Sisterlocks Sparks Hair Revolution in Boston

Chris Rock's hair documentary "Good Hair" sparked the necessary conversation about black women and how they view their hair. However, more than a decade ago, San Diego professor and author of "That Hair Thing," JoAnne Cornwell had the Black woman's hair conundrum in mind when she invented Sisterlocks, a substitute for traditional, thicker dread locks. According to, Black women in the Boston area are fired up about the microlocks that offer a new healthy look at Black hair and the same flexibility of relaxed hair.


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