What hair to use for distressed locs

What hair to use for distressed locs?

What hair to use for distressed locs? Distressed locs are a fashion trend that is gaining popularity. There is no right or wrong way to create this look, but there are some guidelines that you should follow to make sure your distressed locs are looking good.

The most important thing when it comes to hair texture is the texture of your scalp. If you have a lot of coarse, thick hair on your scalp, then it is best to use a textured hair like braids or weaves.

Do you have thin and fine strands of hair on your scalp, then it would be best to use natural textures like kinky curls or straight textures.

If you want more versatility with hairstyles, curly textures work well for distressed locs because they can be worn in different ways and also styled differently as well.

Depending on your desired length and exact look, a mixture of bobbi nu locs wrapped with water wave hair, marley hair or spring twists is used.

How many packs of hair do I need for distressed locs?

The number of packs of hair you need for distressed locs depends on the length and volume of your locs.

If you have long locs, you will need one pack to maintain them. If you have short locs, two packs will suffice.

In order to get the best result, it is important to have a good understanding of the type of hair that you are using.

If you only plan to wrap the base of your distressed locs, I recommend two packs of Textured Passion Twist/Faux Locs Water Wave hair.

I used 1 package and a couple of extra strands to wrap the bottom of my distressed locs. Each package of hair has 25 Strands, but I split them into 3–one for each side as well as one for wrapping up the back–to wrap up my hair.

How much do bohemian distressed locs cost?

This section of the article will explore the cost of bohemian distressed locs and the factors that affect the price.

The cost of bohemian distressed locs depends on a few different factors such as hair type, length, and brand. There are also other costs to consider such as maintenance.

If you’re getting your bohemian distressed locs done by a professional stylist, this can cost you up to $400. If you DIY them, this is only around $80 to $100 for the complete look.

How long do distressed locs last?

Bohemian distressed locs has a distinctive grittiness that comes from growing roots through the scalp, so you’re going to have to wait a bit before you can wash and dry it. Good news is that distressed locs is one hairstyle that lasts for up to 3 months if you take care of it well

Distressed locs are hair extensions that are typically made from human hair. They are popular among women of color who want to wear their natural hair in a different style. Distressed locs can be washed and styled as they grow out.

How do you take care of distressed locs?

For maintenance:

  1. Wrap your hair in a silk bonnet or use a satin pillowcase during the night.
  2. Clean your scalp by rubbing in a dry shampoo (a spray is ideal) to absorb excess moisture and oil.
  3. Use an anti itch scalp oil for relief of itching from distressed locs

How do you do distressed faux locs?

Start by sectioning your hair into parts of your desired size. Get shine n jam to make your hair look sleek and neat.

Begin by ensuring that your locs have been fully braided into your hair. Next braid an individual section of hair one by one and then loop bobbi nu crotchet faux locs into the end of your hair.

Then with the spring twists still on, begin wrapping them around the braids on both sides, alternating between each section of hair until all of them are covered in locs.

Don’t use a glue that will damage your hair. Use hairspray or hot water to seal them.

Method 2

In this method, your locs will have a natural and curly texture. Here we go again! The same exact thing here. No, not the same hairstyle, but this time about braiding your hair before styling.

More than likely you are going to be doing your hair first and then following the steps for a perfect distressed locs hairstyle.

Crochet your hair into curly waves or a single braid with the free tress natural wavy twists hair

Make sure both sides are even. Then you can take the free tress deep twist hair and loop it in at the bottom on both sides

When you’re done with that, you may want to consider taking the free tress bohemian braid, unraveling it and wrapping it around your locs until your entire head is covered in hair.

Use a nail glue to hold the wrapped hair and locs in place. Look for a detailed visual in the video below.

Regardless of the product you use, Marley, Water wave or Freetress water wave can be used to wrap the locs.

Can you dip distressed locs in hot water?

The answer is yes, but the best way to achieve this is to make sure that the water has been boiled first. This will help seal your distressed locs, preventing your hair from getting unraveled.

Pros and Cons of distressed locs?

There are some pros and cons to wearing distressed locs, including the difficulty of caring for them if they are not properly maintained. Distressed locs can also cause breakage over time if they’re not taken care of properly.

However, these cons are outweighed by the pros of wearing this particular hairstyle which includes versatility, ease of care, and being unique.

I have listed below the pros and cons of having distressed locs hairstyle:


  1. Distressed locs of any kind are a low manipulation hairstyle and they promote hair growth since they allow your hair to remain undisturbed.
  2. Distressed locs as the name suggests have a messy like appearance. The longer you keep them in, the better they’ll look.
  3. You get to rock an imitated version of dreadlocks minus the commitment and permanent nature.
  4. Distressed locs are low maintenance.


  1. Distressed locs can be too tight
  2. It is difficult to style distressed locs
  3. Can easily unravel and become loose
  4. Distressed locs can be hard to manage when you have a busy schedule


The conclusion of this article is that you should use a medium textured look with a deep curl to achieve the distressed locs look.

If you want to achieve the same look but don’t want to spend hours on your hair, try using a roller. You can also use an old toothbrush and apply it in the direction of your hair growth.


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