Best Dread Styles for Men

Locs Hairstyles for Men

Hair styles speak more about your personality than your words ever could. Dreadlock is one such hairstyle that has always intrigued others because of its uniqueness. You may not be as famous as Bob Marley but wearing Rastafarian dreadlocks will surely express your commitment to faith and spirituality. Keeping this in mind, we are listing here some cool dread styles for men to try.

Short Dread Styles

Short dreadlocks are easy to wear and are a good choice if you like to go simple with no pinning or braiding. Short dread style may not be as appealing as the longer one, but it surely is a loc-friendly style to start with.

Short locs hairstyle - Mohawk dreadlocks hairstyle

Short locs hairstyle – Mohawk dreadlocks hairstyle

Dread Mohawk Styles

Dread styling is common among black men, but that does not imply others can’t have it. The Mohawk with braided side dreads locked into twists at the top can be a fitting choice for those who want a bold change.

Locs Mohawk dreadlocks hairstyle for men

Locs Mohawk dreadlocks hairstyle for men

Dread Ponytail Styles

It is a pretty edgy style that needs a lot of courage to pull it off. Here, the dreadlocks are braided up the back, forming a spiky pineapple ponytail. You can turn it into a sharper look by dyeing the locks with a lively red shade.

Locs ponytail hairstyle for men

Locs ponytail hairstyle for men

Curly Dreadlocks

Men with curly hairs need not worry about dread styles because you too can have curly dreadlocks. Natural curls along with medium length dreadlocks offer a stylish look, but a professional touch is recommended for the added texture.

Curly Dreadlocks

Curly Dreadlocks

Quirky Undercuts

Black men are fond of dreadlocks and they know well how to style dreads. Undercuts with straight hairs is a common thing, but long or medium length dreads, styled with undercuts is something rarely seen.

Undercut locs hairstyle for men

Undercut locs hairstyle for men

Long Dread Styles

A traditional dread style for men not just defines your personality but also creates one with proper maintenance. When we think about dread styles, the first thing that comes to the mind is longer dreadlocks, as they are in fashion down through the ages.

Long Dreads

Long Dreads

Dread Bun Styles

It is achieved only if you own longer dreadlocks, and it is tied up offering a bun shape. Also be ready to bear the weight because they are heavier than what you assume.

Dread bun style

Dread bun style

Messy Up-do Dreadlocks

One of the easiest ways to manage your dreads without going to the saloon is to grow longer dreadlocks and style it up as you like. You can uniquely blend a fade hairstyle into a messy but trendy cluster of dreadlocks.

Messy updo locs hairstyle for men

Messy updo locs hairstyle for men

Fade and Spiked Dreadlocks

Another great way to style your dreads is to taper the sides and shorten the locs in the middle. The locks should be pulled back to get a spike-like look.

Faded sides locs hairstyle for men

Faded sides locs hairstyle for men

Dyed Dreads Styles

If you are the one who loves doing experiments with hair color, go for a dual tone dread style. Here, simple longer dreadlocks are highlighted with a shade of your choice, brown being the best option. You can also go for the ombre effect i.e. black at the roots and honey blond at the ends.

Dyed locs on men

Dyed locs on men

Side Swept Dreadlocks

It is a simple hairstyle suitable for those with medium length dreads, styled by sweeping the major portion of the dreadlocks to one side.

Side Swept Dreadlocks

Side Swept Dreadlocks

Dread Twist Styles

The twisted dreadlock, a slightly intricate hairstyle, requires precision to achieve the well-groomed look. Shape your hair into a chunky faux hawk and then braid the top with a couple of twists.

Male twisted locs hairstyle

Male twisted locs hairstyle

Basket Weave Dreadlocks

Combining dreads with a distinctive pattern is something that only a qualified hair stylist can do. The basket weave plait demands a lot of patience and time, wherein the dreads are collected into a ponytail while the braid is formed of locs from the hairline.

Basketweave Locs Hairstyle

Basketweave Locs Hairstyle

Wale Dread Style

If you want to style your hair like the famous rapper Wale, either pull your dreadlocks back into a fishtail or wear the basket weave plait. To pull this off, your hair should ideally be 8-9 inches long.

The Wale hairstyle

The Wale hairstyle

Braided Dread Style

Braiding the dreads is another unique hairstyle that offers many variations. If you have thick and long locs like Lil Wayne, then opt for the trendy French braided dread style that will surely turn a lot of heads.

Braided locs style for men

Braided locs style for men

Chief Keef Dreads Style

The rapper Chief Keef is known for his twisted, small and tight dreadlocks. To get a dread style like Chief Keef, initially you need to make smaller skinnier dreads, which will eventually grow into long and full dreadlocks.

Chief Keef's locked hair

Chief Keef’s locked hair

 

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