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’.
Lekyna January 20, 2023 - 20:34
Do I need to retwist my hair before doing my faux locs?
Jorie Hair January 20, 2023 - 20:37 – In reply to: Lekyna
If you are doing faux loc over your natural locs, no you do not need to retwist. As wrapping hair will give you a similar result as if your hair has been re-twisted underneath.
Sharon December 17, 2022 - 01:45
Hello. Please can I make crochet dreads and carry it for up to like 4 months? And also, my hair is transitioning little by little from relaxed to Virgin. Will the crochet dread help me for that 4 months and allow my newgrowth to grow well? Because I am just imagining loosening my hair after 4 months and boom! I will see enough Virgin hair growth.
Please answer me☺️
Jorie Hair December 18, 2022 - 12:42 – In reply to: Sharon
Hi Sharon, yes you can reuse some crochet faux locs. But you may need to either take out the locs and put them back in every 6 – 8 weeks. Or alternatively some people twist it and refresh the locs to make the partings look neat.
Alexis October 10, 2022 - 01:33
Can you do this as a permanent hair style and keep retwisting?!
Jorie Hair October 15, 2022 - 17:24 – In reply to: Alexis
Hi Alexis, yes it can. If you keep retwisting and not take it out for an extended period of time.
Pat October 07, 2022 - 17:49
I am so glad that I found your site. I really need to refresh my locs. The install was with my hair braided. I’m going to the suggestion you gave. Thanks
Itumeleng Mashabela September 09, 2022 - 20:15
I want to keep my faux loc more than 3 months,is it possible?
Jorie Hair September 27, 2022 - 11:05 – In reply to: Itumeleng Mashabela
Yes it is possible, I would advise to keep your scalp washed and clean. If there is growth you can twist the loc to stretch it for longer at the roots and add gel as you would a re-twist with real locs.
Shinx February 19, 2022 - 23:20
Excuse me is there a way to make crochet locs thinner…I added water but it still looks bulky
Jorie Hair February 23, 2022 - 15:40 – In reply to: Shinx
If it is pre-made, not really, but you can wrap some hair around it to make it thinner which will alter the look of your locs.
Rukymac October 19, 2021 - 23:45
Pls what type of gel is recommended for the locs? Is it the black or white gel, or anyone of them can be used.
Jorie Hair October 24, 2021 - 15:03 – In reply to: Rukymac
You can use white or black gel, but I just normally use white clear gel (eco styler). I dilute it abit with water so it does not get my locs flaky!
Rosemary Bwalya Njobvu April 22, 2021 - 18:44
And the soft locs look exactly like the one’s in the picture.
Jorie Hair June 30, 2021 - 18:21 – In reply to: Rosemary Bwalya Njobvu
Yes they do, they are our own brand!
Joce April 05, 2021 - 15:59
hey, thanks for this article! I got my hair done yesterday (04/04) but my senior portraits aren’t until 04/12. I have boho braids the type that comes loose and the end I was wondering how to prevent them from getting fuzzy without cutting them? ofc a trim is ok but they aren’t thick like faux locs so if I cut them there will be nothing left lol! Any specific product recommendations?
Jorie Hair April 07, 2021 - 13:35 – In reply to: Joce
When you say boho braids, I am assuming it has curly pieces. Hairstyles with curly pieces require additional care, I recommend using hair mousse to keep the curls defined, check your local super market or beauty supply store for hair mousse for curly hair. Apply this to the boho braids to make your curls pop again. Also always make sure you wrap it at night with satin or silk, if you do not have a bonnet or scarf try a satin or silk pillow case. Good luck at your senior portraits, know you will look fab :).
Lynn February 06, 2021 - 03:18
Hi, I’m currently wearing Motown 9inch faux locs that were installed today. The stylist added way too many and now it’s too bushy for my liking. Is there a way to thin it out?
Michelle Cousins October 12, 2021 - 01:47 – In reply to: Lynn
Yes. I always take out pieces when I get home. You can always add them back later.
Jorie Hair February 18, 2021 - 21:22 – In reply to: Lynn
I would advise to trim fly aways from each loc. Then add some gel. This should help!