How to Take Out Butterfly Locs: 4 Ways to Remove Butterfly Locs

In this article, we will learn how to take out butterfly locs in 4 easy ways along with illustrative videos.

Butterfly locs is a type of protective hairstyle which is extremely popular currently. Butterfly braids feature wavy or curly hair crocheted through hidden braids which are wrapped around natural hair resulting in a casual, textured, and undone look that is a modernized and ultra-feminine version of traditional locs.

Butterfly locs is a messy-on-purpose, loose, and casual take on a bohemian look that never looks overdone.

This hairstyle is best for people who wish to have an elegant look but don’t want to spend a lot of time on it. Plus, the best thing about butterfly locs is the fact that you don’t have to worry about keeping them super-neat. This hairstylist looks better as it becomes messier.

Butterfly locs can last a person 4 to 6 weeks, in the proper conditions. It is best to remove them before your hair starts to look frizzy and your natural roots start to lock.

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What is the Right Time to Remove Your Butterfly Locs?

You’ll know that it is time to remove your butterfly locs when your scalp becomes itchy and irritates or when the roots of the natural hair start to lock and dread.

If your hair has become too fuzzy or looks incredibly messed up then it is time to remove your butterfly locs. When they are properly cared for, butterfly locs tend to do well for 4 to 6 weeks.

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Best Ways to Safely Remove Butterfly Locs

These are best four ways to safely take our butterfly locs.

How to Take Out Butterfly Locs: 4 Ways to Remove Butterfly Locs
How to Take Out Butterfly Locs: 4 Ways to Remove Butterfly Locs

A) Cutting Butterfly Locs

Cutting butterfly locs is the easiest way of removing your butterfly locs. In this method, you cut the locs at the base. Once you have cut the locs at the base, all you have to do is:

  • Start by pulling the wrapping hair until it is tangled in your natural hair and you can no longer pull it.
  • Then hold the wrapping hair and start twisting the butterfly loc from the tangled part.
  • After you have finished untangling, start pulling the wrapping hair from your roots.
  • Once all of the wrapping hair is out of your hair, gently remove any old product build-up at the base of your hair in order to avoid hair loss.
 

B) Remove Braided Hair out from the Loc

This method of removing butterfly locs is suitable for people with colored hair because it will allow you to identify your natural hair. This method is also perfect because it helps you avoid breakage and hair loss. All you have to do is:

  • Start off by holding a single loc at its base.
  • After this, pick your natural braided hair and start to pull it away from the loc.
  • Then, cut the loc using a pair of hair-cutting scissors and pull it out if it is still stuck in your natural hair.
 

C) Moisturize and Hydrate Method

Although this method of removing butterfly locs isn’t easy and is very time consuming, it does help maintain your new growth and reduce breakage and hair loss. All you would need to do is:

  • Start off by unraveling each loc at the base and then unbraiding each braid that is underneath it.
  • If the wrapping hair is longer than your natural hair, then you can cut the locs carefully at the base.
  • Take a spray bottle and mix oil with water or rose water and keep it handy in order to hydrate and moisturize your natural hair and soften any buildup.
  • Removing hair extensions is a time-consuming and tedious process. Therefore, it is important that you take ample breaks in order to not get frustrated with the process.

D) Unraveling Butterfly Locs from the Roots

This is another easy method to remove your butterfly locs. All you’ll need to do is:

  • Carefully pull the butterfly locs hair wrap from the roots.
  • Once you’ll start pulling, you’ll start noticing the braided portion of your hair. When you notice your natural hair, try twisting it in the opposite direction until you can no longer untwist it.
  • Then cut the locs out with a pair of scissors and pull out the braids.

Conclusion on How to Take Out Butterfly Locs

Butterfly locs is a beginner-friendly and versatile hairstyle that is flattering on all face shapes and hair types. Its voluminous texture can create a slimming, feminine, and flattering effect.

Unlike most protective hairstyles, butterfly locs don’t tug on your scalp or leave your head aching and sore after installation.

Plus, it is fairly easy to remove, even without professional help. We hope that our tips will not leave you tired and frustrated, and even decrease the chances of breakage.

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