Sisterlocked 2 weeks. Hair chopped, started Sisterlocks with 1 1/2 inches of natural hair and a 1/2 inch of permed hair. My loctician requested that I keep a little bit of perm on the ends because it helps prevent slippage and bunching and it is easier to style early on and boy was she right. I was in shock for a while because I was not used to having short hair but it grew on me quickly because I began to get a lot of compliments, especially from my DH. It took my hair about 18 months to fully lock because of the texture of my hair, it did not cause any problems but it was frustrating to not be fully locked after 1 year; because I thought that would be the longest I would have to wait to be fully locked. I actually cut the 1/2 inch of permed ends at 1 year.
See, it was my mother's fault, she got me hooked on braids as early as 9 years old (LOL).
1999 (Braids) I told you I loved me some braids!
1999 (my hair permed and wrapped), I loved the wrap as well. In this photo I did not even know about Sisterlocks.
2000 (roller-set), yes I loved roller-sets then and I love them now :) This was a couple of months before I got married, I wore my hair in a similar curly style with "my tiara/veil" on top. BTW- I was still getting my hair permed at this time. I stopped getting perms in late 2002 and then I got my locks on July 15, 2003, that is why I did the BIG chop because I did not really want to deal with the permed and locked hair at the same time.