The word ‘dreadlocks’ seems to imply that this is one hairstyle to stay far away from. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, dreadlocks are probably one of the coolest hair looks to sport. And guess what? You don’t need to say goodbye to your girly hairdos once you get dreadlocks! Read on to find out how you can get the best of both worlds.
Here are the top 25 Dreadlock hairstyles for women to check out:
The great thing about dreadlocks is that you can experiment with a ton of textures to create unique hair looks. Case in point—this twisted style of dreadlocks. These locks have been given a twisted rope look and gathered over one shoulder to create an edgy yet elegant hair look
This style is more complex as the dreadlocks have been groomed to look twisted. The twists have been done so neatly that there’s not a single strand out of place. But of course, can you expect anything less than perfection from Zendaya? Homegirl has then slayed this style even more by putting the dreadlocks in a half updo.
Shakira’s hips don’t lie. And neither does her hair! Here you can see her sport a cute and simple dreadlocks hairstyle. Her hair has been parted from the middle and an equal number of dreadlocks have been taken from each side and bound together to create this look.
A good way to keep your dreadlocks off your face is to do what any other person would do—tie them up in a ponytail. Use some twine or ribbon to gather all your locks and tie them up together in a cute ponytail. This style is especially perfect for working out or hot summer days.
Another great texture to try out on your dreadlocks is the crimped look. Yes, I’m talking about that crimped hair look that was so popular in the 90s! You can actually get this effect on your dreadlocks as well to go for a bold and youthful look. Part your hair on one side to finish off this look.
Ever thought of combining dreadlocks and curls? No?! Girl. You need to right away! The dreadlocks have been parted in the middle and shaped like curls to make them look even more beautiful. Doesn’t it make for a totally sexy Medusa look?
Anyone who says that you can’t sport dreads on a formal occasion don’t know what they’re talking about. All you need to do is style them appropriately to sport them over a gown. Wrapping your dreads in a super high bun at the top of your head is exactly what you need to do in this situation.
Dreadlocks are bold and edgy all by themselves. But you know what’s a great way to really up the badass factor of your dreads? Tying them up in a mohawk at the top of your head. Sport this look and rest assured that no one will doubt your kickass style.
An insanely simple and effective way to shake up your dreadlocks style is to play around with their length. Go for a good mixture of short, medium, and long dreads to create a shaggy and bold look. Accessorize them with some gold beads and threads to add a boho vibe to your look.
It’s amazing how far a length of twine can get you when styling your dreadlocks. Take this look, for instance. The beauty of these light brown layered dreadlocks is only elevated by the half ponytail that they have been tied up in.
Just because your hair is in dreadlocks now doesn’t mean that you have to give up braiding altogether. You can do all the braids with your dreadlocks that you did with your normal hair. In fact, it’s much easier to do intricate braids with dreadlocks because all your hair is neatly divided and bound in thick sections. This fishtail braid, for instance, will take less than half the time it would take to be done on normal hair.
Ombre hair color style has taken the whole world by storm. So, of course, it had to be done on dreadlocks as well. You could go for a bright ginger shade at the bottom half of your dreadlocks to add a pop of color to your look. Accent your dreads with some sparkle by wrapping some of them up with gold thread and beads.
Embrace your inner child and let her out from time to time by sporting these adorable dreadlocks look. Simply part your dreads down the middle and tie them in ponytails on either side of your head to create this super cute dreadlock hairstyle.
And I use the word ‘nest’ in the best way possible. If you’re looking to go a bit avant-garde with your hair game, this is exactly the kind of style that you should try out. Pile up half your dreadlocks high on top of your head and pin them up in a disheveled manner to create this right-off-the-runway look.
Imagine a hippie ballerina, and this is the image that is bound to conjure up in your head. Gather all your dreadlocks at the crown of your head, wrap them up in a huge bun, and secure them to your head with some big bobby pins. Don’t worry if some of your dreads hang loose, it’ll only add softness to the whole look.
If you fear that your hair is not voluminous enough to make many dreadlocks out of, I’ve got some great news for you! You could always go in for dreadlock extensions. This also gives you the freedom to experiment with a ton of colors! For instance, you could go for some gray dread extensions under your natural hair dreads to create a beautiful contrasting style. Part your dreads down the middle and pin half of them back to add a cute flair to this look.
Let out your inner beach bum and sport your dreads in all their beachy waves glory! Try out these texturized wavy dreadlocks to transform yourself into a total babe. Want to take this look up a notch? Then just cut some of your dreads in the front to give yourself bangs.
All you ladies with shoulder length dreadlocks out there, listen up! I have a style for you that will turn you into a gorgeous pin-up girl. And all you need is a bandana to do it! Just gather all your dreads at the crown of your head and tie them up with your red bandana. Fan out your dreads around your head to add fullness to your look.
Here’s a great thing about dreadlocks—if you don’t want to damage your hair by coloring it in bright colors, you can just go for some colorful dreadlock extensions to fulfill your hair color dreams. One of the lovely styles you can go for are these denim blue and gray extensions that are sure to add a cool vibe to your look.
Go chic and pretty with your dreadlocks style by styling them in one of the hottest new trends taking the world by storm right now. Yes, I’m talking about the short bob. Style your short tresses in dreads to be trendy in more ways than one.
Girl, if you wanna rock your mermaid style, you gotta do it right. And you best believe you’ll be doing it right with this green dreadlocks style. Color your dreadlocks a vivid teal shade at the roots and a gorgeous sea green hue the rest of the way down to create this beautiful mermaid look.
Let out your inner bohemian freak in all her glory by going for this super chill half-up style. Wrap half your dreadlocks in a bun and secure them at the back of your head. You could also accent this style by wrapping one of your dreads in brightly colored threads to complete that boho chic look.
No rule that says you need to dreadlock all your hair. There are a ton of ways that you can show off your natural hair while still sporting dreads. You could, for instance, cut your hair in the front short and dreadlock all your long hair at the back. Accessorize with a colorful headband to complete this cutesy look.
A good way to make your dreadlock style unique and all your own is to experiment with their thickness. If you have short hair, you could go for thinner ones to get the most number of dreads out of your hair. Tie these dreads up in a super high ponytail and go for some straight cut bangs comprising dreads in the front to finish off this innovative look.
Go for a perfectly circular donut bun right on top of your head to get your dreads off of your neck on hot summer days. Accessorize with a bright headband tied in a cute bow around your head to add a beachy tropical vibe to the whole look.
Phew! Who knew dreadlocks could be styled in so many different and trendy ways, right? Let us know which dreadlock hairstyle you absolutely loved and can’t wait to try out for yourself. Share your thoughts in the comments section below!