Should Butterfly Braids and Locs Be Your Next Hairstyle?

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Butterfly braids are also known as butterfly locs are by far one of the trendiest hairstyles of summer 2021. The trendiest naturalists have been spotted rocking the style, however, is the style meant for you? Check out the article below to determine if butterfly braids should be your next style.

Let’s figure out with a butterfly braid or locs are the right style for you.

What’s a Butterfly Braid and Locs?

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Butterfly locs put a twist on the regular faux loc style. Photo by @amanirakeia

If you love the look of faux locs then you’ll love butterfly locs/braids. Butterfly locs are a unique type of faux locs that can be styled in many ways. They are perfect for any season and are the perfect hairstyle for when you need a break from regular braids.

Grab a few packs of water wave hair and a crochet hook when working to achieve this stylish look!  While prepping for this style use a natural hair conditioner such as SheaMoisture’s 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Conditioner to help hydrate, soften, and detangle your natural hair.

After cleansing your hair, part your hair and braid it normally. Then wrap the water wave hair around the braids creating the butterfly loc effect. This is what makes it different from regular locs. Where the fun and creative part comes in is you can customize the locs to cater to your preference in size, color, and length. Also, you can adjust your looping technique to reflect how distressed you want the hair to look.

When installing the braids and parting your hair use Emerge My Everything Hair Styling Butter Cream to lock hairs into place & for a smoother installation process.

What are the Pros & Cons of Butterfly Braid and Locs?

Pros

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Butterfly braids can be worn so many ways  Photo by @LocooTay

Butterfly braids are extremely versatile and can be styled in so many ways. Along with this they are very lightweight and look more natural than your typical faux loc or box braid style. Not to mention they are extremely trendy and stylish this summer.

Cons

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Taking good care of butterfly braids helps them go a long way. Photo by @ChristinSpice

Although this style is gorgeous, it is important to note that if not installed properly the style won’t last long. Adding on this, installing the butterfly braids is a long and tedious process that can take up to 6 hours even for medium-sized and short-length hairstyles. A great way to preserve the hairstyle is to use SheaMoisture Wig & Weave Tea Tree & Borage Seed Oil Shine Spray.

Should I get Butterfly Braids?

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Butterfly braids are a look you will love after the installation. Photo by Brandon Webb

If you want to try a new and trendy hairstyle, then butterfly braids should be the next hairstyle you try! Although it does take a good amount of time to install the braids, the end result is worthwhile. Especially if the butterfly locs are properly and carefully looped in.

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