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.  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: N3,000  (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 copy .

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

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47 Replies to “Hairstyle Review: Faux locs with Brazilian wool…”

  1. Looks nice, can I sit down for this?????

  2. I’m sure It would look more amazing when u roll it behind your head into a ball! Nice!

    1. Loooool, I’m sure you mean ‘doughnut’.. Thanks b!

  3. What!!!! 5 hours?? Your neck must be aching! For reasons like this, i Thank God for being a man. However, it is nice on you. Kind of a different look. Thumbs up.

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  4. I’m envious of ur natural hair :/ **evil grin** looks good, hope u share styling tips soon! 🙂
    Ladywannabeblog

    1. Thanks b. Hmm I’m a novice when it comes to styling my hair o. But we’ll see

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

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

    1. Hehehehe, please let’s chop yours awaaaaaaaaay…

  6. Lovely, please where did you get the Brazilian wool?

    1. Thanks dear. The stylist had thw wool.

  7. Is the Brazillian wool the same as regular wool? The hair looks really nice.

    Nappyhaired.com

    1. Nope. It’s not the same. Its lighter and it looks wavy..

      Thank yooou

  8. You hair is very lovely, can you please give your stylist’s number and salon address.

    1. 08148589226 Mama Lucky.

      1. Where is she located? Am not in lagos. Will love my stylist to make it for me. Please give me full description how the coils were made. Thank you. Ivymariea@gmail.com or whatsapp 08080559530

  9. Where exactly can we get the Brazilian wool. The style really looks great on you!
    Coily Head of Hair

    1. The lady who made mine had but I think it’s in the market now. Aspanda market to be precise. You might find it elsewhere too.

    2. Its everywhere. Im in abeokuta and I’m currently making braids with it. Got mine for 200naira each

  10. What part of town does the stylist live . The hair is really nice cos i really don’t like fixing extensions

    1. Hello Funmike, she stays in Festac..

  11. its lovely.. where can one get the wool?

    1. Thanks alot. I think it’s in the market now. The lady who made my hair had…

  12. 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.

    1. Lol sorry dear.. I’m glad my hair doesn’t break easily.

  13. Nice one, going to try it out dis weekend!!!

  14. 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

    1. Could you please send me your number?

  15. 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.

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    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.

  16. 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.

  17. pls can I put the wool ,inside hot water ..After I finish

    1. Yes you can but there’s really no need to.

  18. Your hair is super lovely! I just made mine own today. And the. Stylist didn’t put it in hot water so it feels so stiff and painful. Should I go ahead and do it my self? Or will it ruin the wool?

    1. Hi Chidinma. Yes you can put it in hot water yourself. Just dab it dry.

  19. Hei don’t reli understand oo was it tied and loosed after putting in hot water like water melon

  20. 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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  21. 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

    1. Hi dear,

      Her number is 08148589226 Mama Lucky.

  22. Thank you

  23. back on the job or “a job” I see

  24. My next hairstyle…

  25. Can Brazilian wool be coiled? I really want to try this oooooo the center coils and not the base.

  26. 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.

  27. Really love this hair do and already bought my brazilian wool but Am not in lagos. Will love my stylist to make it for me. Please give me full description how the coils were made. Thank you and how it was matted and wrap. jchi4real@yahoo.com or whatsapp 07033558274

  28. Really love this hair do and already bought my brazilian wool but please Am not in lagos. Will love my stylist to make it for me. Please give me full description and process on how the coils were made and how it was matted and wrap. Thank you jchi4real@yahoo.com or whatsapp 07033558274

  29. This is really wonderful

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