The Hottest Styles of Dreadlocks for Black Women

Dreadlocks are often considered the most popular hairstyles among black women, along with braids and cornrows. There are lots of reasons for this, such as protection and simplicity — but the main reason is obviously that the dreadlocks look awesome. Seriously, even if you forget about all those numerous advantages of the dreads, you still can’t deny that they are extremely beautiful. Agree?

If your answer is “yes”, you now probably want to find some really pretty dreadlock styles for women. We know how to help you — and that’s exactly why we’ve gathered these awesome pictures of female dreadlocks here!

Only the best dread hairstyles for women are waiting for you, so don’t waste your time and check these images out right now: we can guarantee that here you’ll find a style that will suit you perfectly. We have lots of examples of the coolest hairstyles for black girls with dreads that will work perfect for everyone. Short, medium length and long hair, curly and kinky hair, small and big dreads, thin and thick hair — you’ll find something interesting for all hair textures and lengths here. We’ve added hot and cute hairstyles, easy and sophisticated dreadlocks, as well as different hair color ideas.

So, let’s start it. Take a look at these fantastic ideas of black people dreads!

Cool hairstyles for sexy black girls with dreads

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It’s all about the black girls, of course. White ladies do sometimes wear dreads, too, but (and we are not talking about all that cultural appropriation stuff) it’s black women who look gorgeous with dreadlocks.

So, if you’re a black girl who wants to try dreads, you’ve definitely come to the right place. Here you’ll be able to choose from dozens dreadlocks ideas that will certainly suit your style — like, it doesn’t matter what style do you prefer, casual and urban or classic and chic; we still have something for you here. In this particular paragraph we’ve decided to focus on the dreads that look sexy, so if you wanna find something really, really hot, well, then just take a look at these four photos above. We bet that you’ll fall in love with at least one of them!

More ideas you can see in the collection of perm hairstyles.

Colored dreadlocks styles for women

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Dying your hair is considered to be one of the best ways to express your personality through hair. It’s also one of the simplest ways to do it — the only thing you’ll need is a good hair dye. Oh, and your bravery, of course — we believe that you have to be a really brave person if you are gonna change your hair color to, like, red, yellow, green or blue.

Dreads are really a unique style, and you will definitely not make it worse by having your hair dyed. It will work nice for every black lady who wants to make a fashion statement (and to do it creatively) — but if you are still unsure of whether to dye your hair or not, we are ready to help you. The thing is, here we’ve gathered four awesome examples of how will your dyed locs look — and we are sure that they will not disappoint you. So, actually, all you have to do now is choose the color and be ready to change your style completely! Oh, and don’t worry about damaging your hair. We have also found three pieces of advice that will help your hair stay healthy and full — just follow them and everything will be fine.

Use a shampoo that doesn’t drain the color off. The first shower can be a real problem and it makes sense that you don’t want to lose your new, beautiful color. Low pH formulas are the key!

Then, cover your dyed dreads when you sleep. This advice would be useful for all women with dreads, not only for those who have colored locks — because if you wanna prevent dryness and losing shine and color, well, you should wear a scarf or a pillowcase. Protecting your hair is one of the most important things when it comes to dreads.

First dye, then lock. Dyeing your hair before locking it may work great because it’s much easier to dye hair when it’s in its natural state. The color will also stay longer if you dye hair before making the locks.

Different updo hairstyles for black women with dreads

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The first thing you have to know is: if you have quite long dreads, updos may be a problem for you. We mean that it can be quite difficult to collect that much hair on top of your head — but if it doesn’t scare you, you are welcome! Women with medium and short hair are welcome as well — updo hairstyles are well-known as the hairstyles that can suit all the hair lengths and textures.

So, if you are a woman with dreadlocks who’s looking for different updo hairstyles, you’ve just come to the right place! Take a look at these four awesome updos and half updos above — they are definitely worth your attention!

We also offer a collection of hair braided into a bun.

Curly dreads hairstyles for women

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It’s often said that dreadlocks can be a big challenge for women with naturally curly hair. However, even if making them may be quite challenging, it still worth it, because dreads look amazing on curly hair. Even on very curly hair!

Dozens of years ago, dreadlocks were not acceptable for office jobs. Nowadays, the situation has changed and curly dreads became a really good choice for every occasion, whether for formal or informal. We have gathered the best braided dreads designs here, and we are 100% sure that you won’t be disappointed. Check them out right now!

Small dreads styling ideas for ladies

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If you don’t like big dreadlocks, don’t worry: we have all the sizes here. Small locs are really cute, that’s a fact — but unfortunately, they can be quite difficult to maintain. However, if it isn’t a problem for you, you should certainly try small locs. There are lots of such dreads — from sisterlocs (they are extremely popular in Kenya, btw) to microdreads, the choice is very wide. Ready to spend several hours to get a really cool hairstyle with small dreads? Then take a look at four styling ideas for ladies we’ve added here!

Thin dreads styles for females

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Thick dreads are perfect for those who need to add volume, but if it isn’t what you need, we can recommend something different. What about some awesome thin and skinny dreads?

The best thing about the thin dreads (not to mention their aesthetic) is that they are more versatile than thick dreadlocks. There are lots of ways to wear such dreads, and despite they are not as easy to maintain as fat dreads, a large number of interesting styles you can do with ’em outweighs this disadvantage. We’ve found the coolest thin dreads styles for females here, so check them out!

Awesome loc styles for African American women

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As we’ve already said, African American women look fantastic with dreadlocks. It’s one of the coolest and therefore one of the most popular ways of plaiting natural African American hair — so if you’re still unsure whether you should try dreadlocks or not, well, the answer is certainly “you should”. We have found four awesome loc styles that would suit the absolute majority of African American women — so don’t waste your time and take a look at them right now!

Cute female hairstyles for short dreads

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Do you have short hair? Or maybe you’re going to cut it before making the dreadlocks? Well, it doesn’t really matter. The only thing that matters is that short dreads look very, very good and cute — and that’s why you shouldn’t ignore them. Even if you decide to make baby locks (they are very short), you’ll still get an extremely cool look.

But it’s not only about beauty, of course. Short dreads are perfect for beginners — they are easier to lock and to unlock, and of course, they dry faster. Another piece of good news is that all those mini dreads can be worn literally by anyone, because they’ll suit every occasion you are gonna have. Formal or informal? The short locks will work great for both. Check these four adorable female short dreads hairstyles above!

More ideas you can see in the collection of mohawk hairstyles for black women.

Nice hairstyles for girls with long dreadlocks

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Are you a long-haired woman? Congratulations, because if you are, you can choose among hundreds of beautiful dreadlock hairstyles for such length. Long and very long dreads are considered to be the best types of dreads, and we totally agree with it. Yeah, the longer the dreads are the more maintenance they need, but come on, does it really matter when we’re talking about such a beauty? Just take a look at these nice hairstyles with long dreadlocks and you just won’t be able to resist the idea of trying at least one of them.