2 kinds of dread wrapsDread wrap tutorial

A dread wrap is basically nothing more than a scarf or piece of cloth to wrap around your dreadlocks. On this page you will find a explanation to do the dread wrap in two ways: the dreadlock wrap that makes you still show off your beautiful locks, and the turban.
A tip: wrap it tight, but not that tight that you end up having a headache after 15 minutes. It should not only be practical but also confortable.

Ofcourse you can purchase some nice dread wraps in the online store of Dreadspullen.

What you need

  1. A long / large piece of textile fabric, with a minimum length of 1,8 meter and minimum width of 35 cm.
  2. Mirror(s), preferably aligned in a way that makes it possible to see what you do at the back of your head.
  3. Elastic, to do your dreadlocks in a ponytail.

1. Dread wrap with pony tail

This dread wrap is done in a way that keeps your dreads out of the way, but makes it possible to show them off. For a romantic effect you make a knot at the side and leave the end hanging from there, instead of putting in the entire scarf.

1. Make a high ponytail of your dreadlocks. 2. Grab the dreadwrap and place it behind the head. The length of the scarf should be equally on both sides. The width is up to you, but we advice about 20 to 25 cm. 3. Now wrap the scarve on the front of your head, with both tails crossing each other. When you wrap the top of your head for the first time, wrap it as much to the front as possible (about where your hairline is).
4. Now wrap it at the bottom and then again at top while going more and more backwards, in the direction of your ponytail. 5. Firmly knot the ends together or tuck them in. (Making a knot at the side of your head and leaving the ends to hang is also a possibility. Be creative!) 6. To finish you carefuly remove the elastic that held your dreadlocks together.

The end result should look something like this:

2. Turban

The dreadlock turban looks great when your have long dreadlocks. Wrapped up high it looks also magnificient with men. Some practicing is required though before you finally get the hang of doing the turban. To make it a bit easier you can tie your dreadlocks together before you start.
(We apologize for the bad quality photos!)

1. Place the dreadlock wrap over your shoulders. 2. Grab the wrap at the bottom (the lowest part, on your back) and move it it over your head upto your forehead. Pull it tightly over the hairline of your forehead and at the same time make sure that the wrap is not sliding off your shoulders. 3. Now the most difficult part: while holding the wrap tightly on your forehead, take the hanging ends of the wraps and twist then a few times. This should make the wrap fit tightly around your head.
4. Now wrap around back crossing headwrap around your dreadlocks. 5. Keep on wrapping as you desire. 6. When you are done wrapping, knot the ends together or tuck them in.

The end result should look something like this:


- Headwraps.nl
- Turban tutorial on desertdancer.com