Locs that are braided freely and not very tightly are known as soft locs. Soft locs hairstyles are unlike the typical braids, they seem quite delicate. They are ideal if you want to give your hair a rest from heat styling and other techniques because they can last for longer than 4-6 weeks.
Types of hair to use for soft locs
There are specific hairs for braiding soft locs. By using these hairs, your soft locs will be neatly done and last much longer. These include;
- Kinky wrapping hair
- Afro kinky hair
- Crochet faux locs
- Water weave hair
Soft locs and swimming
You can totally go swimming with your soft locs. Although you should note that your hair is going to be wet when you are done swimming. This will make the locs heavier but it should go back to normal once it’s completely dried.
Soft locs styles
Long soft locs hairstyles
Long soft locs are beautiful and gives you the chance to style your hair in so many different styles. You can wear them all down, hold them in a ponytail or a half-up half-down style. If you opt for long soft locs, the possibilities are endless.
Soft locs hairstyles with color
Want to switch things up with colors? Then you can opt for colorful soft locs. And there are so many different ways to do soft locs hairstyles with color.
You can use the color for the whole hair all mix it up with other colors. Usually for the color mix, people opt for black plus their color choice. Try ombre if you are looking to mix black with other colors.
Short soft locs braids
Most women also choose to braid their locs short. Short locs are perfect for you if you want something simple yet elegant. And also, just because they are shorter doesn’t mean you can’t style them. You can also wear your short soft locs in so many different styles.
Medium length soft locs
Don’t want your soft locs too long or too short? Then medium length is also doable. See below for some ideas.