Boho Locs Layering 101
Whether your locs are created via extensions or are naturally grown, one thing is for certain: layers can turn your style from a look that is simple and plain, to one that is beautifully complementary and face-framing.
To be clear, while there is nothing wrong with rocking just one length, but there's something oh-so-trendy about mixing it up a little bit.
And just in case you were wondering, where we are going with this. . .
YES! You can absolutely layer your Boho Locs! The best part about layering them is that there's no fuss involved; No cutting or extra styling necessary—just an additional set of shorter locs to complement your longer tresses.
Interested in layering your Boho Locs this time around? Let's get into what that means and how you can achieve the ultra-trendy look with nearly all of our styles.
What are Boho Layers?
Simply put, Boho Layers are a set of 14" or 16" locs that are worn with all of our styles over 24" long to create natural, face-framing layers.
Don't be confused—Boho Layers are a little different than the layers most of us are used to.
When talking about hairstyles other than locs, layers typically refer to a variation in length all over the head.
With Boho Layers, however, only the locs around the perimeter of the face are shorter, and the back remains the same length all around.
Sounds simple enough, right? Well lucky for us, the install process is just as simple.
How To Install Boho Layers
It's important to note that all Boho Locs styles are basically done in the same way because overall, it's just a basic crochet install. So, installing Boho Layers is no different.
First things first:
Step 1: Start your foundation. The easiest way to do this is to go with the standard base: braid your hair into about 10 individual plaits in the front and 8 cornrows in the back.
Step 2: Once your base is down, begin crocheting your locs onto your cornrows. Remember that you're only working with one, long length at this point, so there's no need to touch the set of Boho Layers just yet.
Step 3: Now that you've crocheted your locs to your cornrows and double-checked that they are sturdy and secure, you can begin working on the layers! This is where your individual plaits come into play. First, slide the crochet needle through the base of the individual about an inch through. Then, attach the loop of the loc to the hook, close the latch, and then slide it through.
Step 4: Once the loc is through, create a loop, tug, and then pull it tightly into a secure knot at the root of your braid. Your individual plait should now be hanging beside your loc.
Step 5: From here, take your natural hair and disguise it by attaching it to your crochet needle to your individual braid and pulling it through the body of the loc.
(Check out our Butterfly Locs Blog to see more on installing Boho Locs on individual plaits)
Repeat the last three steps until your whole head is completely done and voila! You've successfully installed a gorgeous set of locs using Boho Layers for the first time.
Top Layering Styling Tips Perfect For The Season
Fall is officially here, and while it's still early in the season, it's never too soon to start picking what hairstyles you'd like to wear for the next few months.
And with Boho Layers, you now have tons of styling options to work with.
Here a few tips to get you going:
Try styling our darker-hued, ombre tones like Bronde or Brauburn in an updo with bangs. The gorgeous blend of colors mixed with a few complementary locs around the face make for a classy yet simple fall-time look.
Adorn your Boho Layers with warm, autumnal accents such as wooden beads or golden leaf cuffs for a nice, seasonal flair.
This look works best with our earthy, carefree styles such as Autumn Leaves Boho Goddess Locs or Long Boho Queen Locs in Hot Bronde.
Everything about fall screams cozy and comfortable, so why not style your hair in a way that follows suit?
Get into the warm and comfy feel of the season by rocking our Salted Caramel Boho Mermaid Locs into a stylishly layered, messy top-knot bun.
Whichever style you choose to slay this season (and there are plenty), know that it's not complete without our versatile, easy-install Boho Layers.