The Sisterlocks ® technique takes into account each individual’s curl pattern, and other hair characteristics to determine the best overall look. The Sisterlocks ® technique also uses a special tool, and much smaller sections of hair. The Sisterlocks ® system uses a combination of sizes not to exceed the measurements required by the guidelines of Sisterlocks ® trademark. As a result, Sisterlocks ® are smaller in diameter compared to traditional locs. Sisterlocks ® can also be done in relaxed hair with as little as 1.5 inches of new growth, whereas with traditional locs, you have to cut off the relaxer in order to start them. Traditional locs are typically made with larger sections of hair and maybe twisted, palm-rolled or interlocked using different tools. They also tend to rely on product to hold the hair together. Sisterlocks ® relies on the techniques with the tool, and therefore no product is used to lock the hair.