You show me a hairstyle that Chev B cannot slay? Yeah, I’ll wait! There are many different techniques to use when it comes to achieving beautiful long butterfly locs. This basic crochet styling method will provide you with the illusion of having your entire head look like it was individually sectioned and no cornrows were used. This method gives you the freedom to move and style the hair any way you want without exposing the cornrows in the middle. And, this will keep less tension, which means less opportunity for breakage.
Today’s distressed butterfly locs tutorial is brought to you by Janet Collection Nala Tress in 24 inches. To start this style, you will need to stretch your natural hair. It is perfectly cool if you have a little shrinkage. You don’t need a full-on stretch to achieve this style. Now on to the easy method Chev B used to get the style:
She used a crochet technique that takes less time than if you’re doing it individually. The hair is split into 3 sections. The middle part is cornrowed back with the ends tucked away nicely into the cornrow.
The next section is the front where you’ll be doing individual partings. What makes this method stands out is that you don’t need to use rubber bands, which will create less pulling tension on your hair. You don’t need to do it using strain at all. You can use Edgewax at the roots and Butter Creme at the ends to seal and retain moisture within the butterfly locs.
Keep some space between the roots and where the start braiding since you will be using the crochet style. This means the locs will be pull through your hair, so keep it loose. This also allows you to move the hair freely into various styles. Do the same individual parting for the back as well. Add your favorite oil in between the cornrows and braids. In Chev B’s case, she used a mixture of Avocado and Jamaican Black Castor oil.
What remains is the “fun” part. The hair that she uses is the Janet collection Nala Tress butterfly locs in 24 inches. Feel free to use any color that suits you or matches your hair color. What you will need to do is basic.
For the middle part, where the cornrows are, it’s fundamental since your hair’s ends are already tucked away. All you have to do is pull the loc through the cornrows and then crochet the end of the loc through it. That’s it.
For the individual part (which encompasses the front and back of your head), you need to pull the butterfly loc through the base of your hair and pull the end of the full loc through the loop. Pull the crochet needle through the loc, attach the end of your braided hair to the needle and pull it through the loc. You can pull your hair all at once or can do it piece-by-piece like her.
At this point, you can use some edge booster to tame those edges if that’s important to you. Other than that, you’re all done.
These are good to go for a long time! Well… over a month. Because of the distressed look, even when the roots start to grow out, it will still keep the look so you can wear it even longer.
LONG DISTRESSED BUTTERFLY LOCS TUTORIAL | EASY/QUICK Method | Janet Collection Nala Tress | Chev B
This tutorial will show you a simple method to do Long version Distressed Butterfly locs. The butterfly locs in this video is the Nala Tress 24 inch Butterfly Locs ...