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Types of Dreadlocks

Crimped Dreadlocks Image: Getty
Crimped Dreadlocks Image: Getty

credit: George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images Woman at salon One of the biggest differences between Sisterlocks and traditional dreadlocks (more commonly referred to among loc wearers as simply "locs") is the time it takes to get the hairstyle.

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Curly Dreadlocks Image: Getty
Curly Dreadlocks Image: Getty

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.

Dreadlock High Bun Image: Getty
Dreadlock High Bun Image: Getty

Dreadlocks, also locs, dreads, or in Sanskrit, Jaṭā, are ropelike strands of hair formed by matting or braiding hair. Dreadlocks can also be formed through a technique called "twist and rip", as well as backcombing and rolling.

Dreadlock Mohawk
Dreadlock Mohawk

Dreadlocks, also locs, dreads, or in Sanskrit, Jaṭā, are ropelike strands of hair formed by matting or braiding hair. Dreadlocks can also be formed through a technique called "twist and rip", as well as backcombing and rolling.

Dreadlock Ponytail Image: Getty
Dreadlock Ponytail Image: Getty

Gather all of your dreadlocks into a low ponytail once you reach the back of your head. If you want a high ponytail, lean forward and flip your hair over your head before you begin the combing and ponytail gathering process.

Half Up Dreadlock Do Image: Getty
Half Up Dreadlock Do Image: Getty

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.

Super Neat Dreadlocks Hairstyle Image: Getty
Super Neat Dreadlocks Hairstyle Image: Getty

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.

Twisted Dreadlocks Image: Getty
Twisted Dreadlocks Image: Getty

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.

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