I’ve had a few people ask about my dreadlock up-do so I thought I’d post a quick step-by-(skip a few)-step how-to.
I start on one side and take two sections with a few dreads each and tie a single knot. Then I take the tail of the knot and knot it with another section and repeat. Sometimes I take the tails of two already knotted sections and combine before knotting with another section. It is a bit of a random process and the finished product is never the same.
I go down one side of my head before starting the other.
I should note, however, that I try to crisscross the sections I take from the back of my head (and knot it a little towards the middle rather than the sides) to keep the up-do from being flat in the middle and fat on the outsides.
After the knotting is done there are ends left poking out. If you like the alien-look, by all means, stop here.
I prefer to tuck all the ends in. Some I can just tuck into the knot and some I need to bobby-pin in. I use the longer and thicker bobbypins rather than the standard size. I like that you can see where the beads and coils poke through in random spots.
Yes, that is baker’s twine in my hair..
I LOVE the look of this hairstyle and it is my go-to choice when I am trying to dress-up. I wore it to the CrossFit prom a couple weeks ago and got several compliments!