What Are They?
Red Faux locs refer to a hair color variation of Faux locs. Faux locs are an “imitation dreadlock” or “fake locs” and are to look like natural hairstyles. Usually, the locs or hair extensions are crocheted with a special tool into cornrows or box braids. Curly ends of hairs are neatly gelled down and sectioned off.
A lot of stylists are regular DIY neighborhood cosmetologists so the styles are always changing with hair ideas. Most are self-taught off locs tutorials, so it’s not a hard hairstyle to learn. Red Faux Locs can be used in many protective hairstyles.
A little FYI, all faux locs hairstyles start off close to the same way.
Red is a very popular color choice for faux locs. Faux locs can be made with mixtures of human hair, and also synthetic hair. This gives customers many choices to create different texture strains and looks.
Red always shines better on synthetic hair and red always brings the texture out more on wavy and curly locs.
A Few Reasons To Choose The Color Red
It symbolizes confidence as well as courage. Not everybody can rock and pull off a red mane. If you’re thinking of getting a full red mane then you go girl. You are going to look at your chicest self, we assure you. A red mane is fierce, bold, and a lot of fun.
You can either fashion complete red locs or you can also add some twists and some blonde highlights with them.
Yes, you heard us right. Blonde.
Red locs with blonde faux locs hue looks gorgeous as hell! If you don’t want to add some highlights then there are a lot of options in the red color family as well.
Specific Color Variations of Red:
These are all considered “red colors”.
Red Loc Styles To Consider
There are many different hairstyles to choose from, so before you lock in the 3-month faux loc hairstyle commitment, we recommend giving this list of red faux loc styles a try:
Styles + Colors That Go Great With Red Faux Locs
- Braided Ombre and Red Butterfly Loc
- Twisted Black and Red Spring Twist
- Twisted Strawberry Red Spring Twist
- Any Red Braided Hairstyles
How do you maintain your Faux Locs at night?
Switch pillowcase with a silk pillowcase. This reduces lint and static electricity. Silk is softer and won’t pull on your hair as much while you sleep.
If you are styling your faux locs, this will cause a lot of unwanted frizz. Also, cheap hair bought on Amazon tends to not hold its shape and texture for long. Try to take it easy on the product you use to cleanse your scalp regularly. The wrong products or too much of the right product might have adverse effects.
Will faux locs damage your hair?
Is your updo long and chunky? Added tension and weight on the roots of your scalp will cause breakage. Depending on your hair type, some types can’t have too much pull on their dry and dehydrated strands. Too much tension can even cause your hairline to recede. If this is a new style for you, we recommend going to a Loctician.
Although Faux locs and red faux locs are a protective style, You need to prepare your head for jumbo locs. You can’t just have kinky brittle hair and start adding 24 inches of Senegalese twists.
How many Red Faux Loc Packs Will I need?
8-10 packs with 24 strains per pack
We recommend getting 5 of one texture, and 5 of another texture. When braiding or crocheting faux locs, you shouldn’t need many packs. especially since every pack comes with on average, 24 strains per pack. Depending on how dense you want your hair, you usually don’t section more than 18 sections.
Red Goddess faux locs with curly hair?
To achieve goddess locs you can use many different colors and textures. Goddess locs have a signature curly end. We don’t recommend using a Red Faux locs in goddess locs because of the colors. Goddess locs are a more natural hairstyle look. You twist hair and leave a knotless wavy end. When you add Red faux locs the style tends to look more like gypsy locs. Gypsy locs resemble goddess locs because of the extra strain of hair added near the roots on gypsy locs.
How long do faux locs last?
Four to six weeks; depending on your hair care routine. A big factor is if you protect your faux locs at night. Re twisting has to be a regular habit, and loc maintenance needs to happen weekly.
Dreadlocks are meant to be permanent. Faux locs are meant to style your hair while achieving a nonpermanent loc look. Dread locs are just natural hair. Faux locs are not only your own hair but also added human hair and synthetic hair.
Should you use mousse in Faux Locs?
No, mousse shouldn’t be used on hair extensions. Mousse cant help with the build-up of dirt and dust. Mousse contains Alcohol that can dry out natural hair. It also will dry out your faux locs extensions. This can cause breakage and frizz, especially when using nu locs.
Can you keep Faux locs in forever?
No. Unless you want to have locs filled with hair, not of your own. Faux locs can last a very long time. With lots of hair, some stylists have reported clients having Faux locs in up to 8 months. It really comes down to how your natural hair grows and how well you take care of your braid hairstyles.
What kind of braiding hair is used for faux locs?
Synthetic hair or Human hair; the famous Faux locs look is created by using human or lightweight synthetic hair and yarn. The best hair for individual crochet faux locs is definitely synthetic hair, such as Marley or Kanekalon hair. When you choose which hair to use, keep in mind that it will also affect the braid texture you will get. many black women with long hair prefer the red faux locs because of the high-quality color and texture.