- What Are the Benefits of these Red Wine Butterfly Locs?
- Effortless hairstyle – Just wake up and go!
- Super cute, super carefree.
- Super easy to use for crochet braids and twisted styles
- Perfect for passion twists and other loc or dread styles
- Great for the distressed faux locs look
Ok, Cool. How Many Packets Will I Need? If your hair is dense, you’ll need about 2 packets.
What About My Natural Hair? To maintain your hairstyle, wrap your hair while showering and cover your hair with a satin headwrap when sleeping.
Delivery Details? Delivery and processing takes upto 7 business days for faux locs.
Shoulder length (12″)
How to Install Your New Butterfly Locs
NOTE: Is your scalp sensitive? Does it get hot and itchy when you braid your hair?
Start by first soaking the hair in an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse bowl. Usually half part vinegar, two parts water. Soak the hair for a couple of hours and rinse thoroughly. This helps avoid itching if you have a sensitive scalp.
The Crochet Method
If you’re more comfortable with the crochet method–which takes less time–you can cornrow down your hair, but I suggest leaving the front and back out for individual braids/twists so your style has some versatility. Adanna Madueke does a great job of showing how she incorporates both techniques here.
THIS tutorial is probably the BEST one to watch if you’re into the crochet method. Mary K Bella shows how she uses the crochet method with hair that isn’t pre-Loc’d, which is helpful right now as there aren’t a TON of already loc’d Butterfly Locs hair.
Butterfly Locs on Longer Hair
If you have long hair but want to rock bob-length locs, it’s actually easier than you think –no haircut necessary! Check out the tutorial below on how to fold your braids before wrapping.
Maintenance & refreshing Butterfly Locs
Keeping your style well maintained and your scalp healthy is a very important part to having a protective style. Make sure your hair is washed, deep-conditioned and well moisturized before installing the locs, and you’ll also need to do periodic maintenance with this style.
Check out Naturally Sunny’s video below on maintenance and how to refresh locs at the two-week point. Essentially, to maintain your locs:
- Keep oil on hand to massage your scalp and make sure it’s clean and moisturized.
- Use mousse to keep flyaways at bay and to give your Butterfly Locs a “finished” look.
- You may need to re-wrap a few locs here and there, and use some edge control on new growth.
Read the quick guide we created with industry experts on installing, caring for and taking down protective guide.
Can you wash Butterfly Locs?
Most people focus on keeping their scalp clean as you’ll see in the video below. Not having full access to your own hair is the #1 reason for not leaving these types of styles in for too long; 4 weeks is a general rule of thumb. As oils and product builds up, your hair can become a breeding ground for bacteria.
So even though these styles (with proper maintenance) can look great for more than four weeks, the longer you go without washing your hair, the more you’re putting the health of your scalp and hair at risk.
Also, keep in mind that if/when you do wash your locs, you’ll want to make sure you dry them THOROUGHLY. Remember you’ve got layers of hair in this style–a braid wrapped up in more hair–so, it’s easy for the moisture to linger within all that hair.
That said, cleansing your scalp (this cleansing water works great) is a great way to maintain some level of cleanliness when you have your locs in.
How to remove your faux locs
We suggest only keeping in protective styles for four weeks, especially if you won’t be washing you the style while it’s in. When it comes to taking down your Butterfly Locs, patience is key.
Give yourself enough time to take down your locs, as you usually first have to unravel them and then unbraid the braids underneath. Have some oil and a spray bottle ready to loosen any build up and take breaks if you feel yourself getting tired or frustrated.
- You’ll need to cut the end of the loc
- unravel the hair, and
- slip it out of the base of the braid. Below’s how
- See The Chic Natural’s no fuss way to remove her locs.
Watch how Adanna Madueke takes down her butterfly locs.
Want more information on Butterfly Locs? Vlogger Nisha Eberhard put together a great Q&A on her locs. She answers everything from how heavy they are to how to wash them. Check it out here:
If you’re thinking about getting Butterfly Locs or doing them yourself make sure you watch the videos we’ve included. Have all of your supplies ready and a great show to binge watch.