Dreadlock extensions, multiple bleach and dye colours, hair jewellery and styles would explain why Lil Uzi Vert dreads continues to be a point of discussion within Hip Hop culture and the wider dreadlock community.
In an attempt to separate himself from his peers we have witnessed Uzi consistently change his hair style and colour which further sparks conversation, interest, and inspiration.
At the time of writing this piece his hair is currently in spikes, however this could change at any given moment due to his unpredictable nature.
Our editorial highlights everything you need to know about Lil Uzi vert’s hair changes throughout his career.
How and when did Lil Uzi Vert Dreads Start
How: From our archives we can see Lil Uzi began his dreads with the sponge twist or towel rub method.
This involves using the sponge or towel and rotating it across afro textured hair to create twists, once this was achieved his hair began to semi freeform, evident by his fizziness and new growth. There were no uniform sections during his starter locks.
When: Footage can be found of Lil Uzi back in 2014 with his hair in a large afro before he began his first set of dreads.
Since 2014 he has changed his hairstyle a few times, however his journey dates back to 2014.
With his hairstyles being so versatile and hard to keep up we have linked a video below from Greatlocs who looks at his dreadlock extensions.
Rappers using dreadlock extensions is nothing new! Take Fetty Wap Dreads for example, since his install he was open and transparent about it which fans can appreciate.
Lil Uzi Vert Dreads Gallery
Bleached Starter Dreads
At this point we have over 100 rappers with dreads, however Lil Uzi Vert stands out amongst them for the constant bleach and colouring he placed in his set of locks at the start of his journey.
Outside of the music a large focus is placed on how artists look which is why Uzi made the conscious effort to brand himself and it worked! The first thing you think when you hear the words “Lil Uzi Vert dreads” will be his colourful locks!
From pink, blue, red, blonde, orange, he done it all. The only artist that comes to mind with a similar approach to dreads is Lil Pump who is also known for constantly changing the appearance of his hair.
Back in the Fall and Winter of 2021 we saw Lil Uzi Vert featured in the Marc Jacobs campaign with longer dreadlocks!
This was achieved due to the extensions in his hair which he styled in 2 strand twists whilst also using colour.
In the video by Greatlocs we were able to identify his hair in extensions due to the size difference and length in comparison to his older dreads.
2 Strand Twist
The 2 strand twist was a style we saw Uzi use on both his natural dreads and extensions.
The protective style not only looks great but doesn’t create tension to the scalp which therefore makes it a safe option to style consistently.
The result of the 2 strand twists? The Twist out!
One of the benefits of styling dreads in protective ways is the unravelling of locks which allows his to be curly for a few days.
Uzi wore these curls out in public on several occasions.
Other Lil Uzi Vert Hair Styles
Back in 2019 Uzi debuted his new look, 2 big braids!
As we mentioned before Uzi has always been unpredictable when it comes to hair therefore, we weren’t surprised to see his hair being chopped off.
During 2019 we also saw him styling his hair in a loose curl hairstyle. What’s even more interesting is that we saw a wavy hair pattern as opposed to kinky curls which most people would have expected.
Today we see him challenging his inner rock and roll side with his spiked hairstyle.
Uzi can be seen with several spikes across his head which is being held together by a gel or wax.
Again, this is nothing more than Uzi being himself and making a statement, in a few months’ time it’ll be a different hairstyle.
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.
Decide whether you’re wanting to use your real hair and grow it out or if you prefer to use extensions like Uzi. We prefer all natural hair growth, but the choice is yours. People class starter locks as the ugly stage (we hate that people call it that) so if you want to avoid it the option is there.
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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