Have you been thinking about doing a protective style? What about doing a style that doesn’t require going to a salon? What about a crochet style such as faux locs? If you’re looking for a protective style that you can do yourself then I highly recommend you consider the trending faux loc look as your next style. Below you will find 3 unique methods for crochet faux locs. To determine which is the best technique for you consider the amount of time that it took to install and how many packs were purchased. I’m sure one of these techniques will be the best technique for you.
- @MyNaturalSistas – Natural Looking Crochet Faux Locs
In this video India of @MyNaturalsistas achieved this style using the standard crochet method with a unique braiding pattern that allows for versatility of styles (i.e. ponytails, buns, etc). The braid pattern includes smaller cornrows in the front and a leave out in the back for individual install of the faux locs.
Length of time: 2-3 hours
How many packs used: 6.5
Tools needed: Crochet needle and faux locs
- @CrystalMichelle Crochet Faux Locs on Braided Cap
In this video @CrystalMichelle used a braided cap for crochet braids oppose to cornrowing her entire head. Please note the front row of crochet faux locs are done on her own braided hair for a more natural look. With the braided cap, she used the standard crochet method to install the faux locs. Then she used bobby pens to secure the braided cap (i.e. wig) onto her head.
Length of time: 1 hour
How many packs used: 6-8 packs (used multiple colors)
Tools needed: Crochet needle, Braided Cap for Crochet Braids/Weaves, faux locs, Bobby pins
- @JazzNicole Crochet Faux Locs w/No Cornrows
In this video @JazzNicole debuts an exclusive crochet method that she created where she crochet the faux locs into her hair without braids. I know what you’re thinking…how? Check out the video above for the visual on how to do the steps listed below. Kudos to @JazzNicole for this innovative method. (1) Complete individual braids on your natural hair (2) Crochet the faux loc onto the base of the individual braid (3) Then wrap the faux loc in an open and close method over your individual braid (4) Then polish the look by wrapping the kinky hair around the base (an inch or 2) of the faux loc to cover the crochet knot.Length of time: 3.5-4 hours
How many packs used: 1.5
Tools needed: Crochet needle, faux locs, and jumbo twist hair
Have you tried any of the above methods? Share with us your experience below.