Goddess Braids were made popular by Meagan Goode this style was created by Trichologist, Kari Williams.
When photos of Meagan Good rocking these gorgeous goddess braids or faux locs began circulating around the interwebs, we ALL wanted to know who, what and how!
The style, created by Trichologist, salon owner and stylist to the stars Dr. Kari Williams, has a softer look than we’re used to with regular faux locs and is reminiscent of Lisa Bonet’s beautiful natural locs.
If you’re like the thousands who have been sharing photos of this style all over social media, you’ve likely been looking in awe, wondering if and how you can achieve this look on your own. Well, it didn’t take long for one of our favorite vloggers to give us what we wanted!
In the tutorial below, Donna shows us the simple method she used to achieve beautiful, lightweight goddess faux locs.
What Kind of Hair?
The key is using two different textures of synthetic hair. For your “base”, you would use a wavy texture like the kind you may normally use for crochet braids.
These might include
To form the actual loc,
- Janet Collection Afro Marley Hair
- Femi Marley Braid
- Sensationnel Synthetic Hair Braids Soft & Silky Afro Twist Braids
Before You Start…
Of course, you’ll wanna make sure your hair is well-moisturized before installing your locs, as you would with any other protective style.
Using the L.O.C. Method of moisturizing, with your hair already damp, apply your leave-in conditioner of choice and follow with an oil and then a cream.
It may also be helpful to use a bit of a butter or paste like the one used here, Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste. This will help smooth the hair down, making it easy to work for the best results.
Super easy, right? And it’s good to know that these goddess faux locs are flexible and light, different from what many have experienced with regular faux locs. This makes it the perfect warm weather protective style as we start getting ready for summer vacations and beach getaways!
Now that spring is upon us, do you think you might give goddess faux locs a try? If you’ve already tried them, how does it compare to other extension styles you’ve worn?
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*Photo credits: Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images; fabmansion.com; Donedo Instagram