How To Wrap Dreadlocks Dreads Wrap Guide

How To Wrap Dreadlocks Dreads Wrap Guide

Hi guys hope you all are doing well, in today’s post i want to help you out with this tricky task. Are you confused about how To wrap dreadlocks or how to do a dreads wrap, no worries i got you covered with this tutorial.

Dreadlocks or Sisterlocs are a popular hairstyle in the African American community. It is also a sign of cultural pride, spirituality, and identity.

Dreadlocks are braided hair that is twisted and wrapped around the head. Sisterlocs are similar to dreadlocks but they are more complicated because they have more twists.

Wrapping your dreadlocks or sisterlocs can be tricky at first but once you learn how to wrap them properly, it becomes much easier.

Dreadlocks or Sisterlocs are typically a hairstyle that is wrapped around the head and secured with a rubber band.

Wrapping dreadlocks or sisterlocs is not an easy task. It requires a lot of patience, practice and skill to achieve the desired look.

If you’re looking for some tips on how to wrap your dreadlocks or sisterlocs, we’ve got you covered!

How To Wrap Dreadlocks Or Dreads

A dread wrap is basically nothing more than a scarf or piece of cloth to wrap around your dreadlocks. One of the most iconic hairstyles of all time is dreadlocks.

Eye-catching, easy to maintain and full of attitude, locs are not for the shy types! For natural hair, they are considered a protective style because they don’t require any chemicals to create.

They also help the hair retain moisture, and don’t put too much stress on the scalp. Dreads also require lots of patience as they can take years to be fully complete.

in this ultimate dreadlock wrap guide we are going to share below how to wrap your dreads in many different ways you can choose from.

How To Wrap Rasta Hair

Rasta hair is a religious symbol in Rastafarianism. This style is all about connecting with African roots and letting your natural hair grow without interference.

These dreads are freeform style, as it’s particularly important not to use any unnatural techniques to create them. These types of dreads can’t be rubbed, cut or rolled either; however, they can be washed as usual.

  • First, tie your dreads or use a dreadlocks cap to secure your locs.
  • Take the cloth and fold an insignificant piece to the top- this folded piece will rest on your forehead.
  • Rest the cloth on your forehead and ensure the two ends are even then, press down the cloth on your head so it is nice and smooth.
  • Cross the two ends at the back of your head and pull, then wrap and tuck both sides.
  • There you go, a simple but effective head wrap.

How To Wrap Dreads With Thread String

  1. Grab your thread or a piece of string then, measure out 3x the length of your dreads for each strand of thread.
  2. Tie your string or thread to the very top of your dreads. (The closer you can get to your scalp, the better.) Double or even triple knot it.
  3. Choose a string or thread that you want to use to wrap your hair. Then, proceed to wrap the strands tightly around both the dreads and the other unused thread or string. Keep wrapping until you get a nice section of wrapped hair.
  4. When you’re finished with one section of dreads wrap and want to change colors, simply tie your 1-2 strands with a knot around your dreads + other unused strands. This will end one section.
  5. Then, simply choose another strands and begin wrapping again. Tie off when you’re done with that section.
    Keep repeating this process of wrapping + tying off sections until the majority of your dreads is wrapped. Do a double/triple knot to secure the final strings to your dreads.

How To Wrap Your Dreads In a Scarf

Wrapping your dreadlocks in a scarf is a great way to protect them from the sun, dust, and other damaging elements.

Dreadlocks are an attractive hairstyle that has been growing in popularity. But it also comes with its own set of problems like tangles, knots, and knots. To prevent this from happening, wrapping your dreads in a scarf is a great solution.

There are many different ways to wrap your hair in a scarf but the most popular one is using an elastic band around your head and then wrapping the ends of the scarf around it.

  1. Let your dreads loose
  2. Tie your dreads in a bun
  3. Use an elastic band to tie them in place
  4. Fold the scarf twice in a long strip
  5. Place the middle of the strip at the back of your head
  6. Cross the two ends at the front and wrap them tight around your head
  7. Secure the ends at the back inside the wrap
  8. Your HeadWrap is Ready!! Enjoy

How To Wrap Dreads With a Bandana

  1. Make a ponytail of your dreadlocks.
  2. Grab the bandana and place it behind the head The length of the scarf should be equally on both sides.
  3. The width is up to you, but we advice about 20 to 25 cm.
  4. Now wrap the bandana on the front of your head, with both tails crossing each other.
  5. When you wrap the top of your head for the first time, wrap it as much to the front as possible (about where your hairline is).
  6. Now wrap it at the bottom and then again at top while going more and more backwards, in the direction of your ponytail.
  7. Firmly knot the ends together or tuck them in. (Making a knot at the side of your head and leaving the ends to hang is also a possibility. Be creative!)
  8. To finish you carefuly remove the elastic that held your dreadlocks together.

How To Wrap Dreads At Night

Okay, so I’m going to show you how to wrap your dreads at night. I’m going to use a basic, standard scarf, head scarf rather, that you can get at any beauty supply or any department store.

So the first thing you do is usually kind of square shaped. You take it in a rectangle or triangle rather, shape. Put the two ends together to get a shape something like this. The two ends are the ends you’re going to tie your knot and get your most tension.

You want to first put the scarf on to of your head and kind of measure out how much length you’re going to need in the back to kind of cover your dreads whether they’re down or up.

So since I’m fully covering my dreads, I’m going to take both of the two ends, put them together and tie it. I’m going to tie it loosely at first and make sure I get my hairline covered. I like to start with covering the ears and then as it gets tighter you can lift it over your ears.

So you want to tie it as tight as you can stand it, but tight enough where it stays in place. With the ends, you can either bring them around and tie your knot up front or you can tie a nice little knot in the back.

It has to be a knot you can actually sleep on, so you don’t want to get too fancy with your knotting. And then I usually just tuck the knot underneath. Make sure it’s secure. Like I say, you can pull your ears out if you don’t like the ears to be covered.

And another thing you can do if you like to toss and turn a lot in your sleep, you can go over the top of your scarf with a headband. That way that secures the scarf.

You have your nice silk and satin up against your actual hair, because you want to use a scarf that is either silk or satin. That’s better for the hair. It keeps the oils in your hair. It won’t cause your hair to dry out as much.

So even with using a headband, you want to be sure to have the scarf up against your actual hairline. And that is how you wrap your dreads at night.

How to Wrap Dreads With Hemp

Hemp is a natural fiber that can be used to create dread wraps. It is also a renewable resource that will not harm the Earth.

Hemp is a great material for dreadlocks because it is durable and doesn’t break as easily. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to wrap dreads with hemp:

1. Take a section of hemp, about 8 inches long

2. Tie it into a knot at the end

3. Twist the knot around your hair to secure it in place

4. Roll the rest of the hemp into a ball and tie it in another knot

5. Repeat steps 2-4 until you have dreads

Hemp can be spun into yarn or woven into cloth, which are then used for clothing, blankets, and other products.

Create your own wrapped dreads by either crossing the hemp around the dread or tightly wrapping part or all of the hair. follow this video tutorial for a visual presentation.

How To Wrap Dreadlocks in a Turban

Turbans are a type of headwear that is popular among many different cultures and religions. They are usually made from turbans or shawls, which are wrapped around the head in a certain way.

In this tutorial, we will learn about how to wrap dreadlocks in a turban. We will also learn how to tie the turban and make it look like a beautiful accessory.

The Turban Wrap is an easy-to-do DIY project that can be done at home with minimal materials. The process is quite simple, but it requires some practice to get it right.

  1. Place the dreadlock wrap over your shoulders.
  2. Grab the wrap at the bottom (the lowest part, on your back) and move it it over your head up to your forehead.
  3. Pull it tightly over the hairline of your forehead and at the same time make sure that the wrap is not sliding off your shoulders.
  4. 3Now the most difficult part: while holding the wrap tightly on your forehead, take the hanging ends of the wraps and twist then a few times. This should make the wrap fit tightly around your head.
  5. Now wrap around back crossing head wrap around your dreadlocks.
  6. Keep on wrapping as you desire.
  7. When you are done wrapping, knot the ends together or tuck them in.

How To Wrap Dreads With Yarn

Yarn serves the same purpose as wool when it comes to wrapping your locs. However, ‘yarn’ can refer to any kind of material or thread, while wool refers specifically to sheep’s wool. If you’re vegan and don’t wear animal-derived fabrics, synthetic yarn is for you.

It will give you hair all the same benefits of wool wraps, and it also comes in a vast variety of textures and colors. It can also be a good option if you have a wool allergy.

  1. Define the desired length of dreads, double it and cut the yarn into several dozens of equal pieces.
  2. Take 2-5 pieces of yarn into one hand, the same number into the other hand (the more pieces the thicker the loc).
  3. Link them together like a chain (it is also called the ‘T-shape’).
  4. As it is a protective hairstyle, moisturize hair before creating dreads.
  5. Take a strand of your hair (you may twist it if you wish), place the center of the T-shaped yarn under it.
  6. Starting from the roots plait a regular 3-strand braid.
  7. You may braid till the end or stop half way — it doesn’t matter.
  8. Take 3-4 pieces of yarn and wrap them around the braid. Repeat wrapping until you reach the end of the strand.
  9. When you reach the end, braid the rest of the hair 2-3 times and tie into a knot.
  10. Cut off the excess pieces with scissors, burn the tip of each loc.


The conclusion of this article is that dreadlocks or sisterlocs are great for hair care and styling. They can be made to look more professional by adding a headband and wearing it up.

Wrapping your hair in the style of dreadlocks or sisterlocs is a great way to add texture, volume, and expressiveness to your natural hair. They are also great for keeping your hair out of the eyes while working out or at the beach.

Wrapping your hair in these styles also allows you to experiment with different looks without having to worry about damaging your natural locks.


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