The free-spirit style of dreadlocks is not always appropriate or well-received in every situation. There may be times when you need to put your dreadlocks up to create a more conservative look for a formal occasion or when you want to get your hair up and off of your neck. In either situation, putting your dreads in a bun is a stylish hairstyle choice. Your dreadlocks have to be at least past your shoulders for the style to work.

Things You'll Need

Bend over at the waist and comb your dreads forward. Smooth out excessive ridges and bumps.

Gather your dreads together with your hands and form a ponytail at the desired height for your bun.

Slip a ponytail holder onto your hair and create a ponytail.

Group the bottom edges of your dreads and twist them around the band of the ponytail. Continue twisting until the length of your hair has been wrapped.

Secure your bun with a large elasticized scarf, ponytail holder or hair band.

Tuck any stray dreads into the bun.

References and Resources

Knotty Boy: Dread Bun