Those of you who were around when Crystal Edwards first debuted her self-styled “goddess locs” may recall our rapt attention.
Well, you’re in luck, because Mini Marley is going to show you how to make the crochet faux dread hairstyle in the comfort of your own home.
We think you’ll be as awed as we were by how straightforward the procedure is. Dreadlock crochet hair faux locs are the perfect protective hairstyle for the current season. They’re simple, adorable, and will last a long time.
- Crochet Fake Dreads: A How-To Guide
- Get the hair wet and some serum in there
- Make braids in all of your hair, and make them small
- Create a loop at the end of your fake locs.
- What are the differences between soft locs and faux locs?
- The Difference Between Faux and Soft Locs
- How do you define Faux Locs?
- For those who are unfamiliar, please explain what Soft Locs are
- Pattern Beauty: A Way to Nourish Your Curls
Crochet Fake Dreads: A How-To Guide
Dhagte made of crochet is a good way to experiment with a longer length without damaging your natural hair.
Get the hair wet and some serum in there
Use Suave’s Biotin Infusion Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner as a first step toward your faux dreads style.
The next step, before beginning to braid, is to apply a moisturizing product to your hair to make it more manageable.
Apply some sort of product to each section of hair, like Suave Professionals Define and Shine Serum Gel, before you begin braiding.
Make braids in all of your hair, and make them small
Once the cream has been worked through your strands, use a comb or brush to detangle and smooth each section of hair before braiding.
To put it another way, this will simplify things. Construct a network of mini braids through your hair, taking care to braid to the tips.
Create a loop at the end of your fake locs.
Make a small hole on the very end of your dreadlock extension using the end of a rattail comb. Nothing fancy is required to create a hole in the extension, so long as you have something that will work in place of a rattail comb.
What are the differences between soft locs and faux locs?
To put it simply, locs are awesome. Among the countless braiding options out there, they are one of our favorites.
Locs, in all their forms (freestyle, conventional, wavy, micro), are chic and adaptable natural hairstyles that will never go out of style.
Whether you, like many others, like locs but worry about the time and effort required to keep them looking great, you may have wondered if there is a way to have the appearance without committing.
This is when synthetic locs, also known as soft locs, come in handy. These loc styles use hair extensions to replicate the appearance and feel of conventional locs while also providing your natural hair with the nourishment it needs to thrive.
But which fashion would suit you best? You could choose one over the other depending on your preferred style, the flexibility you want in styling, and the amount of effort you are willing to devote to hair maintenance.
Here, we’ll go through the key distinctions between soft locs and fake locs to help you make your decision.
The Difference Between Faux and Soft Locs
Let’s define what we mean when we talk about soft locs, and fake locs, and their similarities and distinctions.
How do you define Faux Locs?
The umbrella term “faux locs” encompasses both hard and soft loc imitations. Faux locs may be produced in several ways, some more permanent than others, but they all involve blending synthetic hair extensions with your natural hair.
The fake locs that are braided intend to seem more realistic than the others.
However, the crochet faux loc technique saves a lot of time since, apart from the cornrows, it doesn’t include any of the braiding or twisting of the braid-in technique.
For those who are unfamiliar, please explain what Soft Locs are
Despite its inclusion in the fake locs hair category, soft locs are their own unique faux loc style that calls for a different technique of application and a different kind of synthetic hair extension.
Soft locs are created by crocheting natural hair into already-formed crochet locs. Instead of using cornrows as you would for normal fake locs, you would plant parts of your natural hair.
Following placement, a hair extension is wrapped around each loc that was crocheted. Most soft loc styles employ a passion twist or spring twist hair for wrapping.
This style of hair employs Freetress Water Wave braiding hair that has a curly, buoyant feel. Since the wrapping makes the locs seem to flutter ever-so-slightly, soft locs are frequently referred to as butterfly locs.
Pattern Beauty: A Way to Nourish Your Curls
Soft locs and fake locs are great if you want to experiment with a protective style that can help you maintain the health of your hair while yet allowing you to change up your appearance anytime you choose.
Curious about how you can speed up your hair’s growth? Whether you wear your hair in fake locs, soft locs, or a natural state, PATTERN has a styling solution that will help you maintain healthy, moisturized hair.
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