Boho Locs Review
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Boho Locs Review

Hey y’all! Since we’re all stuck inside, I figured I would share a Boho Locs Review. Hope this is helpful for you if you are considering something like this for a protective style.

The Backstory

My hair was very damaged. At my hair’s peak, I had natural hair that I managed to grow six inches past my shoulders. I love my natural hair, and I was accustomed to wearing twist outs, Curlformers, whatever. I started to get silk presses last year in August 2018 because I wanted something different, and I wanted to experiment with styles for my wedding. The place I get my hair silk pressed here in Chicago is amazing. Huetiful Salon always does an amazing job deep conditioning, steaming, trimming ends and using heat protectant to make sure my beautiful curls don’t get damaged. Every time I have gone to them and then washed my hair two weeks later, my curls always fully revert. 

Wedding Day Picture
Photo Credit: Gary Wilson at PicWilson Photography
Dress: David's Bridal
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Wedding Day Picture
Photo Credit: Gary Wilson at PicWilson Photography
Dress: David’s Bridal
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Dealing with Heat Damage

A friend of ours recommended a salon in the Miami area for me to get a silk press before my wedding day. They didn’t take their time with my hair, and my hair looked limp and stringy after that service. I had a sinking feeling in my heart that my armpit-length natural hair was damaged, but I tried to put it out of my mind and enjoy my wedding week. When we got back home to Chicago from our wedding, I immediately deep conditioned my hair. However, after wash-day was over, my hair was completely straight. Part of me was like, “Hey this is awesome, my wash time is cut in half and I can basically wear my hair straight for another two weeks.” The other part of me was panicking and hoping that the next time I deep condition, my hair will revert.

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Boho Locs
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Eight months later, my hair is still stringy and damaged, but at this point I had two inches of new growth. There was no way to style my hair to make it look good. I tried twist outs, but as soon as  I raked my fingers through my hair to style, all the “curls” disappeared, and I was left with stringy hair after all of that effort. Additionally, I did not want to do a big chop again because I was about to start working in the clinics and I did not want to change my look too drastically.

I have always been fascinated with crochet hair, and I watch Lia Lavon (check out her channel!) on YouTube all the time trying to figure out which hair I want to try out first. I got some cheaper hair packs from Sam’s Beauty to wear later in the year, but I came across Boho Locs and wanted to try them out.

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Boho Locs
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Trying Boho Locs

FYI, Boho Locs are expensive. You only need one pack of hair (and I had some leftover), but the pack was over $100. I ordered mine in the regular length, in Chocolate/Bronde. The hair is really good quality, but I don’t have anything to compare it to because I had never installed Crochet hair before. If you de-install the hair carefully, you can reuse them, though.

What I do know is that it took one hour to braid and install all of my locs, so I guess that is really fast. I did kick myself when I saw similar faux locs cheaper on Sam’s Beauty because we are on a budget, but now I know (and you know!) for next time. 

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Boho Locs
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Boho Locs Review – The Lowdown

I left the Boho Locs in for a full 3 months. You read that right. The locs themselves looked great after all that time, and I only got them de-installed because my roots were very grown out. The locs never got tangled and never unraveled at the end, and I was able to pull my hair back to look professional. Applying mousse or any other special products was not necessary to keep the hair looking great, I just moisturized my scalp. I am not sure how long the inexpensive locs last once installed, but I was so happy about the quality of my Boho Locs. I think they were definitely worth the price.

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Boho Locs
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Will I Repurchase?

One year and a half later, I have completely cut off all of my damaged ends and am now left with very short, curly, healthy hair. I do not intend to silk press in the future for the same reason I don’t want to color my hair again. Both of those processes have caused me to have to start all over again with my hair growth journey, which is so frustrating.

It is kind of difficult to wear your hair in anything but a bun when it is ear-length. So, I plan to install another set of Boho Locs again sometime this year just to change up my look a little bit, and because I also want something low-maintenance as I get closer to my baby’s due date. I do not want to spend any time worrying about whether my hair looks great while I’m learning how to take care of a newborn.

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Boho Locs
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Boho Locs are pricey, but they are such good quality, and the company is owned by a Black woman. I love supporting Black businesses. There are short “bob” locs, long locs, and mermaid locs each with different colors to suit your personal style. They also have a rewards program so that you can earn discounts on future purchases. I know you will order more because these are absolutely amazing. Click here for $10 off of your Boho Locs purchase!

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Boho Locs
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Thanks for reading this Boho Locs Review! Have you tried Boho Locs before? Let me know what your thoughts are down in the comments section. I can’t wait to read them! Check out some of my other product reviews here.

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