What is the big deal about Yarn Wraps?
Yarn wraps, genie locks, faux locs are extension hairstyles worn to simulate the look of dreadlocks. Some people may consider these hairstyle options as cop outs since people with actual dreads/locs invest much time, patience, and dedication to achieve their long, and most times, permanent locks. On the other hand, I view these temporary styles as symbols of flattery in that more women are intrigued by the look and style of dread locks. Consequently, some women actually locked their own natural hair based on their positive experience of their extensions locks. But if nothing else, yarn wraps (or genie/faux locs) make for a great protective hair style for both women and girls alike.
Our experience with Yarn Wraps
My daughter and I have worn yarn wraps for a combined total of 5 times in 2014 and several times throughout the past three years. In conclusion, we both have truly enjoyed the ease of the style (after moving past the huge time commitment). We were able to successfully wear our installments between 3-6 weeks at a time. I have documented the first three of Z’s installations on the blog and my own first installation to serve as a reference for us and others of the process.
As a result of the growing popularity of yarn wraps, I receive quite a few inquiries about this style. The top concern is how to loosen stiff loc extensions. In order to help address some of your questions and concerns, I compiled all the posts published on the site related to our yarn wraps/faux locs experience here in this single post. This will allow easier access and navigation around the blog as it pertain to yarn wraps. Creating this ultimate guide will also allow me to update it in the future with more articles based on comments and questions left by you, the reader.
My First Installation of Yarn Wraps:
- Wash Prep
- Halfway Done Thoughts
- Complete Installation
- Questions/Answers/Tips About Process (very informative/popular post)
- Styling My Wraps
Z’s Yarn Wrap Installations:
- First | Removal and New Growth
- Second | Golden Tips | Accessorizing with Color | New Growth
- Third | Wash Prep | New Style | Last Leg of Her Wraps
Other Links Related to Yarn Wraps:
- Yarn Wrap Pictorial
- How to Fix Stiff Wraps (a very common issue)
- Choosing the Right Yarn for Your Wraps
- Installing a Full Set of Faux Locs in 5 Hours (Amazing process; beautiful results)