Denzel Curry Dreads (Detailed Look)

Written By Bakes

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Whilst we have multiple rappers with dreads today not many of them are on their 2nd set of locks, not to mention them being wicks which naturally makes Denzel Curry Dreads unique.

His dreads remains a significant part of his personal image which he has highlighted throughout his music videos and lyrics.


Our editorial covers Denzel Curry Dreads in its entirety!

How and When did Denzel Curry Dreads Start?

denzel curry dreads throughout the years

How: Denzel Curry has had 2 set of locks both started with different methods. His first set of dreads were semi freeform dreads and his dreads today are wicks.

His most recent wicks dreads were started by a Crochet Hook which also involves the sectioning of parts and knotting of hair with the hook.

When: His first set of dreads began from 2013 and ended in 2019 and his most recent dreads have been growing from 2021.

Why did he cut his 1st set of Dreads: In a short video clip he shared that he wanted a new change since a lot of negative energy had been attached to his dreads.

For some individuals dreads are simply just a hairstyle and for others it’s a spiritual journey which is the latter for the rapper.

Detailed Video

Denzel can be seen going through a hair transition with his haircut being a monumental moment. Great locs covers this is great detail.

Denzel Curry Dreads & Hair Journey

Starter Dreads

His starter dreads were the foundation for his mature freeform locks. In the image below we can see Denzel’s afro was twisted and then left to mature and matt together.

starter dreads

His starter dreads journey began around 2013 – 2014.

Freeform with Bleach

Due to the contrast blonde makes against dark skin it allows the colour to pop more which we believe is the reason Denzel coloured his old set of dreads.

Since its founding years Hip Hop tradition has always seen the artists be daring with their fashion and grooming, therefore when we see Denzel colour his hair we understand its history repeating itself. Be Daring!

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.

Buzz Cut

One of his boldest moments was the decision to have his freeform dreads cut. He explained on a social media post that he wanted to embark on a new journey.

buzz cuts

Many believe dreads carry energy and if your past has been filled with negative energy the cutting of your hair symbolizes a new beginning.

Wicks Dreads

Wicks dreads are a form of dreadlocks that feature 4 to 10 individual thick locks across the entire head and we can clearly see these across his new set of locks.

wicks dreads

We estimate that Denzels new set of dreads include between 9 or 11 wicks. He ensures that hair is well kept and maintained.


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.

During the consultations locitians will be able to have a closer look at your hair type, discuss 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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