Faux Locs (fake locs) are locs that are made by wrapping different textured hair around a braid to form what looks like a dreadlock.
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.
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.
Faux locs which is another term used to refer to fake locs aka locs that aren’t natural/dreadlocks come in many variants such as:
In this article, we’ll take a look at everything you need to know about faux locs.
We will also feature 50 plus faux locs hairstyles to inspire your next hairstyle.
Faux Locs FAQ
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?
Faux Locs and goddess locs are both fake (faux) locs. The only difference is that goddess locs have curly hair bits additions along the length or at the end of the loc.
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.
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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.
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.
Goddess Faux Locs Tutorial
In this method, section straightened or stretched hair and braid it using your natural hair.
Use an anti itch spray and massage it on your scalp.
Take your crotchet hook and loop in the freetress deep wave hair at the root of your braided hair.
Pull one side in and ensure that one side is longer than the other. Take your Cuban twist hair and loop it into your braided hair too.
Ensure that it’s also longer on one side.
Check out the videos below for visual step by step processes.
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.
Watch the videos below for a detailed visual of how you can do your own crotchet faux locs at home.
50 Faux Locs Hairstyle Ideas, types & variations
As mentioned earlier, faux locs come in different variations & types.
From long, short, medium, bulky, distressed and even messy 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
2) Long Multi tone Faux Locs
3) Brown Faux Locs Updo
4) Blonde Faux Goddess Locs
5) Multi tone Faux Goddess Locs
6) Extra Long Faux Locs
7) Medium Length Faux Locs
8) Long Black Goddess Locs
9) Long Brown Faux Locs
10) Curly Faux Locs
11) Long Blue Faux Goddess Locs
12) Mixed Colors Faux Locs in a Bun
13) Small Faux Locs Bob
14) Blonde Bob Faux Locs
15) Ginger Faux Locs
16) Multi tone Goddess Locs
17) Side Swept Faux Locs
18) Black Long Goddess Locs
19) Extra Thick Faux Locs
20) Faux Locs with Accessories
21) Black Faux Locs in a Bun
22) Extra Long Faux Locs Updo
23) Thick Faux Locs
24) Burgundy Long Goddess Locs
25) Extra Thick Locs
26) Burgundy Goddess Locs
27) Black Goddess Locs
28) Short Multi tone Faux Locs
29) Thick Short Faux Locs
30) Maroon Faux Locs
31) Green Crotchet Faux Locs
32) Short Bob Faux Locs
33) Thick Long Faux Locs
34) White faux locs
35) Peekaboo Faux Locs
36) Side Part Faux Locs
37) Middle Part Faux Locs
38) Goddess Locs
39) Burgundy Faux Locs
40) Purple Faux Locs
41) Ombre Faux Locs
42) Thick Faux Locs Updo
43) Middle Part Faux Locs
44) Goddess Locs with Human Hair Curls
45) Goddess Locs
46) Side Part Faux Locs
47) Goddess Locs with Human Hair Curls
48) Middle Part Faux Locs
49) Faux Locs in a Bun
50) Space Bun Faux Locs
Faux Locs Maintenance Tips
- Depending on how long you’ll keep them in for, regularly clean your scalp using dry shampoo. You can also wash them using water and a shampoo as you would your natural hair.
- Avoid using too much oil to prevent oil and dirt build up.
- Use an anti itch scalp oil when your scalp starts itching.
- Wrap your hair in a silk scarf or wear a bonnet when sleeping.
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