7 Women Rocking Thick Short Faux Locs You Should See + Two Tutorials


Have you ever wanted to try chunky short faux locs or goddess locs? If you have then this post is for you!

I am going to be completely shameless and admit that this entire post was inspired by Nikithatt or @naturalbabe10.11_pro on Instagram. (She is pictured above)

She has the cutest locs and on her insta she often shares a lot of the styles she has done in her own client’s hair.

Her locs are different because they are short and semi chunky in comparison to what you would typically see on the market.

What are Faux locs

Before we get into the inspo, though, you might be wondering what the term ‘faux locs’ actually means.

Faux locs are basically a fun protective style that looks similar to dreads without the commitment.

The easiest way to create them is by using extensions, creating twists, and then wrapping each one to create what looks like a perfect loc.

These days women are moving slightly away from perfect locs for a more bohemian look called Butterfly locs.

Something similar to this:

short faux locs

If you are interested in Butterfly Locs we have an entire post dedicated to them here.

However, if you are looking for inspiration on your next chunky short faux locs style or chunky locs, check out some looks below and 3 tutorials:

chunky short faux locs

thick short fax locs

long and short faux locs

short faux locs you can try

chunky short faux locs

cute short faux locs

Another fave:


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Of course, this post would not be complete without a tutorial or three so if you want to do your own chunky locs (the goddess faux locs version) then watch the below tutorials:

Short Faux locs Tutorial

How to do Brosia’s Bae locs:

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Short Faux locs Tutorial

Short Faux Locs Tutorial 

Then there is this video which is slightly different from the chunky locs but still really cute for the girl who still wants something a little smaller in width, still bob like but that looks very realistic.

Watch below:

Finally How to take care of your short faux locs

If you are doing faux locs for the first time then you will be happy to know that the style is pretty low maintenance.

As with all protective styles your focus should be keeping your scalp clean and moisturized with certain oils.

You can gently wash your locs once per week and allow them to air dry naturally or depending on the size of your locs you can also use a hooded dryer.

Product List

Carol’s Daughter Lisa’s Hair Elixir Scalp & Hair Health Restoring Hair Oil
Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey Calming Tension Spray
Creme of Nature Apple Cider Vinegar Clarifying Rinse
Eden BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree All Natural Temple Balm
Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo Original Formula
Cantu Tea Tree & Jojoba Hair and Scalp Oil
Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo

Comment below and let me know if you would try short faux locs!



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