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Complete Guide to Goddess Locs

If you are an ardent social media user, you must have seen one of many styles trending. Even if you haven't, there is always this signature style you must have seen in the beautiful actress Meagan Good. That hairstyle is called the Goddess Locs and is quite a sensation. If you are interested, read this guide to Goddess Locs below. 

What are Goddess Locs?

Goddess Locs are another type of Faux (Fake) Locs. They are styled the bohemian way and can be done differently, depending on hair type. However, the important feature distinguishing Goddess Locs from other types of Faux Locs is the curl at the end of the locs – or sometimes, all around them. 

It is a protective hairstyle for the natural hair, keeping it from extreme temperatures that cause dehydration and breakage. Goddess Locs are often made with synthetic extensions or kinky Marley hair. They are cool and comfortable. 

How long do Goddess Locs last?

Every hairstyle has a time limit, i.e., how long you can wear them before replacing or changing. However, this time limit depends on maintenance and hair type. 

Goddess Locs can last between 2 ½ or three months. They are high-maintenance because you must constantly ensure your scalp and hair are moisturized – mostly before your night sleep. Also, it isn't advisable to wash the locs because they can become soft, loose, and eventually cause frizz. 

Are Goddess Locs Heavy?

Goddess Locs are a type of Faux Locs. From what is known, Faux Locs are heavy. They are rigid with little ability to move across different directions. However, it takes quite some time for them to lose rigidity, but that doesn't stop these locs from being heavy on the head. 

And as heavy as Goddess Locs can be, they can break if moisture isn't well managed before installation. 

The number of packs used in the hair-making process can also be responsible for the heaviness. 

What is the difference between Goddess and Butterfly Locs?

Butterfly Locs are a special type of soft locs. They are the combination of goddess locs and passion twists. However, certain differences exist between Butterfly Locs and Goddess Locs in general. They include: 


Butterfly Locs are not as tensed as Goddess Locs, even when both are protective hairstyles. They are soft, light, and natural-looking. This hairstyle has less rigidity and can move in different directions. On the other hand, it may take the Goddess style some days to lose rigidity. 


Another factor that sets the difference between both hairstyles is weight. Faux Locs like Goddess Locs are generally heavy because of the installation method and the number of packs required. However, Butterfly Locs are heavier. The ethereal bohemian style mixes goddess locs and passion twists – they all add to the weight.  

Installation Method

Butterfly Locs has two different installation methods – the braid and wrap and the crochet. They both produce a similar result, but the appearance differs – one looks braided, while the other is crocheted. Goddess Locs are installed in more than one way with different results – cornrow crochet, cornrow and no cornrow crochet, short locs on long hair, and traditional locs. 


Based on maintenance, Butterfly Locs are for the win because they are low on that. On the other hand, Goddess Locs require extra care to carry them successfully over the next three months. 

How much does it cost to install Goddess Locs?

If you have to install goddess locs, you must budget between $150 and $350. The price may vary depending on factors such as installation method, locs length and size, hair type, and the braider. 

Do Goddess Locs Break Your Hair?

Yes, they do. 

Goddess Locs and Faux Locs are heavy, but if they become too heavy, they create tension at your hair root. If this tension persists, it could lead to hair breakage. Additionally, it could break if you don't manage the moisture on your hair properly before fixing the locs. 

Therefore, you need to decide with the braider on the extension's length and size that will be good to carry to avoid natural hair breakage. 

Top 5 Ways To Wear Goddess Locs

Wearing Goddess Locs is one of the fanciest things to do. However, you should know the different ways how to do that so you can rock it properly. Here are the top 5 ways to wear the hairstyle – you can also check them out on YouTube. 

Traditional Method

It is the most common way of wearing Goddess Locs. It involves hair sectioning (i.e., into various sections) and box braiding. Start by box braiding each of the sections and adding loose extensions to the ends. Then, wrap braiding hair, i.e., kinky Marley hair, around the box braid created on each section. By doing this, you've created goddess locs traditionally. The only con to this method is that it takes time.    

Quick Install Method

The Quick Install Method is another way to go for doing goddess locs. It involves plaiting sectioned hair (as opposed to braiding like the traditional method). By plaiting your hair, there is less tension even to the scalp, making it much easier to manage. Once the plaiting is done, add wavy extensions to the ends using a crochet needle. The next is to add braiding hair, wrap it around the pre-existing braid, and extend it into locs. And as the wavy extensions are hanging, use nail glue to hold the rest of the hair. 

Short Goddess Locs on Long Hair Method

Short Goddess Locs on Long Hair is also a thing. It involves braiding-in synthetic hair and securing the natural hair with a rubber band before the kinky Marley hair is twisted over it. With this rubber band, you won't have to burn the ends completely. However, you will have to finish the look by adding little heat to the synthetic hair to smoothen every rough part. 

Cornrows Only Method

Away from the traditional method, a quicker way of getting goddess locs done is through the Cornrows or Crochet method. It creates less tension and produces a neat result. The first step is to do cornrows on the hair – making it look small in the front. The next is crocheting faux locs from the ends back to the top. As this crocheting occurs, you should focus more on adding more locs to the middle. Finally, crochet wavy hair or extensions to get the goddess locs result. 

Cornrows and No-Cornrows Method

The Cornrows and No-Cornrows Method is another way to rock goddess locs – combining cornrows and independent braids. This technique uses different braiding methods: the hug, the pull, the braid-in, the knotless, the wrap-in, and the braided wrap-in. 

Ways to Maintain Your Goddess Locs

Goddess Locs maintenance is all about the roots. As long as the root and scalp are well-maintained, you can wear the hairstyle for up to 3 months. Here are ways how to:  

  1. Use a good moisturizer. A natural moisturizer like the mix of aloe vera juice and distilled water is good. Apply the mix to the roots/scalp every night. 
  2. Apply olive oil or castor oil, or peppermint to the base. 
  3. Pack your hair into a bun before you go to sleep at night 
  4. Ensure to use a satin or silk pillowcase/scarf because cotton fibers absorb moisture, thus, damaging the hair.