All You Need To Know About Soft Locs

All You Need To Know About Soft Locs

15.07.2022 Off By manager_1

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These faux locs can come in many sizes and shapes. However, I will admit that I struggle to distinguish between bohemian, goddess, and butterfly locs. Soft locs are the latest trend.

Soft locs, as the name implies, are softer than regular faux locs. They have more movement after they are installed which makes them easier for styling. Erinn Courtney is a StyleSeat hairstylist. “The key to getting soft locs hairstyles is the type and style of hair you use.” I like crochet faux locs as they don’t require that you wrap your hair all the way. However, you can use kinky wrapping hair to achieve different looks.

If you don’t want to go long-term but still want something natural, soft locs can be a great alternative. Courtney shares everything you need to know about soft locs.

What makes soft locs a good protective style? Courtney says that soft locs can be used individually or in a crocheted style to protect the natural hair from damage.

What is the average time to put in soft locs?

If you have ever had box braids or other protective styles, you will know that they can take some time to do. You may also know that you don’t want to book anything else on the same day you make your appointment for hair. Soft locs are quick and easy. Depending on the length of the locs, they can take between two and five hours to put in.

How are soft locs installed?

Courtney explains that soft locs can be made individually by wrapping hair around natural hair, or crocheting premade soft locs into cornrows. Soft locs can be achieved by choosing the right hair type. Stylists will recommend crochet faux locs, kinky wrap hair, afro-kinky hair, or waterwave passion twist hair.

The Best Way to Care For Soft Locs?

If you want your soft locs hairstyle to last longer than a week, you’re going to have to put in a little TLC. You should cover your soft locs before you jump in bed.

Courtney says that the best way to maintain soft locs is to wear a silk bonnet, scarf or satin scarf at night. This will prevent them from becoming frizzy during sleep. A shower cap is recommended for soft locs to be protected from the water. This can lead to them slipping down your hair and expose frizzy roots.

When caring for your soft hair, it is important to keep your hair hydrated. Your natural hair needs moisture to keep it healthy, even if it isn’t exposed. Courtney says to use the right hydrating products to keep your hair moisturized and healthy, and protect the soft locs from fraying.

Soft locs can be washed. Although it may seem difficult, washing soft locs is not difficult. Courtney says that the best way to wash soft loms is to concentrate your fingertips on the scalp and let shampoo work its magic without touching the hair. “Too much friction will cause the locs to become loose and eventually fall apart.”

Soft locs can last between four and six weeks. They are great for giving your hair time to recover from heat treatments and other processing. It is recommended to not leave the style in for longer than that as extra hair can pull on your roots. Additionally, excessive tension can lead to stress on your scalp, which can lead to weakening roots and even breakage.

How do you know when it is time to get rid of soft locs?

You will know when your roots have grown significantly. Courtney says that the synthetic hair used to make the locs will pull on the natural roots. To prevent further damage, it is best to remove the locs.

How do you remove soft locs?

It is much easier than installing them. Courtney suggests that you cut the locs six inches below your natural hair, and then unravel them from there. This will make sure you don’t trim your hair. The hairdresser also suggests conditioner to soften hair. This will allow the soft locs to slip out.

What is the cost to install soft locs?

It depends on where you live, how long your locs are, and what level of skill the stylist has.