A long, curly dreadlock style adds elasticity and femininity to traditional dreadlocks.
Curly dreadlocks are dreads that the wearer styles into a curly style. The dreadlock wearer can use rollers, or other similar items, to temporarily curl the dreadlocks. Short dreadlocks easily lend themselves to a sweet, curly style. Longer dreadlocks can curl, but can usually pose a greater challenge to the hairstyle, depending on the length of the hair. Some women with dreadlocks add extensions to their own natural hair and then curl only the ends, leaving a frizzy, curly look.
Adding a styling and holding hair gel to damp hair helps maintain the shape of curly dreadlocks. For a loose curl suitable for long hair, dreadlocks are rolled into sponge rollers, which are soft and easy to sleep. Flexirods or perm rods create tight curls that will frame a woman’s face if she has short dreadlocks. These curls are best dried with a hairdryer or using a hair dryer, as they are small, stiff curls that are difficult to sleep on. The chenille stems create the tightest curls and look best on short hair.
A long, curly dreadlocks style adds more elasticity and femininity to traditional dreadlocks and creates a whole new look. This is a great way to wear dreadlocks for a night on the town. For a formal or semi-formal occasion, bundling the hair on top of the head in an updo, and letting it fall a bit into a curly style creates a lovely look. Adding a headband or sparkly hair clip completes the elegant look.
Curly twists are a style of curly dreadlocks that utilize real or synthetic hair extensions added to the wearer’s own hair. The hair is sectioned and the extensions are braided close to the scalp. The hair is then covered with a setting and holding hair gel and then twisted.
After the hair is twisted and slicked back into dreadlocks, the bottom half of the curly twisted dreadlocks is wrapped around a curling iron or permanent rod. The user dips her head in a cup of hot water, holding it there for a few minutes. After the hair dries and the curls are removed, the wearer has an attractive head of soft curls. This is a quick way to get curly dreadlocks without having to let them grow out and spend months waiting for them to lock into place.