Dreadlocks are one of the most versatile hairstyles for black men. They can be worn short and vertical or long and loose.
Medium length and long locs can be pulled up into a man bun, ponytail or half up style. Use a hair band or tie hair back with a long lock.
Having dreadlocks doesn’t necessarily end trips to the barber. Add a low, mid or high fade for an easier to manage style. Lots of men add a line up for clean cut edges.
Check out these 18 dreadlock styles for men, in order from shortest to longest.
Table of Contents
- 1. Dreadlock Mohawk
- 2. Short Locs + High Fade
- 3. Drop Fade
- 4. Locks + Line Up
- 5. Locs + Beard
- 6. Two-Strand Twists
- 7. Medium Length Locs
- 8. Ponytail
- 9. Low Fade + Twisted Locs
- 10. Half Up Man Bun
- 11. Undercut Fade
- 12. Half Ponytail
- 13. Dreadlock Man Bun
- 14. Low Fade + Low Ponytail
- 15. Long Dreadlocks + Beard
- 16. Half Man Bun
- 17. Edge Up + Low Fade
- 18. Long Dreadlocks
1. Dreadlock Mohawk
Short locs can stand straight up. This burst fade haircut makes a mohawk out of short twisted dreadlocks.
2. Short Locs + High Fade
This cool and easy to wear cut contrasts short locs with shaved sides.
3. Drop Fade
Another type of fade that works well with short dread locks is this drop bald fade.
4. Locks + Line Up
A line up and faded neckline frame tightly coiled dreadlocks.
5. Locs + Beard
Locks up high and beard down low are connected by a fade.
6. Two-Strand Twists
These 2-strand twists are another cool dreadlock style.
7. Medium Length Locs
This is about as long as dreadlocks can get while still defying gravity.
Like other long hair styles for men, an easy way to wear longer locs is in a high ponytail with a high fade.
9. Low Fade + Twisted Locs
Here long dreadlocks are tied back into a ponytail with line up edges.
10. Half Up Man Bun
This samurai man bun looks even cooler worn with shoulder length dreadlocks and some loose fringe.
11. Undercut Fade
An undercut fade means long locs are out of the face with or without a ponytail.
12. Half Ponytail
This half ponytail pulls hair out of the face while leaving it down over the shoulders.
13. Dreadlock Man Bun
This is a lot of look with a feather hair design behind one ear and a crucifix behind the other topped with a platinum man bun.
14. Low Fade + Low Ponytail
This low maintenance look has plenty of style.
15. Long Dreadlocks + Beard
A temple fade transitions between long dreadlocks and a black beard.
16. Half Man Bun
Long locs can be twisted and tied into a loose half pony/man bun style.
17. Edge Up + Low Fade
Faded edges contrast with long thick locs.
18. Long Dreadlocks
Long dreadlocks have the most impact when worn down.
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