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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Oboh

Faux Locs

I think I discovered faux locs in 2014 (don't quote me). I was perusing through Instagram on a mindless scroll, as I tend to do, and I came across these beautiful perfectfly constructed locs aptly called "Faux Locs"

Faux Locs were given their name because they mimic the aesthetic of actual dreadlocks. When Faux Locs entered the braiding scene a few years back they were a time consuming install that usually required multiple hours in the chair in for a client. I don't know about you but I simply refuse to subject myself to such a lengthy appointment. Faux Locs were essentially two styles in one! First the braider would create a box braid as a base and then they would wrap the box braid with marley or kanekalon hair and seal the Faux Loc by burning it or using an adhesive. Unfortunately Faux Locs were extremely heavy when they originally came out. I loved the style but I couldn't commit to the installation time or the weight of the style.

I searched the internet and Instagram for a less time consuming option and eventually found Crochet Faux Locs. Crochet Faux Locs have been a game changer as far as Faux Locs are concerned! Crochet Faux Locs afford the braider the opportunity to service more clients in the course of a day which ultimately yeilds more revenue and puts less strain on the hands.

Clients can benefit from Crochet Faux Locs as well. Instead of a Traditional Faux Loc installation that would take 6 to 8 hours; clients are out of the chair in less than four hours! Not only are Crochet Faux Locs time efficient, they also weigh less than traditional Faux Locs. Crochet Faux Locs are hollow in the middle which explains why they are light in comparison to their traditional counterpart. Crochet Faux Locs don't require burnt ends! If you ever had Box Braids as a child then you know the plight of having your braids snag on your favortite sweater or shirt.

The main reason that most of my clients have apprehension towards booking Crochet Faux Locs is the fact that they are Crochet Faux Locs. A big misconception is that Crochet Faux Locs mean a versatility. Luckily because of YouTube, braiders can learn new ways of installing Crochet Faux Locs that don't require nearly as much time and are equally as versatile as Traditional Faux Locs.

If you're in the DFW metroplex and looking for a knowledgable and skilled Dallas braider, book with me, Curly Coiffure! You can access my booking calendar via the website menu. Once you book I will help you find versatile options for your Crochet Faux Locs install.

I look forward to meeting you!

- Curly Coiffure

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Jennifer Oboh
Jennifer Oboh
Jan 23, 2020

Thank you Breonna!


Jan 23, 2020

Great article!

I'm in love with faux locs and tend to have crochet in the back and individual in the front for easier styling in the front!

-Breonna Queen

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