In 2004, I struggled with the decision to loc my hair. I’d already been wearing my natural hair for eight years and it was time for a SERIOUS change, so I gave some fake ass locs a try.
I called up my braider and asked her if she knew how to do dread loc extensions. She told me that she had been doing crochet locs for many years and she already had the hair in stock at her salon. I immediately made an appointment to GIT MY HAIR DID! The next day she cornrowed my hair and sewed on the locs. The synthetic loced hair came on a weft and was ready to go. The entire style took my braider less than 4 hours to complete.
Now, when I left the salon my hair DID NOT look exactly like the pictures above. When my stylist finished my fake ass locs they looked a little “too perfect” for my taste. The crocheted locs were perfectly smooth all the way down each shaft, so I decided to doctor them up a little. I split some of the locs apart so that they would look more realistic. Next, I wet them, 2-strand twisted four or five of the locs together, and I let them air dry overnight. The next day my hair looked wonderful! These fake ass locs were super light-weight and a lot of fun to wear.
The funny part about this fake loc experiment is that I’m still struggling with the decision to loc my hair eight years later. (shrugs)
If you want to give this hairstyle a try and you live in Kansas City area, please contact the hair stylist who did it.
Her name is Sonya, from Exotic African Hair Braiding
3140 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102
If you have any questions or comments, please add them below.