Faux locs are not only beau­ti­ful, but they’re a great way to pro­tect your nat­ur­al hair, while still sport­ing a nat­ur­al look. The instal­la­tion of faux locs can take up to 8 hours, but did you know that it’s tak­ing some peo­ple hours just to take those bad boys down? It’s true. I’ve heard a few women com­plain about the take down process of faux locs.

This puz­zled me because I thought that faux locs would be the eas­i­est pro­tec­tive style to take down. After doing some dig­ging, I dis­cov­ered that it is quite easy to take them down. You just have to do it prop­er­ly and not fight with your hair. Unlike twists or braids, faux locs are wrapped around your hair, so you wouldn’t take them down the same way you would oth­er pro­tec­tive styles. Thank­ful­ly, there are quite a few nat­u­ral­is­tas who’ve mas­tered the process. Check out these super easy tuto­ri­als on how you can undo your faux do.

Mois­ture-Friend­ly Removal

Natural hair YouTuber, MElifestyle taking down her faux locs.
Nat­ur­al hair YouTu­ber, MElifestyle tak­ing down her faux locs.

MELifestyle has an excel­lent tuto­r­i­al on how to remove your locs. She stress­es the impor­tance of keep­ing your hair mois­tur­ized through­out the process so that your nat­ur­al hair doesn’t get tan­gled and mat­ted. She snipped the very end of her locs and began to unrav­el her hair from the mar­ley braid­ing hair that she used to cre­ate them. After she removes each loc, she drench­es each sec­tion of her hair in con­di­tion­er. Even though she’s mak­ing sure her hair stays moist, she men­tioned that her hair was mois­tur­ized before she installed the locs. It lit­er­al­ly took her 15 sec­onds to remove one loc. Looks fuss free to me!

Tools: Hair shears, Herbal Essences Hel­lo Hydra­tion con­di­tion­er, Spray bot­tle, water, Olive oil.

Cut and Unrav­el

Donedo removes her faux locs by pulling and unraveling.
Done­do removes her faux locs by pulling and unrav­el­ing.

Just when you think things can’t be any clear­er, nat­ur­al hair YouTu­ber, Done­do, proves you wrong. After cut­ting the very end of her loc, she pulled on each piece of added hair in the loc and unrav­eled. Her tech­nique took a bit longer than MELifestyle’s, but she got the job done. Even though she didn’t detan­gle dur­ing tak­ing her locs down, she didn’t have any issues. She detan­gled and mois­tur­ized her hair before installing them.

Tools : Hair shears.

It seems to me that the con­di­tion of your hair before you have your locs installed, will have a lot to do with how easy or dif­fi­cult it will be to remove them. These love­ly ladies were sure to mois­tur­ize their hair thor­ough­ly before they had the locs put in. This act alone locked in that mois­ture and kept their hair hydrat­ed even while wear­ing the very dry­ing braid­ing hair.

Have you had any dif­fi­cul­ty remov­ing your faux locs?

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The London Curls

I found using ACV helped me remove my faux locs and build up with ease… check out my video to see how https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO3baBLrReo