by Otieno Lynn

Do faux locs ever go out of style? Absolutely not. I don’t know about you but this is my go to style for several reasons.
First,styling them is a walk over.
You can do a push-back and bundle them together with an elastic band

..or you can just move everything to the left or to the right depending on what works for you.
….You can even do an up-do or any other bun that tickles your fancy

In simpler terms, anything goes.
Secondly, depending on how well you take care of your faux locs, they can last for as long as two months.So yes, durability and value for money is guaranteed.I have a very simple routine for ensuring that my faux locs are well taken care of;

  1. Oil your scalp regularly. For this I alternate between Miadi Scalp Healer, Miadi Hair Food, Raw Shea Butter, Nice and Lovely Rich Hair Food and good old Indian Hemp by Eden.Oiling your scalp keeps it moisturized and reduces itchiness.(Each of these products go for less than 500 bob)
  2. Give your locs some glow. I have used the Olive Oil Organic Root Stimulator Nourishing Sheen Spray for as long as I can remember. It gives some kind of a natural healthy looking sheen.I once tried the Dark and Lovely hair spray but it didn’t work for me.I kinda have this same kind of relationship with Nivea. Anybarry?
  3. Much as this is a protective hairstyle, I try to avoid unnecessary contact with water for obvious reasons.

Thirdly, if you’ve ever had faux locs on before, then you’ll agree with me that they are pretty easy to maintain

Reason number four, just as I have mentioned up there, this is a protective hairstyle especially because of the fact that before they are installed,your hair is molded with wax to minimize wear and tear. Even better, you can swim in them and they will still remain intact.
Finally,you don’t have to spend the whole of your day sitting in a salon to look pretty. In barely 2 hours, it’s done!

Going by some of the reviews I have read online or even heard, the experience is not the same for everyone.Some people say that the process of installing faux locs right through to a week or even two weeks after is belaboring because of the pain that comes with having them.It’s been compared to labor pain 😆😆😆😆😆LOL.
Anyways, I think it all depends on who does your faux locs and also on the state of your scalp before you have them installed.
My advice: give your hair some “breathing space” before you do your faux locs. Take like a two-week break before you go all in for this look.
Try this style during this rainy season and tell me how it goes, and if you’ve had faux locs before, feel free to share your experience in the comments section.Till next time,

Photography by Matrix Studios
Hair done by Jenny 0725361497

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James K May 6, 2017 - 8:18 pm

Excellent tips.

Otieno Lynn May 6, 2017 - 8:28 pm

thanks jemo

J May 13, 2017 - 7:14 am

you killed it ma belle

lynn otieno June 15, 2017 - 2:32 pm

Thanks Jay

Anonymous July 26, 2017 - 10:13 am

Faux Locks has done wonders to my hair it's my favorite style

Anonymous September 7, 2017 - 1:34 pm

Where did you have your faux locs done??and how much was it??

Carol Nderi August 29, 2018 - 7:36 am

I did mine yesterday and I am in PAIN! HELP!


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