What Are The Difference Between Faux Locs And Goddess locs?

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Faux locs is an excellent style that protects your natural hair from breakage, brushing and the elements. Because you don’t have to comb your hair for at least four weeks, your natural hair will have ample time to grow.

There are so many versions of the faux style, some people may not know the difference between each. This post will answer the question” What are the difference between faux locs and goddess locs?”. With both featuring the same method of crochet (faster) or the wrapping technique, which takes at least eight hours to complete, the difference is the ends, time and maintenance.

The Difference Between Faux Locs And Goddess locs

One of the noticeable difference between faux and the goddess is the ends; the goddess has curly ends because of the additions of the deep twist while faux has bulb end as it is sealed with a lighter (burning).

Depending on the length of your hair, the faux locs only require two sets of hair; extensions usually the Xbraids for the box braids and Marley braids for wrapping. Compared to goddess locs style, which needs a deep twist curl long enough so you can seal the ends of the wrapping Marley braid with at least three inches of curly hair left out.

Faux Locs Takes A Longer Time Compared To Goddess

Because you have to wrap right down to the ends with faux locs, it may take a longer time to complete. However, with the crochet method, both the faux and the goddess locs take the same time to finish. Similarly, when you are installing both styles using a crochet hook, you can either cornrow or box braids your hair.

With goddess loc, you can use human hair for wrapping, but this is an expensive choice since synthetic hair is more affordable. Also, with human hair, the locs will look more like dreadlocks and can last up to four months in your hair, while faux locs commonly use synthetic hair and last 4-6 weeks.


The both styles requires you to take care of your natural hair underneath that is applying natural/store brought oils to your scalp and leave-in conditioners along the length of your locs. By giving your locs a little squeeze after applying the conditioner, it will penetrate the synthetic and moisturize your natural hair.

Cantu Shea Butter is one of my favourite leave-in conditioners it has my hair soft and shiny after I have taken out my locs. But with goddess locs you must pay attention to the curls at the ends as they may tangle or separate, making the ends of your locs frizzy. To control the frizz, you can apply a bit of conditioner or mousse to the deep twist curls.

Now, that you know the difference between faux locs and goddess locs which are your favourite style?

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