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50 Faux Locs & Goddess Locs Hairstyles For 2024

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:

  1. Distressed bohemian locs.
  2. Butterfly locs.
  3. Soft locs.

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 50 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

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.

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.

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Method 2

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Method 3

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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.

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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

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) Mixed Colors Faux Locs in a Bun

mixed color faux goddess locs in a bun

13) Small Faux Locs Bob

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

34) White faux locs

white faux locs

35) Peekaboo Faux Locs

36) Side Part Faux Locs

37) Middle Part Faux Locs

38) Goddess Locs

goddess locs wrapped in a scarf

39) Burgundy Faux Locs

40) Purple Faux Locs

41) Ombre Faux Locs

42) Thick Faux Locs Updo

Faux Locs updo

43) Middle Part Faux Locs


44) Goddess Locs with Human Hair Curls

goddess locs with human hair curls

45) Goddess Locs

goddess locs

46) Side Part Faux Locs

side part Faux Locs

47) Goddess Locs with Human Hair Curls

boho goddess locs with human hair curls

48) Middle Part Faux Locs

middle part Faux Locs

49) Faux Locs in a Bun

Faux Locs in a bun

50) Space Bun Faux Locs

Faux Locs styled in two space buns

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.

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



Tuesday 5th of July 2022

How much to charge approximately for faux locs braided and the length to the butt

Editorial Team

Wednesday 6th of July 2022

The best reference point would definitely be other stylists' booking sites in your area 💕. Some of the ones we looked up are charging $350 to $400 for 36 inch faux and soft locs with hair included.


Sunday 17th of April 2022


What type of hair is 8( Long Black Goddes Locs) wearing, what hair to buy to make it look exactly like that. Like those curly hair weave I see.

Editorial Team

Wednesday 20th of April 2022

Hey. To get that exact texture, you'll need to use Cuban/Marley twist hair and deep wave hair. You'll crochet the deep wave hair and use the cuban/Marley twist hair for wrapping/forming the loc. We've linked both under goddess locs in this blog posts. It's highlighted in yellow. A visual step by step tutorial is also linked in the first Youtube video in the goddess locs section.

Kiara Williams

Monday 21st of February 2022

Hi what type of hair is 34 wearing?

Editorial Team

Monday 7th of March 2022

The stylist said it's color 613 but the 613's on Amazon don't look similar so maybe it's a dye job. Bobbi Boss use to sell a similar color but it doesn't look like they sell it anymore. Maybe you can find it at a big Beauty supply store.


Monday 15th of February 2021

Does anyone know What kind of hair 27 used im obsessed!

Editorial Team

Monday 15th of February 2021

It seems like the hair stylist did her own mix using human hair. You can ask her for more details @litlocs on Instagram.


Monday 4th of May 2020

What color do #5 have