Faux locs are versatile, fun, and generally fabulous, plus, just about anyone can wear them – that’s why faux is really kind of fantastic. Dreads have a long, rich history, and the culture attached to them is beautiful. Fake locs allow practically everyone to experiment with dreadlocks and braids of all different styles, textures, lengths, and colors.
Faux Locs Ideas
There are so many variations – you could wear your hair differently every day for a year, but you should start with these sizzling inspos and see where they may take you – they make a stellar introduction to the world of fake dreads.
#1: Vivid Purple Yarn Locs
It’s easy to see why and how yarn locs get their name, right? These types of locs are made to look like thick, intricately twisted yarn, which results in an eye-catching, inventive style. They can be thick or thin, long or short, brightly colored or natural-looking. It’s all up to you.
#2: High Hair is Closer to Heaven
Piling your luscious dreadlocks high atop your head is an effortless way to pull off a regal look. Thick locs styles like this one lend themselves well to updos, but they’re just as fabulous when you leave them long and free.
#3: Side Swept Locs with Beads
You can spice up your faux dreads with all kinds of adornments and accessories. You can go all out or keep it subtle, like in this example. Although this gorgeous girl has only a few golden beads in her dreadlocks, they’re perfectly placed to highlight her features.
#4: Wear Your Hair in Fierce Colors
Colorful faux dreads call attention not just to your hair, but also to the way you style it. This is a savagely stunning shade – somewhere between cherry red and magenta. The entire look is basically the definition of #HairGoals.
#5: Extensions as Accessories
One way to rock fake locs is to turn them into accessories, so to speak. Take a look at everything going on here, at all the textures and colors. The dreads with highlights and beads, some curls peeking through, and one side undercut… hot mix!
#6: Big Bold Bun
You can easily create updos to diversify your locs hairstyles. Long dreadlocks lead to full buns, twists, chignons, and ponytails. The bright flashes of color perfectly complement the soft brown tone of the dreads.
#7: Casual Crochet Dreads
Loc styles are as versatile as they come. A casual side swept ‘do is an ideal day-to-day option. It’s quick to do with effortlessly elegant results, plus, it works for any loc-length.
#8: Long Locs with a Braid
We love everything about this look. The dreadlocks themselves are long and luscious, the highlight is perfect, and that braid is everything. You could even turn it into a full braided headband!
#9: Long, Loose Locs Hair
Wear your faux locs loose, long, and lush, too. Let them cascade and tumble wherever you like. Gotta say, though, swept over the shoulder like this … that’s breathtaking. Simple, elegant, timeless…
#10: Dreadlock Braids with Side Undercut
Get creative and expressive with your loc extensions! The combination of an undercut and long dreads is on-point, not to mention that a cut and style like these ooze confidence and individuality.
#11: Radiant Red Dreads
Experimenting with different shades and colors is just one of the fun aspects of having fake dreadlocks. The main color here is vivid and eye-catching, while the orange dreads work like subtle, accentuating pops of color.
#12: Yarn Locs in Blue and Green
Interweaving different hues is effortless with yarn or crochet dreads, plus you can add as many colors as you like. Here, dark blue and bottle-green shades mix in with dark, sleek black locs for a look that reminds a magnificent mermaid.
#13: A Platinum Punch
One of the great things about faux dreadlocks for women is a variety of color choices. You can change your hair color practically whenever you want, which gives you an opportunity to experiment with shades and styles you never imagined. Want to try platinum blonde hair like this gorgeous woman? Grab your extensions!
#14: Gray’s the Thing
You don’t have to choose a vibrant, attention-grabbing color, though. These dreadlocks in steel gray are stunning. Since gray is a trending color, something like this is ideal for women of any age, young or older.
#15: Ombre Dreads
Granted, this is an extreme version of ombre, but it shows all the potential fake locs have. From intricately faded color swatches to simple dip-dyes, dread extensions make it easy to showcase a variety of interesting color solutions.
#16: Long Hair, Don’t Care
With all the intricate faux locs out there, sometimes the simplest looks are the most stylish. A simple side part does wonders for waist-length dreadlocks. Even short loc styles look lovely swept to the side and left to hang loose.
#17: Stunning Colored Faux Locks
Have you ever seen a more perfect pastel pink shade? This purplish hue is really adorable! Play around with bright shades that complement your eye color, your skin tone, and even your natural hair color, and you’ll always look speechless!
#18: Fit for a Queen
Is there anything better than a hairstyle that looks complicated, even though it’s super easy? You can easily pull your dreadlocks into a bun like this or a similar updo. The result looks like a kind of ‘do that takes forever, but you can actually look this good in seconds.
#19: Dreads with a Curl
This is one of our favorite loc hairstyles, no question. The curls at the ends of the dreadlock braids are gorgeous, perfectly formed spirals! Anybody else has hair envy?
#20: Oh, So Blue Locs
Even if you can’t pull off your own freeform locs, extensions with kanekalon, Marley hair or yarn can absolutely help. There’s something almost mythical about these, thanks to the color and texture of the braids.
So, are you ready to dive into the wide, wonderful world of faux locs? What color and length are you going for?