What makes the Chief Keef Dreads evolution interesting to witness in real time is his hair growing simultaneously at the same rate of the drill music sub-genre. At the time of his debut Keef was introduced to the masses with a new sound, Chicago drill.
This predominantly featured artists from the area with dreads from low-income housing rapping about subject matters that involved drug culture, violence, and gangs.
While music consumers continue to admire his life story what’s equally loved is his hair which stands to reason why Chief Keef Dreads continues to be an area of interest.
How & When did Chief Keef Dreads Start?
How: Chief Keef dreads were formed by the twisting method in which afro hair is twisted into sections. As his hair matured and formed it was then maintained with the palm rolling method. He has the traditional locs size and style today.
When: We estimate that Chief Keef began his dreads around 2010 – 2011. In the visuals for the song bang released back in 2011 we can see Chief Keef with short starter dreads starting to form. These would then grow longer every year from then.
A detailed Look
While we have a countless number of rappers with dreads today Keefs may be one of the most influential. This is evident by rappers who would follow in his footsteps making drill music.
His influence evident by drill musicians that would follow his rise to fame. Keefs success would result in artists styling their hair this way. This became the blueprint
Greatlocs does an amazing job documenting the influence of his dreads while having a detailed look.
Chief Keef Dreads throughout the years
2010 – 2012
Keef started his career with short starter dreads. We have documented visuals of this period through the release of his songs ‘Bang’, ‘I don’t like’ and ‘Love Sosa’. During the early phases of his career, we saw Keef’s dreads at the beginning foundation phase and have witness the growth ever since.
As detailed in the video by Great locs we can see his hair was started by the twisting method.
2013 – 2015
This period has been documented by us as the Teen phase as we began to see his dreads slightly mature and gain some length. This is evident by his hair now being passed his face and nearly touching his shoulders.
Any music video for this time will allow us to see Keefs hair starting to form. His hair at this length also gave us a better idea of what it would look like in a few years.
2016 – 2019
Now we begin to see his Dreads at full maturity, length, and thickness. What’s also interesting about this period is that he cut some of his dreads to reduce his hair length as it began to grow too long.
He posted the chop on social media which had fans wondering whether he cut his entire head, but later revealed that was not the case, just some ends trimming.
2020 – Present
Today Chief Keef’s dreads are long and healthy which he normally styles in 2 strand twists. He doesn’t sway far away from his signature look.
Keef also avoids colour in his hair or bleach, we like to think of his dreads as a great example of pure traditional locs. View our gallery for more images.
Similarly, to chief keef’s 2 strand twists style, we have detailed all of the available twists for men hairstyles for you to try.
Do your research if you want similar Dreads
While there is a lot of conflicting information with regards to dreadlocks, we still advise you to do research. The most important things at the initial stage will be to watch videos online and make notes of the peoples dreads you admire.
We should also mention that its best you avoid placing any colour or bleach in your hair for the first few months as your hair begins to develop.
Chief Keef has traditional locs (medium size) with a square grid parting around his head.
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, discussion process, hair products to use and avoid and parting systems.
Ensure you save the images of your desired style to your loctician and explain what you’re looking for.
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