Another partial dreads hairstyles is to have your hair smooth on top and dreaded at the back. An under dread style lets you accentuate your locs as much or as little as you like. My client has only got about a quarter of her hair locked but with the wraps, beads and colours of her dreadlock extensions, her look becomes quite prominent.
Two Coloured Dreadlocks
My client loves having different colored dreads but prefers not to dye her hair constantly. With a preference for synthetic dreadlocks extensions, we mix up her look by changing the colour of her half dreadlock extensions from time to time. Life as a dreadlock hairdresser is always varied!
Somewhere between half dreads and full dreads is this three quarter loc style achieved by having a quarter fade or undercut. Thick dreadlocks bring about a bit more of a badass look compared to the softer dreadlock hairstyles seen in some of these other photos.
Partial Locs & Long Fringe
By keeping a long fringe, half dreaded hair can be the best of both worlds. You can tie up the dreads in a headband to showcase your normal hair or sport this hybrid look. Wanting a variation of the ombre appearance, my client had me put in blonde dread extensions to boost her length and some light brown loc extensions to mix the colouring.
With more loose dreads, or partial dreadlocks, fine hair doesn’t look as thin as it would with a standard set of locs. Finding the best dreadlocks hairstyle for you is a combination of choosing the type of look you like and matching this with what suits your hair type.
With the ombre hair style becoming such a trend it is only natural that it made its way into the world of dreadlocks as well. This effect can be achieved by dying part of your hair, either at the roots or ends, or in the case of my client here, having me loc her hair and add blonde dread extensions to contrast her naturally dark brown hair.
While there are many natural hair locs styles you can adopt, its hard to go past the classic dreadlock style. Get your dreads done professionally, keep up the after care and these are what you can look forward to. As always, loc extensions can speed up the lengthening process.
Long Dreads With Fade
A popular approach to dreads hairstyles these days is to blend dreadlocks with an undercut or fade. These long dreads are simple and impressive. They also let you sport side swept locs as a style.
Half Up / Half Down
With partially dreaded hair it is easier to tie your locs back. This way you can let some naturally fall and tying back the rest to achieve the half up / half down style.
Half Dreads & Fringe
Partial dreadlocks can add a softer, more feminine look than full locs. Another benefit to having half dreads is that if you want to look professional - dreadlocks can be hidden under a headband so only your normal hair is exposed. That way you can have locs and still work in conservative workplaces.
Teenage dreads often suit the extra flair of colouring/dying. Here we have the two toned dread lock effect of pink and purple. Two shades of a similar colour work well. Sea green mermaid, Blue lagoon, Fire flame…what blend will you choose?
Dreads & Exposed Side
This half head of dreads, half shaved look is another unique dreadlock style. A benefit of half dreads is they become easier to tie up, which is great if you have loads of locs with plenty of length.
Dreadlock Nest - Short Dreads
Having short dreads and some retained fringe my client wanted a more subtle look. Pulling in the short dreads and pinning them in a slightly disheveled manner created what I call the dreadlock nest.
A dreadhawk hairstyle or mohawk dreads is a style which most commonly involves shaving both sides of the head, leaving a strip of dreadlocks in the centre. Partial dreads for females are often popular because they require less dreadlocks maintenance than a full set of dreads. My client chose to get dread extensions here as her hair was short and she wanted the two colour style.
Among the vast number of colour styles for dreads, my client opted with denim blue. After dreading hair I added faux locs for extra length. If you’re prefer not to colour your hair you can some vibe to your look by having coloured extensions added.