I've always admired locks of all kinds, but could never take the plunge. I would start growing my hair out end up perming it after a couple of months (at the most). The funny thing is, I would usually perm it and then turn around and have micros put in. I still haven't figured out what I was thinking. Anyways, a friend mentioned Sisterlocks to me near the end of 2006 and I began researching them. I discovered that they could be installed without having to cut relaxed hair out so I immediately stopped perming my hair and continued to read everything I could find out SLs and locking hair in general to make sure that SLs were the way I wanted to go. After reading every blog, looking in every fotki album I could, and reading ancient posts on Nappturality, my Sisterlocks were installed on May 24th, 2007 and I couldn't be happier.