Faux locs are currently all the rage and while they look GREAT to have, they can take forever to get done. It takes even longer of you're doing them yourself.
But thanks to some clever, innovative hairdressers and YouTube, we've discovered a few hacks to speed up the process.
- This method helps ease up on all the tension the hair may be under as this is a very heavy hair style
- Braid singles all over your head using your natural hair
- Moisturize the scalp
- You're going to need to types of hair piece - one identified as Free Tress Braid deep tress hairpiece (22 inches in colour 1B) and 24-inch cuban twist hair piece. You can substitute the cuban twist hair with marley braid hair piece
- You crotchet the deep tress hair piece into the root of the single braid and pull one side of the hair all the way through and then crotchet the cuban twist hair through the same hole
- You then wrap the cuban twist around the free tress until the end and seal the tip with a lighter
- In this method, which is the most popular, but can also be a little heavy, you start by adding braids (with hair piece) at the base of the hair
- And follow it up by wrapping flattened afro-textured hairpiece around the braid and repeating this all over all the braids until it is done
- This one has to be the easiest method as it uses the ready made faux locs that are usually on sale everywhere
- As with the other styles, you braid a bunch of single with your natural hair and crotchet a short part of the faux loc through the roots and then you crochet the shorter piece of the faux loc back into the longer piece as the centre of the loc is mostly hollow
- You then repeat this until all the braids are covered in a loc
- This method uses the highly popular crochet method but with a twist at the hairline that makes the locs looks as though they were installed individually
- Stars like Bontle Modiselle are fans of this method as it allows one to put longer, faux locs over their real locs to either add length or serve as a protective style.
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