Hair has always carried a special significance of the wearer’s sense of self and the image they are trying to project. Hair has also long been connected to culture, but dreadlocks are not just about culture. In fact, it’s more than a hairstyle, it’s an attitude, a way of life, inspiring passion and disapproval in equal measure.
Just as with braids, the styling possibilities of dreadlocks are endless, but if you need a little inspiration on how to work your dreads so that they turn heads, you’ve come to the right place. Check out some of the hottest dreadlock hairstyles!
Dreadlocks, sometimes referred to as dreads or locks, are basically matted ropes of hair that will form naturally if you neglect them. However, they can also be formed on purpose through various methods that allow you to control their shape and make them very attractive.
While original dreads were of the uncultivated, free form variety, people eventually learned to cultivate and style them into looks that are very similar to loose hairstyles. These locks can be started in curly hair using many methods including free form, single and double strand twists or individual braids. Installing starter twists or braids takes a few hours, but dreadlocking is a gradual process that takes anywhere between 6 to 12 months to complete.
However, for maintaining dreads you need to be careful while you shampoo or tie your dreads for you must not tie them when they are still wet as they may rot. You may use hairdryer. To protect them further you may tie a scarf while you sleep so that they are in place and do not loosen.
There are many who like to experiment and rock faux dreads, but there is something deeply personal rewarding when you embark on the journey of growing dreads yourself.
Here are some fashionable styles for dreadlocks.
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