As a style, dreads are often associated with a certain lifestyle, religion or taste in music, but they can also be purely a stylistic choice. Dreadlocks can look very different from one person to another, because they depend on the quality, type and texture of one’s hair.
Apply dread wax starting half an inch from the base of each dread. Use a pea-sized amount for every 3 inches; rub the wax between your fingers to warm it up and work it into the dread, rolling the hair between your fingers until it is gone. After the full strand is waxed, roll the dread between your palms for 30 seconds.
Braid the hair with two parts of the natural hair you just pulled through the ring and one part dread. Braid a short way down the dread and wrap the end of the hair with thread or a clear hair band. This method will provide a secure connection between natural hair and the dreadlocks.
Dreadlocks, often shortened to "dreads," are a hairstyle that consists of individual locks of matted and twisted hair. As a style, dreads are often associated with a certain lifestyle, religion or taste in music, but they can also be purely a stylistic choice.