1BlessedNatural Spotlight: Faux Locs

1BlessedNatural Spotlight: Faux Locs- (photo cred: Instagram and Facebook MZT)

 Earlier this year, we saw everyone and their mama rocking crochet braids. Now, the new natural hair inspired trend is faux locs or temporary dreads protective style. Faux locs have been around since the popularity of locs in the 1970s. Back in February, K.C. Undercover actress Zendaya stepped out on the Oscars red carpet with the Lisa Bonet inspired hairstyle. In the '90s, Bonet wore her natural hair in medium size locs with the top section pulled back into a ponytail, and she still wears her locs today. Since Coleman wore her faux locs, other celebrities like Meagan Good and Tasha Smith have been rocking theirs too. 
Lisa Bonet and Zendaya Coleman wearing locs (photo cred: Facebook/Instagram- LZ)

Faux Locs Style Details

Faux locs can be created by using  yarn or Kanekalon/Marley hair. You can also get faux loc crocheted braids. Here's the method if you're using yarn or Kanekalon/Marley hair: The hair is sectioned off into the desired size. Some people chose to two-strand twist or braid their hair before starting the actual locks. Afterwards, the section of hair is wrapped using the extension hair or yarn, and the ends are burned using a lighter. Faux locs can take up to 12 hours to complete. I don't know about you, but I don't think I could sit still that long! LOL. The 3-month length of time the style can last may be well worth the time spent for those of you who are thinking about getting it. I would probably take mine out after 1-2 months to avoid locking. 


It is suggested that you wash and moisturize your hair while it is in faux locs. Some people prefer not to wash yarn faux locs, but it is up to you.You can use a spray bottle mixed with your favorite moisturizer and water to keep your hair moisturized. Also, an oil can be added to your mixture or apply it separately. If you have seborrheic dermatitis like myself, I would also suggest doing apple cider vinegar rinses at least once a week. Just be sure you are not allergic to the solution.

1BlessedNatural: Meagan Good and Tasha Smith both wearing faux locs (photo cred Instagram MT)

Have you tried faux locs? If so, how was your experience with them?

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