Dreadlocks are one of the most versatile hairstyles for black men. They can be worn short and vertical or long and loose.
Medium long and long locs can be pulled up to a man bun, ponytail, or halfway up. Use a hair band or tie hair back with a long lock.
Having dreadlocks does not necessarily end with excursions to the barber. Add a low, medium or high crossfade for a more manageable style. Many men add a line for clean cut edges.
Take a look at these 18 dreadlock styles for men, from shortest to longest.
1. Dreadlock Mohawk
Short locomotives can stand upright. 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. Delete the fade
Another type of fade that works well with short dreadlocks, this drop is fading bald.
4. Locks + Line Up
A line-up and faded neckline frame tightly wrapped dreadlocks.
5. Locs + beard
Locks up and beard deep are connected by a fade.
6. Two-Strand Twists
These 2-strand twists are another cool dreadlock style.
7. Local with medium length
That’s about as long as dreadlocks can come while defying gravity.
Like other long hairstyles for men, an easy way to wear longer locs is a high ponytail with high fading.
9. Low Fade + Twisted Locs
Here, long dreadlocks are tied together into a ponytail with strung edges.
10. Half man sandwiches
This samurai man bun looks even cooler with shoulder-length dreadlocks and some loose fringes.
11. Undercut Fade
Fading off an undercut means long locs with or without ponytails are out of the face.
12. Half ponytail
This half ponytail pulls the hair out of the face and leaves it over the shoulders.
13. Dreadlock man rolls
This is a lot of look with a feather hair design behind one ear and a crucifix behind the other crowned with a platinum man bun.
14. Low Fade + Low Ponytail
This easy-care look has a lot of style.
15. Long dreadlocks + beard
A temple fades transitions between long dreadlocks and a black beard.
16. Half man rolls
Long locos can be turned and tied to 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 greatest effect when worn.