36 Beautiful Soft Locs Hairstyles

Updated on November 6, 2023
Serena Evans By Serena Evans
Serena Evans

Professional Hair Stylist and Expert in Black Hair Care

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    36 Beautiful Soft Locs Hairstyles

    Are you tired of the same old hairstyle? Want to try something new and unique?

    You might have heard the term ‘soft locs’ floating around, and no, it’s not about locs that double as pillows. These locs have a particular installation method for those who prefer a lighter, fluffier experience.

    Whether you have short or long hair, there’s a soft locs style to fulfill your every desire.

    In this article, we’ll explore the different types of soft locs and provide some inspiration for your next hair transformation.

    What Are Soft Locs?

    Soft locs, also known as butterfly locs, present a captivating alternative to traditional locs. This unique hairstyle combines the aesthetics of locs with a more delicate, natural appearance, setting it apart from its wax or gel-reliant counterparts.

    Check out our table showing you the top aspects of soft locs.

    Aspect Description
    Installation Method Achieved through gentle twisting, creating a softer and more natural appearance.
    Popularity Rising in prominence due to their adaptability and minimal maintenance requirements.
    Hair Type Variability Suitable for both natural hair and synthetic hair extensions, providing diverse styling options.
    Length Customization Can be tailored to different lengths, catering to individual preferences.
    Hair Health The gentle twisting approach minimizes damage, making soft locs a healthier alternative.
    Styling Versatility The looser texture enables various styling options, such as updos, braids, and accessories.
    Seamless Blending Soft locs blend seamlessly with natural hair, preserving its integrity.
    Transition Support Ideal for transitioning from chemically treated to natural hair, minimizing breakage.

    Soft locs, with their softer, more natural aesthetics, are a compelling choice for those seeking a loc style that combines style with low maintenance. With minimal upkeep requirements, soft locs provide an excellent alternative for individuals with busy lifestyles or those looking for an effortlessly stylish hair journey.

    Soft Locs Short

    We love short hair because it’s easy to wash and style at home.

    The same is true for short soft locs!

    If you’re looking for a chic, low-maintenance hairstyle, these are the way forward. With their shorter length, these loose brown and black soft locs hairstyles are perfect for those who want a fresh, youthful look.

    Soft Locs Crochet

    Looking for a quick and easy way to achieve soft locs? Crocheted soft locs come to the rescue. This method involves using pre-made locs and attaching them to your natural hair. Not only does it save time, but it also allows for a seamless, natural-looking hairstyle with a black-to-light-brown ombre effect that looks stunning.

    Knotless Soft Locs

    If you’re concerned about the tension and discomfort of traditional locs, knotless soft locs are the perfect alternative. This innovative technique eliminates the need for knots at the roots, resulting in a hairstyle that’s more:

    • Comfortable
    • Natural-looking
    • Sleek

    Knotless soft faux locs (Also, check out invisible locs) are achieved by wrapping the hair extensions around your natural hair, creating a seamless, undetectable blend. This method also allows for more versatility in styling, as the absence of knots gives the long locs a looser appearance.

    Distressed Soft Locs

    Distressed Soft LocsInstagram@trapnessPIN

    Distressed soft locs are a must-try. This style takes soft locs to the next level, with a purposely messy, textured aesthetic. Distressed soft locs give off an effortlessly cool vibe, perfect for those who want to embrace a carefree vibe.

    To achieve distressed soft locs, the hair is intentionally frayed and separated, creating a lived-in, matured appearance.

    18 Inch Soft Locs

    Regarding soft locs, the length of your locs can significantly impact your style. If you’re searching for a hairdo that turns heads and exudes confidence, the 18-inch soft locs will make a statement. These luxurious, longer locs offer a unique blend of glamor and femininity that’s hard to ignore.

    Here’s a breakdown of the styling options and versatility that come with 18-inch soft locs:

    1. Achieve an elegant and sleek look that complements your style.
    2. Embrace your natural curls, showcasing your unique beauty through the length of 18-inch soft locs.
    3. Tied the top bullet while keeping the back down for a glamorous, vogue look that captures attention.
    4. Elevate your style with a chic updo, perfect for casual outing vibes.

    Whether you prefer a refined look, natural curls, or elegant updos, these longer locs are a canvas for your unique style.

    Burgundy Soft Locs

    In hair color, bold and vibrant choices can genuinely transform your look. Burgundy soft locs, with their rich, captivating shade, are an excellent choice for those who want to make a striking assertion.

    Let’s explore how burgundy soft locs can elevate your style and create an unforgettable look:

    1. Opt for a full head of burgundy locs to make a brave, head-turning hairstyle.
    2. Alternatively, incorporate subtle highlights throughout your locs for a more understated yet eye-catching effect.
    3. Amp up your confidence by pairing your burgundy soft locs with a vibrant lip color or accessories that accentuate your unique style.

    This color opens the door to countless style possibilities, allowing you to express your personality and create an impression that’s impossible to ignore.

    Small Soft Locs

    If you prefer a more intricate and detailed hairstyle, small soft locs are the way to go. These tiny locs create a visually stunning effect, adding:

    • Depth
    • Dimension
    • Subtleness

    Styling small soft locs is all about precision and attention to detail. Whether you choose to wear them up in an intricate updo or let them cascade down your shoulders, the result is guaranteed to be breathtaking.

    Soft Locs with Color

    If you’re feeling adventurous and want to add a splash of burgundy, light brown, and blonde to your soft locs, why not try soft locs with color? Whether you opt for a subtle ombré effect or go all out with bold, vibrant hues like the above, this style commands the attention you deserve.

    Long Soft Locs

    We love long soft locs because they can be styled in various ways to suit your mood and occasion. This hairstyle is worn down in loose waves that extend past the hips, allowing for endless versatility and creativity.

    Medium Soft Locs

    Medium soft locs are an excellent choice for ladies struggling to decide whether they want small or big locs.

    Coming in the mid-range size category of this hairdo, it’s the perfect balance between thick and thin. It allows for easy maintenance while providing plenty of style options, including letting it loose, lying it up, or creating intricate curls at the ends.

    Peekaboo Soft Locs

    If you’re looking to add a touch of mysterious allure to your soft locs, peekaboo soft locs allow you to achieve just that! This style involves strategically placing lighter, brightly colored locs at the base of the neck, creating a peekaboo effect.

    Peekaboo soft locs allow you to play with contrast and depth, adding a unique element to your hairstyle.

    Blonde Soft Locs

    If you’ve always dreamed of being a blonde bombshell, now’s your chance with blonde soft locs!

    This stunning hair color adds a touch of glamor and sophistication to any hairstyle, whether it be faux locs, goddess braids, or soft locs.

    This color transforms your soft locs into a head-turning masterpiece, whether you prefer a:

    • Platinum blonde
    • Warm honey blonde
    • Bunny golden blonde

    Zohna Tip

    Pair your blonde soft locs with natural lipstick and beads or metal cuffs for an extra dose of confidence.

    Boho Soft Locs

    This effortlessly chic look exudes a carefree, whimsical vibe, perfect for those who want to embrace their long hair and inner flower child.

    Boho soft locs can be styled with loose waves and long curls to exude a charm akin to all that is Bohemian (Also, try out Bohemian braids.)

    Zohna Tip

    Add a touch of floral crown or a flowing maxi dress to complete the bohemian look.

    Ginger Soft Locs

    If you’re looking to make a fiery statement, ginger soft locs are sure to set your style alight. This vibrant and warm hair color adds a touch of spicy excitement to any hairstyle, especially soft locs.

    Whether you opt for a natural-looking copper shade or a bolder fiery red, ginger soft locs are guaranteed to have others asking, “Where’d you get your hair done?” We would pair it with neutral-toned makeup and earthy accessories for a harmonious, eye-catching look.

    Pink Soft Locs

    For those who want to embrace their playful, feminine side, pink soft locs are a delightful choice. This sweet, whimsical hair color adds a touch of romance and charm by only coloring a few locs throughout the hair.

    Pink soft locs are sure to make a statement, irrespective of whether you choose to go for a:

    1. Pastel pink
    2. Vibrant fuchsia
    3. Power pink

    Combine them with soft and rosy makeup for a dreamy, ethereal look.

    Brown Soft Locs

    If you prefer a more natural and understated look, these brown soft locs with curls at the tips are a timeless choice. This versatile color complements a wide range of skin tones and adds warming depth to your hairdo.

    30 Inch Soft Locs

    Are you ready to do something different with your soft locs?

    Check out 30-inch soft locs. The extra-long length, which extends past the hips, adds drama and allure to your hairstyle, making it the focal point of conversation wherever you go!

    Large Soft Locs

    For those who love a bold and voluminous look, large soft locs are a fantastic option. You can add organically colored string and silver rings or cuffs to further accentuate the large soft loc’s natural texture and appearance.

    Soft Locs with Curls

    Soft Locs with CurlsInstagram@tbstylnPIN

    If you’re looking to add some extra bounce and texture to your soft locs, soft locs with curls and hair wraps may just do the trick!

    Soft locs with curls can be achieved using various methods, such as flexi rods or perm rods. The result is a head full of locs that end in voluminous and bouncy curls that beautifully complement your style.

    Ombre Soft Locs

    One of the most sought-after looks is the ombre style. Ombre soft locs involve the artful blending of two different colors, creating a stunning gradient effect that adds depth and dimension to your hair.

    You can choose to go for a subtle transition from dark to a shade of burgundy, creating a natural, earthy appearance. This bold ombre look is perfect for those who want a more understated, effortless vibe that oozes class.

    On the other hand, if you’re feeling bold and adventurous, you can opt for a high-contrast ombre style. This involves pairing two drastically different colors, such as jet black and platinum blonde, for a striking and head-turning effect.

    Soft Butterfly Locs

    Add a touch of elegance to your hairstyle with soft butterfly locs. This style incorporates smaller, delicate locs that embody wing-like characteristics through the shaft of the loc. Smaller locs create a beautiful feminine texture and are an excellent canvas for accessories like beads or shells for a natural effect.

    Honey Blonde Soft Locs

    Honey blonde is a happy medium for many women around the world. It’s a warm color that can be tweaked to match any skin tone or color, making it a firm favorite in the Zohna office.

    For those who want to embrace this sun-kissed look alongside us, we’d like to introduce honey blonde soft locs. The warm, vibrant shade of blonde adds a touch of radiance to any hairstyle; whether worn loose, with accessories, or tied up, it effortlessly brightens your overall appearance.

    Soft Locs Over Dreads

    If you want to merge soft locs with traditional locs, soft locs over dreads is the perfect style. This unique combination of soft locs over dreads in pigtails creates a textured look while thickening and extending the natural locks.

    Pink and Black Soft Locs

    For a bold and edgy look, experiment with pink and black soft locs. These thick vibrant pink locs intermingle with the sleek black locs, creating a style unique, distinct, and to die for!

    Jumbo Soft Locs

    If you prefer a thicker, more robust look, jumbo soft locs are an excellent option. These larger locs drape down the back creating a voluminous hairstyle that exudes a stylish confidence you won’t find anywhere else.

    Black and Blonde Soft Locs

    Black and Blonde Soft LocsInstagram@trapnessPIN

    These locs are symmetrically dyed so that one side of the head is blond and the other black.

    Blonde and black soft locs are a combination of classic and modern, bringing out the best from throughout the ages. The contrasting colors add visual interest while creating a striking hairstyle that compliments any outfit or occasion.

    Blue Soft Locs

    Take your style to new heights with blue soft locs. This vivid, unconventional vibrant dark blue oozes individual expression, especially when left they’re long and loose.

    Shoulder Length Soft Locs

    If you prefer a shorter hairstyle that is both chic and manageable, these shoulder-length soft locs could be worth a try. This length allows you to leave your locs loose or style them in various ways while still maintaining a sophisticated, put-together look.

    Skunk Stripe Soft Locs

    Skunk Stripe Soft LocsInstagram@orlia_ePIN

    Add a touch of playfulness to your soft locs with skunk stripe highlights. This style features a bold stripe of contrasting color running through or over a few sections of the locs, creating a fun and unique look that is sure to catch attention.

    Black and Brown Soft Locs

    The most beautiful makeup for a woman is her natural hair and beauty. Opt for black and brown soft locs to accentuate that beauty and radiate an alluring charm. For a more natural and understated look, opt for black and brown soft locs. This combination creates depth and dimension within your hair, resulting in a beautifully textured, earthy-colored, and natural look that fits well with any dress.

    Green Soft Locs

    For those who want to be more daring, green soft locs are the answer. These vibrant neon green soft locs are installed at the back of the head, while the rest are left in the traditional black color. You can wear them loose or try a half updo to add a little character to your hair.

    Purple Soft Locs

    These vibrant locs redefine elegance and empower you to radiate confidence like never before. We suggest wearing them down for a glamorous and stylish look or putting them up in a chic updo for a more sophisticated vibe.

    With a rich and regal purple hue, your hair becomes a canvas for self-expression and boldness.

    Criss Cross Soft Locs

    Criss-cross styling is a method that takes some time getting used to, but once you’ve mastered the skill, there’ll be nothing stopping you! This technique involves intertwining your locs in a criss-cross pattern, creating an intricate, eye-catching look that will surely make you the center of attention.

    Orange Soft Locs

    For those who want to radiate warmth and positivity, orange soft locs are an excellent choice. This vibrant and energetic color will undoubtedly brighten your look and complement your sunny personality.

    Soft Locs Bob

    For a fresh and modern twist on soft locs, consider rocking a bob hairstyle. This shorter length adds a touch of playful, youthfulness to your appearance while still maintaining the elegant versatility of soft locs.

    Twist Soft Locs

    Combine two popular hairstyles with twist soft locs. This style incorporates twisting the locs, creating a textured, dynamic look that adds visual appeal and dimension to the hair.


    • How to Take Out Soft Locs

      The first step is to gently unravel the locs using your fingers or a thin needle. Take your time to avoid damaging your hair. Once all the locs are undone, use a nourishing oil or detangling spray to smoothen any knots or tangles.

      If you find some locs are stubborn and refuse to come undone, consider condensing them by twisting them back together before trying to unravel them again. Remember, patience is key.

    • Wrapping Hair for Soft Locs

      Protecting your soft locs while you sleep is essential to maintain their shape and prevent frizz. To wrap your hair, gently brush the locs to remove any tangles. This step is vital to ensure your locs are smooth and ready for wrapping.

      Once your locs are tangle-free, it’s time to grab a silk or satin scarf. These materials are perfect for wrapping your hair as they are gentle and smooth, minimizing friction and preventing frizz.

    • How Long Do Soft Locs Last?

      The longevity of your soft locs depends on various factors, including how well you care for them and your hair’s natural growth rate. On average, soft locs can last anywhere from 2 to 4 months. However, some individuals have successfully maintained them for up to 6 months.

    • Faux Locs vs. Soft Locs

      Loc extensions are popular for achieving a striking and unique hairstyle. Two prominent styles, faux locs and soft locs, share the commonality of loc extensions but differ significantly in the materials used.

      This table explores the distinctions between these styles and the impact of their material choices on the final look and versatility.

      Aspect Faux Locs Soft Locs
      Material Used Synthetic hair Human hair or a blend of human and synthetic
      Look and Feel Artificial appearance Natural appearance, movement, and texture
      Realistic Quality Less realistic, firmer strands Lifelike quality, softer, and organic strands
      Styling Versatility Limited styling options Versatile, can be washed, conditioned, styled

      When selecting between these two styles, consider your aesthetic goals and the level of authenticity and versatility you desire in your loc extensions.

    • How Much Do Soft Locs Cost?

      Regarding the cost of soft locs, several factors can influence the final price tag. These include the length of your locs, the type of hair used, and the salon or stylist you choose. On average, expect to pay anywhere from $200 to $600 for soft locs.

    • What Types of Hair Are Suitable for Soft Locs?

      Soft locs can be achieved with various hair types, including afro-textured, human, or synthetic hair. The key is to choose hair that closely matches your natural texture and desired look.

      Afro-textured hair offers a seamless blend with your own hair, providing a natural appearance. Human hair provides a soft and realistic feel, and synthetic hair offers versatility in colors and styles.

    • What Hair Care Products Are Needed for Soft Locs?

      Caring for your soft locs is vital to maintain their health and longevity. You’ll need a few essential hair care products in your arsenal to keep them looking their best.

      Invest in a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner that won’t leave residue behind. Look for products designed explicitly for locs or natural hair, as these often contain nourishing ingredients and are sulfate-free.

      Additionally, a lightweight oil or hair butter can help to keep your locs hydrated and minimize frizz.

    • How to Maintain Soft Locs

      Trimming your ends regularly helps to prevent split ends and maintain a neat appearance. If you notice any frayed or damaged ends, don’t hesitate to trim them off. Finally, protect your locs from excessive heat and manipulation, and always wrap them up at night to maintain their shape.

    Soft as a Mother’s Touch

    These are just a few trending soft locs hairstyles that are making waves in the hair industry.

    With their versatility and breathtaking styles, soft locs offer endless possibilities for anyone looking to switch up their hairstyle. Irrespective of whether you prefer a bold and vibrant look or a more subtle and natural style, there’s a soft locs hairstyle waiting to catapult your hair game to new heights.