Brazilian faux locs take a lot of time to install. I’m talking real hours here. The ones I did on my hair some time back took me 10 hours in total to get them done. But I have since modified that method considering I now have a salon, a hair studio as I like to call it because I consider hairdressing as an art. In the studio, time is of much essence. Especially for the client considering there are no big breaks in between. You know how your bum can get so sore when you’re having your hair done? Yeah, we try and reduce that part as well. So, I came up with this method of installing faux locs which does not half the time it takes to do them, (how I wish) but it does reduce the time significantly and there is no pain involved. This method can also be used when doing faux locks with kinky twist or Marley hair.
Enough of my chit chat. Let me explain this method. If you watch the video below, you will see clearly what I do. Basically, I section the hair, the size desired and then I braid each section for about 5cm depending on the length of the hair. Then I use a crochet latch hook to run the hair extension (Brazilian wool in this case) under the braid. I make the one side longer than the other and the longer side is what I use for wrapping the shorter side and the hair together. When at the end, I take one thread like I showed you in the first video I did on faux locks and then make a knot so that my wrapping does not unravel. I may make several knots just to be sure. If I’m burning the ends, then I cut the rest of the undone extension and burn the ends. But if not, I curl the ends either using perm rods, twisting the hair on its own or flexi rods and then dipping the wool in hot water just like with kanekalon fibre. That simple. In any case, watch the video so you can see how I do faux locs using Brazilian Wool hair.
Here are some photos of Brazilian Faux locs that we curled at the end.
And for this customer, we used Afro twist for her faux locs.
Thank you so much for coming by and reading this far. Did you watch the video? Go ahead and watch it and let me know in the comments which other videos you would like me to do. Either Business or hair related.