How to do loc extensions?

Want to create your own set of dreadlocks? Whether you prefer short or long hair, straight or curly, this guide has got you covered. We introduce an instant crochet method that allows everyone to try their hand at connecting the dreadlocks they desire, embracing their own beauty to the fullest. Next, we'll walk you through the process of creating the hairstyle. Each step is accompanied by detailed video tutorials. So whether you want to connect dreadlocks at home or at a salon, we hope to assist you in learning how to connect dreadlocks conveniently at home and create your hairstyle through our comprehensive guide.

 Before embarking on your journey to loc extensions

Creating loc extensions can take 8-16 hours depending on the length and density of your hair as well as how small and long you want the extensions.

The first,use a wide-toothed comb or your favorite combing tool (such as the brush in the Familocs set) to remove tangles, tangles and tangles from your hair. Rinse thoroughly, then thoroughly cleanse your scalp and hair with a moisturizing shampoo.

After dividing the hair into sections, you need to tie up each section. It's advisable not to tie them too tightly, as this could harm your scalp. Additionally, the connections of the braids are generally long-lasting. If your scalp is kept in a tense state for a long time, it may feel uncomfortable.

You can leave some space, but not too loose either. Choose a distance that feels comfortable for you. Once all sections of hair are securely tied up, you can then consider the next step.

It's important to note that during the process of tying your hair, various issues can easily arise due to different hair textures. Therefore, some stylists may apply conditioning cream carefully to each section you tie, to ensure a smoother process for your hair extensions. This not only facilitates the extension process but also protects your scalp, while nourishing your skin and hair.

Then you can blow dry your hair and prepare it for the next step.

To prepare your hair for loc attachment, you’ll need to section and twist your natural hair

Loc extensions are created by first forming a base. The base is a braid, twist, or a combination of the two depending on the texture of your hair. I typically create a twist, but if the hair is fine or has a looser curl pattern I will start with a braid and finish with a twist.

This is to facilitate your subsequent dreadextensions access, each braid corresponds to a different area, you can effectively estimate the number of braids you need, and you can roughly know how long you need to spend. In fact, the most important purpose is to make your dreadlocks evenly distributed to the hair, so that the force balance, in order to connect more firmly.

Specific steps for loc extensions

  • Place the loc extension at the base of one of your sections of natural hair.

Here you also need to estimate a certain area. How much synthetic hair do you plan to use for connecting with your own hair? This is something that needs consideration. If you're concerned about it loosening too soon, you can choose a larger area of synthetic hair. However, if you feel it's unnecessary, you can select a simpler and more secure area for connecting it with your own hair.

  • With a crochet hook, begin to crochet the loose extension hair to your natural hair.

His purpose is to intertwine a portion of the voluminous hair bundle with your own hair completely, so it looks like your natural hair. Typically, these connections are secure. This step will be time-consuming and intricate.

It's important to note, if you purchased hair bundles, you will need some time before attaching them to weave them into braids and leave some loose hair for easy crochet. However, if you purchased loc extensions, you can use the already prepared loose ends to start crocheting them with your own hair.

  • Grip your natural hair and the extension hair with your forefinger, middle finger, and thumb.

This is to prevent your braids from falling out or not aligning properly before you finish attaching the hair extensions. You need to first choose the angle of your synthetic hair, then secure it with your three fingers, and perform the corresponding crochet actions.

Repeat the process of inserting and pulling out the crochet needle.

  • Insert and pull out the crochet hook repeatedly.

In this step, the loose end of the braid will intertwine with your own hair. The repeated actions are meant to bring out the strands of hair, allowing them to intertwine more effectively.

  • Every so often, stop crocheting, turn the hair, and crochet from a different angle.

Also, this is to ensure even distribution of tension. If you only crochet from one angle, the hair at that angle will be relatively secure, but hair from other angles may not be properly woven in with your own hair, resulting in less secure attachments. To achieve a strong and durable result for your hair extensions and ensure longevity, you need to crochet from different angles.

  • Stop crocheting when the hair feels locked and secure.

At this point, you have essentially completed connecting one braid. As mentioned earlier, one braid corresponds to one section. If you have followed the above instructions, now you need to move on to the next section.

  • Repeat the above steps to attach the rest of the locs.

Note: Make sure not to crochet too close to the scalp, as this can cause scalp pain. Leave at least a half-inch of hair unlocked.


Help you Find The Perfect Wigs

Just finished dreadlocks need to pay attention to care and maintenance, and subsequent use also needs extra attention.

 At Familocs, we have a wide range of human hair to choose from, whether you're looking for a classic, understated or human hair lace front wigs, we'll make sure you get the perfect wig to suit your needs.

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