Dreadlock Hairstyles

The times when only Rastafarians and people who don’t comb their hair for years wore dreadlocks have passed. Today dreads hairstyle is extremely popular among all segments of society – from dandies and hipsters to hippies and geeks. But, despite it has become so popular, this extraordinary hairstyle still turns a lot of heads. Dreadlocks are suitable for hair of any length and texture; furthermore, you can rock on your dreads almost all those things people do with their usual hair. If you’ve already decided, you’ll definitely find some inspiration for your own unique dreadlocks hairstyle in this article.

Short Dreads Styles For Men

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Don’t worry if your hair is too short and you want to have dreadlocks. There’s a slew of styling possibilities not only for super long dreads but also for extra short ones. In the first image there’s a great example of extremely short dreads that look absolutely flawless.

Even if your previous hairstyle was a buzz cut, you still can realize your dreads-dream! There’s one thing left though. You have to wait for your hair to grow a bit.

Awesome High Top Dreads

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We believe that there’s no need to explain why high top dreads are called that way. The matted hair on the top of the head is longer than the rest of the hair. yeah, it’s simple as that. You can even play big and get your sides shaved completely or opt for a classic fade. It’s your choice. Anyway, if you don’t want to spent hours on styling, like it often happens with long dreadlocks, high top dreads is definitely the best option. Different types of dreads, different thickness, different shapes and looks  give us a lot of space for creativity and that’s why we love dreadlocks so much.

Badass Mohawk Dreads

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If you’ve been looking for a warrior-like image, here it is – the Mohawk with dreads. You can try ordinary long dreads or go beyond a traditional dreadlock hairstyle and refresh it with completely bald sides. Of course, the guy’s tattoos are not the least part of his badass look, but still without dreads the whole thing would look unfinished.

Also, you can try playing with length of your locks and combine short and long dreads in your hairstyle

A nice combination of dreadlocks with shaved sides and a bushy beard.

Moreover, you can complement the image with some dreadlock beads and rings which always look great no matter what style you prefer.

Stylish Hairstyles For Long Dreads

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There are a lot of hairstyles for dreads both short and long. To be honest, everything depends on your own preferences. Do you want to have long thick dreadlocks with shaved sides? Go for it! Or perhaps you prefer something less rastafarian? Well, opt for more but thinner dreads. Or maybe you’d like to have something more classic, something that you could put in a bun or ponytail? Yeap, long dreads style is your thing for sure.

Braided Dreads Hairstyles For Black Men


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No one can argue the fact that dreadlocks always look better on African Americans. Thanks to their hair in a first place. But what we wanna show in this paragraph is that dreads are just the first step in creating some awesome hairstyles for black men. Next step would be braiding those dreads into various braids.

Like, let’s take the first picture here. The dreads are divided into four sections; each of them is carefully braided and then laced with thin twists. At the end, all four parts blend together.

Next pic shows dreadlocks which are blended into two parts and then form a long ponytail.

If your head is completely braided, you can hardly change your image until the next visit to the hairdresser. But if there are free locks, you can jump into experiments with your appearance.

Dreadlocks Ponytail Hairstyle For Guys

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Another variant of styling your dreadlocks is a ponytail tied either on the top of the head or lower. Both variants are quite comfortable to wear and, let’s be honest, when it comes to men’s hairstyles, convenience isn’t the last thing.
Besides, unlike the ordinary ponytails, which also look incredibly sexy on men, the ones that made of dreads are even hotter. Agree?

Men Dreadlock Bun

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And of course, here it goes – the king in the kingdom of long male hairstyles – a man bun. But this time it’s a little bit different, since it’s done out of dreadlocks. The men dreadlock bun is ideal for those who are tired of constantly interfering floppy dreads:

There are absolutely no rules when it comes to styling messy updo dreadlocks – it’s completely up to you. All you need is to create something like a bun or ponytail without worrying how it looks.

Tie strange combinations on your head and go to catch people’s attention.

Cool Curly Dreads

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We hope that you have already understood that everything is possible if you have dreads. Ok, almost everything. You can style your dreadlocks just like normal hair. Curl your dreads to get another texture. Or leave the locks straight, curling only the ends. One thing is sure, you will look AWESOME in any case.

Best Medium Dreadlocks Styles

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Neat thick dreads, slightly messy dreads, skinny dreads… What do these hairstyles in the pictures above have in common? All of them are of pretty much the same length – medium length, to be exact. A lot of people ask themselves a question, “How would I look with dreads?” and though we aren’t here to disappoint you, long and short dreads don’t fit all men without exception. As far as medium dreads, they are quite versatile and that’s their huge advantage which you just can’t ignore. So, if you have never had dreadlocks before and this article is your so called “first date” with them, go for middle length dreads.

Unusual Dreadlocks Hairstyles

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These last hairstyles don’t require any comments or explanations. Just meet a new generation of dreadlocks. Yes, they are strange. Yes, they leave so many questions and very few answers. But, let’s be honest, you can’t get your eyes off these weird dreads hairstyles, can you? And isn’t it the result a lot of us are looking for? We mean – attention. So, feel free and don’t limit yourself!