The official answer is that you need a minimum of 1.5 inches of 'new growth' (unprocessed hair) if you have permed ends (relaxer, texturiser, curly perm etc) or 2 inches of virgin hair (about 3-4 months after your big chop).
However, there will be variations between consultants as each consultant will have a minimum length with which they feel comfortable working with.
When you visit your consultant have a frank conversation with them, you (pl.) may both agree to wait until your hair is a little longer, or you may both feel happy to proceed.
The shortest length of virgin hair I've worked with for Sisterlocks is 3 inches. While short hair can be locked up, there are a few things to consider.
Tips for locking short hair:
Tips for Shampooing TWLs (TeenyWeeny Locs)
All Sisterlocks clients are advised to braid and band their hair during their formative stages of locking. For TWLs it can be rather tricky to try to braid and band those tiny locs. In such cases we recommend the following methods:
ps - check out this super cool montage from LotsofLocs (Facebook) showcasing her short-haired client! Love it!
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