Complete Offset Dreads Evolution!

Written By Bakes

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

What makes the Offset Dreads journey interesting to witness is being able to watch his hair growth in real time alongside his rap group the Migos who also have dreads.

Offset being one of the most popular contemporary rappers with dreads today continues to influence the masses with his hairstyle choice, evident by music consumers who have grown their hair in similar ways since the rise of the Migos.

Our editorial will detail everything from how he got his dreads, his signature look today to how you can achieve the same look.


How & When did Offset Dreads Start?

offset dreads comparsion

How: The foundations of Offset’s dreads began with his afro being twisted into sections. This would eventually begin to form into mature traditional dreads as we can see today.


When: Through research we can see that his dreads journey began in 2015. The following year we began to see the length increase and hair maturity.


Why: His Dreads were a result of maintaining the group image and look. Both Quavo and takeoff having dreads installed would influence offset to do the same.



Detailed Video

In the video below Offset’s dreads are reviewed in detail as well as the other members of the group Takeoff and Quavo.

Greatlocs does an amazing job documenting the influence of their dreads and how the have changed the Hip Hop look.

In addition to this video above we should point out that Hip Hop southern artists having the most radio play, popularity and success today has resulted in consumers mimicking their hair and fashion sense.  



Offset Dreads throughout the years


2014 – 2015

Songs released during this period such as Fight night and handsome and wealthy shows the group together with their dreads.

offset afro

With most of the visuals during this time we can see Offset being the only member without dreads. 2014-2015 he was sporting his afro before he would transition over.



2016 – 2018

This time period allowed us to see his dreads formation as we began to see them slightly more mature and gain some length. This is evident by his hair now being passed his face and nearly touching his shoulders.

He also bleached his dreads a lot during this period of time.

offset hair


2019 – 2020

As his dreads became longer, we began to see the rapper style his hair in multiple ways and become even more experimental. Bleached hair, twist outs, top knots, ponytails and braids, he done it all.

 twist out


2021 – Present

Today Offset dreads are the longest they have ever been, and he ensures to continue with multiple styles which we can see through his red-carpet public appearances, music videos and social media profiles.

2 strand twists

While he is no stranger to bleach or dye, he often refers back to his natural black hair colour. His signature look alternates between 2 strand twists and twist outs.

Twists for men come in multiple styles which you also may want to explore should you be inspired by any of Offsets styles above.



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.

Offset has traditional locs (medium size) with a square grid parting around his head.


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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