The DDG Dreads evolution involves the traditional process of gaining locs through the comb coil method having transitioned from his loose afro all of which we cover.
His dreads evolution by the year follows this timeline,
- 2019 (Loose Afro Hair)
- 2020 (Starter Locs)
- 2022 – Present (Mature Locs)
We continue to see a growing interest particularly amongst rappers with dreads since the main hairstyle within Hip Hop originally were braids, today however things have changed!
Our editorial covers each stage of DDG’s Hair journey thus far!
How and When did DDG Dreads Start?
How: DDG Dreads were started by the comb coil method which involved the use of a comb to twist hair into a tight coil all the while sectioning and parting hair.
In his YouTube Vlog – MY DREADS ARE LOCKED NOW!! You will be able to see the initial stages of his journey whilst his hair is in comb coils.
When: DDG began his dreads journey towards the fall of 2019 and early 2020.
To date he has been growing his hair for 3 years and counting which explains his density and length!
Here is the DDG Dreads Evolution (In Stages)
Braids & Twists
We have a large archive of DDG’s hair before he made the transition to dreads. Prior to 2020 we often saw the rapper alternating between different protective styles.
Hip Hop culture is black culture which therefore means some of the most prominent Hip Hop Hairstyles are in fact braids, cornrows and twists.
His protective styles would essentially be the foundation for his dreads as it promoted hair growth and health prior to his transition.
We would begin to see his loc journey begin to take place early 2020 as his hair was sectioned and placed in comb coils to mature.
At this stage Starter dreads are easily identifiable since they were short without the full texture of mature locs.
As time progressed we began to see his hair thicken and bud which is a normal part of the process.
2 Strand Twists
Today DDG’s signature look is having is dreads placed in 2 strand twists. This was the 1st style he did once his hair gained length and something he has continued to do ever since.
It was one of the most popular hairstyles amongst rappers with dreads as evident by the picture below featuring POLO G whose dreads are styled the same way.
We must give Lil Wayne’s Dreads the credit for popularising the style in the 2000s.
In addition to his signature 2 strand twists we have seen him bleach the ends of his hair in various colours such as burgundy and blonde.
Within the dreadlock community it’s a common practice to have individuals bleach their hair to further stand out and this is most certainly the case amongst rappers, I mean we witness Young Thugs dreads coloured pink to promote his album, PINK!
Disclaimer: Applying any sort of chemical to your hair is a very risky job as this can lead to breakage or thinning if not done correctly, therefore we always recommend you use a professional.
Alternating between the 2 strand twists and dreadlock cornrows is DDG’s go too since the rapper can be seen playing basketball as a past time hobby.
Outside of its aesthetic benefits dreadlock cornrows are more practical since hair is no longer distracting you’re from front and peripheral vision.
Do your research if you want similar Dreads!
Doing your researching allows you to select your favourite parting system, size and best methods to maintain your hair.
As our editorial has demonstrated DDG has traditional locks which are pencil sized in length and this tends to be what most people have.
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 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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