Today I am going to show you how to make your faux locs less frizzy with Dollylocks.
My favorite all-in-one dreadlocks solution for:
- And removing frizz
Faux locs have become a growing trend in protective natural hairstyles.
They look awesome and are an excellent choice for low-maintenance natural hair.
You know a hairstyle is on the rise when you spot some big star celebs rocking the look. Rihanna’s luscious faux locs in Ocean’s 8 for example, have been getting a lot of attention.
Other celebs styling them out include singer Kelala and actress Sasha Lane.
The Popularity of Faux Locs and Crochet Locs
Apart from celebrity influence and the popular #goddessfauxlocs on Instagram, there are many good reasons to use faux locs and crochet locs:
For example, they are:
- Great for protecting natural hair
- Super easy to maintain
- No commitment – try out dreadlocks without permanent changes
- Not difficult to install or take out
- Totally on trend
Related: All you need to know about Faux Locs on natural hair »
Faux locs and crochet locs are ideal if you’ve always wanted to try dreadlocks, but you’ve been wary of the commitments.
Compared to real locs they are lightweight, and yet they give a more natural appearance.
However, like any protective hairstyle, maintenance is vital to keep them tidy and frizz-free.
Read: Things I wish people would have told me about having Faux Locs »
Today I will show you how to maintain your crochet faux locs like a boss.
Common Problems With Dreadlocks And Faux Locs
Although Faux locs create the illusion of real locs with winding extensions around your hair, it’s easy to overlook the fact that they come with their fair share of troubles too.
Here are some of the problems you may experience with wearing locs:
- Sticking together
If you don’t look after your faux locs, they become a loose mess.
Luckily, I have some tips to help you prevent your faux locs from sticking together, unraveling, and becoming a total frizzy mess.
How To Fix Unraveling Faux Locs
If faux locs start to unravel, you can fix them.
You can reseal the ends once a week to stop them unraveling.
Or there’s a simpler trick:
- Use a lighter
- Carefully burn the ends of your locs
- Blow on your hair to cool it down
- Then roll it between your palms
If you don’t want to put fire anywhere near your hair (which I completely understand), you can use a faux locs sealing gel.
For example, the Dollylocks tightening gel stops your locs from fraying, and prevents them from becoming loose and messy.
Frizz is another issue you can face if you decide to install faux locs.
When faux locs get frizzy:
- They carry more volume
- They look more matted
- They stick together
You don’t want that!
How To Make Your Faux Locs Less Frizzy
If you want to know how to make your faux locs less frizzy, it makes sense to understand WHY they get frizzy.
Here are 2 reasons why Faux Locs get frizzy:
1. Cotton Pillowcases
Cotton pillowcases make your locs rough because they absorb moisture and cause friction.
Swap your pillowcase for a Mulberry Silk one and see the difference straight away.
A silky frictionless surface will stop your locs from loosening and going all over the place.
I use a silk pillowcase to prevent my hair from getting frizzy overnight.
Trust me; it makes my hair so much easier to style when I wake up.
2. Over Manipulating
Manipulating and styling your locs cause frizz too.
The more you play with them, the more they will unravel and attract frizziness.
Remember: your faux locs will probably always have a small amount of frizz. This just makes them look more natural.
Dr. Kari Williams, a natural hair care specialist and Board Certified Trichologist, says that’s what most of her clients like about faux locs – the older they get, the more natural they look.
It’s all about knowing what products to use, and what not to use to give your locs that natural look.
Products To Avoid On Faux Locs
Before I show you the best products to use on your faux locs, let’s take a look at what you SHOULDN’T use.
Can you put mousse on faux locs?
My answer is NO.
Here’s why …
Hair mousse contains alcohol, which will dry out your locs even more. It’s best to avoid it.
Other products to avoid:
- Heavy creamy moisturizers
- Thick oils
These products cause buildup in your locs, which you don’t want.
Best Products To Remove Frizz From Faux Locs
So what should you be using on your faux locs?
I recommend the Dollylocks range.
These products are designed for nothing but locs. They work well for both natural dreadlocks and faux locs.
Dollylocks has a complete range of exclusive products you’ll love:
- Liquid dreadlock shampoos
- Dreadlock conditioning oils
- Dreadlocks tightening sprays
- Dreadlocks tightening gels
- Dreadlock refreshing sprays
All their products are organic, vegan, residue-free, and they come in various botanical flavors to suit your taste.
- Coconut and Lime
- Nag Champa
- Aloe Vera and Lime
- Grapefruit and Lime
- Tea Tree
If you don’t like scented products, they have unscented options too.
Here’s their most popular and best-selling product:
This spray is designed to keep dreadlocks and faux locs tight to help prevent frizz.
Here’s what it does:
- Strengthens your locs
- Nourishes your scalp to prevent dandruff
- Reduces the amount of frizzy hair
- And it keeps your locs neat and tidy
Keeping your locs clean is important.
But you don’t want to wash them too often. When you do, you need the right shampoo. The Dollylocks shampoo is designed just for dreadlocks.
Here’s why you’ll love the Dollylocks shampoo:
- Floral and earthy Nag Champa scent
- Hypoallergenic and pH balanced formula
- Residue-free and weightless to prevent product buildup
- Ingredients including pure botanicals and organic coconut
- Suitable for dyed locs
Related: How to wash faux locs properly »
Dollylocks Conditioning Oil
Here’s how to keep your faux locs from sticking together. Use a conditioning oil.
A good conditioning oil is essential, and shouldn’t be too heavy. The Dollylocks conditioning oil is non-greasy, and it won’t clog your scalp.
You also get these great benefits:
- Made from organic and essential oils
- Repairs and revitalizes locs and scalp
- Antiviral and antibacterial
- Prevents locs from sticking together
- Prevents dandruff and keeps your scalp healthy
Maintain Your Crochet Faux Locs With These Styling Products
If you want to look after your crochet faux locs, Dollylocks has a couple of great styling products for that too.
Keep your locs looking their best using the Dollylocks Tightening Gel.
Like the spray it’s great for tightening locs and taming frizz. It’s also perfect for new locs, and it’s residue-free and water soluble.
As an added bonus: You’ll love the combined coconut, aloe, and lime scent.
For a light product that won’t weigh down your hair (because faux locs can already be pretty heavy) I recommend the Dollylocks refreshing spray. It’s designed to use in between shampooing to keep your locs fresh.
If you want one of the hottest protective hairstyles for natural hair, faux locs are the look you need.
They might be prone to frizz, but if you care for them properly, you can keep them looking sleek. Compared to other styles, they can still be pretty low-maintenance.
Now you know how to make faux locs less frizzy, you can wear them with confidence.
Kayla is a self-proclaimed skincare and haircare junkie who loves testing out new products and writing about her experiences. Her bathroom shelves are always overflowing with beauty products. You name it - it's there.