Burna Boy Dreads (It’s Influence, Style & Gallery)

Written By Bakes

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The influence of Burna Boy Dreads can be seen in real time. His hairstyle is reshaping the perception and connotation throughout Africa.

The acceptance of dreadlocks in professional and social settings is much more acceptable today than it was just 20 years ago.

Rappers with dreads have helped changed the perception of the hairstyle in America and Burna Boy is doing the same in Africa.

The Best Burna Boy Dreads Styles

2 Strand Twists (Front View)

Burna might be flamboyant with his outfit choices, musical expression and visuals but one thing that stays consistent is his hairstyle in 2 strand twists.

2 Strand Twists

This hairstyle has become synonymous with his brand due to its simple unique look which has made it one of the most popular twists for men.

In addition to this his hairstyle is highlighted by his front taper fade!

It creates a harmonious integration of the dreads while also ensuring any issues of receding hairlines is reduced since heavy dreads have the tendency to do this.

2 Strand Twists (Side View)

The side view allows us to see the gradual fade on the sides which helps to define the look and give structure to his face

Burna Boy Dreads in 2 Strand Twists

We have various examples of side tapers to keep 2 strand twists looking neat, both Lil Durk Dreads & Future Dreads being perfect examples of this before they transitioned their hair for wicks.

It’s through these nuanced details that Burna Boy showcases the versatility of dreadlocks, dispelling any misconceptions about their limitations.

3 Strand Twists

These twists serve as a nod to traditional African braiding techniques, where three individual strands are deftly intertwined to create a captivating texture.

3 Strand Twists

Similar in an appearance to 2 strand twists, only this time hair is thicker.

In embracing three-strand twists as a form of dreadlocks this is allow for big parts to form.

It’s a reminder that hairstyles can be a powerful bridge between heritage and contemporary expression.

Twist Out

The best thing about dreads are the twists outs which is a result of unravelled from protective styles.

Burna Boy Dreads in Curls

The twist out is pretty much inevitable with any unravelling, but we certainly have to credit Lil Wayne Dreads for really showing the look during his days having traditional locs.

Burna Boy’s embrace of the twist out speaks to his willingness to experiment and redefine his look, which we see he has his hair in tied up this way or in other styles.


Another signature look from the African giant is the ponytail which we believe he does for aesthetic reasons just as much as he does for practical reasons.


I have dreads and let me tell you something, I love them but they can get in the way of your front view and can obstruct sight, ponytail solves this.

The interplay of his intricately twisted dreads gathered into a ponytail sends a message of poise and self-assuredness.

Bantu Knots

Burna Boy’s adoption of Bantu knots within his dreadlocks is a testament to this blending of cultures and styles.

Burna Boy Dreads In Bantu Knots

Bantu knots, with their African origins, intertwine harmoniously with his dreadlocks, creating a captivating mosaic of textures and shapes.

This fusion showcases Burna Boy’s ability to bridge different cultural elements into a cohesive and striking visual narrative.

Do your research if you want similar Dreads!

Doing your research allows you to select your favourite parting system, size and best methods to maintain your hair.

As our editorial has demonstrated Burna started with traditional pencil size locs and today they are mature which he has styled in 2 strand twists.

Determine the size and parting system you would like then to visit your local loctician.

Talk to a loctician and get a Consultation!

Talking to a loctician is our best advise! They are the professionals who live and breathe hair.

During the consultations locitians will be able to have a closer look at your hair type, discuss the starting process and hair products to use.

(Should you decide you want locks take it from us, less is more when it comes to product, no need to go overboard)

Ensure you save the images of your desired style to your loctician and explain what you’re looking for.

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