Crochet faux locs are part of other dozens braid types. Among them we can count Dutch braids, French braids, fishtail braids, pull-through braids, Ghana braids, Jumbo braids and so on. Since there are so many types, it is easy to get confused. That’s why we are here; to explain you the minor and major differences between them. While the Dutch and French braids are quite similar, the same doesn’t apply for crochet faux locs. This is because it is impossible to mistake the braids done with the help of this method for something else.
Crochet faux locs are basically braids that are attached to your natural hair with the help of a crochet hook, hence their name. Even if they are not made from your natural hair, they still have a natural look. In fact, specialists are ready to bet on their work with synthetic hair. So, people will not know what’s in your hair unless you tell them.
There are some things we all love about the hairstyles done with crochet braids. They’re all beautiful, and no, we’re not saying this because we have to. Crocheted braids look gorgeous in the absolute majority of cases, and that’s a fact. However, you do not have to take our word for it.
The hairstyles done with crochet hair are quite easy to do. They are all protective hairstyles, which means they will not damage your hair. In addition, they are extremely popular and tend to tilt. There are many reasons for you to love such braids, but it would be better for you to see them with your own eyes first. As it follows, we will show you more than 100 different types of hairstyles done with crochet faux locs and share our knowledge with you!
Various Crochet Faux Locs Styles for Curly Hair
Crocheting is not a very popular activity unless it’s all about hair. Most of us have no idea how to use a crochet, so don’t worry. In fact, you wouldn’t be able to install crochet faux locs on yourself from the first try. What’s important though is that these braids look very nice on ladies with fair skin as well. This is because it is a trendy hairstyle that can be combined with the most unusual haircuts. For example, the side undercut is in vogue this year and no one can deny that. Especially when combined with braids, the undercut confers an edgy look.
If an edgy look is not what you’re looking for, then you can stop at a romantic and soft style. Since you can install braids of different lengths, you can opt for really long crocheted braids. Then, you can leave them hang freely on your shoulders, or create personalized hairstyles with them.
Take Kelly Rowland for example. She has chosen in the past to wear a fantastic Afro hairstyle. In this way, she has set trends that are still worthy of your attention. Moreover, she is a good example to follow when it comes to braided hairstyles, be them real or faux.
Marley hair is a type of hair used for crochet faux locs. It has become very popular in recent years and it is still in vogue. That’s because the result of using it is impressive and, most of the time, unique. So, if you are browsing for a look that gives you confidence, you can’t ignore these extension types.
Short Hair Styled With Crochet Faux Locs
One of the major advantages of crochet faux locs is the fact that they can be installed on short hair. That’s why short hair is not only accepted, but even recommended. Since it is short, the hairstylist doesn’t have to find a way to include it in the braids. He or she can simply attach synthetic braids or twists to it.
The pixie hairstyle looks good in 100% of the cases and natural as well. It is the type of haircut that can be styled with braids and which confers a rejuvenated look. So, if you’re looking for a really cool style for short hair, you should try this one!
If you do not like pixies, there are other fantastic haircuts that would look perfect on your short hair. Faux locs can be styled in order to look very elegant and feminine even if we are talking about short hair. An example in this regard is the curly bob. You can make the later by using different types of synthetic hair. However, we strongly recommend to opt for qualitative synthetic hair if what you desire is a natural look.
The bob is a haircut that confers more volume to your face and frames it depending on the shape of your face. It can be done entirely out of twists or braids attached to the scalp.
Crochet Hair Achieved With Twists
You did not think we would not mention twisted hairstyles in this article, right? We’re sure that twisted hairstyles are definitely not something to miss if you are looking for the best crochet hairstyles.
Suitable for both formal and informal occasions, Marley twists are beautiful. In addition, they are not complicated to install. At least not for a hairdresser.
Senegalese twists on the other hand look shiny and elegant. Also, they are braid types that look even better when they are accessorized. Examples of accessories are beads and pearls of all colors and sizes. The golden ones especially are known to confer shininess and glamour to your look. Also, the combination between black hair and gold hues is very deep and sexy.
With crochet faux locs, your natural hair color doesn’t really matter. You can try a mix of purple and burgundy locs or other color combinations that you like. All these are possible without dyeing your natural hair. Kanekalon is a type of synthetic hair that works best in this case.
Pros and Cons for Micro Braids
Micro braids are cool because they are so thin and so many. However, we must say they are problematic. They can damage your hair, take a long time to be done unless you just buy them braided and are complicated overall. So, if you are not a professional hairstylist and you do not know how to install crochet faux locs, then stay away from micro braids. It would be great for you to like big crochet braids better. Browse further through the provided pictures to make sure!
A long-term protective hairstyle that looks attractive and elegant would be perfect, right? In addition, it would be great not to spend 4 to 6 hours in order to get micro braids. All of the above are possible with thicker braids made of synthetic hair.
Curly and Wavy Crochet Faux Locs
There are so many amazing braided hairstyles for wavy and curly hair that you cannot miss! The mix of curly, wavy and tangled textures is definitely what you need to try at least once. The good news is that these days it is not difficult to achieve such hairstyles. Various modern braids made of synthetic hair will help you try all these Afro hairstyles on yourself. This is applicable even if you are not a professional hairdresser.
There are numerous wavy plaited designs presented in this article. They are suitable for all hair lengths, so your natural hair’s length doesn’t matter.
Ideas for Medium Crocheted Braids
Micro braids and Jumbo braids for example represent extremities when it comes to thickness. It is the middle ground between very thin braids and thick braids. So, when all the other thicknesses don’t manage to satisfy you, you can try the medium one.
Just as time-consuming as any other braids, the medium crochet faux locs are 100% worth your time. So, if you are ready to change your hairstyle but you don’t like thin or thick, you can go for medium.
In this regard, we have collected photos of beautiful ladies who chose medium braids and styled them differently. We recommend the bob again as an ideal shape for your braids. However, any trendy style will work just as well.
Medium braids are okay to accessorize as well. We can’t stress enough how nice gold beads look on these braids.
Turn Your Crochet Faux Locs into Havana Twists
Let’s return to the twists! We’ve put together numerous examples of Havana twist hairstyles here, and we can guarantee that you’ll love them. Long, short, black, purple, many hairstyles presented here have one thing in common: they consist of Havana twists.
Such extensions look similar to Marley twists, but they are a bit more expensive and larger than Marley twists. Some people also believe that Havana’s twists are little easier to install, and that makes sense. This is because with these extensions, you do not need cornrows to crochet the braids in. So, they’re great for beginners. Take a look at the photos and try them all if you really like them!
Wear Senegalese Twists Done With Faux Hair
Senegalese twists are another type of protective braided hairstyles, such as box braids. They are quite easy to do as well. You or your hairdresser must braid the hair extensions around the roots and then make a two-strand twist from the roots to the tips. Well, it’s actually a bit harder than it sounds, as there are usually many twists to make, but it’s still easier than working with other types of braids.
If you do not know which extensions to buy, we recommend Toyokalon and Kanekalon (the latter looks more realistic).
Long Braided Hairstyles Done With Kanekalon
Long braided hairstyles are beautiful. They are what we call feminine hairstyles. Although they are often quite complicated, they are still worth your time, money and efforts.
One example would be to combine brown and blue accents on your long braids. This color combination is not truly unique, but it is definitely not mainstream. In general, these braids look elegant, exquisite and original. Some would say they are perfect for every African American woman.
With long braided hairstyles, you can transform your curly or straight hair into something else. While hiding your natural hair and giving it time to recover, you can look even more amazing. This can be done, of course, with the help of goddess braids and other similar types of braids.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Synthetic Hair
Basically, when speaking of synthetic hair, we can distinguish between Kanekalon and thermo fiber hair. Kanekalon tolerates limited heat only. Depending on its quality, it may tolerate up to 130 degrees. In case of higher temperatures, there is a risk that it melts. Therefore, you cannot use heat to style your hair. In addition, it looks more artificial than thermo fiber hair, which is almost indistinguishable from natural hair.
Thermo fiber hair, on the other hand, loves heat and can be shaped well at 200 degrees. The nice thing about it is that it keeps its shape even after washing. This goes for curls and for straight hair. However, we are sure that women who like smooth hair will be advantaged by it. If you are wondering who would style braids with heat, then you might not know about curly braids.
A big advantage of synthetic hair is that it is not expensive. You can protect your wallet by paying only 1/4 of the price of natural hair extensions. Another advantage is that it can be worn for a very long time and you do not have to worry so much about damaging your natural hair. Furthermore, synthetic hair dries much faster than real hair and is therefore suitable for active people who like swimming, sauna or more often to wash their hair more comfortable to wear.
Among the disadvantages of synthetic hair are the fact that it quickly turns fuzzy without proper care. In addition, it likes to load up static.
Wear Crochet Faux Locs for 8 Weeks
Another reason to love crochet faux locs is that you can wear them for up to 8 weeks. So, you can forget about daily hair-styling for 2 months. Also, you will not find any fallen hairs on your pillowcase because they will be contained within the braids. Speaking of pillowcases, silk is the recommended material in case you wear braids or twists. This is because the friction levels have to be low. Otherwise, the hairs would be pulled out and look frizzy in no time.
More interestingly, braids are known as protective hairstyles that can affect the speed of your hair growth. It seems that we have just found a win-win hairstyle idea for you! While wearing braids or twists, you will look amazing day by day and, at the same time, your natural hair will grow healthier than it was before. This is because it is contained in the braids or twists and you don’t apply head or products in order to style it as you desire most.
So, when it comes to box braids, be them faux or not, you do not have to worry about how they are made. You wouldn’t be the one crocheting the hair by yourself. What’s important is they are simple, long-term, protective and stylish too.
What Protective Hairstyles Have to Offer
If you are looking for a change of hairstyle, you need to stop at protective hairstyles. They are an excellent choice for African American women. You can choose between Havana or Marley twists for example. These hairstyles have gained popularity and have become the top hairstyles to be tried on this season. Moreover, these twists protect your hair when you wear them! They are fresh and funky and can be styled in a variety of ways! What more could you ask for a hairstyle?
You can take advantage of synthetic hair and stay glamorous for a long time. This is because once you have it installed, it will last a long time. In addition, you can get creative with your hair and easily change your look every day. It does not matter what hair length you have. As mentioned before, you can even wear it with your pixie cut!
Crochet Faux Locs are a Must Try
If you didn’t know which hairstyle you wanted when you started reading this article, we are sure that you know now. There are so many possibilities of wearing crochet faux locs that is impossible not to find an ideal one. Regardless of the length of your natural hair, you can try braids and twists made of synthetic hair. There are virtually no limits when it comes to length, color or even patterns. You are able to experiment with various hairstyles until you find the perfect match for you.
Hairstylists say that there is a kinky twist for every type of personality. So, we are sure that you will find it if you haven’t found it yet. If you have any questions or you would like to share your experience with us, leave us a comment in the section below! We’d love to hear from you!