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Medium Faux Locs

Tired of those extra-long faux locs always swinging behind your head?  Or perhaps it’s the complete opposite and you’re upgrading your shorter locs to more of a medium hair length? If you connect with either scenario then it might be time to consider an option that fits right in the middle…

 

LOOK PROFESSIONAL AND AMAZING WITH THE RIGHT LENGTH MEDIUM CROCHET FAUX LOCS

Beautiful black woman with medium black faux locs that are accessorized with dreadlock beads

WHAT IS MEDIUM?

The funny thing about medium is that you can’t have this measurement without knowing the short or long hair lengths. Medium is often described as the middle condition or degree (1). Finding the “medium” or “middle” usually entails finding the “mean” of something.

Finding the measurements that fit in the range of the medium criteria consists of finding the “average length” or “Middle size” that works the best at not reaching too short or too long. 

FAUX LOCS (LOB)

The medium-range length for faux locs hairstyles is between the abdomen inferiorly and the root of the neck superiorly.

Visually this is at collarbone/ shoulder length and close to the upper center of your back.

This range can measure from 10 inches to 20 inches ( ≈ 25.4CM – 50.8CM). 

Another word for medium length hair is hair that is about “lob” length.

Light skinned ebony teen with short medium black faux locs crochet hair

 

WHEN ITS SIGNIFICANTLY PAST THE SHOULDER WE CONSIDER IT A MEDIUM LENGTH

MEDIUM LOCS SAVE YOU MONEY

Faux locs are an imitation dreadlock that acts as a protective style in your human hair. Manufacturers create them out of synthetic fibers and natural strands that are palm rolled, braided, twistedcrochet, or backcombed into plait locs.

Generally, jumbo long goddess locs require more fiber thread strands than shorter ones, this factor drastically hiking up the price. But did you know it costs about the same to purchase a medium or short faux loc?

Because the fibers come in bundles with standard size lengths, the long faux locs require fuller and lengthier strands. Medium and short lengths use the same threads but cut to different heights. Generally, This means the price is the same for a small and medium faux loc if they are the same updo. 

 

 

NO MATTER THE SIZE, FAUX LOCS CAN ALL BE INSTALLED WITH THE SAME TECHNIQUES

Attaching medium faux locs in box sectioned of hair

DIY HOW TO ATTACH SHORTER FAUX LOCS PROPERLY

Medium-sized faux loc lengths are great! To make sure these locs hold on tight and don’t get let loose in the wind, you want to make sure you attach them correctly.

Faux locs are not like other hairpieces that use clip-in or wefts that tape around the halo of the scalp. These locs can be attached to cornrows, box braids, or twist hair on your head. To properly begin, choose one of the bases and start prepping your hair. 

The next step is to individually attach each faux locs around the roots and near the base of your naturally wrapped hair. If this is cornrows, you can loop around the rows of twisted hair; if you were using box braids, make sure to attach closest to the scalp for the best hold. 

Repeat this process thoroughly and evenly spaced throughout your entire head. 

Finish off the hair look with just a touch of mousse if you need to add some volume or shine to those lovely locs!

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR MORE HELP:

 

FINDING THE RIGHT LENGTH IS HALF THE BATTLE, THE OTHER HALF IS FINDING THE RIGHT STYLE TO MATCH YOUR PERSONALITY

Arrows pointing at a half up half down bun medium crochet faux loc design on a young black model female.

6 BENEFITS OF SWITCHING TO MEDIUM DREADS

  1. Medium-sized sets of faux locs that are cut with shorter back and sides can be an effective way of making locs appear fuller.
  2. Dreads that are at a medium length are less messy and better structured than other long wild faux loc creations
  3. Going with a medium and shorter length can be a great no-fuss way of rocking a professional faux loc styling.
  4. The maintenance and cost of faux locs get expensive. Save some time and money with shorter lengths and more comfortable locs styles.
  5.  Faux locs at a medium length can be almost half the size of other kanekalon styles, reducing the weight load by nearly 50 percent.
  6. During those hot and humid summers, shorter styles help reduce frizz and tangling
Happy smiling beautiful ebony femaly of african decsent with nice medium black faux locs.

 

FAUX LOCS CAN ALSO BE ACCESSORIZED TO ACCENTUATE THE STYLING. 

MAINTAINING THOSE MEDIUM LENGTHS

 I got three words for you sista, Clarify, Nourishment, and Conditioning.

You got to pay attention to your scalp and natural hair health. If you are not regularly visiting your hairdresser or loctitian, then there is a significant problem.

Faux locs are a protective hairstyle because they protect your hair from the elements and allow for natural growth and hair care. 

If you are not paying attention to your health, then you will begin to have serious issues.

Your scalp needs to be cleaned regularly or at least rinsed out. When locs are not cleaned, they begin to collect build-up. This can be damaging to the pores and also the top layers of your skin. Luckily there are many dreadlock shampoos on the market for this exact reason. 

 

Clarify for a deep clean that will safely break down build-up and remove excess sebum collected on the roots and scalp. 

Animated female washing her faux locs with cleaning product

Once you have completed the clarifying process, you will need to rehydrate. Cleaning removes almost everything. This can also damage hair, so it’s a safe bet to add nourishing oils like tea tree and peppermint to add moisture to those locs.

After you have revitalized those baby hairs, it’s time to lock in the moisture. A good conditioner can do this wonderfully to the different layers of the hair. The outer protective layer of the hair strand is the cuticle. These scale-like cells engulf the entire strand protecting the inner layers from damage. 

 

These scales get dried out and begin to point outwards from the strands, and stop guarding the cortex layer. 

Single white bottle with black cap of dreadlock maintenance hair care product for clarifying hair.

Help these cuticles lay flat and lock in moisture with deep conditioning targeted at those naturally growing hairs. This will guarantee that swept hairstyle every time!

Ebony super model wearing twisted faux loc hair at medium length with accessorized blonde highlighted faux loc with acceossries.

MEDIUM LENGTH FAUX LOCS LOOK GREAT WITH HEMP TWINE AND OTHER ACCESSORIES

BUYING MEDIUM FAUX LOCS

We definitely have given you enough information to find the right length of faux loc. If you’re looking for some trusted brands for faux locs, search for names like Kanekalon, Freetress, Crochet Faux LocsBobbi Boss, Marley hair, and Toyotress. These have all been found to have the best quality standards with excellent customer reviews. We never recommend shopping on Amazon or Walmart for hair care products. Let’s be honest, do they care about your hair as much as we all do?

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

 

DONT BE AFRAID TO REACH FOR OMBRE DESIGNS IN MEDIUM-SIZED FAUX LOCS.

9 OF THE BEST MEDIUM STYLES

Try these trendy medium length styles in any type of hair, including afro kinky and silky smooth fibers, for a beautiful and distinct masterpiece. Make sure to mix them with all different colors like ombre, burgundy, and autumn brown for the best fashion creations!

  1. Side Swept Locs with Bling
  2. Half Up Half Down
  3. Medium Faux Braids with Side Undercut
  4. Half-Up Topknot with Beads
  5. Medium Goddess Faux Locs
  6. Braided Ponytail Side Part
  7. Medium Boho (Bohemian) Locs
  8. Balayage Blonde Highlights Knotless Bun
  9. Medium Passion twist with Bob Bangs
Medium-crochet-locs
Medium ombre burgundy faux locs on a beautiful ebony female super model.

FAQ

ARE MEDIUM DREADS HEAVY?

Dreads are not naturally heavy. Because the mixture of strands compromises most of the dread, each dreadlock’s weight doesn’t equate to much. Even longer hair faux locs are not considered heavy. Ultimately, your dreads’ weight is determined by the material, length, accessories, and product. Faux locs shouldn’t cause too much tension on your scalp, and if they do, remove them immediately and seek professional medical attention.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I SHAMPOO MEDIUM-LENGTH LOCS?

It is always best for your loctitian or stylist to recommend a hair care routine based on your styling, length, material fibers, and natural hair needs. These experts are trained and certified to help you safely and effectively clean those locs. Faux locs do not need to be maintained as much as your own hair does. 

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CUT MEDIUM LENGTH HAIR?

The length of hair you have will determine the base technique required to hide and attach faux locs properly. The longer your hair, the more time and braiding will be required before you start. If you will be a repeat faux locs styling model, we recommend keeping your hair relatively short and medium lengths. 

HOW DO I KEEP MEDIUM LENGTH LOCS LOOKING HEALTHY?

Proper low maintenance and hair care are the foundation of your locs aesthetic appearance. Getting your locs retwisted and tightened can be imperative. Help your natural hair with miracle oil argan. This particular ingredient can help prevent dandruff while keeping your hair shiny, soft, and smooth. 

CONCLUSION

Medium faux loc lengths are somewhat typical lengths to see. If you haven’t tried a medium size, this summer might be a wonderful time. Short hair faux locs make it better for transitioning through those humid summer days without suffering from a bunch of wet and sweaty synthetic hair. Make sure to leave us a comment with your favorite medium faux loc stylings!

SOURCES

  1. “Medium.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/medium
  2. Gavazzoni Dias, Maria Fernanda Reis. “Hair Cosmetics: an Overview.” International Journal of Trichology, Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd, 2015, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4387693/.
  3. Villareal, Myra O, et al. “Activation of MITF by Argan Oil Leads to the Inhibition of the Tyrosinase and Dopachrome Tautomerase Expressions in B16 Murine Melanoma Cells.” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2013, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3723062/.

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