For a while now faux locs has been a popular hairstyle amidst fashionistas. Celebrities and many fashion lovers have been seen slaying in varieties of faux locs .
Ladies who prefer to have their natural hair on have also considered faux locs has one of their most protective hairstyles.
Many have done this style or rather admiring others without having an indepth knowledge of the uniqueness and beauty attach to it, so today we want to enlighten our readers about everything they need to know about faux locs.
Faux locs are beautiful and uniquely stunning when made but here are few things you need to know about it before settling for the style:
1. The period of time you want it on
You need to understand that faux locs come in both temporary and permanent version, so at first you should decide on how long you want it on.
With a semi-permanent faux locs your natural hair will be wrapped with yarn, synthetic or human hair. This temporary form lasts up to three months and is often called a protective style because it doesn’t require you to alter the chemical or physical state of your natural hair. This is mostly embraced by naturalistas. Then for the permanent form of faux locs,you can only choose that if you’re ready to have it on for a very long time. For this style, it’s either a human hair is wrapped around your natural hair or rather an actual human hair locs are attached to your hair roots. Just like how dreadlocks are done. Then as your hair grows your natural hair can be re-twisted and turns into a loc.
2.Right texture is key
To experience the beauty that comes with faux locs very well, its very important that you choose the right texture.
Now the question is how do you do that, remember you have human hair, synthetic and yarn fiber as options to choose from. You have to ensure that your stylist evaluates the strength of your natural hair before deciding on which to use for you. Yarn is the most lightweight and will not pull the hair down as much. Human hair is more dense and allows a bit more flexibility. Synthetic, which is the most popular, comes in numerous textures and offers the most flexibility, but is heavy. Be sure, if you opt for a large size faux synthetic loc, you leave perimeter hair strands out to alleviate hairline stress. Hence you will damage your hair and won’t be able to enjoy the awesome experience that comes with having the style on. Because you will be in a hurry to take the locs off quickly.
3. Go for your most suitable color
This is another vital point you should understand when going for faux locs.
Faux locs are the ultimate protective style because they literally “loc you in” for a period of time. So you need to pick your colours wisely. For instance warm brown and red tones are great if you want to have the locs on for a long period. You can also blend with a dark brown or black. This act of going darker will make the locs blend well with your natural color and be less shocking of a transition . You will be comfortable on it for a long time as people can hardly tell the colour difference.
4. Choose a comfortable length
The longer the loc, the heavier the load. Regardless of fiber, be careful when choosing the diameter and length of your faux locs. There’s no point going a length that will make you feel like you’re carrying something heavy always and which can lead to constant headache. Settle for lengths that you will be very comfortable carrying always.
5. Maintain positive hair care
The fact that faux locs style is referred to as protective doesn’t mean you should neglected the style when carrying it. Hair care and maintenance is a must for faux locs! You should oil your scalp daily, wash and condition at least twice in a week, and take a daily vitamin. You’ll be surprised to see the luxurious glow your hair has after its faux locs transformation.
Once you consider all these before settling for your faux locs style, you will enjoy having it on.