The dreadlock hairstyle is certain to draw attention and set a man apart from the rest of the crowd. The various length, width, and styles of dreadlocks are sported on young executives, professors, the artistic crowd, naturalist, surfers, dads, about nearly any lifestyle who wants to set them apart from the rest.
There is a myth that dreadlocks are not dirty unless you are just naturally a dirty person, to begin with. In reality, you can and should wash your locks at least once a week. Dreads lock-up better when they are clean. By not washing your locks, you can actually ruin your hair permanently and your dreads will look less than appealing.
Any type of hair can sport a dread. Black people’s hair naturally locks faster, but the style can be achieved with any hair texture or nationality of people.
15 Dreadlock Styles for Men
Dreadlocks are not for all. One may get bullied for this type of hair. So before going for this extreme style think twice. But, if you are determined to adorn your hair with this rebellious style, we are here to guide you to the right path. The following dreadlock styles are the top ones recorded to date. These might be a source of inspiration for you.
19#1. High Bun
18#2. Thick And Long
17#3. Stunning Dreadlocks
16#4. Moderate Dreadlocks
15#5. Variant of Mohawk
14#6. Short & Spiky
13#7. Twisted Dreadlocks
12#8. Captain Jack Sparrow
11#9. Ginger Hair Dreadlocks
10#10. Well-groomed Dreadlocks
9#11. Hip Hop
8#12. Sleek And Beautiful
7#13. Dreadlocks with a Fade
6#14. Natural Effect
5#15. Medium Dreadlocks
4Prepping the hair
The first step in achieving dreadlocks is washing your hair. This should be done with the 100% residue free shampoo. Any shampoos with conditioners or fragrance can prevent the hair from locking and leave a buildup in your hair that will lead to dandruff and unsightly locks. The next step is sectioning your hair. You want a uniformed look in your dread size with no spaces. One-inch square sections will produce dreadlocks approximately the same size and pencil diameter size will produce thinner dreads. Rubberband base of each section down as you go. After sectioning, spray hair sections down with a dreadlock locking accelerator just enough to damped, not drench and keep it away from the scalp. Now you are ready to start your method of choice.
Many people believe that dreadlocks require no care whatsoever to maintain. This could not be farther from the truth. Putting the hair into this style takes a deliberate act and a good bit of maintenance. One point to watch is the base of the hair as it grows out. It does not always dread itself. This is why it is important to know how to re-twist men’s dreads.
There is a technique that you can do to decrease the amount of time needed to form your dreadlocks. This technique also works great to tighten and round a flat existing dread, resulting in a neat tidy style. The technique is called palm rolling.
Having a perfect dreadlocks hairstyle does not happen overnight. You need to spend effort in grooming and styling them. However, there is a technique that you can do to decrease the amount of time needed to form your dreadlocks. This technique also works great to tighten and round a flat existing dread, resulting in a neat tidy style. The technique is called palm rolling. It can best be done if your hair is 3 inches or longer. Kinky or coarsely curled hair can also be palm rolled easily but basically, all types of hair can be palm rolled.
The palm rolling is easy to learn and can be done trouble-free. To do this, you just have to follow the following steps.
- Wash your hair properly to eliminate dirt. Use mild types of shampoo and conditioner to prevent damaging your hair.
- While your hair is still damp, apply a lock twisting butter on the base of the locks.
- Using your palm, roll the lock smoothly back and forth beginning from the base.
- Afterward, you can secure the lock using metal clips. Make sure that there are no loose hair strands and that you are satisfied with the appearance of the lock.
- After the lock has been tightened and has appeared rounder, you can proceed to the next lock and perform palm rolls again.
- When all the locks are palm rolled, you can expose them to air drying.
In case you have dreadlocks that need to be maintained and tighten quickly, just roll your dread back and forward between your palm.
It is a big misconception when people say that dreadlocks are dirty and messy. In fact, dreadlocks will not appear as they are if the hair is not damp and washed clean. This means that before doing the locks, the hair has been washed. When you look closely on how dreadlocks are done and how wonderfully they are made; you will surely appreciate its beauty and artistry.