Free Shipping! For orders over $28

loxlocs

How to DIY Loc Extensions with Afro Kinky Hair​

Afro-Kinky-Hair-Bulk

Table of Contents

Loc extensions is a perfect way to extends the length of your current Locs. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to DIY Loc extensions with Afro Kinky Hair bulk.

Tools for DIY loc extensions:​

Bulk Afro Kinky Human Hair/ Crochet Needle

The first thing that you’re going to need to create your locks is this: bulk Afro kinky hair. This should be 100% human hair so you could attach the loc to your own hair permanently. Afro kinky hair texture close to 4 c, and crochet tools that with little crochet hooks on them. You could use no matter 1-3 hooks as you like. But the hooks are better under 1cm thickness.​

Afro-Kinky-Hair-Bulk

Separate Hair from Afro Kinky Human Hair Bulk​

separate the hair form bulk
DIY Loc Extensions Tutorial by
Earth Locs By Kenyata

Firstly, you could go ahead and separate some hair out from the bulk. Keep in mind that the more hair you use the thicker your lock is going to be. If you are not sure of how much hair you should separate, you could pull some hair out to put it in a line and rub it a bit; to estimate the thickness of the loc. but you can always add some layer after.​

Where to Start Crochet the Hair?​

You could start somewhere below the hair top so that you could save some length for applying root later.​

Start to DIY Loc extension:​

When you start to make the lock, the most important thing is to hold your fingers tight. And you could just start to stick the crochet needles in and out while using your thumb, forefinger, and mid-finger to twist it. Remember when you stick those hooks inside and out, make sure you are handling it with subtle angels so the hair will be locked from inside. You need to rotate it, insert the hook into your dreadlock, and pull it out at the end of your dreadlock so the hook can grab a few hairs as you pull it back through, working your way down to the end.​

DIY-LOC-extensions-Holding-with-your-finger

Just follow this procedure: Stop, rotate it, stick in and out, then goes from a different angle. In and out; Stop; Pulling it from a different angle; in and out. Never stop to rotate and insert it from a different angle, otherwise you’re going to end up with a really flat lock, which is definitely not what you want.​

Don’t rush it. Take your time while doing this. Because there’s a risk of poking your finger, this needle is pretty small. After you become familiar with this procedure, you could be faster.​

As you keep on stitching, you will notice the dreadlock is taking shape. Ideally, your dreads will have smooth edges with no bits of hair poking out of the sides, but they should still feel spongy when you squeeze them. You could also do pulling out the hair; see how those hooks holding on to the lock. That’s all you’re doing pulling her in and out so. Just pulling her in and out that’s all you’re doing. Pulling hair in and out that’s it. Go all the way down the dread to tighten and sculpt it.​

How to Crochet the End of Loc​

fold the hair ends make it curls like a loop

Now, let’s see how to close the end of the locks when creating them. Pull some hair out from the end of the lock. Then use your fingers to twist this hairline. And fold over the (1⁄2) in of hair end of the dreadlock, hold them into one hair line, and start to blunt it. This will help to speed up the process.

Now take the crochet tool, and use hooks to tuck the hair into the lock. Then go ahead and repeat the same technique: Stick the hook, create the lock, rotate it, and start from a different angle, tighten it up. Continue the process until the loc end is blunted. The look of your loc end will be smooth after a few minutes of this work. Having a blunt end will make your loc live longer and cleaner.​

How to DIY Long Loc Extensions

This part is for people who want to create a longer lock. If you want to create long locks, the easiest way is to combine two locs together. When you are knitting locks, make sure some of them have two loose ends: one tip for applying to the human head, and one tip for blending in with another loc to maximize the loc length.​

DIY loc -attach the loc end to another hair tip

So basically what you should do is lose the end of the lock a little bit. And attach one lock’s end to another lock’s tip. Hold them together, and wrap the tip with the other hair layer. Then let the technique work: Stop, rotate it, stick in and out, then goes from a different angle. In and out; Stop; Pulling it from a different angle; in and out. Keep doing it until you feel that the loc gets tight. Be patient with this part. ​

Actually, It’s the same skill as creating locks and attaching locks. The blend-in is very seamless. You can do a test on the lock by stretching and squeezing it.​

Hope you get the idea of how to DIY loc extensions with bulk Afro Kinky hair in this blog. Please share your thoughts with us.

You might also enjoy
loxlocs

New Client Offer

Free Gift

Subscribe to our newsletter and get a free gift with your first purchase.