Dreadlocks: Locking it up…

This morning, my daughter took the above photo. I was getting ready to start dressing for work.

One of my dreadlock updos
One of my dreadlock updos


While I really love wearing my dreads down, recently, I’ve been pulling them up in updo styles. My locks are so long that I can tie them around each other to secure and keep them up on top of my head. However sometimes I wear my hair in headwraps also.


I’ve included a few videos for your viewing pleasure. The first is how to maintain your locs.

Here’s a great video on how to wear your dreads in an updo. If you want to skip straight to the tutorial, just go to the 3:00 mark.

Elegant Updo

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Oh! Lovely photo and update on your hair!!! There is a guy nearby that works at a car wash that has dreadlocks, too! And one of the neighboring downtown businesses – the storefront owners husband has VERY long locks as well! There is a local bicyclist who has had them for YEARS as well. Oh! And another shop co-owner in town, here, too, he also plays music! They are becoming more popular again and I just LOVE it!
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I think I remember when you started the 2nd set 9 years ago! I remember your daughter being quite little when we started chatting online YEARS ago! I think it has been about 10 years hasn’t it?
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Nice! Here, the locals may wear their hair in a bun but if you go to the salon, they may pleat it for you and tie (or whatever) the pleats all up nicely – usually for some formal occasion.
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