Goddess Locs 101
One of the trendiest ways to wear your hair in a protective style, goddess locs are fun, sexy, and perfect for any season. Choosing from various hair types makes this style customizable for every budget and preferred level of upkeep, while options for length and color are virtually limitless. If you’ve been looking for inspiration and ideas for how to get a goddess locs style, our goddess locs guide has all of the information you need, along with 30 styles to show you how beautiful these faux locs can be.
1What are goddess locs?
Goddess locs are a style of faux locs that feature curly, open ends. This style is achieved by using hair with a wavy texture to braid or twist your natural hair, leaving a loose piece at the end of each section. Your locs are then created by wrapping another piece of hair around each braid, while leaving the wavy ends uncovered.
2What kind of hair to use for goddess locs
You can get a goddess locs style with both synthetic and human hair extensions, depending on your budget, upkeep preferences, and the specific look you prefer.
Synthetic hair obviously has a big advantage over human hair when it comes to cost, and is a much cheaper way to achieve a goddess locs style. If it’s your first time trying out the look, we recommend starting with synthetic hair unless you have big budget dedicated to perfecting your protective styles.
Most women choose to use two different types of synthetic hair to get their goddess locs just right. A wavy hair should be used to create the braids underneath. Choose a texture based on how you want the ends of your locs to look, as some of this hair will be left exposed at the end of your locs. Among the most popular are deep twist textures from brands like FreeTress and Model Model.
For the outer part of your goddess locs, you’ll want to use something with a kinkier texture like Marley hair. Some women choose to use Kanekalon hair as a cheaper option for wrapping goddess braids and faux locs, but this usually results a style that doesn’t last as long.
Using human hair for your goddess locs is a more expensive route, but can give you an incredibly soft style that gets easily mistaken for the real thing. Just like with synthetic, you’ll want to use a wavy textured hair to create the base of your locs, and a kinky type to wrap them. For best results, we recommend a wavy virgin Indian hair for the base, and a curly or kinky texture hair to wrap your locs.
3How many packs of hair does it take to do goddess faux locs?
Most goddess locs styles use between 3-4 packs of hair to create the braids or twists that form the base of the locs, and another 4 packs to wrap and finish the locs. These numbers can vary depending on the length and thickness of your goddess locs. If you’re going for an ultra long style you may need to use more than one piece of hair for each loc. We always recommend buying more hair that you anticipate needing, so you don’t run out of extensions with a few locs left to go. If it’s your first time installing goddess locs, extra hair provides you with some wiggle room for any missteps along the way.
4What lengths do they come in?
Like most protective styles, the lengths of your goddess locs are highly customizable. For shorter goddess locs, you can buy longer hair extensions and cut them in half. Another option is to create your base braids or twists and then cut the ends to create the exact length you’re looking for. If you want super long goddess locs that fall past your waist, you can use multiple pieces of hair to extend the length of your braids underneath. Multiple pieces of hair can also be used to wrap your locs, but be sure to increase the number of packs you purchase if you’re going for extra long goddess locs.
5How to get goddess locs tutorial
- As with other protective styles, it’s a good idea to start off with well moisturized hair.
- Begin by taking a small section of hair and starting either a three-strand braid or a two strand twist. The twist method is generally faster, but braids tend to give you a longer lasting style.
- As you’re braiding or twisting, add in extensions with a wavy texture to add length as desired.
- Instead of braiding or twisting right down to the ends, knot the hair high enough to leave a loose piece at the end (the exact length is up to you).
- Once your section is knotted, take a piece of kinky curly hair and wrap it around your braid or twist. Work from roots to ends, stopping so that the entire twist/braid is concealed but some of the loose end remains exposed.
- Use braid glue or nail glue to seal the piece of hair you’ve just wrapped, and you’ve completed one goddess loc.
- Repeat this process until your hair is complete!
6Goddess locs video
Want to see the goddess locs method in action? Check out this amazing video tutorial from YouTuber Donedo:
7Long Boho Goddess Locs
These long goddess locs feature the perfect blend of natural texture and silky curls. Braid jewelry is used sparingly to create a bohemian goddess look that isn’t too overdone or blingy for an everyday look.
8Glamorous Goddess Locs
These glamorous goddess locs are super long, leaving just a bit of loose, curly hair at the end of each loc. If you’re worried about goddess locs unravelling or the ends of synthetic hair becoming matted, this is a good style to help combat those problems.
9Goddess Locs Lob
Ultra long protective styles are dramatic and magical, but shorter shoulder length looks are definitely gaining in popularity. With a quicker installation time and less weight pulling at your natural hair, there are tons of reasons to choose a lob length style for your goddess locs.
10Dimensional Color Locs
Blonde, brown, and black goddess locs play together to create this dynamic and dimensional protective style. With longer loose strands left at the ends of these locs, you’ve also got more room to play with updo possibilities.
11Wavy Goddess Locs
These goddess locs have a beautiful crinkled texture throughout, helping the loose curly ends to look more natural. To get this texture on synthetic hair, braid your locs together into three-strand braids, then dip in hot water. For human hair extensions, simply braid locs together and sleep in them overnight.
12Half Up Goddess Locs
Goddess locs look beautiful when worn down, but they’re also soft and pliable enough to be worn in updos. This half up style is perfect for opening up your face while still showing off your beautiful long locs.
13Natural Look Goddess Locs
These thick goddess locs with loose coily ends create an incredibly natural look that’s perfect for natural bohemian beauties. For extra visual appeal, use a blonde accent loc to add a sneaky pop of color to your style.
14Long & Skinny Goddess Locs
Long, skinny goddess locs can create a mermaid inspired look when worn down, but also leave you with lots of options for braided style and updos.
15Thick Mid-Length Goddess Locs
If you’re short on time, thicker goddess locs are generally quicker to install in you hair. When paired with this warm golden color and chic collarbone grazing length, these thicker goddess locs make for a great everyday style.
16Silky Smooth Goddess Locs
The smooth and silky look of these goddess locs is best achieved with synthetic Marley or kanekalon hair. Although kanekalon locs tend to unravel more quickly than ones created using Marley or human hair, they offer the lowest cost option for goddess locs on a budget.
17Long Tendril Goddess Locs
Eva Marcille’s goddess locs have tons of softness and volume thanks to the long tendrils of loose hair left out at the ends. This is a great style choice if you’re looking for goddess locs that come with lots of movement and options for updos.
18Crochet Goddess Locs
If you’re looking for an easy way to get goddess locs that saves you the hassle of twisting and wrapping your own hair, try a crochet braided style using pre-made goddess locs. Although this style comes with less customization for length and thickness, you’ll love the easy install and how light the finished look feels on your head.
19Side Swept Goddess Locs
This side swept style shows how incredible goddess locs look with your fanciest, high-fashion outfits.
20Ultra Long Goddess Locs
These ultra long goddess locs are about half twisted loc and half loose curls, creating a soft and subtle look that’s perfect for summer. Because synthetic hair tends to be more easily matted, choosing human hair will make this style the easiest to manage after it’s installed.
21Jumbo Blonde Goddess Locs
Blonde goddess locs in jumbo thickness use texture and color to give you a bold and beautiful protective style.
22Coiled Ends Goddess Locs
To get goddess locs with these tighter coils at the ends, try using hair with a curly or water wave texture to create the braids or twists that form the base of your locs.
23Spiral Curl Goddess Locs
These goddess locs use spiral curls to create a unique style that features an incredible mixing of textures. A few loose tendrils beginning right from the roots help to give an added carefree feeling to this goddess locs style.
24Maroon Goddess Locs
If you’ve got yellow undertones in your skin, maroon goddess locs offer an incredible way to complement your complexion while choosing something more out of the ordinary.
25Goddess Locs with Side Shave
We love a long protective style worn with an edgy side shave. With their soft curly ends, goddess locs in particular create a nice feminine balance against a risk-taking undercut.
26Thick Goddess Locs
Try thick goddess locs if you’re after a stand-out style that won’t fade into the background. Because natural locs tend to be thicker too, these goddess locs are more likely to be mistaken for the real thing.
27Natural Boho Goddess Locs
Meagan Good set the goddess locs trend on fire when she debuted the look last year. Good’s stylist uses human hair to create this incredibly natural look inspired by Lisa Bonet’s famous natural locs.
28Silver Goddess Locs
One of the biggest bonuses of using synthetic hair to create goddess locs is that almost every color imaginable is easily available to you. We love this silvery grey shade for fall, winter, or anytime you’re wanting to completely change up your look.
29Ultra Long Jumbo Goddess Locs
These super long goddess locs will have you feeling like royalty. You can get this style using ultra long packs of hair or by using multiple pieces of shorter hair to extend your goddess locs.
30Wild Curls Goddess Locs
These goddess locs have a curly texture from roots to ends, making them one of the most voluminous looks on our list.
31Goddess Locs Jumbo Bun
This jumbo bun shows how you can turn your long goddess locs into an easy low-key style.
32Goddess Locs with Loose Tendrils
Loose pieces of hair around the face help to give this goddess locs look more softness and texture.
33Sleek & Skinny Goddess Locs
These sleek, skinny goddess locs create a long look that’s easy to wear in a ton of different styles.
34Goddess Locs and Curls
Unlike most goddess locs styles, this look leaves more than half of the hair’s length loose and unwrapped. The end result is a curly look with tons of volume that still has some bohemian flair.
35Purple Goddess Locs
These faux goddess locs are actually created using regular crochet faux locs. Instead of using two layers of hair to create a base twist and then wrap around it, you can install crochet faux locs and then unravel the ends to create a super quick and easy goddess locs look.
36Jumbo Goddess Locs with Loose Curls
Loose curls and a mixture of colors create a fun goddess locs style that’s perfect for summer fun.