How to Make Soft Locs and the Hair Type Used

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Like its name implies, soft locs are a type of fake loc that feels and looks soft. Similar to distressed bohemian locs and butterfly locs, soft locs created by combining various hair textures. A knot, no knot, or knotless approach can create soft locs.

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Before we begin the courses, let’s look at the hair type you’ll require and some commonly asked questions. You’ll need certain products and a hair tie for soft locs.

8 packs of Bobbi Boss Nu locs in 18 inches or four groups in 36 inches. You may also use non-name brand soft locs like these or these if you’re on a tight budget.

•       A crochet hook.

•       The rat tail comb.

·        Shine and jam

·        Hair in a spring twist.

•       Mousse.

How long do soft locs last?

Whether you desire a tidy, fresh look or a natural, “aged” look, soft locs can last up to 2 months with touch-ups in between.

What differentiates soft locs from fake locs?

What differentiates soft locs from fake locs

Faux and soft locs are identical to one another. The general name for false locs is “faux locs,” and variations of mock locs include silky locs, butterfly locs, and boho distressed locs. The word “fake locs” refers to locs that aren’t real dreadlocks.

How much hair do I need to get soft locs?

If you purchase the 18-inch locs and wish to lengthen them, you will need eight packs; if you buy the 36-inch locs, you will need four bags. For wrapping, two packets of spring twist hair are also required.

Soft locs tutorial (the knot method)

As was already explained, there are two varieties of soft locs.

The soft locs with no knots look more natural, and the kind with a knot-like appearance at the loc’s root.

Start by creating distinct portions in your clean, straightened, and moisturised hair.

PS: It is important to apply shine n jam to smooth down and tame flyaways at the roots of your split portions.

  • When it comes to getting crisp split portions, shine n jam is crucial.
  • After liberally coating your divided portions with shine n jam, braid each segment into a plait (refer to the picture below).

•       You have the option of braiding the hair all the way through or only partially.

•       In addition, you can do freestyle or box-style moves like those in the example above.

•       The next step is to loop your loc into the plait using your crochet needle.

•       PS: This approach loops in the portion of the loc with an opening, not the entire loc.

•       After that, the plait is put into the loc’s opening and pushed through to close it.

•       You will constantly wrap spring-twist hair around your locs once crocheted in.

•       Laying your baby hairs and adding mousse to your locs will be the last steps.

Soft locs tutorial (knotless method)

The knotless approach is the most natural-looking way of soft locs, which is taught by @styledbypk on Instagram.

Start by creating distinct portions in your clean, straightened, and moisturised hair.

Use shine n jam on your divided parts as usual to get crisp sections and an excellent grip.

Create as much natural hair plaits out of the pieces as you’d like.

You need a lot of distinct pieces and plaits if you want to seem thicker.

Utilizing a crochet hook, insert your locs a few inches distant from the beginning of the plait. This is how you get the knotless appearance.

The next step is to take the spring twist hair and begin softly wrapping it around the locs a few inches from where the plaits start.

Because they won’t remain rigid like soft locs with a knot are, this will guarantee that the silky locs may stay styled in many ways starting on day one.

How to extend Soft Locs?

How to extend Soft Locs

However, You will need to stretch your locs if you choose to get eight packs of the 18′′ Bobbi Boss Nu locs and want them to be lengthy.

Loop a second loc into the bottom of the first one, then split the first one into two to lengthen your soft locs.

Then, with the assistance of the first loc that you had split into two halves at the bottom, braid both locs together until the second loc firmly braided in.

This is better than using nail glue to hold the primary lock and the extension loc in place.

Apply mousse to your locs before laying your edges, also known as baby hairs, using your favourite edge control.

How to DIY?

If you would rather make your own soft locs, follow the simple, step-by-step video.

Criss cross soft locs tutorial

Crisscross soft locs are created utilizing crisscross rubber band portions at the front that are subsequently transformed into locks, just as crisscross braids and crisscross knotless braids.