DeAndre Hopkins hair features some of the thickest dreads in sports which inherently separates him from other athletes with the same hairstyle.
Outside of his status as the NFL’s best receiver the athlete uses his influence to show support for other black kids undergoing suspension from school due to having dreadlocks. Evident that DeAndre Hopkins understands dreads being more than just hair but a social identity.
Our editorial will highlight everything you need to know about his hair journey.
How did DeAndre Hopkins hair become thick?
Most will remember DeAndre Hopkins in his 2013 draft year with multiple dreads. Thick, shoulder length and healthy, however as the years passed, we saw him combine his locks for a thicker set of dreads.
This is achieved by placing locs in a 2 strand twist, tying with a rubber band and letting the natural process of matting begin or with the use of a tool.
For a detailed look at the start of his dreads journey check out the video below from Fabian Pacheco who closely looks at the start of his journey and well as his dreads being combined.
DeAndre Hopkins Hair Gallery
Tips if you want Similar Dreads
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.
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.
Plus, it’s even more crucial if you’ve been inspired by his multi coloured dreads and wanting something similar.
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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