HAIR UPDATE: FAUX LOCS AND CROCHET BRAIDS

By Hadassah Agbaps - September 24, 2015


Hi people, what's been on?
I finally got round to doing the faux locs!
I washed, deep conditioned and oiled my hair. It was well hydrated because I had it in a wash and go for almost two months. I refreshed the wash and gos weekly.



For the faux locs, I used two packs of Janet Noir marley hair (you can substitute with the First Lady brand or Supreme brand of Afro kinky hair) and 2 balls of acrylic wool/yarn for the base.

If it's your first time with fauxlocs, there's one thousand and one YouTube videos explaining the process.

It took me 4 hrs to install the locs. I made random parts because I have fine hair and precise parts can make my hair look scalpy. The other alternative is to make more locs but who's gonna do all that....not me o!!!

MY METHOD

First, I made loose twists without extensions.

Secondly, I cut out yarn and folded it as thick and as long as I wanted my locs to be and attached it by wrapping it around the base of my loose twists. I did not twist my hair with the yarn/wool.



Lastly, I wrapped the kinky hair around it all to make my locs.


Here's my final results.



Then on Sunday, I taught my sister how to do crochet braids. She wanted a fringed style. We used one pack of Expression Kanekalon Braiding hair in color 2. Here's our final look.






To get the fringe to curve gently, I applied a heat protectant serum to the hair then curled with a round bristle brush and blowdryer on low to medium heat. The Kanekalon hair can withstand a small amount of dry heat.

That's the round brush I used.


It turned out quite well. I usually crochet with curly hair or wavy hair. Straight hair isn't something I'd pick as first choice but I liked the final look. I doubt I'll do it myself because straight hair isn't forgiving if you make mistakes when installing plus you can't leave big gaps between strands like you can with curlier hair.

I think my hair will be in the faux locs for 2 weeks at least .... I hope.


More hairtips at the Natural in the City Meetup this Saturday, 26th September at the Social Place, Lagos!



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