I always love working with ToyoTress Butterfly Locs Crochet Hair. It is easy to work with and the results are always beautiful. The hair is lightweight and comes in several colors, so it’s easy to find the perfect match for any look. Repeat these steps until you have crocheted all of the hair into locs. Make sure to keep crocheting in the same direction so that the locs lay flat against your head.

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. Most hairstylists use synthetic braiding or twisting hair to create butterfly locs. Enthusiastic friends or hairstylists can over-tighten your roots and cause breakage, or a lack of proper maintenance can also cause problems.

(Here’s more on how to install protective styles safely). If you want to get your butterfly locs done professionally, you should expect to pay anywhere from $180 to $300, depending on your hair length and the style you want. That said, whether you are weighing the options of soft locs vs faux locs, this protective style is easy and simple enough to DIY from your home.

Take a quiz to find out which products are right for you. You’ll then cross over the first two on the opposite sides as you add rubber bands on those sections too. If for example you want to have 6 criss cross sections at the front, you’ll divide the sections into two parts.

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To do criss cross butterfly locs, start by sectioning off a 1/4 of the hair at the front. Repeat the same method all over your head until you’re satisfied with the length and look of your butterfly locs. Start by sectioning and braiding your hair into small to medium individual braids using only your natural hair. Short to mid back butterfly locs take 3 to 5 hours and extra long butterfly locs can take up to 7 hours.

The butterfly in butterfly locs is there for a reason, don’t shy away from the “extraness” of the wrapping hair that’s left out in bits. Use the same hair you had initially used on your locs and wrap it 3 to 4 times on the roots after which you’ll loosen your grip and start wrapping it lightly over the locs. Start wrapping one side of the freetress water wave hair on the other side. You’ll need a rat tail comb, edge control, shine n jam, a crotchet needle and 7 to 8 packs of the freetress water wave hair. If you decide to go with locs that are longer than your own hair, you’ll need filler hair. Technically, you can use the wavy hair to fill the locs too and can buy more of it for that purpose.

First, cut the ends of the locs , and begin unraveling before unbraiding your hair. Have an oil, like Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Pure Hair Oil, handy to loosen buildup and release tension. It’s also important for your hair to be nice and moisturized. As you’re braiding, use a product like Hair Milk Nourishing & Conditioning Shine Pudding to keep hair strong and healthy throughout the life of the style. For those with thinner or shorter hair , this is also the point where you can add marley braiding hair for more length and thickness.

Here, find answers to all your pressing questions on how to care for locs. Wrap firmly at first, and then wrap more loosely in order to get the relaxed butterfly hair look. As you continue to wrap down the length of your hair, wrap over your thumb in no particular pattern to create the disheveled loops.