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The Complete Soft Locs Guide

What are Soft Locs?

Soft locs are a type of temporary dreadlocks that are created using hair extensions or braiding hair. They are often referred to as "faux locs" or "crochet locs" and are a popular alternative to traditional dreadlocks.

How long do soft locs last?

Soft locs can last anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks, depending on the type of hair used, the care and maintenance given, and the individual's lifestyle.

Soft Locs vs. Faux Locs

Soft locs are a lighter and more versatile option than traditional dreadlocks, as they do not require the same level of maintenance and can be styled in different ways. Unlike traditional dreadlocks, soft locs can be removed without damaging the natural hair

Do soft locs damage hair?

When done correctly and with the proper care, soft locs should not damage the natural hair. However, over-manipulation and rough handling can cause tangling, matting, and breakage.

What kind of hair is needed for soft locs?

Any type of hair can be used to create soft locs, but synthetic hair is most commonly used. Synthetic hair is lightweight and comes in a variety of colors and textures, making it an ideal option for creating soft locs.

How to Apply Soft Locs

To apply soft locs, the first step is to section your hair and braid it down to create a secure base. Then, you will use a crochet needle to crochet the extensions onto the braided hair, starting at the root and working your way down to the ends. This process can be done at home or by a professional stylist. It is important to be gentle and avoid over-manipulating the hair, as this can cause tangling and breakage. Proper care and maintenance of the locs, including regular washing and moisturizing, will help to ensure their longevity.