Say what you want about his music but the Gunna Dreads topic has been an area of discussion due to his unique set of locks, styles, and colours.
Image in Hip Hop today serves just as much importance as the music itself and whilst purists might hate to hear that, that’s the times were living in so you’re going to have to accept that.
His 4 million + Instagram followers is a perfect example of the influence his been able to amass throughout his career with media and music fans regularly anticipating his next dreadlock styles and fashion choices.
How and When did Gunna Dreads start?
How: Due to Gunna’s hair type being a 4B he was able to start his dreads with the sponge twist method.
This is evident by his frizzy roots and afro under his twists.
As they gained length, he then introduced a maintenance routine which saw his dreads being regularly maintained and styled in 2 strand twists and cornrows, however this all started with the sponge method.
When: Gunna began his dreadlock journey during the fall of 2017 and has been growing his dreads for over 5 years at this point.
The image on the left is a screenshot taken from an interview Gunna did back in 2017 prior to having dreads. He would begin the process shortly after this.
In the video below Greatlocs does an excellent job looking at the detail of Gunna dreads how he styles them as well as how he gets them to appear skinny.
Its worth mentioning that Gunna continuously has his ends trimmed and we know this due to his dread’s length being on his shoulders or just above which wouldn’t be the case at the 5 year mark. His dreads would be longer than their current length.
21 Savage dreads are a perfect example of this, he continuously cuts his dreads, so they don’t reach his shoulders, and this is a style available to you if you want to maintain a specific length.
Gunna Dreads Gallery
Whilst we have multiple rappers with dreads from Atlanta and other southern regions not everyone gets to be impersonated for Halloween by Rihanna!
Yep, that’s right our girl Ri Ri channelled her inner Gunna and that’s what we mean when we say Gunna’s influence is far and wide. Check our gallery below.
3 Strand Twist
Without Question the 3 strand twist is Gunna’s default look and images of this style can be found across all his social media accounts.
What makes the 3 strand twist that much more distinctive is its overall braid pattern.
Another popular style seen on Gunna are his dreadlock cornrows and this is due to the look as well as its practical benefits.
Once dreads are braided down to the scalp, we are able to see him in different hats and headwear as his dreads are laid flat with no interference.
2 Strand Twist
Gunna has been known to alternate between the 2 strand twist and the 3 strand twist wit the only difference being the density.
The 2 strand twist appears smaller due to being compressed against each other and he’s often worn the style with bleach in his hair
Last but not least are his twist out styles which we see Gunna styling his dreads in once braids are removed.
Your most likely to see Gunna in his twist out on the red carpet premiers, award shows or photoshoots.
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, 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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