Faux Locs, Braids, Twists, & Dreadlocks
Find all the latest “must-have” faux loc hair products and dreadlock accessories. We offer an endless collection of popular loc colors, loc lengths, and specific loc styles.
Get professional guidance from Certified Locticians. With CrochetFauxLocs.com, you learn from the best on how to maintain and style gorgeous, knotless faux locs.
Enjoy a new updo with our wide variety of fake dreadlocks, Goddess Locs, Boho Locs, Bob Locs, Gypsy Locs, Bun-Styled, Curly, Straight, Bangs, and more!
What are Crochet Faux locs?
Often confused with “crotchet” crochet faux locs are synthetic faux locs crocheted into your hair. The word “crochet” is simply a descriptive term used to describe the method/style in which the loc extensions are attached to your natural hair. By twist, braiding, and interweaving (crocheting), the faux locs in, on, through, and around your hair.
Faux Locs vs Crochet Faux Locs
Want to channel your inner Rihanna or Megan Good? Faux dreadlocks are your one-stop solution to get the famous, laidback Rastafarian look or the elegant beauty of an island goddess using goddess faux locs.
Either way, your loc journey starts now and it won’t take several years to accomplish. Before you jump in a buy new faux locs, make sure you understand the difference between the two most commonly used descriptive terms; faux locs and crochet faux locs.
TRENDING LOC STYLES
Do you love changing hairstyles often? How about the island lifestyle? If you said yes to both, you’re going to be very excited when you see all the amazing hairstyle options we have for you! Casually implement all faux locs hairstyles on demand!
According to Certified Locticians, deadlock stylists, and faux loc-specific hairdressers, the top 3 most popular loc styles are goddess locs and bohemian faux locs (boho locs).
Now, just because these are the most popular, it doesn’t mean that they’re right for you!
Here is a quick list of specific faux loc hairstyles that come directly recommended from our Certified Hair Locticians (Licensed Dreadlock Hairstylists):
Goddess locs are the most popular faux locs styles in the world. Protective styles can be described as curly hair with curly tips! and it has many different names/aliases as well!
A few of these include goddess faux locs, hair goddess, goddess locs faux locs, boho goddess locs, crochet goddess locs.
Faux Locs give a unique exotic look. They come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. The most popular faux locs are curly or wavy, blond, bohemian, and goddess locs. We provide a crochet version in all of them!
Bohemian faux locs, also known as “boho locs“, are a bit rougher in texture. They have a messy look that works well with different outfits accentuating the culture, curves, and curly ends.
More protective loc hairstyles:
Crochet braids and Box braids
Curly Faux Locs
Bobbi Boss Nu Locs
Extra Soft Faux Locs
Box braids usually have a natural warped texture giving them a more uniform appearance.
Many people get Marley hair confused with faux locs. Marley hair is used to create trendy styles like Marley twists. Marley hair is made of kanekalon which is a synthetic fiber similar to faux locs. The arrangement of the locs and how they are twisted is a different technique in contrast to faux locs.
POPULAR LOC TWISTS
Dreadlocks go by many names. Locs, Rasta hair, Marley Hair, or Dreads. They all refer to the bundle of hair that has been locked together to create a braided or matted strand. Dreadlocks are always changing and growing and the early stages require a lot of attention as they mature and lock up. Continue Reading…
What hair type is best for faux locs?
There are three hair types to choose from and below we’ve listed them in order from the cheapest to the most expensive, simultaneously from worst to best in regards to the quality of the hair, not end the results:
- synthetic hair extensions
- kanekalon hair extensions
- Human hair extensions
WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO BUY FAUX LOCS?
While a simple Google search for “buy faux locs” should give you plenty of options to choose from, we strongly believe that the best place to buy faux locs is at CrochetFauxLocs.com
Is short hair or long hair better?
Short to medium hair length is best.
ARE FAUX LOCS GOOD FOR YOUR HAIR?
If your faux locs are too heavy, they can cause tension at the root of your hair, leading to some pretty serious breakage—so be sure to work with your hairstylist and decide on a size and length that won’t break off your natural hair.
IS BRAIDING HAIR THE SAME AS CROCHETING HAIR?
This is a common misconception, and the answer is no. In order to properly crochet synthetic hair, you must first braid your natural hair in cornrows. What this is done, then you will use a latch hook to crochet the faux locs to your cornrows.
Tip: Buy pre-looped crochet locs, makes life so much easier.
HOW TO DO FAUX LOCS?
There are two methods on how to properly install faux locs. They are as followed:
- WRAP & TWIST METHOD
Takes longer, but it is a more authentic and natural look – This first step is all obtaining a foundation for your faux loc crochet braids. These are loosely braided hair braids using only your natural hair. It’s important to remember that the number of different braids you do will equal the amount of faux locs you will need to purchase. Once this step is complete, tightly wrap the hair from the faux locs and then tightly twist hair and twist braids together.
- CROCHET METHOD
Quicker option, but slightly less authentic in appearance – Tightly braid your human hair into scalp-tight cornrows. When complete, use a latch hook to physically crochet the faux locs into and onto the cornrows.
ARE FAUX LOCS LIKE HAIR WIGS?
Absolutely not! Hair wigs are a full head of hair and can be put on and taken off in seconds. Faux locs, on the other hand, are sold in individual crochet packs, 6-packs, and full head collections. Furthermore, faux locs are temporary as well, but it takes hours to put them in and take them out.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DO FAUX LOCS?
This is a two-part answer and it depends on which way you end up installing your faux locs as well as how many you want to do. The crochet hair attachment will take anywhere from 4-6 hours. Depending on those same two factors, the wrap method can take anywhere from 6-9 hours.
HOW MUCH DO FAUX LOCS COST?
They can be found anywhere from $6.99 – $27.99 per pack. Multiply these numbers by 4, 5, or 6 when considering buying crochet locs for a full head of hair.
HOW MANY PACKS OF FAUX LOCS DO I NEED FOR A FULL HEAD?
On average, hairdressers recommend 4-6 packs depending on the person and style.
Maintenance, Styling, & Hair Care Tips
With proper maintenance, your locs can last up to three months. As your hair grows out you the roots may need to be cleaned up to keep the fresh appearance and may need to touch up the roots as your hair grows out.
Maintain that fresh look with a healthy scalp and healthy locs by checking out more awesome loc tips, DIY articles, and loc maintenance tutorials.
PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO ACCESSORIZE!
- Latch Hooks
- Pre-loop Synthetic braiding hair
- Full Lace Wigs
- Rubber Bands
- Dreadlock jewelry
- Loc Beads
- Loc accessories
- Dreadlock Shampoo & Conditioner
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