How are you and your beautiful hair doing? How are you styling right now? Tell me, tell me!
I’m wearing twists this week. The last 2 weeks I’ve had attention grabbing hair, which was awesome but really, simple old twists are fine. Functional, and kind of cute haha.
Well. I’ve got another style on my mind, though: Goddess Locs!
Back in January 2014, I did this post about Genie Locs and till this day, I have not worn it. Girl, whatttttt?
I know, crazy. Well, locs will never be out of fashion, and I’m happy that on the faux side of things, there’s a creative new twist to it. Enter, Goddess Locs.
What Are Goddess Locs? How Are They Different From Regular Faux Locs?
Goddess Locs are like regular faux locs, with a literal twist.
Now you know that basically, to achieve faux locs, a strand of kinky braiding hair is normally wrapped around the length of a pre-twisted or pre-braided section of hair. Let’s say you’re wearing braids now. If you wrap a strand or two of kinky hair around one braid, from the roots to your ends and seal it, you’d have yourself a faux loc! Simple concept to grab!
Goddess Locs on the other hand, are not kinky strands wrapped around a braid or a twist, or some section of hair. Rather, you use some wavy hair first to braid, and leave the curled ends loose. Then you wrap the hair with kinky (or other) braiding hair but not to the end, you leave a few inches.
So you have a 95% faux loc, with a wavy/ curly finish.
Basically, you can be Lisa Bonet for a minute!
SO. What do you think?
I think I dig it. I dig it a lot!
This hairstyle can be credited to Dr Kari Williams. She’s a trichologist and hair stylist whose clientele includes Meagan Good, Tyra Banks and Gabourey Sidibe. She offers a tutorial video on her website for $40, and there, you can also order the Goddess Faux Locs Kit of materials and maintenance hair products, for a whopping $465!
Before you log off lol and close this page because damn, that’s a lot of dollars, and let’s not even talk about what that is worth in Naira, in this blessed year of our Lord, 2016! We’ve always, always got your back on The Kink and I!
How To Install Your Own Goddess Locs
One of my fave natural hair vloggers Donedo, has this pretty awesome how-to tutorial on YouTube.
And another tutorial showing how you can style your Goddess Locs!
Simply put, she uses wavy braiding hair (think, any random curly synthetic weave you can trust to an extent) to twist her own hair, and then uses good old kinky hair to wrap. She wraps the kinky hair for like 95% of the length of the wavy hair. When she’s almost done wrapping the length of the wavy/ curly braiding hair, she applies a little glue and that’s it. Unlike genie locs where you burn the ends, these ones are easier to do if like me, you’re clumsy!
Also, for a more natural look like Tyra’s or Meagan’s, instead of using braiding hair suitable for Kinky Twists, you could use braiding hair that’s less coarse. Think about those kinky straight weaves, as seen on Dr. Williams’ site. Obviously, this could be more expensive to buy or a little harder to find than regular kinky braiding hair, or not. I’ll see what’s good at the market when I go next month, or so.
I can’t wait to have MeeMee give me Goddess Locs the next time I see her! I’ll be going to the market to find the correct wavy/ curly hair, so I’ll definitely keep you guys posted! 🙂
So, go on then. Go forth and slay, before the rest of Lagos catches up with you!