How To Do Amazing Butterfly Locs

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A few weeks ago I shared a thread of a newish protective style called Butterfly Locs otherwise known as distressed locs.

Feel free to look through a few of them below so that you can know what I am referring too.

Oh and follow me on Instagram as well while you are at it.


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Have you seen these locs on your pages yet? They are called “Butterfly Locs🦋” and the style was created by stylist @laidby.cb #swipe

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As I mentioned in the Instagram post, butterfly locs is a technique created by stylist @laidby.cb.

They are simply a messy bohemian version of faux locs which is slightly different from the perfectly wrapped faux locs we are used to.

In addition to that, most of the time they are shoulder length, or bob length, which helps them to look super chunky and cute.


If you want to try these you can book with Chelsea B (@laidby.cb) in September if you are in the Charlotte area. Or you can try them yourself.

Here is what you will need
The hair you pick is completely up to you, but you will need 7-8 packs of some sort of wavy hair – Freetress water wave 22 inches is a great choice.

Watch the below tutorials:

Butterfly locs Tutorial 1

Butterfly locs Tutorial 2

If you are not sold on the freetress hair and you want to see what different types of hair will look like using this technique watch this video.

Youtuber and stylist Olanma Treasure demonstrates Butterfly Locs using Passion Twist hair, kinky bulk hair and spring twists.

Need more inspo?

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Long version:

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More looks:


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Details 😍 featuring my forever Parts – #butterflylocs #distressedlocs #protectivestyles #softlocs #boholocs #boxbraids #explorepage #styledbypk #passiontwists #knotlessbraids #dmvhairstylist

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Check out Goldynaps tutorial below as well:


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the tutorial on these butterfly locs is up on my channel (link in bio) 🦋

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Butterfly Locs Tutorial:

Butterfly Locs Tutorial:

Comment below and let me know if you will be trying this style.




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