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Butterfly Locs-Tutorials and Guides

Last updated Jul 1, 2024

Protective hairstyles have always been popular. A variety of different zigzag, hair braids have become the most popular natural hairstyles for protective hairstyles. butterfly locs is a new protective style that is becoming popular.

If you like to look for hair inspiration on social media, you're sure to see the Butterfly Locs, a sleek, low-maintenance look that combines just the right amount of chic with a lived-in Bohemian flair, making it a great style for almost any occasion. Want to learn how to do Butterfly Locs? Keep reading for more information on this protective style!

What are Butterfly locs?

What are Butterfly locs?

Butterfly locs and different from the faux locs that were popular a few years ago, they have a different bounce and curl to them. But both hairstyles offer a happy medium that provides a beautiful, textured Bohemian style.

While faux locs usually have a straight, neat look, butterfly hairpieces have curly loops inside the ringlets, which makes them unique and gives them the signature butterfly hair look. Another thing that makes butterfly locs unique is that they are usually worn on a shoulder-length bob to give a cute look, but you can wear them longer if you like!

What's the best hair for Butterfly Locs?

We can often see some debate about which brand of butterfly hair is best used to create this style, but no matter what brand, you can create this style as long as you use a certain type of watery bob. This bouncy, curly hair will give you the bohemian look you want.

Depending on how long your natural hair is and how long you want it to be, you may need both types of hair. If you want hair that is not longer than your own hair, you will need about 6-8 packs of 22-28 inches of some type of watery wavy hair.

How to make butterfly locs ?

There are a few different ways to install Butterfly Locs, but whichever method you use, you will want to start by soaking your purchased hair in an apple cider vinegar rinse. The ratio of vinegar to water is 1 to 2. Soak your hair for a few hours and then rinse it thoroughly. If you have a sensitive scalp, this will help avoid itching.

You can achieve Butterfly Locs in a number of ways, depending on how much time you have, your skill level and your patience. The beauty of this style is that you don't have to be a master weaver to get beautiful results. Most people can complete the style in 3-6 hours, but the longer the length, the more time it may take.

Step 1: Wash and condition your hair

Wash and condition your hair

Many people may skip washing their hair before creating a protective style, but remember: this is your last chance to care for and condition your hair before putting it away for a while. Your hair will thank you for this moment when you let down your butterfly strands later and reveal healthy hair.

Step 2: Weave or twist your hair.

Choose a parting and weave or twist your hair.

Use edge control to keep the part neat and tidy. You may choose to use a rubber band, and if you are adding length to your hair, be sure to braid the purchased water waves into your hair at this point.

Step 3: Prepare your water-wavy hair.

Prepare your water-wavy hair.

This step can be done as you go, or you can do it right off the bat. Simply take two pieces of water-wavy hair and separate them. You want the result to be voluminous but still relatively together.

Step 4: Crochet the aqua hair to the bottom of the braid.

Take the crochet hook and place it through the bottom of the braid, near the scalp. Place the separated aqua hairs on the hook of the needle, bring them together and pull them through less than halfway. You will need about ¾ of the water-wavy hair on one side to start the wrap. If you are familiar with the faux loc technique, this is very similar to the way you would start a box weave extension under a faux loc.

Step 5: Start the wrap.

Start the wrap.

Now grab a shorter section of the aqua hair and secure it with your braid. Then start wrapping the braid, wrapping the shorter section around the longer water-wavy hair. You will need to wrap the root 5-6 times to make sure it fits securely into your scalp. (This will help keep your style looking neat for a longer period of time.) But try not to apply too much pressure. As you wrap, use the thumb technique to create loops.

The beauty of Butterfly Locs is that they can be messy. Be messy when wrapping your hair, they don't have to be tight or controlled, the beauty is in the loops and the volume. These areas also look better over time, the messier the better, so don't be afraid to embrace frizz as you get older.

As you wrap your aqua hair, loosely wrap a section around your thumb as you continue to wrap it two to three times. This will provide loc with signature circulation. Some stylists recommend doing 3 normal wraps, then inserting your thumb to "pick up" some of the hair before putting it back into the wrap.

Step 6: Seal the ends.

Once you have reached the desired length, you need to close the position and seal the ends. You can do this by creating a small loop at the end with your fingers and wrapping the remaining hair around the braid until you run out of water-wavy hair. You can use nail glue while wrapping the remaining inch or two for extra hold. Looping is very important as it will provide a nice finish to your loc and keep the loc secure.

If you find crocheting difficult, here is another method that does not require crochet, the detailed steps are in the video below.

How do you maintain Butterfly Locs?

After installing butterfly locs, you will need to make sure you clean your scalp and real hair regularly. With this protective style, it is important to be mindful of how long you keep the style in place. Keeping it on too long can actually damage your hair.

It is important to secure your hair at night with a satin cap. Putting your hair up before bed will reduce unnecessary friction and tension.

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