How to Do Loc Extensions

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How to Do Loc Extensions
Loc extensions can help instantly change your look. ( Images)

Locs, more commonly known as dreadlocks, are a popular hairstyle that is typified by long coils of hair that are twisted together. The look of locs is unique but can take a few years to grow in completely. Loc extensions allow you to get the look and length you desire instantly. The process of adding loc extensions can be very time consuming depending on the thickness and length that you are looking to achieve from your locs.

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Things you need

  • Kinky synthetic hair
  • Comb
  • Hair oil
  • Dreadlock hold spray
  • Hair sheen
  • Scissors
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner

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  1. 1

    Wash and deep condition your hair. You want to start with a clean scalp and well moisturised hair because the extensions will be in your hair for an extended period of time and potential breakage could occur if your hair is dry. Wait for your hair to air dry or blow dry it.

  2. 2

    Take a small section of hair from the base of your head, about ¼ inch wide or less for a smaller dreadlock, and comb it out to detangle it. Apply hair oil to the section of hair. Take a piece of the synthetic hair about as wide as the section of natural hair that you parted. Cut the synthetic hair to the length you want the loc to be.

  3. 3

    Fold the synthetic hair in half and place the fold as close to the roots of the sectioned natural hair as possible, such that the section of natural hair falls in between the two pieces of synthetic hair. Braid your natural hair into the synthetic hair. Twist the synthetic hair pieces around each other once your natural hair is fully braided into the synthetic hair.

  4. 4

    Seal the end of your loc by spraying dreadlock hold spray on the tip. Fold the tip in half so the end points upwards. Wrap the tip around the dreadlocked piece of hair next to it to complete your look.

  5. 5

    Repeat steps two through four as you work your way across the base of your head and then up towards the front of your hairline until your entire head is styled with locs. Lightly spray hair sheen over your entire head to finish off your hairstyle.

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