The Complete Lil Pump Dreads Evolution

Written By Bakes

Avid writer on Men's Hair, Grooming, and Lifestyle!

Though we have a great number of rappers with dreads today Lil Pump Dreads may be the most distinguishable in Hip Hop due to the use of multi colour bleach and dye.

He has intentionally branded himself as the rapper constantly known for changing the colour of his locks from green, pink, orange and blue amongst other colours

Our editorial will highlight the evolution of his dreads, how he started them and their appearance today.

How & When did Lil Pump Dreads Start?

lil pump dreads comparison

How: Taking a detailed look at Pumps head we can see his hair started with the use of a crochet hook for instant locks whilst being interlocked.  

Due to his hair pattern being a 2C or 3A means his hair is looser than afro textured hair which therefore means it wont lock and mature as fast as a person with 4B hair, an example of this being  jay z dreads.

When: From our online archives we can see Lil Pump began his dreads during 2015 and 2016!

What’s even more interesting about his dreads are witnessing them grow in real time whilst becoming a household name in rap.

Short dreads mark his come up and long colourful dreads mark his success in rap if you closely followed his journey

Detailed Video

In the video below Great Locs provides a detailed look at Lil Pump dreads, their formation and use of bleach and dye throughout his career. Check it out!

Lil Pump Dreads Throughout the Years



During the early phases of Lil Pumps career, he exclusively released music on SoundCloud and posted photos of himself online in which we were able to see his loose curly afro which appears to be a 2C or 3A hair pattern.

afro hair



Music videos such as Finesse the Pack and Lil Pump are perfect displays of Pumps hair at the beginning phase.

We can see his hair in the starter dreads stage which we believe have been installed with a crotchet hook for instant locs along with rubber bands tied at the ends.

starter locs

2017 – 2018

During 2017 pump released his hit song Gucci Gang which featured his multi coloured dreadlocks. Whilst he had shown his hair in colour prior to this the majority of the masses became aware of him with this song and was introduced to the masses with colourful locks.

 Lil Pump Dreads in pink


2018 – Present

Today his dreads are the longest they have ever been and continues to follow a colour switch routine by visiting a loctitian. He also makes use of extensions to thicken the appearance of his hair.

pump dreads

Whilst bleach and dye help create an aesthetically pleasing look you run the risk of hair being dry and brittle which leads to breakage, therefore these extensions today help his thickness and growth!

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.


Be Patient

We can’t stress enough the importance of being patience when it comes to dreadlocks. Whilst they do grow long, we all have different hair growth rates.

In addition to that no 2 individuals may have the same loctician, request the same style and care for their hair but the results will always differ, so appreciate that your journey will always be unique.

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