Fabulous Funky Ways to Pull Off Faux Locs

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.

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.

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.

Side Swept Locs with Beads


You can spice up your 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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

Long, Loose Locs Hair


Wear your dreadlocks 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…

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.

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.

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.

A Platinum Punch


One of the great things about faux dreadlocks 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!

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.

So, are you ready to dive into the wide, wonderful world of faux locs? What color and length are you going for?

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