Dreadlocks are not just a Rastafarian look anymore; this dreadlocks gallery highlights a variety of fashionable, attractive styles you can create with dreadlocks, hippie, punk hair styles to casual dreadlock looks.
Longer dreads can easily be piled on the head for an elegant updo. Accessorize the look with bold flowers for a touch of color and chic flair sure to turn heads. If you prefer a more casual look, however, there are many other dreadlocks styles to choose from.
White girls love to wear dreadlocks. I am an African American that has a crown full of locs. My honest opinion on white girls wearing dreadlocks are neutral. I say this because people wear there hair in many different styles for many different reasons. I think that some wear their hair locked for religious reason, while others look at dreadlocks as just a fashion statement.
Regardless of their origin, dreadlocks have been worn by nearly every culture at some point in time or another. Roman accounts stated that the Celts wore their hair ‘like snakes’. The Germanic tribes and Vikings were also known to wear their hair in dreadlocks. Dreadlocks have been worn by the monks of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, the Nazarites of Judiasm, Qalandri’s Sufi’s, the Sadhu’s of Hinduism, and the Dervishes of Islam, and many more! There are even strong suggestions that many early Christians wore dreadlocks; most notably Sampson who was said to have seven locks of hair which gave him his inhuman strength. Regardless of your reasons for wearing dreadlocks, you need to know how to make them, color them, care for them and adorn them with beautiful jewelry. Take a look at the photos below to get some dread inspiration and learn how to make your dreadlocks uniquely YOU!
SHAVED SIDES OF DREADLOCKS
Shaving the sides of your locks are very simple. Here are the 5 steps:
- Place hair into a ponytail
- Take the hair that you want to cut and then pull out of ponytail
- Use a scissor to cut off long hair
- Use a clipper to shave the hair down close to the scalp
If you desire designs – use the T-Liner for easy designing of zigzag lines, circles or whatever creative drawing your mind can come up with.
How to put on your loc jewelry:
Step1: Take a strand of your loc that best fits the hole of the loc jewel.
Step 2: Insert your loc into the hole of the loc jewel piece.
Step 3: Pull your loc through the loc jewel until it is secure.
*For those of you who wear loc extensions. Please note that you many need jewelry with larger openings to fit onto your thick locs. Use this quick beader tool to help place your beads or jewelry onto your dreadlocks.
Yarn & Synthetic Extensions
As a Braider, you can do Dreadlocks. It doesn’t matter if the hair is kinky or straight. You can be creative and make it look beautiful to show individuality. Visit Hair Braiding 16 Hour Course for information on how to get a Braiding License.