The Sisterlocks hairstyle requires regular maintenance to retighten the locks approximately every six to eight weeks. It also requires very gentle shampooing to prevent damage or loosening of the locks. People with Sisterlocks should avoid using heated implements such as curling irons, which may cause hair damage.
People with Sisterlocks can continue to style their hair in different ways including braids, ponytails and curls, and style options increase as the hair grows longer. Sisterlocks allows people to keep the natural texture of their hair and is especially beneficial for African-Americans with extremely tight, kinky curls. Unlike many other dreadlock styles, it is possible to remove Sisterlocks without cutting the hair.