The word "Malliá" means "hair" in Greek.
The word "Malliá" means "hair" in Greek.

Ombre Faux Locs

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One of the most sought-after trends of all textiles has to be the ombre crochet faux loc pattern of shading two colors together to create a wonderful shading technique.

There are many faux loc hair colors to choose from, but today, we’re talking specifically about the color ombre and how the ombre color is achieved in order to obtain the highly coveted ombre faux loc color.

WHAT DOES OMBRE MEAN?

Ombre is a two-color pattern that refers to the fading of one darker color which transitions to a lighter variation of the original color. The two colors are faded together near the bottom, typically starting the fading transition at the halfway point.

Young black man smiling in a white hoodie wearing brown ombre faux locs that are short and only to his nose length.

 

YOUNG MALE SMILING AS HE ROCKS HIS WONDERFUL OMBRE FAUX LOCS

Ombre faux lox snippiet of tip for doing ombre locs.

The transition of color on ombre faux locs starts uniformly with every strand begging their color fading at the same point, roughly 1/2 way down the ends of the hair.

Ombre is pronounced “oum-brr-ey” and is a french word that means “shaded. ”

TWO OTHER STYLINGS WORTH MENTIONING

Ombre is often confused with two other stylings because they are very similar.  We felt it to be extremely important to briefly explain the differences between these two-color patterns.

 

HER BEAUTIFUL HAIR IS DYED IN A BALAYAGE TECHNIQUE THAT CLOSELY RESEMBLES AN OMBRE STYLING

Black woman with beautiful long balayge ombre dyed dreadlocks on a faded background

BALAYAGE

These colored hairstyles are unique and would be easy to distinguish from a line up of ombre colored hairs. Balayage is more of a hair dying technique rather than styling. Sometimes called the foil or sweep approach because balayage means “sweeping” in french.

This method refers to highlights of sectioned hair typically wrapped in foil while the chemical procedure is cured. The style lightens the color’s contrast, but in highlighted areas and not uniformly like ombre.

Sombre faux locs hair bundle nicley layed with a sweft end.

 

LIGHTER SHADED HAIR CAN BE DYED IN SOMBRE PATTERNS

SOMBRE

When the word sombre is used to describe hair, it refers to a lighter version of ombre colored hairstyles. These styles typically start with a more lightweight base and still follow the same fading technique. This can be done with many light colors, including blonde, grey, white, and golden brown.

Now that you know what ombre is, how to pronounce it, and the difference between Balayage and Sombre, let’s talk about how you can actually achieve this look on your own!

DIY “HOW TO” GUIDE

Creating an ombre design can be fun and easy, especially with help from a friend!

  1. Start with sectioning your hair for easy management while dying hair. Rubber band works best to hold those jumbo locs and curly ends in place.
  2. Bleaching hair gives the best results. But other products on the market can be used as well as different colors.
  3. Mix your products and follow the directions for application directions, usually on the box or label on the product bottle.
  4. Use an application brush or other hair tools to apply the product directly to the hair.
  5. Start applying the product at the tips and working the product up the hair.
  6. Allow product time to sit in hair and for chemical reactions to take place. Follow the direction on the box or label.
  7. Finish by rinsing products and chemicals entirely from hair.

 

VIDEO TUTORIAL:

Female at salon wearing box twisted crochet gypsy goddess ombre brown faux locs

 

A DISTRESSED FAUX LOC IS A GREAT WAY TO ACCENTUATE A REGULAR OMBRE DREAD!

INSTALLING PRE LOOPED OMBRE CROCHET HAIR

The first method of creating this protective style consists of using already made crochet individuals. These typically come pre-looped for easier installation with a latch hook to put through your hair and is pre-dyed and faded with an ombre design. The faux loc used generally is a Marley crochet braids hair or a crochet braiding hair that is coarse and kinky. Brands that typically make these locs synthetic fiber are kanekalon and freetress body wave.

To install, the user must cornrow or box braid their hair completely in even sections. It is always recommended at this point to add nourishing oils like tea tree or peppermint to help moisturize your scalp and roots because this will be the last time you will have full access to your scalp.

Begin adding pre-looped ombre though the braided hair. If your hair doesn’t come pre-looped, you can still use synthetic braiding hair extensions, but you will need to tie a knot after pulling the hair through the roots. This method requires an extra piece of wavy hair to cover the exposed knot.

Because these locs are pre-colored, you only need to install them evenly to pull off that wonderful ombre goddess faux locs styling.

VIDEO TUTORIAL:

 

OMBRE CAN BE DONE WITH MANY COLORS LIKE BURGUNDY AND OTHER REDS

Light skinned model wearing stylish outfit and long brown burgundy braided faux locs with open curly ends

CREATING OMBRE CURLY FAUX LOCS CROCHET HAIR

The second method of installing ombre crochet hair still requires a full head of cornrows or box braids. This method uses pre-dyed strands of hair individually. The braids hair extensions are double-ended and need to be folded in half before installation. These can be looped around the cornrows or the braids near the roots. The hair is then braided, twisted, crochets, palm rolled, or backcombed into locs. Since the long hair has already been dyed, the locs will already be installed with the fading technique.

VIDEO TUTORIAL:

African american girl with bugundy shirt wearing lightly twisted black ombre brown faux locs

 

TWISTED AND CURLED FAUX LOCS LOOK AMAZING IN OMBRE COLORS

styles that can incorporate ombre color schemes. Human hair can be turned into dreadlocks first and then faded to create the shading technique or faded early and then locked up. Both methods will still result in high-quality stylings. The methods of altering the hair color of dreadlocks to an ombre color scheme can be used on faux locs as well.

Faux locs are protective stylings that safely engulf your natural hair to protect the hair and allow stable growth. Faux locs are imitation dreadlocs are made from human or synthetic hair. These fibers can be died, shaped, and created to look like realistic strands of hair.

To achieve ombre faux locs, the hairstylist can dye the fibers before or after locking them into plaits.

5 EXCELLENT OMBRE FAUX STYLES

  1. BURGUNDY OMBRE PASSION TWISTS
  2. BLONDE OMBRE GODDESS LOCS
  3. BLACK OMBRE BOHO LOCS
  4. DIRTY BLONDE OMBRE MERMAID LOCS
  5. OMBRE GYPSY LOCS IN A HALF BUN
Fading of a couple faux locs from a dark base at the top to a very light botton base fading in the middle.
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MAKE THE COLOR LAST LONGER

The best way to keep this style going strong is to start with a good base. If your hair color isn’t naturally dark and you are using the product to achieve the color, make sure to hit those roots routinely. Lightly colored hair roots can throw off the whole styling and look messy.

You also are going to want to use permanent dyes instead of temporary colorings. This will help the color schemes last longer without fading quickly. 

Last but not least, protect your hair from abrasions and damage. Faux locs are susceptible to cuts and scraped; make sure to watch where you rub your head!

 

MAKING THE RIGHT STEPS AND TAKING THE RIGHT PRECAUTIONS WILL HELP YOU KEEP THOSE WONDERFUL LOCS PROPERLY HIGHLIGHTED

A bundle of brown and black fading ombre faux locs set of hair on white background.

FAQ

HOW MUCH DOES DYING MY HAIR OMBRE COST?

The average cost for a salon to dye your hair ombre is 100 USD. Prices can vary on the salon and depending on what hair product and amount needed.

CAN OMBRE BE ANY COLOR?

Yes, Ombre is a term that means shading in french. Ombre doesn’t refer to a specific color. Instead, it’s preferably a shading technique from darker contrast to lighter contract colors.

CAN OMBRE DAMAGE MY NATURAL HAIR?

As long as you are using FDA-approved products with a professional’s help, the risk of damage to your hair should be very minimum. You should avoid using bleach to dye your hair because this can strip the fibers of their natural oils and minerals.

HOW MANY PACKS OF OMBRE CROCHET FAUX LOCS WILL I NEED?

For a full head of faux locs, we always recommend having eight packs of hair before starting. It never hurts to get an extra package rather than have to wait because you didn’t order enough. Typically you can go with 4 of one pack and 4 of another to add a unique styling variation to your locs.

WHERE CAN I BUY?

Ombre faux locs in high demand. There are two great ways of obtaining these wonderfully styled imitation dreadlocks. The first method being the most comfortable is to shop online. There are multiple vendors of faux locs with numerous color variations of ombre locs. The second method is to order regular faux locs braiding hair and try to dye the locs yourself and create your own ombre faux locs.

 

GETTING THE RIGHT OMBRE COLOR IS ALL ABOUT CHOOSING THE RIGHT BASE

Braidided hair bundles that are all ombre from difference of 3 shades that fade.

CONCLUSION

The ombre technique and styling brings a wide variety of colors and styles to the faux locs hairstyle. The method of achieving this style is effortless and not tricky. With just a simple amount of change, you can create incredible styling with a hip new trend. If you have any tips or tricks, don’t forget to leave us a comment below!

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