15 Latest Brown Dreads Hairstyle in 2022

Dreadlocks hairstyle is no newcomer to the hair field as it has existed long before now. The only reason it hasn’t gone out of style is because new dreadlock hairstyles keep popping out.

From inception, dreadlocks were perceived to have a connection to wisdom and were regarded as energy conductors.

Some Christians believe that keeping dreads is a way of honoring a certain Nazarite vow which cautions against shaving the head to show “dread,” respect, and fear of God.

Well, whatever the reason, dreads are a beautiful game-changer in the hair world today. A vast majority of people sporting dreads do it purely for beautification purposes.

Apart from this, dreadlocks are also used as a protective hairstyle. Locs helps your hair-growth journey and reduce strand wear and tear.

This is because your hair is in a protective style for an extended period, so there’s no frequent manipulation; your hair is simply allowed to grow and flourish.

There are countless dreadlocks styles in circulation today. Varying in length, size, and color.

Amidst the new dreadlocks styles popping out from every corner, brown dreads seem to be topping the charts (for no apparent reason if you ask me)

Anyway, let me bring you up to speed with the latest brown dreads hairstyles.

10 Latest Brown Dreads Hairstyles

I’ll outline them first (for those of you that skim read, you’re welcome)

  • straight brown dreads
  • curly brown dreads
  • long brown dreads
  • short brown dreads
  • wavy brown dreads

Straight Brown Dreads

These sets consist of straight locs that are colored brown. No curls, no waves, just pretty straight locs free-falling all the way!

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Curly Brown Dreads

These styles are a beauty to behold! Thankfully, curly brown dreads have come to stay, and I’m really loving it!

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Long Brown Dreads

If you’re wondering how long it’ll take for your natural hair to grow this long, worry less, as there are hair extensions you can use to achieve this, thanks to technology.

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Short Brown Dreads

The good thing about these pretty sets of brown dreadlocks is that they’re easily attainable with your natural hair.

You can still make use of extensions for a fuller feel if you wish.

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Wavy Brown Dreads

These sets are somewhat in between curly and straight, and they’re just as beautiful!

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If you already have your natural black dreads on and want to join the brown dreads trend, you can easily dye your locs brown. Here’s how to do that.

How To Dye Your Dreads Brown

With the right materials, you can dye your locs yourself from the comfort of your home! Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to go about it correctly.

Get Your Materials

You’ll need the following;

  • Gloves and towel
  • Cream developer
  • Permanent hair dye
  • Hair clips
  • Bowl (for mixing)
  • Dye brush
  • Shower cap

You can get these from any salon or store. On to the next step.

2. Prepare Your Hair

Ensure your hair is dry and there is no products remnant on your hair.

3. Protect Your Clothes and Skin

Place the towel over your shoulders and wear your gloves. This is a protective measure to prevent the dye from staining your clothes and hands.

4. Mix Your Dye

Pour one part dye and two-part cream developer into the bowl and stir till it’s properly mixed to get a balanced mix.

Better still, most dye packs usually come with instructions so do well to follow them.

Failure to get the appropriate mix might result in poorly colored dreads.

5. Partition Your dreads

In order for the dye to reach every section of your hair, you have to apply it line after line. To achieve this, you must partition your hair.

For long dreads, hold them up in a single ponytail, while shorter locs are partitioned into several ponytails to prevent your locs from falling apart.

6. Apply Dye

Apply the dye from your scalp using your fingers, and massage one loc at a time for a uniform result.

If you don’t want your locs fully dyed, apply dye from the middle or tip of your locs ( wherever you want the color to start from) and massage it in.

Repeat this step till you’ve covered the last strand of locs.

7. Cover Your Hair

After applying the dye, cover your hair and wait for about 30 minutes. Follow the instruction on the dye kit for better results.

8. Wash Out Dye

After waiting for the stipulated time, rinse out the dye from your hair. Rinse with warm water and squeeze each loc to get the dye out completely.

9. Air Dry

After washing, allow your hair to air dry. Avoid using a hairdryer, as natural hair doesn’t need heat.

10. Moisturize

The coloring process may leave your hair dry, so applying moisturizers and leave-in conditioners will do a lot of good.


I hope this was worth the read. Which do you prefer?

Will you be trying these styles on anytime soon?

Let me know in the comment section.

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