Morgan Freeman Dreads (Detailed Look & Gallery)

Written By Bakes

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Having been credited in over 100 TV and Film projects has meant various different hairstyles we’ve seen on the actor, but Morgan Freeman Dreads takes the title for most viral hair moment of his career!

Morgan Freeman Dreads Gallery

Morgan Freeman Grey Dreads (2023)

Some of the best things about a movie roll out is the marketing that follows shortly after, and in this case were left guessing what morgan freeman dreads could mean?

Grey Dreads

It’s not the first time Morgan has embraced dreads for a role; he previously sported them in the film “Ben-Hur.

To further spark intrigue and curiosity the caption read “Would you buy Tacos from this guy #TacoTuesday”

We definitely know that’s not his real hair but its about intent, why did he do it, why? That’s what keeps us guessing!

Sheik Ilderim Portrayal (2016)

The 2016 film “Ben-Hur” has a historical setting of the original story, primarily taking place in ancient Jerusalem which would explain Morgan Freemans dreads.

Morgan Freeman dreads in movie role

During the time of the Roman Empire in the 1st century AD we don’t imagine men having strict grooming conventions, thus hair matting together and turning to dreads.

You see how environment and time play an integral part of character development.

Hollywood constantly requires actors to make adjustments to their image to successfully portray their character, we’ve seen this with Owen Wilson Hair permed for his role as painter Robert Norman Ross or Nick Jonas Buzz Cut to portray a boxer.

The choice of dreads was not merely aesthetic; it was a way to delve deeper into the character’s essence and to depict Sheik Ilderim in a manner that is cohesive with his environment and narrative.

How did he get Dreadlocks?

So what’s the secret to Hollywood’s instant dreadlocks, what’s the hair and make-up department doing! Its faux locs people, yep, faux locs.

Simply put Faux locs are synthetic hair extensions that are integrated with natural hair to create the appearance of dreadlocks.

This is how we get Morgan in an afro off set and dreads on set.

The process of installing faux locs is meticulous, ensuring that they blend seamlessly with the natural hair, that’s the real trick! Looking like it came from your scalp.

For actors like Morgan Freeman, faux locs provide the opportunity to transform their appearance to align with their roles as we have shown above.

Morgan Freeman Current Look

At this point we all know Morgan Freeman is synonymous with the grey afro which has made an appearance in some of his biggest roles.

Morgan Freeman Grey Afro

Today we see him alternating between the afro and the bald look! Whilst the actor did not lose his hair we have seen him decide to keep it relatively short.

Maintaining a full head of hair often requires regular grooming and maintenance, which older men tend to find time consuming. Going bald can simplify their grooming routine which aids for a simpler life!

Then again you have some men going the complete opposite embracing on a grooming routine as they age, David letterman Beard for example!

Do your research if you want similar Dreads!

Doing your research allows you to select your favorite parting system, size and best methods to maintain your hair.

As our editorial has demonstrated Morgan Freeman dreads are in fact faux locs so bear that in mind! Real dreads that would be similar in appearance would be traditional locs, examples of this can be seen on King Von Dreads & POLO G Dreads.

Determine the size and parting system you would like then to visit your local loctician.

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 locticians will be able to have a closer look at your hair type, discuss the starting process and hair products to use.

Ensure you save the images of your desired style to your loctician and explain what you’re looking for.

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