Dreadlocks are one of the most gorgeous and regal hairstyles that can truly show the beauty of our black hair and culture. While most of us admire locs from afar and wouldn’t mind wearing them, there is also a hesitance to wear locs just because of the long term commitment that comes along with having them.
And don’t even mention the “ugly phase” that some have heard about when transitioning into locs. But ladies don’t fear because today is your lucky day because below is a video, created by the wonderful AfricanCreature, that shows us a great alternative to achieving “faux” locs using acrylic yarn.
Besides the fact that you can achieve realistic looking locs with acrylic yarn, yarn dreads are great to wear as a low manipulation and protective style. It is also a very affordable style and the yarn is a good alternative to using braiding hair because it holds moisture well and is gentle enough to use on everyone’s hair whether you have fine or thick strands.
Before starting your yarn dreads, make sure that your hair is in good condition and the same advice follows before attempting any form of extensions*. You can refer to this video for helpful tips in preparing your hair for extension-based hairstyles. By having a good healthy hair foundation, you will create a great experience with yarn dreads.
Oh, did I mention that this hairstyle is perfect to wear for the winter time, which is uh… just around the corner? It’s perfect for keeping your head warm.
Due to the actual “hair” in the style being created using yarn, it’s like you are literally walking around with a cozy wooly hat on your head (just more stylish hehe).
Also, for this reason right here I would not recommend wearing this hairstyle in the summertime. I did that last year and took them out 2 weeks later; it felt like a portable head sauna. Just a warning!
Hope you guys enjoy this style!
Originally posted 2013-11-12 20:00:06.