Faux Locs Appreciation

I've always had a love for dreaded styles, but I wasn't about that commitment life and so when faux locs became a thing, I quickly took part in the growing trend. The first time I wore faux locs, I got them professionally done and although I loved them, they were quite heavy. I paid a lot of money for them, but I was ready to take them out, immediately. See pic below.


The second time, I decided to go the DIY route and rock the goddess locs look. I loved this look on actress Meagan Good and had to try it for myself. The process was extremely long and with frequent breaks, it took me two days to complete. I did the exact same process that the stylist did with my original faux locs splitting my hair into individual plaits and then taking the kinky hair and twisting it around to create the goddess locs look. However, because it was the goddess locs, I used wavy hair as the base before wrapping the kinky hair, making sure to expose the wavy hair at the bottom as oppose to having the whole braid covered.

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But then, God answered my (and I'm sure many others) prayers and crochet locs were born leaving me to enjoy a more seamless installation process that saved me a lot of time. It only takes me a couple hours instead of a couple days which is wonderful and I love the final results.  Crochet faux locs have become one of my favorite styles to wear. Not only are they super stylish, but it protects my natural hair by keeping me from styling it so much.

Photo by Tatay Smalls

Photo by Tatay Smalls

Are you feeing the faux locs look?