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SHORT FAUX LOCS
Are you trying to protect your tresses and keep your hair high and tight while staying professional with all different hair types? Try this contemporary style that requires no long term commitment. Faux locs are often long and distressed but can look twice as exceptional in chopped forms too.
FAUX LOCS CAN BE THE SAME STYLE BUT IN MANY DIFFERENT LENGTHS
SMALLEST OF THE LOCS
Short is a descriptive term that is very relative to the other sizes it’s being compared to.
Webster’s dictionary defines short as “not having a lot of lengths and measure ability” or “limited in distance.”
As we dive into understanding, short dreads and faux locs, let’s learn a little more about the actual lengths.
SHORT CROCHET FAUX LOCS LOOK AMAZING AND PROFESSIONAL
Short hair is commonly referred to as hair with lengths that do no stretch past the shoulder line. If the hair is straight and stretched out entirely and then measured, it’s about an average of 12inches in length at max.
Typically faux locs are not sold or manufactured at less than 2 inches because of the sealing techniques used to keep the locs from unraveling.
Because of this, we standardize all of our small faux locs sizes as any “plait or dread that measures with lengths ranging from 2 inches to 12 inches ( ≈ 5.08CM – 30.48CM).”
EAR LOBE AND SHOULDER LENGTHS
We hear many stylists and hairdressers use the terms “ear lobe, lob, and shoulder” as lengths to describe the sizes of many popular hairstyles accurately.
Have you ever wondered why we use these as reference points across the board?
We use the ear lobe and shoulder as measuring points for fundamental reasons. Both the ear lobe and shoulder or collar bone are very easily comparable when it comes to hair length. These body parts perturbed out where the hair lies naturally without manipulation from the side or back view.
SHOULDER AND COLLAR BONES ARE GREAT WAYS OF MEASURING FAUX LOC LENGTHS
CUTTING FAUX LOCS SHORT
You know a lot about hair. You are trying to pull off a short bob look, but all you can find are long and medium-sized lengths. You think to yourself, “I can just chop these down to the right length and make them work perfectly.”
DO NOT CHOP OFF PART OF YOUR CROCHET FAUX LOCS TO MAKE THEM SHORT
Pre Made Faux locs are manufactured to desired length and sizes. The tips are sealed closed with a wide range of glues, knotless braids, lock gels, and burning techniques. If you cut these locs short, they will begin to unravel and potentially unlock ultimately.
For those unfamiliar, faux locs are an imitation dreadlock comprised of synthetic hair or human hair fibers like Marley hair and kanekalon. These fibers are crafted into wonderful loc creations with many forms of crocheting, palm rolling, braiding, twisting, and backcombing. They can be of many sizes and lengths as well as styled with many hair accessories. Learn more about these wonderful locs in are very informative faux loc article.
ATTACH SHORT FAUX LOCS THE SAME WAY YOU ATTACH MEDIUM AND LONG SIZES
ATTACHING SHORT FAUX LOCS
Short faux locs are added the same way longer individual crochet locs get installed.
Most short faux locs come pre-looped for use with a crochet latch hook. The plait can be easily looped around flat-lying cornrows or through the base and roots of box braids.
No matter how you choose to install them, it’s always best to have a pre-planned hairstyle before starting.
SHORT AND LONG CROCHET FAUX LOCS CAN BE INSTALLED WITH THE SAME TECHNIQUES AND PATTERNS
NATURAL SHORT STYLINGS
Many of your favorite stylings come with shorter lengths of faux locs. A lot of these designs are styled after regular short hairstyles with crochet dreads instead.
Bob Faux locs
Faux Hawk with Shaved Sides
Short Angled Lob
Jumbo Shoulder length Goddess Locs
HOW LONG DOES SHORT FAUX LOCS LAST?
This may depend on a variety of factors like how well you take care of your short faux locs and how often you style or maintain them. Considering all these factors, short faux locs can last up to a good three weeks to 3 months.
ARE SHORT LOCS STILL A PROTECTIVE STYLING?
Protective hairstyles are ones that protect the hair from being affected by seasonal elements and regular use. Any time you cover your hair with fibers and strands, you undoubtedly safeguard them.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DO SHORT FAUX LOCS?
The amount of time needed in installing short faux locs on your mane also depends on several factors like what kind of technique you are using or the thickness of your locs, or what type of style you are opting for. Depending upon all these factors, it takes up to 4 to 9 hours of your time to install short faux locs.
HOW MANY PACKS OF HAIR DO I NEED FOR SHORT FAUX LOCS?
Depending upon where you wish to install your locs, the amount of hair needed varies. If you want to install them upon Marley twists, you may need more hair than when you install them on your natural hair. Anyways, taking into consideration all these factors, you are going to need anywhere around 8 to 12 packs of hair for installing short faux locs on your mane.
CAN I SLEEP WITH SHORT FAUX LOCS ON?
Yes. You can sleep with your short faux locs on. But you might have to take some little extra steps for the maintenance of these locs. Sleeping on the locs tends to make them a bit frizzy, so that you can switch to a silk pillowcase for a reduction in the frizz. For more details on how to keep your locs frizz-free, you can check our blogs.
CAN MY SHORT FAUX LOCS BE CURLED?
Yes. Short faux locs can be curled. Depending upon what length of faux locs you have got installed on your mane, they can be curled, or you can leave them be.
HOW DO I STYLE SHORT FAUX LOCS?
There are a variety of ways in which you can style your short faux locs. Right from accessorizing your faux locs to wearing them in different colors or ombre patterns or the classic burgundy colors with lots of jewelry, there are many options to choose from. For more details on how to style short faux locs, you can check our blogs.
HOW CAN I TAKE CARE OF MY SHORT FAUX LOCS?
Taking care of short faux locs is nothing different than taking care of any kind of faux locs. You should regularly cleanse and moisturize them. This increases the life of your locs as well as keeps them looking fresh all the time. For more details on how to keep your locs looking new all the time, you can check out the aftercare guide as well.
Short locs are nothing to be afraid of. The length being shorter is just a great option available. These locs can be great for those hot summer days or when you are on the move constantly. Make sure to leave us a comment with your favorite short faux loc styling!
- “Short.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short.
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