Crochet Faux Locs | FreeTress 2x Soft Wavy Locs

Hi everyone! As promised this is going to be my review on my most recent crochet faux locs using FreeTress 2x Soft Wavy Loc 20″. I used 7 packs that I got from & they cost $8 a pack. I used 2 packs of BLBK & 5 packs of #1.

As always they were installed by Tess.

FreeTress 2x Soft Wavy Faux Locs


freetress-faux-locs-9If you saw my review of the Bobbi Boss Bomba Dreadlocks Soul which I absolutely LOVED, then you know I thought they were super light. When I got my hands on these all I could think was, “well excuse me FreeTress with your feather weight hair!😯”

These locs are literally light as a feather, I almost couldn’t believe it. I don’t now how FreeTress did it because other brands I’ve seen around (that are as realistic as I find the Bobbi Boss) have not compared in weight. These definitely take the cake as far as weight is concerned.



freetress-faux-locs-7I fell in love with these locs instantly! I think the length is great & the fact that they are slightly wavy is pure perfection! They are very realistic looking but in a more unique way than the Bobbi Boss in my opinion. They are slightly more feminine to me because of the slightly wavy appearance.

The person who likes the Bobbi Boss may not like these & vice versa based on preferences & the look they are trying to achieve.  These locs are thin & wavy while the Bobbi Boss locs are straight & thick. In my opinion the Bobbi Boss locs give a more authentic dreadlocks look while the FreeTress is a lot more feminine & dainty in appearance.

Of course you may use perm rods & hot water to curl the Bobbi Boss locs & achieve some waves but I don’t think it gives the same effortless look that these locs have straight out the pack. Considering that these waves aren’t defined in anyway.

The lightness of these crochet faux locs made throwing them into a ponytail for my workouts very easy. Washing my hair was also not a problem because they dried very quickly.


My only complaint about these locs is how much the blue ones tangled! I installed these locs on September 2nd & took them out on October 7th. I usually would keep them in a while longer but they were getting so tangled & undone that I honestly couldn’t. The black locs were fine & had I done only black locs I would probably have kept them in longer but the blue ones were a mess!

Not only did they get tangled but they were pretty much unravelling so just as I did with with the Bobbi Boss when it had a few tangles/knots I snipped them with a pair of scissors. Snipping in this case really did not help, it seemed to only make some of the hair strands fall out leading to more unraveling. This only happened with the blue locs though, not sure if this would be the case for the other bright colours but I definitely just recommend getting straight black or the more muted shades that don’t require as much processing as the bright colours for example the blues, purples etc.


blue (BLBK) Freetress 2x soft wavy crochet faux locs after 1 month;


Can These Locs Be Curled?

Recently I was asked if these crochet faux locs curl when you dip them in hot water like most others do so I decided to give it a try. Even though I no longer have them in I wrapped a couple of the locs around a perm rod & dipped them in boiling water for 15 seconds (as I saw online).  Initially nothing really happened, I actually think it made them straight. Eventually after a few attempts they got a little more wavy than before but nothing very drastic. They definitely don’t hold a tight curl the way I see other locs do online.

Comparison With Bobbi Boss Bomba Dreadlocks Soul


If I had to choose one style of crochet faux locs to do for the rest of my life I would probably choose the FreeTress 2x Soft Wavy Faux Locs just because I really do like the length & wavy appearance. The wavy look really takes it above the Bobbi Boss for me but again, its personal preference. Some of you may prefer the authentic appearance of the Bobbi Boss Bomba Dreadlocks. Which of the two do you like better? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Until next time dolls,

xo Justine-Renee

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Crochet Curls

Hello my darlings!

So today’s post is going to be all about the hairstyle that started it all & got me into protective styles in the first place, Crochet Curls!

This has definitely been one of my cutest hairstyles to date! I loved being a curly sue which is why I had this style done at least 4 times last year!

As with all my protective styles to date, this was done by Tess. We used 10 packs of Janet Noir Afro Twist Braid & used perm rods to curl the hair.



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Story time!

So I’ve never really done the whole “weave” thing, except in high school for my graduation ball (which I hated) & some clip-ins for body every now & then but thats pretty much it. I had my hair relaxed & just wore it straight, in a ponytail or in a bun. Simple. So it took me MONTHS to finally convince myself to make an appointment with Tess to get this hairstyle done. I had been following her on social media for a while admiring her clients, one in particular, wondering if this would look even half as cute on me.

When I decided to just go for it I told myself, “hey, if I absolutely hate it I can just take it out, it’s just hair & if you never try you’ll always wonder”. 

So, I went to my appointment & a couple hours later the hairstyle was done.

Initially I was like “what the heck did i just do to myself!?” Not that my hair looked bad at all nor was it tight in any way, Tess is very mindful of actually protecting my hair.


Crochet Curls 2My initial reaction stemmed from the fact that I was just not used to it on me. After a few days I gradually got used to the hairstyle & as the curls got older and fuzzier, the better they looked!

At this point I decided I hate freshly done hair, lol. Honestly, every time I do my hair up until this day I can’t wait to sleep on it for about a week so that it gets a little messy, fuzzy & more natural looking. I really can’t be the only one! Does anyone else feel this way? or am I just weird?

Anyway! I am so glad I gave this style a fair chance & didn’t rush to take it out when it didn’t look exactly how I wanted it to on the first day.

When I finally got the hang of styling this hair its safe to say my favourite & go-to style was a high bun or to have a top knot. As for when I had to work out the high bun was my style of choice.

Caring for this style was very easy, it only required me using my Creme of Nature Argan Oil Hairspray to keep the sheen of the curls.

I did this style in April 2015 when it wasn’t as popular as it is now & everywhere I went between JA & NYC people were constantly stopping me to ask if it was a twist out, how I did it or who did it for me. This of course made me love this style even more since it clearly looked ridiculously natural on me.


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The first time I did this hairstyle I went to Tess to have my hair washed and re-curled after about a month. I kept it in for another month after that & the only reason I took it out at that 2 month mark was because the braids grew out a lot so it looked super messy at the roots (and of course I needed to be able to properly wash my hair) but the curls in my opinion were still popping since as I said before, they only got better with age 😍.

The hair growth I saw after my first time doing this style is honestly what turned me into the ultimate believer in protective styling. The growth was amazing! I could literally lift my braids an inch away my scalp by the time I was ready to undo the style. Of course because I was transitioning to natural at the time anything that I thought was helping me grow out my hair faster was a blessing, even if it was just my imagination lol 😂.

(I swear it was not my imagination though!)


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The first 2 times I did these curls I had them at shoulder length so they eventually fell just under my shoulder while the 3rd and 4th time (pics below) I did a looser curl pattern & a little bit longer so when the curls fell they ended up at about armpit length.

Below is a before & after comparison of the longer length I did.

Freshly done vs 3 Weeks Old


Needless to say I adore this cute hairstyle so if you’re looking for a cute, very natural looking & low maintenance protective style I definitely recommend this one.

Let me know in the comments what you guys think! Would you try this for your next protective style or have you already done it? I’m really thinking about bringing this cuteness back to life!

Until next time my loves,

xo Justine-Renee

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Crochet Faux Locs Bobbi Boss Bomba Dreadlocks

Crochet Faux Locs | Bobbi Boss Bomba Dreadlocks Soul 

Hey everyone!

So, welcome to my very first blog post (yay!😁)

I figured it would only be right for my first post to be all about one of my most loved and most asked about protective styles to date, crochet faux locs! To start, I used Bobbi Boss Bomba Dread Locs Soul. I got mine in two colours, #1 & T1B/DGreen from Sam’s Beauty (for approximately $6 USD per pack) & they were installed by Tess.


These locs have been used twice (so far). The first time, on what I call my “trial run”, I wasn’t 100% sure I would like them on me so I only used the black dreadlocks and it took 6.5 packs (15 dreadlocks in each pack). I chose to use the “Bobbi Boss Bomba Dreadlocks Soul” after lots and lots of research because to me, they were simply the most realistic faux locs available.

So from the beginning of my experience, when I got the package from Sam’s Beauty I opened the individual packs of hair and the locs were very soft to the touch and they were super light weight which I definitely did not expect! Looking at pictures online and watching several videos on youtube I definitely did not believe anyone when they were saying how lightweight these are but trust me they are not heavy at all.

When I first had the hair installed it had a slight sheen but that quickly wore off within a few days. I am about 5’7″ and the locs were about waist length on me (from back view).

I workout at least 3 days a week so initially I was worried about how I was going to handle the dreadlocks when working out but all I ended up doing was using the locs at the back of my head to wrap around and tie the rest into a kind of make-shift ponytail since no hair tie I owned was big enough to hold all those locs.

The following picture was immediately after I had the locs installed and you can see some of the sheen I was referring to earlier.

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The most challenging part of having this style was the fact that my hair had to be washed about every 2 weeks because of how much I workout as well as the fact that I have eczema. Washing involved me separating the locs into 4 sections and focusing the product on my scalp. I put the shampoo into a spray bottle with water, shook it up, sprayed directly to my scalp, massaged the section and then rinsed. This allowed me to avoid getting all the dreadlocks wet and reduce my drying time. While we’re on the subject of them getting wet, yes you can swim with them! I went swimming a few times with mine. 😉


I had these faux locs in for about 2 months. When I took them out I washed them and had them reinstalled 2 days later (yes honey, I loved them that much!). This time however I decided to do something a little different and outside my comfort zone by including some of the teal locs I bought for a little pop of colour. I had them in the second time for another  2 months.


These faux locs were honestly so realistic that pretty much everyone who I encountered for the first time thought they were real. I have even had a friend who hadn’t seen me in about a year and a half ask me how on earth I could possibly have grown such long locs so quickly (hilarious😂).

I can’t begin to tell you guys how much I loved having locs or how much I loved these particular faux locs. I will definitely be doing it again soon because I do miss them. Let me know about your experience with these locs in the comment section if you’ve ever tried them!

Hopefully I’ve helped out those of you thinking about getting crochet faux locs but if you have any questions that weren’t answered leave me a comment and I will definitely get back to you!

Also, if you’ve ever tried any other another brand/style of locs please let me know about your experiences in the comment section, I am always looking to try out different looks!

Until next time,

xo Justine-Renee


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