How Long Do Goddess Locs Last

Goddess Locs are one of the most protective hairstyles you can wear. Especially if you have a lot of natural hair prone to breakage and split ends. They’re one of the most luxurious loc hairstyles and generally provide the longest-lasting hold. But how long do they last?

Typically, goddess locs last 2-3 months. The lifespan of your goddess locs will depend on your hair type, styling habits, maintenance plan, and environmental factors.

Check out this article for more about goddess locs. We’ll explain everything, including the cost, benefits, and how to maintain them once installed. Let’s get started!

What are goddess locs?

What are goddess locs?

Goddess locs are a protective style that involves wrapping sections of hair around synthetic dreadlock extensions. Their name comes from the braids’ regal appearance.

They often start with box braids or twists for the foundation. They’re a gorgeous way to wear crocheted hair and can include faux locs, kinky twists, and more.

Not only are they beautiful, but goddess locs are also low-maintenance and easy to care for. In fact, this hairstyle is great for those who love the look of braids or dreadlocks but don’t want to deal with all of the maintenance associated with them.

While it counts as faux locs, there’s a distinct difference. Goddess locs provide a bohemian look, with curls in the loc and on the tips. Faux locs, on the other hand, look like real locs without added hair.

What is the cost of goddess locs?

Goddess locs can cost anywhere from $150 to $300. Depending on the length and thickness of your hair, the type of locs you want, and the stylist you go to. Once you’ve found a stylist you trust, communicate your vision for your locs to get an accurate estimate.

How long do goddess locs last

How long do goddess locs last

When done correctly and with proper care, goddess locs can last up to months. Depending on how fast your hair grows, you may need to get them redone every few months.

Well, there are tips to make your goddess locs last longer.

First, ensure you start with healthy hair. Use protein treatment before you start doing your locks. Also, wash your locks using sulfate-free hair conditioner and shampoo.

Secondly, don’t brush or comb your goddess locs while wet. This is to avoid tangles and breakage, especially on fragile strands of hair.

Lastly, avoid prolonged sun exposure, or excessive heat, such as blow dryers. Also, limit water exposure to avoid excessive humidity and try as much not to scratch at itching scalp.

Are goddess locs permanent?

Contrary to popular belief, goddess locs are not permanent. However, goddess locs can last permanently if you take care of them properly. To keep your goddess locs looking fresh, you’ll need to retwist your new growth regularly.

How To Make Your Butterfly Locs Last

How To Make Your Butterfly Locs Last

In case you are wondering, butterfly locs are a variation of goddess locs. They are also very similar to faux locs. So, how long do they last? Here are a few tips:

  • Keep them clean and moisturized. Just like your regular locs,  keep your goddess locs clean and moisturized to prevent them from drying out and breaking. Try using a gentle shampoo and conditioner, and avoid harsh chemicals or heat styling tools.
  • Handle them with care. Avoid pulling or stretching too much as this could cause damage and breakage.
  • Don’t use too many hair extensions. Although hair extensions can help disguise breaks in your hairline and make your locs look fuller, it’s important not to overdo it. Remember that the more hair you add, the heavier your locks will become, which may lead to additional breakage over time.

How often do you need to retouch goddess locs?

How often do you need to retouch goddess locs?

Goddess locs are great, but they require some upkeep. They start to unravel at the ends, so a retouch is required when you see unraveling at the bottom.

How often you need a retouch depends on the state of your locs. Depending on the type of extension and the growth rate of your hair, you can retouch every 4-6 weeks.

If you have very fine hair and use an underside method, then you might be able to go up to 3 months between retouches. But if your hair is thick and grows quickly, you may need a retouch every three weeks. Also, the longer the goddess locs, the quicker they need to be retouched.

Keeping your scalp clean and moisturized will help you maintain healthy locs. You can rinse once every two to three weeks using products that keep your scalp’s pH balanced.

Are goddess locs a good choice for all hair types?

Goddess locs are a good choice for all hair types. If you have thin or fine hair, goddess locs can give you the illusion of fuller, thicker hair. If you have coarse or kinky hair, goddess locs can help to tame your frizz and add definition to your curls. Plus, they can be worn in various styles, from loose and casual to sleek and sophisticated.

What are the benefits of goddess locs?

What are the benefits of goddess locs?

If you’re looking for a way to switch up your look, goddess locs may be the perfect style for you. Not only are they gorgeous, but they also have several benefits.

For starters, they are a protective style, so they can help your natural hair grow and prevent damage. You’ll also love how easy they are to care for. Simply shampoo and condition once per week, and moisturize every day (or more if needed)

Another reason is their versatility. It’s hard to go wrong with this style because it can be worn loose or tight, in a ponytail or down. So no matter your mood, there will always be an option that suits you. Plus, goddess locs are perfect for any season. And if you don’t like one look, it only takes seconds to change it up and try something new!

Common misconceptions regarding goddess locs

  • Many people believe that goddess locs are a style of locs that only those with long, natural hair can achieve. This simply isn’t true! Anyone can get goddess locs, regardless of the length or texture of their hair.
  • Another common misconception is that goddess locs are expensive and time-consuming to maintain when in fact they are relatively low-maintenance and can be done on a budget.
  • Many people believe that goddess locs are permanent. However, they are not.
  • Some people think that goddess locs limit your style options, but there are actually many different ways to style them. You can wear them in a bun, braid them, or wear them down. There are also many different colors and sizes of locs to choose from.


In conclusion, goddess locs are a protective style that can last anywhere from six weeks to six months. The key to making them last is proper care and maintenance.

Be sure to wash your locs regularly, moisturize them, and avoid using harsh chemicals. With proper care, your goddess locs can last for as long as you want them to!

By Cindy Mahlangu

Hey there! I'm Cindy Mahlangu, a pro hairstylist with a serious passion for natural hair care. My mission? To inspire and educate others on the beauty and benefits of protective hairstyles. Through my creative writing, aim to empower individuals to embrace their unique hair texture and confidently care for their locks. So, whether you're rocking locs, braids, or twists, join me on this hair journey and let's achieve healthy, fabulous tresses together!

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