How to Maintain Crochet Faux Locs & Soft Locs 15th July 2020 – Posted in: Crochet Faux Locs, Faux Locs
Maintain your crochet faux locs and soft locs with a few easy steps. At night we recommend that you use a satin bonnet to prevent tangling to your crochet locs. Finger detangle your locs to prevent them from sticking together. Use scissors to cut any stray hair and gel to put them back together. We will be going over all of this in depth with this crochet faux locs maintenance guide.
Learn how to maintain your crochet faux locs in order to stretch your install and make it long lasting. We cover quite a few points in this post. What qualifies me to give you this advise? Although I am not a hairstylist by profession, I am an avid user of crochet faux locs & hair enthusiast. I work with professional hair stylists and also get feedback from my customers aswell. So this will be my experience with crochet faux locs, my customers experience and tips from pro hair stylists all wrapped into one (hopefully very useful) blog post.
How long do crochet faux locs and soft locs last?
Typically crochet locs can last anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks. With our line of locs, we encourage our customers to reuse them. They look even better after your first install. So you can get multiple use out of it for re-installation. On the other hand human hair blend crochet faux locs, can last for upto 3 months. If you are to keep these in for months for one install, hair care for your own natural hair underneath will be a priority with regular shampoo and conditioning to keep your scalp clean. But you will also need a retouch of your roots which we will touch on later.
How to wash crochet faux locs and soft locs?
Washing your hair with crochet faux locs is quite easy. I recommend some scalp therapy first, to keep your own hair nice and clean. Wet your scalp and add shampoo then scrub your scalp with the pad of your finger. Notice I said pad of your fingers, not your nails. Using your nails can cause too much friction on your scalp, leading to breakage. Proceed to add some shampoo on the locs, gently spread it downwards. Rinse your hair and add a some conditioner, gently spread it in a downwards motion aswell.
To dry the hair, gently pat your hair dry. Do not add too much friction to the locs. Add some leave in conditioner or a hair serum, this step is optional but it will help reduce any frizz. We cover frizz management in the next section.
How to reduce crochet faux locs frizz?
To reduce crochet faux locs frizz, you will need a pair of scissors. You simply get a strand of hair and snip off the frizzy hair. If you feel like doing one strand at a time is tedious you can always do a few strands at a time. After doing this you will need to wash the hair to get rid of the little stray strands you cut off. Add some leave in conditioner or hair serum and use some hair gel on each strand and dry the hair.
How to wrap crochet faux locs and soft locs at night?
We highly recommend wrapping your crochet faux locs or soft locs at night. This will make your hair style last longer and keep it looking fresher for longer. You will need a satin or silk hair bonnet. Simply pop your hair in a bun or just pack it up with a hair tie or scrunchie and put your hair bonnet on. Alternatively you can use a silk or satin scarf or pillow. Sik and satin are recommended as the fabric does not snag. It minisze friction between the hair, managing tangling or frizz that may arise.
How to keep Crochet Faux Locs From Unraveling?
Most crochet faux locs to not unravel. Atleast not ours. The way the hair is contructed means that even if you cut it, it will stay intact. But that does not mean you wont experience a little bit of unraveling on the ends. Ad dsome gel to the ends, twist the area of the hair that you do not want to unravel and allow it to dry,
How to refresh crochet faux locs?
Refreshing your crochet locs depends on the method of install. If you installed your crochet locs or soft locs with the individual method, use wrapping hair to rewrap your roots. Then lay your edges. This will give you a refreshed look without taking our your locs. But if you installed locs with cornrows, consider taking out some locs around the perimeter and reinstalling some new locs. Our pack sizes are quite large so you will likely have some locs left over from your original install.
But prior to refreshing it, make sure you separate your locs and cut some of the frizzy strands. Follow our previous step above on ‘how to reduce crochet faux locs frizz’.