When was the last time you bleached your hair? If it has been long, then why not go for a change by bleaching your hair again? But wait a minute, did you say that you have dreads and you’re unsure about going blonde? Well, the realm of blonde dreads has summoned you, because it’s time to forget about everything else and try out this super cool hairstyle.
Blonde dreads are one of the classiest hairstyles at present times, and the internet is literally filled with hairstyling ideas that involve blonde locs. Jaden Smith has had the trendiest blonde dreads in recent years until he had to cut them off for a role in a movie. Apart from Jaden, our very own Nicki Minaj and even Angelina Jolie had their best moments with blonde dreads.
Going blonde is a decision that needs to be made after putting in much thought, and we totally understand your sentiment. But trust us, once you go blonde with your dreads, you will fall in love with your style instantly. So keep everything aside and join us in the journey ahead because we are going to tell you everything you need to know about blonde dreadlocks.
- 1 18 Forever-Trendy Hairstyles for Blonde Dreads
- 1.0.1 Short Blonde
- 1.0.2 Honey Blonde
- 1.0.3 With Blonde Tips
- 1.0.4 Platinum Blonde
- 1.0.5 Dreads and More
- 1.0.6 With Bangs
- 1.0.7 Ombré Style
- 1.0.8 Dread Bun
- 1.0.9 Curly Dreads
- 1.0.10 Ponytail Style
- 1.0.11 With Ponytail Holder
- 1.0.12 Short Pigtails
- 1.0.13 Braided Dreads
- 1.0.14 Red and Blonde
- 1.0.15 Blonde and Black
- 1.0.16 Curled Ends
- 1.0.17 Multicolor Dreads
- 1.0.18 With Head Wrap
- 1.1 Final Words
How to Achieve Blonde Dreads at Home?
After you get your dreads done, going blonde is quite easy. You just need to make sure that you have all the essentials at hand. Based on the thickness of your hair, get your bleach powder and developer in a fair amount before sitting for the session. The key is to ensure every spot is covered so that you end up with the best possible results.
Saturate your hair with oil first in order to avoid extra damage. Wear an old t-shirt and grab your mixing bowl and hair dye brush. Take your bleach powder and developer, and make sure to mix them in a 1:2 ratio. Once it’s done, section off your hair for ease of application. We recommend doing an ear-to-ear parting at first and then dividing both parts into two further sections. So you will be left with four sections of hair to work on.
Taking one section of hair into account, start applying the bleach away from the root hair as the root hair develops faster than the rest of the length. When you cover the length, move on to applying the bleach to your root hair. Use your hair dye brush as well as your hands to make sure that the bleach is covering every spot.
Following this pattern, apply bleach to all four sections of your hair. You can separate the sections using hair ties, and then untie them while you proceed with bleaching. When all the bleach is applied, wrap your hair with a plastic bag and let the bleach do its work.
Once your hair is properly bleached, shampoo your hair thoroughly to rinse out all the mixture. At this point, you need to opt for a deep conditioning session as well. When your hair dries, check for the spots that you might have missed while bleaching. If you find any, apply bleach to those areas again, and then rinse them out and deep condition again following the previous process.
That’s it, your hair bleaching session is done. However, if you feel like the tone you have achieved looks kinda brassy, then you can use a toner to take care of that problem. You need to wash your hair again after using the toner. Once your deep conditioning is done, let your hair dry, and Voila! You have just achieved the blonde dreads of your dreams!
18 Forever-Trendy Hairstyles for Blonde Dreads
As we mentioned before, going blonde with your dreads is super easy and effortless. You just have to be patient and precise, and the rest of the job will be quite smooth. However, bleaching your blondes doesn’t mean that your job is done. You can literally choose different shades of blonde according to your preference, or simply combine two colors in the same style. No matter what your pick is, we’ve got you covered. Ahead is a list of the snazziest blonde dread hairstyles that you should try at least once in your life. Let’s check them out together!
Cute and compact-these are the two words that many women love when it comes to their hair. To make that dream come true, you can go for the bob hairstyle this time with your dreads. Just remember to bleach them beforehand for the perfect blonde look.
This picture is what we are talking about. The lady has blonde dreads that are short in size and perfect for the summer vibes. For those who love to keep things minimal, this style can be a great pick!
The benefit of going blonde is that you can choose a shade according to your choice and give your hair the upgrade it needs. So while we are on the topic, let’s take a look at honey blonde dreads to inspire you.
This amazing hairstyle with the perfect honey blonde dreads is why we keep falling in love with blonde locs. The blonde dreads with the black roots look super attractive. We love that she has used the length of her hair to make buns out of them, and the random placements of gold hair rings are also super-chic!
With Blonde Tips
Sometimes it’s not all about going completely blonde, rather you can opt for a minimal yet trendy look. For that, you can just bleach the tips of your dreads, and achieve a cooler style consisting of dreads with blonde tips.
This is a classic example of dreads with blonde tips. As you can see, the lady has black hair in general. To make things stylish, she only bleached the tips of her dreads. This has added the ultimate chicness to her style, and the half-up hair is looking super smart!
While we are talking about going blonde, why not try out the boldest shades? Platinum blonde is one of the most sought-after hair colors in the history of blonde hair, so if you have got your locs done, you can give the platinum blonde dreads a definite chance.
The short hairstyle in this picture consists of dreads that have been bleached to the shade of platinum blonde. The color looks quite sophisticated and it has matched her vibe pretty well. If something comfy for the summer is your goal, this one can be a great option!
Dreads and More
The fun fact about dreads is you can literally combine them with other forms of styles, and everyone’s going to love your hair look. Especially half-up styles look pretty cute, so why not give them a try?
The girl in this picture is wearing her blonde dreads along with blonde braids in the same style. She has assembled her dreads and braids to give them a half-up look, and the straight bangs left out at the front have given the entire style an elegant vibe. This hairstyle can undoubtedly be a perfect pick for a girls’ night out or a weekend getaway.
Have you ever thought of combining your super long dreads with bangs at the front? It might sound like something unconventional, but you will fall in love with the style once you give it a proper try.
The styling is simple. Just leave out your bangs when you are getting your dreadlocks done, and then style them properly to create a unique combination. Like the one in this picture: the lady is wearing her beautiful lengthy dreads along with a perfectly straightened baby bang at the front. It looks cute and exclusive at the same time.
One of the most prominent styles for those with blonde hair is the ombré. It has become so popular in recent times that many women have jumped on the bandwagon and given this one a try. So why not give it a shot with your dreads?
This picture portrays what it actually looks like when you get your ombré dreads done. It consists of a darker shade at the roots and at the medium length which gradually turns into a vibrant shade of blonde down the length. Simple yet classy, this one is a must-try!
The easiest way to style your hair, in any case, is by doing a ponytail out of it or simply turning it into a bun. And with braided hair or dreads, making a bun is even easier and effortless.
This is a classic example of a dread bun that has been done to perfection. You can make your dread bun using sock donuts as well. Make two pigtails out of your dreads at first. Then bring them together in the middle and tie them up into a ponytail. Once it’s done, grab your sock donut, place it into your ponytail, and tuck in your dreads underneath the donut. Secure the ends with bobby pins if some of the dreads are sticking out, and your work is done!
You can find tons of pictures with curly dreadlocks on the internet, and this snazzy look must be given a try at least once. If you have two-strand twists or braids from your last retwist, then this look is going to work for sure.
Before going to sleep, spray water on your hair and apply a little amount of oil to your scalp. Then wear a silk hair wrap to protect the hair when you go to sleep. The next morning, spray water on your hair again to hydrate it, and then grab your scissors to cut off the rubber bands from your twists. Once you unravel the hair, you will be left with the perfect curly dreadlocks.
As we mentioned above, a ponytail can be one of the easiest styles to try out with dreadlocks. You can do a ponytail out of your locs to create an energized look. Just make sure that you grab a good quality hair tie to adjust all your dreads in the ponytail, and you will be good to go.
In this picture, the amazing ponytail has both dreads and regular hair pieces. The blonde hair with the dark roots looks super stylish and we love the messy vibe of this ponytail. Combining the dreads with her natural hair has added a great dimension to the style.
With Ponytail Holder
One of the classiest ways to style your ponytail is by using a ponytail holder. You don’t see it quite often, but this thing is super chic. So before getting your dreads done, make sure to pick one in gold.
We specifically mentioned the gold ponytail holder because it will complement your blonde dreads perfectly. This picture is an example of that. The half-up ponytail that has been created using the medium-sized blonde dreads with brown ends looks cute, and everything is screaming gold in this picture!
For those with short dreads, trying out cool hairstyles is just a matter of time. Short hair looks adorable on its own, so you just need to do something simple but stylish in order to make the best out of your short blonde dreads.
These pigtails have become one of our recent favorites because of the chicness of this style. Just your regular middle part dreads that have been turned up into pigtails, and the pieces of dreads at the front and side which are left out to resemble bangs. You can use beads or hair rings to give it a touch of glam, and your hair will be all set to go.
Apart from ponytails and hair buns, you can also gather all your dreadlocks and turn them into a braid! It can be a simple three-strand braid, or you can go for the fascinating fishtail braid. The choice is yours, just be creative.
Here is a super dashing hairstyle with braided dreads that portrays nothing but coolness. The side-shaved hair consists of brown and blonde dreads to create that ombré effect. The dreads have been gathered together to make a fishtail braid out of them, and it looks amazing! We recommend giving this style a try at least once in your life!
Red and Blonde
As we have stated millions of times before, red is literally the best color to showcase your inner spirit and boldness through your hair. This is why we simply cannot skip mentioning the combo of red and blonde dreads in this very article.
Next time when you are getting your dreads done, make sure to color parts of your hair in vibrant red after you bleach your hair. This will create the classic combo of red and blonde, and after that, you can just continue doing the dreads. To see how perfect it will look, here is a picture that will surely motivate you.
Blonde and Black
Many women love to combine their black dreads with blonde dreads, and we totally love the cool hairstyles that have come out as a result of this combination. So we suggest you go for this classy look next time. Trust us, you’re going to love it.
Once you achieve your perfect blonde and black dreads, give this hairstyle a try. You can bleach part of your dreads to recreate the exact same look. The half-up ponytail style has a nice contrast of black and blonde, and there is not a single flaw in this perfect look!
While getting your blonde dreads this time, make sure to ask your hairdresser to give your ends a curly look. This adds a touch of volume even at the ends, and the style is also super chic.
These platinum blonde dreads are perfectly done and the neatness is visible in the styling. But for us, it’s the curled ends of the side part style that is the absolute winner. This style can be achieved with the help of synthetic dreadlock extensions, so give this one a try right now!
If you are into trying out bold and colorful hairstyles, then we have a great suggestion for you. Instead of combining two colors in a single style, this time you can go for a multicolored style with your dreads. And of course, your blonde dreads are also going to be there!
This simple and short hairstyle with the dreads in the picture looks absolutely stunning. To achieve a similar style, you need to bleach your hair and apply your desired colors by sectioning off pieces of dreads. Just keep one section of your bleached hair separated for that blonde look, and you will be left with an amazing multicolored hairstyle.
With Head Wrap
Head wraps date back to the pre-colonial history of Africa, and they were worn to indicate status, marriage, and family lineage. At present, head wraps are totally in fashion and you can wear them to achieve a sophisticated style with your modish hair look. So when it comes to your blonde dreads, trying out a style with a head wrap is a must!
These beautiful blonde dreads in the picture have been accompanied by an amazing head wrap, and we just can’t get over the elegance of this style. The head wrap has an amazing flower style that totally complements her vibe. As for the blonde dreads, they look super chic for regular wear.
Dreadlocks are beautiful no matter what style or color you opt for. But the blonde dreads are definitely one of our favorites because of how cool they look once you get them done. Also, the best thing about this style is that you don’t have to worry about the length of your hair because dreads can be worn super short and super long as well.
So once you get your supplies, get into work and achieve your desired blonde dreads right at home! Make sure to deep condition your hair throughout the bleaching process because the bleach causes damage to your hair. Determine which shade of blonde you want, and carry out your session accordingly.
The styles we have mentioned above are definitely going to be the best picks for your blonde dreads. So go through each of them with proper attention, and try out the one that suits your vibe. You are going to fall in love with your blonde dreads and keep coming back for this style again and again!