Faux locs are a temporary protective style similar to box braids whereas loc extensions are intended to be a permanent extension of your hair. Faux locs are installed by twisting or braiding the real hair and then wrapping additional hair around the shaft of the braid/twist. Usually installed with Marley hair, Kanekalon hair, or yarn, the wrapping technique creates the appearance of locs. This is temporary protective style similar to box braids whereas loc extensions are intended to be a permanent extension of your hair.
Faux Loc Extensions often, or even Box Braids, or twists could take anywhere from 8-10 hours – if you want them neatly done and long that is.
Faux locs is a beautiful addition to the list of cute protective styles for the natural hair community. It gives us more options for protective hairstyles other than the regular senegalese twists or box braids. It does help your hair grow, if you maintain it correctly.
Maintaining your loc extensions mimics the real locking process. Maintenance is normally done every 2-4 weeks: cleansing the scalp, palm rolling the new growth, drying, hydrating, and then locking in moisture with a light oil. But, the best thing you can do is actually leave them alone.
Depending on the type and your maintenance habits, faux locs can last 3 weeks to 3 months.
On average, the installation will cost you anywhere from £150 to £300. Book with us today at discounted rate.