been designed with black hair health in mind. I've been recommending this product to my friends

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Such an effective detangler that brings my daughters girls back to life. Lightweight and not sticky like other products I have tried

Amazing keeps my hair so hydrated and curls in place

This is the best spray leave in I've ever used. Sal kindly gifted me one to try and I've bought 2 more since. Even my sister bought one. It really works well in our hair. I have long tailbone length thick 4a 3c hair and this light weight product is amazing. Along with the quench cream. Perfect formula. I'd love to one day see Root2tip on the store shelves!


I first came across this product in a glossy box a few years back and fell in love with it, so I had to come and get the full size. It makes my hair feel soooo soft, completely moistures it and is very easy to use. The spray nozzle is great and distributes a lot of product. Definitely a staple for my hair.