Actress Terry Pheto in faux locs. Picture: Pinterest
One of the most popular styles for the winter, faux locs has taken the hair industry by storm. Made popular by hairstylist Dr. Kari Williams, they have been seen on celebrities like Meagan Good, Nomzamo Mbatha and Terry Pheto, Tyra Banks and Eva Marceille.

Faux locs are a protective style that, although time consuming (can take from four to ten hours to complete) is very durable and helps greatly in growing and keeping one's natural hair moisturised. The great aspect about faux locs is that they come in various styles, and can be styled to match the wearer's mood or the occasion. 

Here are a few ideas below on styling faux locs, as well as a hair tutorial video on creating the faux locs style:

1. Curl your locs
Due to the synthetic fibre of faux locs, it is quite simple to curl them into s-curls using rollers, sweep them to the side and add various sized beads as accessories.

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2. Add pops of colour
If your style is bold and different, then perhaps adding colour to your faux locs is the way to go. When adding your locs, change the colour by adding red or grey strands of faux locs, or go all the way and switch your entire hair colour into a bright colour like blue or pink.

3. Varied length faux locs
If you get tired of your faux locs being one length, switch them up and cut them at varied lengths. Cutting them until they reach your shoulders or until they look like a bob is another way to style faux locs this winter. 

4. Updo
If you get tired of your hair, you can simply tie it up and get creative with your updo, creating either a messy bun, a top-knot or a half up bun.
radio presenter Thando Thabethe with faux locs. Picture: supplied


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5. Wrap it up
Scarves and headwraps are great ways to style faux locs and a bit of colour. 

Faux locs wrapped up in a scarf. Picture: Pinterest
Here's a video tutorial on how to achieve the popular faux locs hairstyle from American beauty blogger Simply Subrena: