Faux Locs Prices In Ghana

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What Is Faux Locs?

Fuax locs that are not real and use either synthetic or human hair to achieve the style. Installing faux locs can take hours. First, the hairstylist must braid your natural hair in box braids and then hair is wrapped around the braid to give the illusion of locs.

How Do Faux Locs Work?

‘There are two popular ways for achieving faux locs,’ explains Afi. ‘For a more natural look the hair is braided and then a coarse type of extension is wrapped around the braid, or they can be achieved by crocheting them onto corn rows.’

The first (and most common) method that Afi mentions involves styling the hair into box braids, which are then wrapped in either yarn, kanekalon hair or marley hair to create the look of dread locs. This method also enables you to add a considerable amount of length to your own hair, meaning you can become an Afro Rapunzel without the hassle of weaves or wigs.

The crochet method is a lot quicker, but it also doesn’t look as realistic once finished. The time saving factor is due to the fact that pre-formed locs are crocheted into your own cornrowed hair, cutting back on the time that’s spent braiding and twisting in the first method. Both ways work well, so it’s completely down to personal preference when it comes to which you choose.

Do Faux Locs Take Out Your Hair?

 If your faux locs are too heavy, they can cause tension at the root of your hair, leading to some pretty serious breakage so be sure to work with your hairstylist and decide on a size and length of extensions that won’t break off your natural hair.

Things To Consider When Getting Faux Locs:

As fantastic as faux locs can be, naturally, they do have their down sides. The main con you’ll want to take into consideration while deciding if this is the right style for you is how heavy they can be.

‘It’s like having box braids but with twice the amount of hair. The smaller the faux locs, the more packets of hair you’ll end up using.

To prevent the dreaded breakage, try to ensure your hair is in the best possible condition by pampering yourself with hair masks and leave-in conditioners in the run up to your hair appointment. The Cantu Shea Butter Natural Hair Deep Treatment Mask is a great affordable option that will leave your hair smelling beach holiday ready all day.

Another thing you should brace yourself for is the toll it may take on your neck.

Five packs of braiding hair might not seem that heavy when you’re picking them up from your local hair shop, but once you have to carry that weight on your head every day, you could end up changing your mind.

How to Faux Locs: Step By Step Tutorial

Step 1

Before braiding your hair, you should treat it with nourishing products that will keep it in good condition. You can use shampoo, conditioner, mask, or leave-in conditioner. These products will keep your hair healthy even after removing the locs.

Step 2

Section your hair. It is on you how you want to do it. Some women prefer diamond-shaped sectioning, while others tend to part it more naturally. You can also spray a leave-in-conditioner on the roots to keep them nourished.

Step 3

Take your braiding hair and braid it in with your natural hair. You just add two strands of the braiding hair to two strands of your natural hair and braid all the way down to the hair ends. You can also leave the ends loose to get goddess-style braids. 

Step 4

Take another piece of braiding hair but instead of braiding wrap it around the root. Make sure it is secure by wrapping it a few times but don’t make it too thick. 

Step 5

After wrapping your braids, you can secure them with a lighter. Some women use glue that is specially made for locs. 

How Long Does Faux Locs Last For?

four to six weeks

Even though faux locs look and feel like traditional locs, they shouldn’t be confused with the real thing. Traditional locs are meant to last a lifetime, while faux locs can be styled to last for four to six weeks.

Faux Locs Prices In Ghana:

The cost for having your faux locs installed by a professional can range anywhere from GHS500 to GHS734. 74, depending on the type of faux locs style you are looking to achieve. Crochet faux locs also tends to be less expensive, while hand-wrapping costs more because it takes longer to individually wrap the braids.