Soft Locs vs Faux Locs

Soft locs and faux locs are identified because of the natural locs wrapped in loc extensions such as synthetic hair extensions.

These Afro-textured hairstyles, including butterfly locs, box braids, and bun-and-twists, are protective styling options that keep the natural texture of your strand in the healthiest state possible.

A soft loc and faux loc can fit any hair type and length, yet, it becomes more beautiful with natural curls and waves.

A soft loc is a protective style with a more natural look, lightweight, and low maintenance.

What Are Soft Locs?

Faux locs is the umbrella term that covers soft locs and other dreadlocks. Yet, what separates it explicitly from its supporting loc style is the method by which the hair extensions are attached.

What Are Faux Locs?

First, soft locs differ from faux locs in the hair used in attaining the loc hairstyle. In this case, soft locs use pre-formed crochet locs to lock in the natural hair at the roots.

Soft Locs vs Faux Locs – What Are the Differences?

On the other hand, a faux loc uses Marley hair and Kanekalon hair extensions to wrap the dreadlocks. Kanekalon hair is deemed of higher quality than other synthetic hair extensions.

Soft locs are done for approximately two to five hours to wrap everything up to the roots.

Faux locs, on the other end, are more intricate as Kanekalon hair is added to the glitz and glam of the overall hairstyle, meaning taking four to nine hours to perfect.

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