Faux Locs & Goddess Locs Hairstyles- How to Install, Price & Differences

Faux Locs & Goddess Locs Hairstyles- How to Install, Price & Differences

30 Faux Locs Hairstyles,Variations & Types

Faux locs are one of the few protective hairstyles that are different from the rest. Unlike braids which look best when they’re freshly done, faux locs are the complete opposite. With faux locs, the longer you keep them installed the more beautiful they tend to look.

In this article, we’ll take a look at everything you need to know about faux locs. We’ll cover questions such as how to install faux locs, the price, different types of installation methods including crotchet faux locs, long , short and goddess faux locs. We will also feature 30 plus faux locs hairstyles to inspire your next hairstyle.

Faux Locs FAQ

What are faux locs?

Made to mimic natural dreadlocks as the name suggests, faux locs offer the freedom of rocking a beautiful hairstyle rich in both culture and history minus the permanence of it. Commitment free dreadlocks if you like.

How long do faux locs last?

Depending on how well you take care of them, faux locs can last anywhere from 2 to 3 months.

Are faux locs heavy?

Depending on the type of faux locs you choose, installation method and number of packs used, faux locs can be heavy.

What is the difference between faux locs and goddess locs?

The difference between faux locs and goddess locs lies in the texture. Faux locs have a more rough end feel while goddess locs have curly ends.

How much does it cost for faux locs?

Depending on the size, length, installation method, type of hair used and your stylist. The price of faux locs typically ranges from $150 to $300.


How to Install Faux Locs

There are two types of faux locs installation methods. The ready made faux locs which are installed using the crotchet method and the faux locs which are braided. For the latter, extensions such as yarn, synthetic and human hair are used. Yarn locs are preferred due to their smooth and lightweight nature while synthetic hair such as marley hair and kanekalon hair perfectly mimic natural hair. If you want goddess locs, opt for human hair extensions to give your locs the shiny and silky look.

If you prefer faux locs with a thick look, you’re going to need the Janet Collection Afro Twist Marley Braid or the Kanekalon soft dreadlocks which you’ll then wrap using the Afro Kinky Marley Twist extensions.

extra thick faux locs



 Goddess Faux Locs Tutorial


Method 2


Method 3


Crotchet Faux Locs Tutorial

When it comes to crotchet faux locs, there are a couple of methods of installing the hair. The wrapping method, cornrow method and free parting. In free parting, the hair is sectioned into different parts and then braided. The ready made faux locs are then looped into the hair and tucked inside. For the cornrow method, the hair is braided into cornrows and the faux locs are crotcheted into the cornrow base until all the hair is covered.





30 Faux Locs Hairstyle Ideas

As mentioned earlier, faux locs come in different variations. From long, short, medium and even bulky faux locs. There are a wide array of faux locs colors to choose from. Check out some of the different types below.


1) Long Medium Faux Locs

black long faux locs


2) Long Multi tone Faux Locs

long brown and black faux locs


3) Brown Faux Locs Updo

brown faux locs in a bun


4) Blonde Faux Goddess Locs

blonde long faux goddess locs


5) Multi tone Faux Goddess Locs

gold and blonde faux goddess locs


6) Extra Long Faux Locs

extra long black faux locs


7) Medium Length Faux Locs

short thick faux locs


8) Long Black Goddess Locs

half up half down long goddess locs


9) Long Brown Faux Locs

brown faux locs


10) Curly Faux Locs

black curly faux locs with beads


11) Long Blue Faux Goddess Locs

blue long faux goddess locs


12) Multi tone Faux Locs in a Bun

mixed color faux goddess locs in a bun


13) Short & Small Faux Locs

short faux locs


14) Blonde Bob Faux Locs

blonde short faux locs


15) Ginger Faux Locs

ginger faux goddess locs


16) Multi tone Goddess Locs


multi tone human hair goddess locs

17) Side Swept Faux Locs

thin faux locs


18) Black Long Goddess Locs

black long goddess locs


19) Extra Thick Faux Locs

thick long faux locs


20) Faux Locs with Accessories

black faux locs


21) Black Faux Locs in a Bun

black faux locs in a bun


22) Extra Long Faux Locs Updo

long black faux locs updo


23) Thick Faux Locs

thick black faux locs


24) Burgundy Long Goddess Locs

long burgundy goddess locs


25) Extra Thick Locs

thick dreadlocs


26) Burgundy Goddess Locs

maroon faux goddess locs


27) Black Goddess Locs

black faux goddess locs


28) Short Multi tone Faux Locs

short thick faux locs


29) Thick Short Faux Locs

black thick short faux locs


30) Maroon Faux Locs

maroon crotchet faux locs


31) Green Crotchet Faux Locs

green crotchet faux locs


32) Short Bob Faux Locs

bob short black faux locs


33) Thick Long Faux Locs

faux locs hairstyles, how to install faux locs and goddess locs, faux locs crotchet method


Ensure that you get a professional stylist to install your locs after you come up with your preferred type and style. For maintenance purposes, deep condition and moisturize your hair before the installation process. For after care, depending on how long you’ll keep them in for, regularly moisturize and oil your scalp to keep it clean and itch free. Check out our Pinterest page for more of these amazing hairstyles.



This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Alexis

    Hi how much are the crochet Faux locs? & Do u have any locations in Detroit Michigan?

    1. Editorial Team

      Hey Alexis, crotchet faux locs can range from $150 to $200. This is of course largely dependent on a lot of factors like the size and length. Check out @natural_kes on Instagram. She’s based in Detroit and does lovely work.

  2. Nicky Clarke

    Would you be so kind to refer someone in Chicago?

    1. Editorial Team

      Hey Nicky. Sure thing, check out @slaycitychicago on Instagram. She does lovely work.

  3. Jovi

    Hi what type of hair does #13 have in her hair

  4. Liya Getachew

    So good! Love all of them.

    I have a Q..My edges are currently growing back to their full length and i wondered if the crochet style locs are a safer choice, not tryna go back to square one- seems the front part would be individually done anyways. Should i just ask for my edges to be left out and slicked?

    1. Editorial Team

      Hey Liya, that seems like a better option. To have them crotchet that part too would mean them braiding it which might cause too much tension.

  5. Liya Getachew

    Hmm yeah that is true. Thank you !

  6. Jayda

    What type of hair is #3 wearing

  7. Davialyn

    What type of hair is 33 wearing, what hair to buy to make it look exactly like that. Like those curly hair weave I see.

    1. Editorial Team

      Hey Davialyn. 33 is wearing the Cuban twist braid, which is what is used for wrapping. You can either buy the 3 pack or 6 pack depending on how much hair you have. She also used the Freetress deep twist bulk to achieve the curly ends. We’ve linked both items on for you.

      1. Davialyn

        Thank you but where can I find the linked items

        1. Editorial Team

          In the comment, under cuban twist braid and freetress deep twist bulk, I’ve bolded them for you.

  8. Davialyn

    Also for number 33 how can I install it. Is there a method?

    1. Editorial Team

      Yes, in this article check the first video that’s featured under Goddess locs. She does a step by step tutorial.

  9. Stephiane

    What color do #5 have

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