I’ve always thought dreadlocks were too cool. Just look at it – there’s something about it! However, I’ve always thought it seemed like an unhygienic hairstyle.*
I remember a guy in my Science class back in high school had dreadlocks and I thought they were badass – until one day when I was talking to him I noticed something moving in his hair. It put me off for awhile, but I still love the look of it! So for anyone who’s a bit like me and not willing to take the plunge into dreadlocks, you can always fake this look for a day. Here’s how.
Step 1. Preparation: Start by dividing dry hair in half, from your ear downwards and clip, leaving one section – the section that you will start working on loose. Clip the very top section of your hair up and away from your face.
Step 2: Load up on hair gel: With the lose section ready to be ‘done’ up, take 1 inch sections of the hair (or if you want smaller dreads, 0.5 inches) and apply a quarter coin size of strong hair gel. (The men in my life all recommend Gatsby for the best hold!)
Step 3: Teasing it up! Once that section of hair is full of hair gel, roll it between your palms, as if you’re making a play doh snake (you remember how to do that from your childhood, right?) Roll them until they are fairly stuck together. Allow to dry for a split second (maybe 10 section) and then take a fine-toothed comb. From the tip of your hair to your roots, gently tease the rolled up pieces of hair going upwards, to messy the style a bit more. Let dry.
Step 4: Repeat, repeat, repeat: Do the same with every section of hair until your whole head is full of your lovely fake dreads.
And that’s just it! It’s a long process and not exactly the most healthy for your hair, but this works temporarily. To remove your dreadlocks, in the shower allow conditioner to saturate your hair first, then use a wide tooth comb to gently go through the tangles. Next shampoo, condition and rinse off.
What do you think of dreadlocks? Has anyone ever had dreadlocks, or have them right now? Will you be trying this fake dreadlocks looks anytime soon?
*Alright guys. I apologize for my “unhygienic” comment, I was misinformed. But, it was my opinion and first thought on the hairstyle, and so I wrote it. Same way that my first impression of bleaching your hair is that it is damaging. Am I wrong? Possibly, I am not familiar with every hairstyle. But it was my first impression of it. There is so need for rudeness, nastiness and straight out name calling – I find it very funny how some of you say I am offensive and rude, yet your comments back to me are even worse! There is a way to politely state I was wrong. From now on any nasty comments will be deleted, thanks.