How to Take Out Your Faux Locs at Home

Faux Locs

Have you ever been concerned about the safe removal of faux locs without damaging your hair? It can be quite frustrating to discover that the hairstyle you adore could potentially cause harm to your hair during the removal process.

Like other protective hairstyles, faux locs can be a beneficial and long-lasting option. Nevertheless, it’s important to exercise caution when removing them to safeguard the health and strength of your hair.

The Ultimate Guide For an Easy Faux Locs Removal Process

Faux locs
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Remove any hair decorations before beginning the take-down process to avoid snagging on your natural hair.

Wash and condition your hair to ensure that it’s properly moisturized before starting the take-down.

To remove the faux locs, hold the base of each loc with your fingers, then separate the faux loc from the braided hair with your fingers and carefully cut the faux loc. Be cautious not to accidentally cut your hair, and use a mirror or ask someone for assistance if necessary.

Gently slide the faux loc down your braided hair until it’s fully removed. Repeat until all faux locs are taken down.

If your hair is dry at this point, moisturize it further before unbraiding it. Take your time with each braid, starting from the end of the braid and working your way down to the root. Be gentle and avoid pulling knots apart; instead, use your fingers to detangle.

Once all the braids are undone, add more conditioner and gently detangle your hair. Finally, wash your hair to complete the process.

Another efficient method of removing faux loc is to loosen the loop that’s securing the crocheted hair on top of your head. Carefully pull out the crocheted hair through the loop. Make sure to keep the braid of your natural hair intact.

Next, unravel the hair gently. To keep it moisturized, apply conditioner or a detangling spray generously to each section of the hair. Allow the conditioner to soak in before proceeding with any further steps.

If you want to remove your faux locs quickly and easily, as with braids a cut-and-unravel method is a good option, especially if you don’t plan on reusing the same locs.

To start, cut off the end of each loc, then carefully unravel them to the top. After that, apply conditioner or leave-in conditioner to the roots of your natural hair to keep it moisturized.

To remove the wrapping hair, twist each loc in the opposite direction and separate it from your braid or twist. Be sure to cut the wrapping hair carefully to avoid cutting your natural hair. Finally, gently pull out any remaining crochet hair from the roots and slide it off.

Tips For Taking Out Faux Locs

Taking out faux locs
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Taking out faux locs can be a tedious and time-consuming task, but with the right approach, you can minimize damage to your natural hair and make the process much easier. Here are some tips to note when taking out faux locs:

  • Cut the ends: Start by cutting the ends of the faux locs close to the knot. This will help to loosen the knot and make it easier to unravel the locs.
  • Divide and conquer: Divide your hair into sections and work on one section at a time. This will make the process more manageable and prevent your hair from getting tangled.
  • Use a detangler: Apply a detangling solution or oil to your hair to help loosen the knots and make it easier to remove the faux locs.
  • Be gentle: Take your time and be gentle when removing the faux locs. Tugging or pulling too hard can cause breakage and damage to your natural hair.
  • Wash and condition: Once you have removed all of the faux locs, wash and condition your hair to remove any remaining product and restore moisture.
  • Take breaks: Remember to take breaks as needed during the process to prevent fatigue and stress on your arms and neck. With patience and care, you can safely and effectively remove faux locs from your hair.

What To Do With Hair After Removing Faux Locs

Faux locs hairstyles require proper maintenance routine at night and day. After removing faux locs, you must apply the 3 Ds to your hair as it may need some extra care to restore its health and strength. Here are some tips on what to do with your hair after removing faux locs:

 1. Do a Hot Oil Treatment Before Washing

Hoil treatment is a hair care process that involves applying warm oil to the hair and scalp to improve hair health and appearance. The oil is usually heated to a comfortable temperature and then massaged into the scalp and hair strands.

The benefits of a hot oil treatment include:

  • Moisturizes and nourishes hair: The warm oil helps to deeply penetrate the hair shaft, providing it with the necessary moisture and nutrients to keep it healthy.
  • Strengthens hair: The oil treatment can help to strengthen the hair strands, reducing breakage and promoting hair growth.
  • Reduces frizz and dryness: The hot oil treatment can help to tame frizzy hair and reduce dryness, leaving the hair smooth and shiny.
  • Soothes the scalp: The massage action during the treatment can help to increase blood flow and soothe the scalp, reducing inflammation and itching.

Many different types of oils can be used for hot oil treatment, including coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, and argan oil. Choose an oil that is suitable for your hair type and heats it to a comfortable temperature that will not cause burns. It is recommended to leave the oil in the hair for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it out with warm water and shampooing as usual.

2. Deep Condition

Deep conditioning after a hot oil treatment can be very beneficial for your hair. After the hot oil treatment, your hair can become greasy or oily and would require a wash so it’s essential to deep condition your hair to restore its natural shine and luster.

After the hot oil treatment, rinse your hair with warm water and shampoo to remove the excess oil. Choose a shampoo that is gentle and nourishing for your hair type.

Once you have washed your hair, apply a deep conditioner to your hair. Make sure to apply the conditioner evenly throughout your hair, focusing on the ends, which tend to be the most damaged. After you have applied the conditioner, let it sit on your hair for at least 10-15 minutes. This will allow the conditioner to penetrate your hair shaft and provide the necessary nourishment.

After the conditioner has been on your hair for the recommended time, rinse your hair thoroughly with cool water. Make sure to rinse out all the conditioner to avoid leaving any residue on your hair.

3. Detangling 

Detangling your hair while deep conditioning can be a great way to help manage tangles and knots in your hair. 

Apply a generous amount of deep conditioner to your hair, making sure to distribute it evenly throughout your hair, focusing on the ends.

Divide your hair into small sections to make it easier to detangle. Use a wide-tooth comb or detangling brush, starting from the ends of your hair, gently comb or brush through the section of hair, working your way up towards the roots. Repeat the process on each section of your hair until you have detangled your entire head.

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