Whether it is a new look, a protective style for transitioning to natural hair or real locs, faux locs have a been a huge trend among black men and women.
If you want to try the look without the commitment then faux locs are the perfect compromise for you. Here's all you need to know!
Celebrities including Ciara, Zendaya, Rihanna, Jhene Aiko and Eva Marcille have rocked this look.
Faux locs are especially perfect for those who really want locs or dreads of their own and want to give them a trial run. Here's an easy guide on how to do your own, style them and maintain locking it up this year!
Faux locs are created when natural hair is wrapped with yarn, synthetic or human hair. The technique used to create the locs are what makes it look like an actual loc and what . The style can last up to 8 weeks.
What is the best hair to use?
Marley hair is the best hair type or texture for faux locs. Some people like to use Kanekalon hair for the inside of the loc. The outside of the loc is mostly comprised of Marley hair because it’s the preferred hair type. You may need between 9-15 packs of hair to complete this look. It is common to recommend getting 15 packs just in case you run out of hair.
How to do your own faux locs?
To achieve the look, first, you must twist or braid your hair with the Marley or Kanekalon hair. This is your base for the loc. After you have twisted or braided the hair completely, take the Marley hair and wrap it around that twist or braid.
Since you aren’t twisting your own hair together with a locking gel, your hair doesn’t actually lock. The base braid or twist keeps your real hair separated and prevents it from locking.