Supply: Human bulk hair
Tools: Crochet Hook, Scissors, Finger Guard (optional), Brush (optional).
- Step 1 Prepare tools and materials:
Necessary: Human bulk hair, Crochet Hook, Scissors
Optional: Finger Guard, Brush
- Step 2 Prepare the hair:
Separate a few small bundles of bulk hair, fluff up the hair that will make up the main body of the locs, keeping the curls on the locs tight (for the tail end, curly can be made with the full length of the hair, and the curls in the middle can be trimmed to a specified length as needed).
- Step 3 Starting from the tail end:
Fold the hair that will make up the main body of the locs in half, then press the curly ends on top.
- Step 4 Crocheting the Locs:
Insert the Crochet Hook into the bundle of hair, hook a small amount of hair, and gently pull back the hook to wrap the hair around. At the same time, twist the hair to start forming the Locs. Continue repeating this process until the entire bundle of hair is woven into tight Locs, including forming the curly tail end.
- Step 5 Adding the middle curls:
Place the curls on top of the main body of the locs, and repeat the action of step 3 with the Crochet Hook to integrate the curls into the main body.
- Step 6 Trimming:
Use scissors to cut open the tightly packed hair at the top of the Loc, forming a fluffy dandelion. This makes it easier to install.
This is the process for making a single loc, and if proficient, a 18-inch loc can take about 10 minutes. A full head of locs might require 60-90 strands, thus it represents a significant workload. However, compared to the results, this effort is minimal.