Dreadlocks, or Locs, are long ropes of hair made by knotting individual sections and allowing them to harden over a period of months. Hair is not combed during the locking process, which is what causes the strands to coil around themselves into fused units. They have a long history, and are very versatile and can last a lifetime. Extensions can be used to add length or help the process along; and depending on your hair type it might be required.
A protective style that creates the illusion of real dreadlocks using extensions twisted around your own hair. This style allows wearers to change up their look and give their natural hair a break. For those who are thinking about locking their natural hair, Faux locs can be a great way to get an idea of what their hair will look like once the process is complete. With proper maintenance and upkeep, faux locs can last for up to three months. You may need to touch up the roots as your hair grows out. You don’t want to leave faux locs in too long, as it is possible that your natural hair will actually start to lock.
Once every two or three months, depending on your hair growth rate, you will need to have your roots twisted and your dreads professionally maintained.