I fell in love with faux (pronounced “foe” not “fox”) locs two years ago and have been obsessed since then. I first wore them here. This is a great protective style and a great way to experience locs without the commitment. My MIL has been rocking her locs for a few years now and I’ve secretly been envious of her and others for the freedom that locs provide. When I saw that faux locs was a thing, I was down to try – I mean there’s pretty much nothing I wouldn’t try when it comes to hair! My cousin initially did my hair in the faux locs and after watching YouTube videos, I learned how to do it. When I say it takes forever, it takes FOREVER! And if you’re anything like me when you do your own hair, there are multiple food, bathroom and random just-because breaks involved. When I do my hair in a protective style, braids and sew-ins, my husband already knows it can turn into an all day or all weekend ordeal. Last year Meagan Good debuted goddess locs created by Dr. Kari Williams and I think this is when the media fell in love. The goddess locs give you that Lisa Bonet look and who doesn’t love Lisa Bonet?! I’m obsessed with the look of goddess locs because they resemble the texture of my natural hair a little more than the regular faux locs and they looked more realistic on me. The difference between regular faux locs and goddess locs is the type of hair used. Marley braiding hair is used for regular faux locs and human hair is used for goddess locs (although there are cheaper alternatives to still achieve this look).
When I wore my goddess locs last year I left this style in for four months which is really good for me because I usually only rock a style for about a month, if that! LOL But because I spent the money to get human hair and spent a total of four days doing this style, I couldn’t allow myself to wear it for only a month. Plus the longer I left it in the more natural it looked and I LOVED it! The goddess locs obsession has grown as many Youtubers have imitated this look and many stylists began offering this service. As I said before, the faux locs give you the experience of locs without the long term commitment. Now that I’ve relived my experience with locs, I’m thinking about doing them again (insert screaming face emoji).
Anyway, take a look at a random outdoor “one-with-the-earth” shoot I did with Charles Beason (of course) to capture my goddess loc obsession.
Let me know if you’ve tried and/or are thinking about faux/goddess locs. There are easier alternatives available now, like crochets, which I’m considering trying. But because I loved this look so much, I may do it again. We’ll see 🙂
Until next time…