The Hottest 10 Faux Dreads Hairstyles and How To Get Them At Home

Goddess locs made easy.

Do you remember when we were mesmerized by the faux goddess locs on Crystal Edwards that she did all by herself? Well, we have a treat for you: Mini Marley is giving a demonstration on how you can create the crochet faux dreads hairstyle right at home. We’re pretty sure you’ll be very fascinated at how simple the process actually is because we certainly was!

And if you already have faux dreads, here are the hottest styles of the year all to try!

The 10 Faux Dreads Hairstyles of 2023

1. Faux Locs Updo

You can never go wrong with a bold updo. Style your locs as you would your natural hair in a stylish bun to wear for any occasion.

2. Add Some Color

If you want to add some color to your faux locs, opt for red or blonde hues. If you’re looking for a more daring option, go for pop colors like pink, purple or blue.

3. Sideways

Highlight your face shape styling your dreads sideways.

4. Accessorize

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Take your faux locs up a notch with fun and colorful accessories. Choose between beads, hair baubles, flowers and more!

5. Space Buns

Are you ready to impress? If you have some time to style your faux locs, this space bun style won’t make you go unnoticed on a night out.

6. Curly Hair Loading

Achieving lovely curly hair with faux dreadlocks is super easy. If they’re medium-long, you can braid or twist them creating a whole new style. When you unravel the locs, you’ll get an amazing curl lasting up to one week.

7. Ombre Faux Locs

Lock in a fun look for this summer: this ombre style spices up your long faux dreadlocks and gives a touch of color that is always right.

8. Long and Lovely

It can take years to grow below the waist dreadlocks. Luckily, these extensions give this result with no effort

9. Blonde

Give blonde a new meaning rocking blonde crochet faux locks and if you’re in for a challenge, try with some platinum!

10. Mega Bun

If you’re new to faux dreads, it might be hard to style them. Try tying them into a mega updo that will make you look tidy and royal at the same time!


How to Get Crochet Faux Dreads

If you’re looking to recreate crochet faux dreads at home, look no further. They’re cute, have longevity, and not to mention are super easy. Read on as we break down how Mini Marley created this beautiful style on her hair right at home:


Wash hair and apply serum.

To start your faux dreads style, use Suave Biotin Infusion Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner to strengthen strands and protect against damage. Next, use a moisturizing product to help soften your hair before braiding. Use a product like Suave Professionals Define and Shine Serum Gel on each section of hair before braiding.

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Create small braids all over the hair.

After applying the cream to your hair, use a comb or brush to smoothen and detangle each section of hair prior to braiding. This will help make the process easier. Create small braids all over your hair and be sure to braid your hair down to the ends.

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Braided look.

Once you’re done with creating your braids, it should now look something like this.

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Take one faux dreads strand.

Take a batch from your packet of faux dreads and remove just one strand.

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Loop a hole in your faux locs extension.

Take your dreadlock extension and create a hole at the very tip using the end of a rattail comb. If you don’t have a rattail comb on hand, you can use anything that will help you make a hole in the extension.

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Hook braid with faux dreadlock.

Using a crochet needle, hook the loop you created with the rattail comb and then latch it onto the base of your braid.

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Wrap dreads around the braid.

Take your dreadlock, unravel it and wrap around your braid from root to ends. Repeat this step for each section.

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Accessorize faux dreads with gold wire.

Now it’s time for the fun part! Accessorize your dreads to jazz up the style. You can use gold wire found in any arts and craft stores. Simply cut a piece of wire and wrap it around your dreadlock.

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Add more charms.

Want more accessories? Go for it! With this style the more the merrier. Plus, if you’re wearing it for a long time, why not refresh the style with new accessories? You can use hair charms with hooks and attach them to your locs or use a hairpin to secure them.

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Final faux dreads style.

There you have it! We love how Mini Marley made this tutorial super easy. Have fun with the look: You can buy any color of hair you want to make the style more interesting too! If you ever need to retwist any sections, use Emerge Style Goals Gel  to help you lock hair in place.

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