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

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

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.

Check out everything you need to know about the new faux locs texture- Messy faux locs aka bohemian distressed locs in this article.

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.

 

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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.

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

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.

Use the Cuban twist hair to wrap both your braided hair and the deep twist hair all the way until you get to the bottom.

Use nail glue to secure the Cuban twist hair to the deep twist hair where the Cuban twist hair ends.

Check out the videos below for visual step by step processes.

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.

Watch the videos below for a detailed visual of how you can do your own crotchet faux locs at home.

 

30 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

black long faux locs
@fauxlocsnbeautiful

2) Long Multi tone Faux Locs

long brown and black faux locs
@fauxlocsnbeautiful

3) Brown Faux Locs Updo

brown faux locs in a bun
@fauxlocsnbeautiful

4) Blonde Faux Goddess Locs

blonde long faux goddess locs
@pinterest

5) Multi tone Faux Goddess Locs

gold and blonde faux goddess locs
@fauxnlocsbeautiful

6) Extra Long Faux Locs

extra long black faux locs
@nigerianbraids

7) Medium Length Faux Locs

short thick faux locs
@braidsaffair

8) Long Black Goddess Locs

half up half down long goddess locs
@_sitting_prettier

9) Long Brown Faux Locs

brown faux locs
@fauxlocsnbeautiful

10) Curly Faux Locs

black curly faux locs with beads
@fauxlocsnbeautiful

11) Long Blue Faux Goddess Locs

blue long faux goddess locs
@braided__

12) Multi tone Faux Locs in a Bun

mixed color faux goddess locs in a bun
@pinterest

13) Short & Small Faux Locs

short faux locs
@fauxlocsnbeautiful

14) Blonde Bob Faux Locs

blonde short faux locs
@nneunfiltered

15) Ginger Faux Locs

ginger faux goddess locs
@fauxlocsnbeautiful

16) Multi tone Goddess Locs

multi tone human hair goddess locs
@xolovekailyn

17) Side Swept Faux Locs

thin faux locs
@fauxlocsnbeautiful

18) Black Long Goddess Locs

black long goddess locs
@braidsaffair

19) Extra Thick Faux Locs

thick long faux locs
@fauxlocsnbeautiful

20) Faux Locs with Accessories

black faux locs
@fauxlocsnbeautiful

21) Black Faux Locs in a Bun

black faux locs in a bun
@fauxlocsnbeautiful

22) Extra Long Faux Locs Updo

long black faux locs updo
@fauxlocsnbeautiful

23) Thick Faux Locs

thick black faux locs
@pinterest

24) Burgundy Long Goddess Locs

long burgundy goddess locs
@fauxlocsnbeautiful

25) Extra Thick Locs

thick dreadlocs
@fauxlocsnbeautiful

26) Burgundy Goddess Locs

maroon faux goddess locs
@pinterest

27) Black Goddess Locs

black faux goddess locs
@braidsaffair

28) Short Multi tone Faux Locs

short thick faux locs
@fauxlocsnbeautiful

29) Thick Short Faux Locs

black thick short faux locs
@fauxlocsnbeautiful

30) Maroon Faux Locs

maroon crotchet faux locs
@fauxlocsnbeautiful

31) Green Crotchet Faux Locs

green crotchet faux locs
@kiitana

32) Short Bob Faux Locs

bob short black faux locs
@pinterest

33) Thick Long Faux Locs

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

Ensure that you get a professional stylist to install your locs after you come up with your preferred type and style.

For maintenance purposes:

  • Depending on how long you’ll keep them in for, regularly clean your scalp using dry shampoo to keep it itch free. 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 spray when your scalp starts itching.

    Check out our Pinterest page for more of these amazing hairstyles and tutorials.

 

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

    Hi
    Would you be so kind to refer someone in Chicago?
    Thanks!

    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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