Hairstyle Review: Faux locs with Brazilian wool…

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Hey Guys!

I trust you all had a swell weekend. Mine was fairly okay. Had to visit the hospital (been on meds for a little while now) and cos of work, I had to make my hair.

I have decided to try out reviews on the blog. Hair, make up, restaurants, anything re viewable lol and I’m starting with my hair. ย I saw this hairstyle on a lady at the hospital and I liked it a lot. It’s very different from any of the ‘faux locs’ people carry these days or any I’ve seen so yup, I decided to try it out. Hers was shorter though but I like my braids long.

  • Hairstyle: Faux locs with Brazilian wool.
  • Color: Black
  • Price: 300 per bundle (she initially charged 350)
  • Bundles used: 8 (just a bit remained after we completed the hair)
  • Charge: N3,000ย ย (stylist refused to budge claiming the length was more work)
  • Total cost: N5, 400
  • Duration: 5 hrs 30 mins (You’ll see why).
  • Method: My hair was matted with the wool then wrapped (same way you would thread your hair but with spaces). 8 strands per loc was used.

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That’s what the Brazilian wool looks like. It’s super light and has his wavy look. The strands are quite thin as well.

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Thick and full head of hair. That’s why we used 8 bundles of the Brazilian wool plus the length.

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Hair matted and wrapped. The wrapping stops exactly where my hair is, then the ‘threading begins’. This works as my hair is natural (not relaxed) so it should last longer this way.

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Tips were wrapped and the ends were burnt. Hair was dipped into hot water, oiled and a little gel was applied on the body of the wool.

PROS:

  • The wool is super light.
  • Can be packed in so many different ways.

CONS:

  • It’s quite painful cos just like thread it’s stiff at first. The stylist didn’t dab my hair with a hot towel like they normally do, so I had to do it myself when I got home. Instant relief I tell you.
  • Flatter Bum. 5hrs is no joke.

That’s about it guys. People love it and have been collecting the stylists number. My sis even got hers done yesterday. copy copyย .

Oh and thanks Mum for taking some of the pictures. You rock!!!

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46 thoughts on “Hairstyle Review: Faux locs with Brazilian wool…

  1. What a beautifully intricate hair do, I have never seen this before.

    Meanwhile, your afro is giving me Big Chop sensations. so lusciously thick !

  2. Once upon a time (January 2015) I lost my edges to yarn braids, since then looking at anything woolly is extremely painful.
    My edges are almost restored though but the pain is still fresh.

  3. I still don’t understand how she threaded th hair after wrapping that it formed the curls can you please explain better cos I am not based in Lagos and would like to make the style cos I love it so much

  4. Mehn, I just discovered this Brazilian wool, saw two people that made their hair with it and it looked so nice.
    I searched google to see pictures of it and your blog came up.
    I’m using Brazilian will for my next hairstyle and like the commenter above I can’t figure out where the thread was used.

    http://www.tukesquest.com

    1. Hi Tuke.
      The Brazillian wool is really nice and light too. I guess I didnt explain properly. The stylist started by plaiting the hair a bit then used the wool to cover the beginning (like you are plaiting thread), then she started wrapping the rest of the wool with a few strands of wool using the old “threading” technique with lil spaces.

      I hopw ive done a better job of explaning it. Lol.

  5. After goin tru ur blog l went t d market nd got d wool fr 250 per bundle….aside ur hair style wic oda style can one use dis wool fr,l am scared of losin my edge

    1. Hi Nazzy,

      You can braid your hair with the wool or twist it as well. Check Bookiekunlere.com blog. She twisted her hair with wool, I’m not certain it’s the same wool though.

  6. I am so wowed by this style. lovely. am a fan of wool with but striking and in unique styles tho, so when I saw this I knew I found my next wool style. please I would appreciate if u explained further the threading and wrapping. still not clear to me.
    thanks many.
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  7. lovely! am on natural hair too and would love to rock this your kinda hairstyle, where is your stylist located plz n can i get his/her number plzzzzzzzz

  8. Thanks a million GraceGigi, came on google to check for Info on the end burning method when I came across your page. I got the wool for 200Naira at the market here in Benin City. Thanks now I know I should thread the ends before burning lol. I make my hair myself lol can’t stand the pain from another’s hands lol. I’m a Natural too 9months now and your hair is fantastic! Thanks again for the info.
    P.S. The “Songers threading” at the end is brilliant! Will try it next time.

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