How To Properly Wash and Groom Your Faux LocsTo Keep Them Looking Fresh and Fab

gelGet Rid of Frizz

Frizz is an inevitable occurrence with faux locs, so a lot of women allow a small amount of frizz to make their locs look more natural. However, sleeping on your locs, manipulating them daily, and other things can cause a bunch of unwanted frizz.

To eliminate frizz, you can clip it with scissors, singe it off with a lighter, or roll it back into your hair with a locking hair gel like the ones from Jamaican Mango and Lime or Carol’s Daughter.

If your faux locs are crocheted in, burning an cutting are both a great method to rid your hair of frizz. If your locs were installed like singles, then you may want to be careful with burning or clipping so you don’t damage any of your real hair.

Keep in mind that it’s impossible to eliminate all frizz from your faux locs, so before you go crazy trying to snip every little fly away, remember that it’s okay to have a little bit of frizz on your locs.

Resealing the ends

Resealing the ends of your hair is something you’ll have to do at least every week if you plan on keeping your locs in for more than a month. Faux locs tend to stick to each other and they sometimes unravel after you pull them apart or run your fingers through it.


To keep your locs from unraveling completely, you’ll need to take a lighter and burn the ends, blow on the hair so it’s not too hot, and then roll it between your palms; this should keep it sealed for quite some time.

If you are not fond of using any type of fire on your hair, you can roll locking wax or gel on your ends or dip them into boiling water. If you’re going to use the boiling water method keep in mind that it won’t turn out like it should if you burned your ends immediately before.

Maintaining Edges and Baby Hair

Most women leave their edges and baby hair out when they get faux locs either so they can style them however they want, to avoid tension on their edges, or both. If you plan on leaving your edges out, make sure you have a great hair gel, edge control, and a toothbrush so you can style them how you normally would.

The only downside of using the product on your edges and baby hair is that product can get caught in the locs around your hairline and cause a lot of yucky buildup so be mindful of how much product you use and make sure you soften it with oil or wash it out afterward.

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About Patrice Lechelle


Hi! My name is Patrice Lechelle, I'm a college student born and raised in Northern California, and I just recently started embracing my love for talking about all things fashion and beauty, especially hair. Throughout the years, I've tried my best to have a hand in both performance and visual arts, but creative and journalistic writing have always held the key to my heart. My hair became the unlikely teller of my story once I realized that every up and down in my life could be seen through my locs. From hard times leading to short cuts to purple hair ushering in my rebellious streak, my hair said it ALL. My goal is to use my knowledge and experiences to give my fellow Black women the best help, tips, and encouragement I can offer.

About Patrice Lechelle


Hi! My name is Patrice Lechelle, I'm a college student born and raised in Northern California, and I just recently started embracing my love for talking about all things fashion and beauty, especially hair. Throughout the years, I've tried my best to have a hand in both performance and visual arts, but creative and journalistic writing have always held the key to my heart. My hair became the unlikely teller of my story once I realized that every up and down in my life could be seen through my locs. From hard times leading to short cuts to purple hair ushering in my rebellious streak, my hair said it ALL. My goal is to use my knowledge and experiences to give my fellow Black women the best help, tips, and encouragement I can offer.

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