Dreadlock beards go a long way in showing the world that you are a fashion expert who knows how to play with a beard to look charming and creative. The appearance of your face totally changes with beard dreads as they are so unique and trendy.
Here is a complete guide on dreadlock beard styles so you’ll how to do it and which style will be most appropriate.
How to Dreadlock a Beard Efficiently
Since we dreadlock beards are cool and fun, let’s see how we can style the dreaded beards in detail. You need to follow these steps:
Grab A Section of Your Hair
Grab a section of your hair, not more than an inch and begin to dreadlock it. Then twist this section at the roots softly and keep the hair at the ends together.
Rat Your Hair with A Comb
Since you have separated a section for making a dreadlock, proceed on to the next stage and start ratting it. Use a fine-toothed comb for this to get better results. Start ratting at the end of the section of hair in your hand and move towards your face.
Keep repeating this step until you get a mass of tangles and messy hair. By the time you end your hair’s ratting, it should be half its original length.
Wax This Section of Hair
Now take out a small portion of your dread wax on your finger. It should not be more than the amount needed to cover half your nail. Then rub your finger and thumb together to make the wax warm and applicable. Then run your fingers over the ratted hair of your beard.
Repeat this process with rest of your beard and you will have the best beard dreads that one can have. Make sure that you use a good quality dread wax so that your dreadlocks do stay the same for a long time.
Manly Dreadlock Beard Styles
Dread beards are so popular in fashion that many celebrities have sported them time and again. Even Johnny Depp rocked one in Pirates of The Caribbean! Here are some of the best dread beard styles.
1. Single Braided Dread
If you’re looking for a minimalistic style for your beard dreads, consider braiding them! One single braid is easy to pull together in seconds and super casual.
2. Extra Long Dread Beard
If you’ve managed to grow your beard past chest length, dread the hair into several locks of different thicknesses. Add to their character by using colorful wraps or hair cuffs and beads.
3. Short Dread Beard with Cuffs
From the silver hair cuffs on the ends of these short beard dreads to the pencil thin handlebar mustache the beard is worn with, the eye is drawn all over the place! If you’re all about details, you’ll appreciate this artistic beard style.
4. Dread Beard in Messy Bun
Who says man buns are only for your hair? Take that style down low to your dreadlocked beard for a fun new twist on the men’s traditional “hairstyle.” Make sure your dreads are at least chest length to get the most out of this style.
5. Dread Extensions
If you’re unhappy with how short your beard dreads are and want a longer look, opt for dreadlock extensions. You can get them in different lengths and colors, and even add jewelry to personalize them more.
6. Thin Dreads with Short Haircut
These long dreads are all the same length and width, making them a flattering consistency that pairs nicely with a short haircut. Leave them plain or add cool wooden beads in a lighter contrasting color.
7. Wrapped Dreadlock Beard Ponytail
For a neater look when you’re heading out, or just to keep your beard dreads out of the way while eating, you can always sport a simple beard ponytail. Instead of using a hair tie, use one of the dreads to tie them all together.
8. Long Dreads on Short Beard
This beard style is one way to rock dreads without dreadlocking all of your beard hair. Just sport two dread extensions at a longer length than the rest of your beard for an easy, temporary hairstyle that is easy to switch up.
9. Single Beard Dread
Just like many dreads make one statement, only having one dread in your beard makes another statement! This one is ideal for men with long, thick beard hair. It also looks great if you’re rocking a shaved or bald head.
10. Dreadlock Hairstyle with Dreadlock Beard
Whether you’re already rocking a dreadlock hairstyle or you’re considering matching your beard dreads to your hair, matching the top to the bottom can be a hot look! This style features short but thick dreads over an undercut and one single beard dread.
11. Long Dreadlock Beard
This kind of dread beards is less common as it has a very sophisticated look about it even if the entire beard is tangled. The dreads are quite thin and long which makes it easy to keep them in place. Extra wax is put on the dreads to make them shiny and sleek. This dreadlock beard is fun and tames at the same time.
12. Dyed Dread Beard
Dyed dreads take dreadlock beards to a whole new level. You can dye your beard blonde, red or brown before dreading it as it will look more fun and cool this way. Dyed beard dreads look great in messy tangles.
13. Braided Dread Beard
This one is quite a stylish and sober dreadlock beard as the dreads in it are set and do not appear all over the place. This goes really well for those who are bald or have shaved their heads. A clearer head and a braided dread beard are so contrasting yet so cool when you see the whole look.
The dread beard goes perfectly with a medium beard as too long beard will give a very wild appearance and it would be too hard to manage these braided dread beards.
14. Jack Sparrow Inspired Dreadlock Beard
Jack Sparrow is the most lovable pirate, right? His beard dreads make him pull off the crazy pirate look so well. You can have this dread beard if you like dreads, but not to the point to look utterly messy or wild.
15. Short Smart Dreadlock Beard
You can have beard dreads even if your beard is short. The small dreadlocks appear more sleek and stylish as they help you to arrange them in an orderly manner.
These dread beards are fun and exciting, so try them for your next beard venture! Don’t forget to take care of your dreaded beard styles for a long-term fun look.