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Everything You Need To Know Before Getting Butterfly Locs

Black Woman rocking Butterfly Locs

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Hey bestie, it’s your Internet BFF, Kaylannk here! Let’s talk butterfly locs — the hottest hair trend taking the natural hair community by storm. These beauties are more than just your average faux locs. They’re a textured, bohemian locs, with loose wavy hair strands. Think undone elegance meets edgy vibes, and you’ve got the essence of butterfly locs.



Let’s dive into everything you need to know about butterfly locs:

  • What are butterfly locs? Butterfly locs are a variation of distressed faux locs. The hairstyle is a mixture between goddess locs and passion twist. Butterfly locs got its name from the curly loop created in the loc that gives the hairstyle its signature look.  
  • Why should you try this hairstyle? You should try this hairstyle because it is beginner friendly. The “messy look” of the locs makes for the perfect low maintenance, natural looking hairstyle that any can install.
  • What type of hair should you use for this hairstyle? Most people use water wave hair to achieve this hairstyle. I would recommend 22” Freetress Water Wave hair for long butterfly locs. You can also use pre-looped butterfly locs crochet hair to achieve this style.
  • How much hair should you use for this hairstyle? The amount of hair will vary based on the length and size of the locs. 
  • How many packs of hair do you need for long butterfly locs? On average people use 6-8 packs of Freetress water wave hair in 22-28 inches to achieve their desired look.
  • Can you dip butterfly locs in hot water? Dipping butterfly locs in hot water is not a recommended sealing method because the locs tend to unravel when dipped. 
  • How to seal the ends of butterfly locs? There are different ways that you can seal the ends of butterfly locs. You can use nail glue to  wrap the hair around itselfto secure it. You can tie the hair in a knot and cut off the excess hair. You can also use a rubber band the color of the hair to secure the ends.

Bonus: Do you need help with installing the locs? Check out the following tutorials:

Butterfly Locs No Crochet Method Video Tutorial
Butterfly Locs Crochet Method Video Tutorial

Written with lots of care, 


Your Internet BFF


P.S. Have you tried butterfly locs? What are your thoughts on this hairstyle?


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