River Locs

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Were you looking for the newest faux loc style to rock first before everyone else this year?

“You must try the new and intricate river locs! The innovation of extra hair creates a design that is memorizing and hard to follow, giving yourself all the needed attention.” – Crochet Faux Locs.com

Purple river locs crochet hair - crochet faux locs

WHAT ARE THEY?

River locs are a new twist on regular faux loc hair extensions. Faux locs are an imitation dreadlock typically made with human hair and synthetic hair

River locs use the same hair fibers you usually use for new goddess locs, boho locs, butterfly locs, and passion twist but adds a water wave hair strand that is twisted and crocheted near the center with the ends left out. 

River locs crochet faux locs hair - crochet faux locs

River locs can be hard to understand, but you will see how it is just a regular faux loc of any hairstyle with an added twist hair if you look at the visual. This gives the old locs a new high-quality styling with added aesthetics to separate you from everyone else!

BUYING PRE LOOPED RIVER LOCS 

If you are going to checkout river locs, we suggest avoiding buying from overseas vendors because of the communication gap and the way their business days are set up. 

It is always safe to buy from a local salon or American brand companies! Locs that use kanekalon, Marley hair, Bobbi Boss, and freetress are commonly safe choices in brands and quality. 

River locs crochet faux locs hair - crochet faux locs

BEST 2021 COLORS FOR CROCHET RIVER LOCS

Beautiful black woman smiling with river locs in brown colors and a white smile

River locs can use all the standard hair color schemes and patterns of regular hair extensions. Because this styling is an adaptation to original faux loc designs, the colors like ombre, purple, brown, black, and burgundy look radiant as river locs. 

ADD RIVER LOCS TO GODDESS LOCS CROCHET HAIR

​Because river locs are a twist on regular crochet hair extensions, they can be added to just about any kind of faux locs. 

The trick is to match the hair color of the faux loc to the hair strands you are about to add. 

Fold the hair strand in half and twist the hair around the locs near the center. Use a crochet hook to help intertwine the hair and just a dab of hair glue to help hold it together. 

Leave both the ends out and handling loosely. This created the iconic river locs look!

An illustrated image of a strand of river locs and how they are attached with open strand ends

MERMAID LOCS VS RIVER LOCS

With so many faux loc designs and creations out there, many vendors and sellers on amazon have gone soft and stopped their research right at the top layer and never scratched the surface. This has led to a lot of mislabeling of faux loc hairs and designs and incorrect asin numbers. 

Because of this, we see a lot of mermaids locs and river locs being mislabeled.

Burgundy red river locs crochet hair extensions on black woman at a salon

Mermaid locs are a full head design created when a stylist adds crochet braids to your cornrows or box braids and then adds additional hair strands attached in between faux locs. From a distance, this can look very familiar to river locs. 

The critical difference is how the extra curly hair is added. River locs attach the kinky hair directly to the loc and not to the cornrow or box braid base. 

PROTECT RIVER LOCS FROM TANGLING AND KNOTTING UP

It’s a no-brainer that you have to take better precautionary steps to prevent your locs from tangling up when you have more hair, especially loose strands. River locs don’t tangle easy. If they do intertwine with other strands, just gently run your fingers through your hair. This will help separate the loose curly ends from the lightweight locs.

SLEEPING TIP TO WAKE UP LOOKING AMAZING

If you toss and turn while you slumber, we recommend throwing your hair up in a reverse bandana or silk bonnet to prevent a rat’s nest in the morning. This doesn’t take much time and can help prolong the life of these locs. 

Black model wearing ombre river locs crochet hair extensions while she looks over a bridge in her blue shirt
Burgundy red river locs goddess crochet - crochet faux locs

FAQ

HOW DO I INSTALL CROCHET RIVER LOCS?

​River locs install the same way other pre-looped crochet faux locs attach. Using the same hair bases and same crochet tools, the river locs hair is easily applied and is very easy to make look natural and real!

HOW MANY RIVER LOCS DO I NEED TO COMPLETE A FULL HEAD?

Since faux locs are packages with up to 24 strands of river locs pre-looped crochet hair, you will typically need a 6pcs or 8pcs set to complete the design. Consult with a hairstylist or licensed braider for maintenance and hair care routines. 

CAN I ADD MY OWN HAIR TO FAUX LOCS TO CREATE A RIVER LOCS LOOK

If you are a hair connoisseur and like to create your own looks, then absolutely. Although we don’t recommend tampering with faux locs because this can damage the look and integrity of very plait. That being said, there are no rewards without risk! 

WHAT SIZES TO RIVER LOC LENGTHS COME IN?

Our river locs are sized in different lengths. They are often sold in small lengths, medium lengths, and large sizes in an array of colors. 

CONCLUSION

River locs are a newer style and haven’t been around for a long time. Going with this hair is a great way to change your styling and add just a little extra trendiness to your look. Make sure to comment below and leave your email to help you stay up to date with all the new faux loc styles and trends.

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