Butterfly locs are not to be confused with the tight-wrapped faux locs popular a few years ago, nor with bouncy and curly passion twists. Rather, they offer a beautiful, textured boho look, a happy medium between the two hairstyles.
Butterfly locs have curly loops within the locks that give them their signature butterfly hair look. While faux locs are typically straight and neat, butterfly locs have curly loops within the locs that give them their signature butterfly hair look.
How to do butterfly locs has recently gotten attention. Today, we will go over how to do beautiful butterfly locs to create the most stunning look.
HOW DO BUTTERFLY LOCS WORK?
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Distressed locs can be made in a variety of ways. Some people prefer pre-looped distressed crochet hair and ponytail lemonade braids to insert locs into cornrows, but we recommend following the steps outlined below for a more natural look.
Step 1: Make Sure Your Hair Clean And Conditioned.
It’s tempting to skip washing your hair before putting your protective hairstyle on but keep in mind that this is your last chance to care for and treat your hair before putting it away for the winter. When you take your butterfly locs down later on and reveal healthy hair, your tresses will thank you for this TLC moment.
Step 2: Braid Your Natural Hair
Part your hair into single braids based on the size you want your locs to be. Make sure your parts are neat to give your style a more defined look.
It’s also crucial that your hair is healthy and well-moisturized. Use nourishing and conditioning generously while braiding to keep your hair strong and healthy for the duration of the style. This is also the point where you can add ponytail lemonade braids for more length and thickness if you have thinner or shorter hair (or if you want a fuller look).
Step 3: Make A Bun With Your Hair.
Butterfly locs are relatively DIY-friendly, whether you’re a seasoned braider or new to your protective styles. You can either use a crochet needle to insert the water wave hair at the root of your braid or braid the ponytail lemonade braids at the root of your natural braid and then wrap it around it. Regardless of how you start, make sure to fluff the hair with your fingers for a more natural look. Wrap around your thumb in a random pattern as you wrap down the length of your hair to create messy loops. Make more loops for a fluffier butterfly locs hairstyle.
Step 4: Finish By Securing The Butterfly Locs.
When you’ve reached the length you want, seal the butterfly locs by looping the hair around your finger like you’re tying a knot. If your locs are much longer than your natural hair, you can either use nail glue to secure the loop and then cut off the excess hair or wrap the hair around the loc to secure it.
DO BUTTERFLY LOCS NEED TO BE DIPPED IN HOT WATER?
No dipping is required because the hair is wrapped and looped in a carefree manner. The best part about this hairstyle is that it’s carefree and boho, so you don’t have to be perfect to pull it off. Even if you have to add more hair as you go or make a few too many loops, the result will be beautiful butterfly hair.
CAN BUTTERFLY LOCS BE WASHED?
You can shampoo your hair while wearing butterfly locs, but don’t expect squeaky-clean strands because your hair is wrapped up underneath the braiding hair and water wave hair. Instead, it would be best to concentrate on keeping your scalp clean.
Apply a non-stripping shampoo directly to your scalp after sectioning your hair. Rinse your locs gently and directly at the scalp, avoiding soaking them more than necessary. Because there are layers of hair here, it will take a long time for your hair to dry. The longer your butterfly locs last, the gentler you are.
HOW LONG SHOULD BUTTERFLY LOCS BE KEPT IN?
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Even butterfly loc hairstyles aren’t permanent. This style can be worn for four to six weeks if properly maintained. Although some claim the style can last even longer, it is not the healthiest option for your hair. If you try to keep your hairstyle for too long, it may become matted.
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