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New Way Of doing Faux Locks with Brazilian Wool

by Evenes Ruth Mafupa

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.


Brazilian wool locks

Brazilian wool locks curled at the ends with threading

Brazilian wool locks

Brazilian wool locks curled at the ends with flexi rods

Brazilian wool locks

Brazilian wool locks

And for this customer, we used Afro twist for her faux locs.

Faux locks with Afro kinky twist braid

Faux locks with Afro kinky twist braid

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.

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PORTIA 6 December 2017 - 09:31




Evenes Ruth Mafupa 8 December 2017 - 15:14

Yes you can come this Saturday

Tania 10 January 2018 - 08:37

Hi Evenes,
Hope you are well. I wanted to know how long did your faux locs last with brazil wool ? And if there is any other alternative way of sealing the ends without burning them ?
Thank you

Evenes Ruth Mafupa 12 January 2018 - 10:04

Hey Tania. I kept them in for just over 3 weeks but that’s just me with any protective style. I don’t stay for over 3 weeks. You can tie the ends if you don’t want to burn them. You have to make it very tight though so that they don’t unravel. Have done it before on a client at our Hair Studio and we curled the ends to make goddess locks.

Vivian 7 April 2018 - 09:50

Can u make goddess locs with this Brazilian wool

Evenes Ruth Mafupa 7 April 2018 - 20:52

Yes you can. The also curl in hot water although the curl is not very tight.

Nelly 14 July 2018 - 21:43

I made the style with Brazilian wool but it’s too strong even after putting it in hot water. What can I do

Evenes Ruth Mafupa 18 July 2018 - 10:42

Not sure what you mean as too strong. Do you mean stiff? That is mainly because of how tight you were wrapping the wool. When less pressure is applied, the locks are not stiff at all like you can see in the video.

Precious 26 January 2020 - 00:44

Is it possible to curl Brazilian wool twists with hot water? If so, how do you do it

Evenes Ruth Mafupa 28 January 2020 - 17:48

Yes you can. The curls do not stay long though. You curl the Brazilian wool with perm rods or flexi rods. You can also braid the wool and put in hot water.

Faith 17 July 2020 - 00:46

Heyy are Brazilian faux locs renewable without removing them just like you do with the other locs????

Evenes Ruth Mafupa 27 July 2020 - 11:03

I don’t think so. But hey, you never know. Maybe they are and I just haven’t done it yet.

Onyekaokwu Immaculate 29 September 2020 - 17:50

Please putting Brazilian wool in hot water will it relaxed

Evenes Ruth Mafupa 16 November 2020 - 15:16

I actually have nor tried it before. I only tried putting Brazilian wool in hot water to curl the tips.

Stephanie 3 December 2020 - 13:17

I used fire to trim my Brazilian wool braids and now it’s sticking together,what is the remedy pls?

Evenes Ruth Mafupa 14 December 2020 - 18:25

I hear you. Frustrating right. The best is to trim them and then use fire again but this time, use as little as possible so that the burn should just touch the wool. Works better like that.

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