Scarlxrd Dreads (Detailed Look)

Written By Bakes

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

Since his musical debut we have witnessed the evolution of Scarlxrd dreads in real time. His starter dreads, bleached roots, shaved sides and hair jewellery continue to place him in the conversation of contemporary rappers with dreads.

Whilst his music has made him famous he equally garnered the same attention for displaying unique tech wear fashion outfits along with his dreadlock styles.


Our editorial covers Scarlxrd dreads in its entirety!

(Hair type and texture, Style and Current Look)



How and when did Scarlxrd Dreads Start?

scarlxrd hair throughout the years

How: Scarlxrd began his dreadlocks with the semi freeform method which is evident by his uneven strands and roots.

At the beginning of his journey we can see his hair was twisted at the start and left to freeform there on out. This is called semi freeform dreadlocks, essentially you provide direction at the start of the lock journey and leaving it to grow organically afterwards.


When: He began his dreads in 2017 and has been growing them for over 5 years at this point.

He also regularly trims his hair to maintain a shorter length.




Scarlxrd Hairtype

His hair type falls under category 3C to 4A which is evident by the looser afro curl pattern. We can see his hair is not has tight as someone with 4C hair but not as straight.

scarlxrd hairtype




Detailed Look

In his 5 year dreadlock journey we have seen his hair go through many stages such as his starter dreads forming into mature dreads, being bleached naturally from the sun as well as adding hair accessories which is all covered in the video below.



Scarlxrd Dreads Gallery




Starter Dreads

All music videos released by Scarlxrd during 2017 featured his hair at the beginning stages. We can see his thick roots and twisted ends.

starter dreads

This look is normally achieved through the sponge method, towel rub method or byfinger twisting.

Once this is set hair begins to grow and naturally matt together which explains his look at the start.




Mature Dreads

As his hair began to grow we were able to see his roots thick, congo dreads with the occasional fizzy ends. As his hair gained length we saw Scarlxrd keep his ends trimmed.

high top dreads

This is a decision that many individuals make to keep their dreads shorter.

He has been growing his dreads for over 5 years yet there not past his shoulders which is proof of his dreadlocks being trimmed. He has also shared pictures on social media of his dreads being trimmed off.



Scarlxrd Dreads with Shaved Sides

The foundation of his dreadlocks featured his sides being shaved which he continues to do throughout his entire journey. In the image below we can clearly see his shaved sides which continues the high top dreads look.

 shaved sides


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

Whilst we know freeform dreads don’t require much to start as a simple sponge twist and leaving them can begin the process, we still advise you speak to a professional who will access the health of your hair and wash if nothing else.

During the consultations locitians will be able to have a closer look at your hair type, discuss the freeform process, products to use and avoid.

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


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