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Rihanna Locs | How-To achieve Faux Locs

Rihanna Locs | How-To achieve Faux Locs

Faux locs are a gorgeous protective style for natural girls. Celebrities such as Actress Meagan Good to the Pop star Rihanna have been spotted in this style. This is the time of year where you want to give your hair a break.

Meagan Good at Choice Awards (Getty Images)
Meagan Good at Choice Awards (Getty Images)

Yes, natural hair ladies, fall is here so let’s make sure we give our tresses the nourishment it deserves. Protective Styles are awesome for retaining hair growth, especially in cold climates. Faux locs are a temporary protective style similar to box braids whereas loc extensions are intended to be a permanent extension of your hair. –via naturallycurly.com

Rihanna at SoHo in New York City (Robert Kamau/GC Images)
Rihanna at SoHo in New York City (Robert Kamau/GC Images)

Protective Styles can help retain hair growth.


You will need a few items to create this look. A styling comb/brush, Marley braiding hair, moisturizer, and/or gel. There are several ways to create this style.

Step One: Shampoo/Condition your hair. You can use any cleanser to cleanse all dirt and build up from previous styles. Always start with hair that is clean and damp!

Step Two: Use the L.O.C method to moisturize your hair! L.O.C means to Liquid (leave-in conditioner based on water), Oil (oil or butter) and Cream (styling cream or gel).

Step Three: Part your hair into your desired amount. If you want bigger locs, part wider and if you want small locs part smaller.

Step Four: You can use rubber bands to keep your desired parts and braid your hair to the ends.

Step Five: Take the Marley braiding hair and twist it around your braid.

Step Six: Roll your ends and use a lighter to seal them.


Zendaya Pop singer spotted with faux locs at Oscars
Zendaya at Oscars (Getty Images)

If you want a more long-lasting style to make sure you use fewer products as possible. You don’t want to create build up in your hair. If you do, use a dry shampoo and gently remove the build-up from your scalp. Don’t forget to use a silk scarf to wrap your hair.

Written by @leahgordone

Images @badgalriri @meagangood


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