I’m taking an unprecedented approach to celebrating my 4 Year Sisterlocksary (something I am sure no other blogger is brave enough to attempt). Instead of listing the usual questions, benefits, and challenges, I interviewed my Sisterlocks. Although reluctant, my Sisterlocks can be easily persuaded with brunch and mimosas.
Pink Gumbeaux: Hello, gorgeous! Thank you for agreeing to chat with me. How are you?
My Sisterlocks: Hydrated, glowing and growing.
Pink Gumbeaux: Every time we’re out, someone compliments you. Why do you get so much attention? Is it always positive?
My Sisterlocks: I think it’s because I’m long and beautiful. People also like that I’m tiny and “neat.” It makes locs more palatable. When you first got me, people were asking if I was going to loc and obviously. I mean, my name is Sisterlocks.
Pink Gumbeaux: OK, I get that.
My Sisterlocks: And, I want to add that if you didn’t like me at my shortest, don’t compliment me at my longest.
Pink Gumbeaux: You seem upset.
Pink Gumbeaux: Ok, you look really pissed. Let’s take a break, order another mimosa.
Pink Gumbeaux: People are often flabbergasted by the cost and time it takes to get you installed. Why?
My Sisterlocks: Well, it took 20 hours to install me into your head. No one is doing that for $55.25. Also, consider the longterm benefits: minimum maintenance (we relock every 5 to 6 weeks and wash every 2 weeks), little to no product usage, and you barely style me because you’re basic.
Pink Gumbeaux: Well, I’m busy.
My Sisterlocks: Yes. Busy and basic. Do you even get paid for blogging?
Pink Gumbeaux: Do you get paid for that gray hair? I just dyed you two weeks ago grandma. You’re low maintenance but we break the rules every now and then. We do use products.
My Sisterlocks: Your mama and yes, you do dye me black *coughs* basic. You bathe me in Love & Beauty Planet’s Murumuru Butter & Rose Shampoo and spray me with Rosewater. It makes me feel beautiful and wealthy. Sometimes, you add Curl’s Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste and use what’s probably expired setting lotion when you want a wave. Most importantly, you recite affirmations to me. You tell me how long, beautiful, thick, and shiny I am. I really appreciate that.
Pink Gumbeaux: We were really concerned about your edges after your body was released from incubation (aka after giving birth). We read horror stories about women shedding and losing their edges. We had some thinning on a few locs but largely avoided it.
My Sisterlocks: Honestly, luck and the Holy Spirit was wrapped around me.
Pink Gumbeaux: Any advice for someone considering Sisterlocks?
My Sisterlocks: Research. The Sisterlocks website (which needs a makeover), blogs, vlogs, the Better Business Bureau? I’m literally just hair. Like, figure it out.
Pink Gumbeaux: Any plans for the future? Color? Maybe shave the side?
My Sisterlocks: *stares in you only wear your hair in two hairstyles so why are you even asking me this*
Pink Gumbeaux: Well, thanks again. Where can people follow you?
My Sisterlocks: Obviously, everywhere they follow you.
Well, that was probably one of the most challenging interviews I’ve ever had. I’ve already written a ton about Sisterlocks, check it out here and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @pinkgumbeaux.