Partial Dreads

Half dreads half hair

This page offers a variety of partial dreadlocks hairstyles.

Option 1: Partial dreads or half dreads. Half head dreadlocks can be done with either shaving an undercut or leaving some of your natural hair.

Option 2: Dreads on bottom half of hair. Partial dreads underneath. This style suits people who want to retain a more professional look at work or who like the flexibility of having natural hair or locs depending on their mood.

Option 3: Partial dread extensions. Partial synthetic dreads. Partial dreadlocks might be your preferred style but you’re after the extra length that dreadlock extensions offer.

Option 4: Single dreadlock. Getting one single dreadlock suits people who want to get a feel for dreads. This option is ideal for people after a temporary bit of flair as it can more easily be brushed out than full dreadlocks.

Another dreadlock hairstyle which involves part dreads is a dreadhawk or undercut dreadlocks. You can find out more about this style through the link below.

Dreadlocks half head

One way to half dread hair is to leave the top of your hair natural and just have dreadlocks at the back of your head.

The alternative option is to have a blend of dreads and natural hair.

Half dreadlocks half normal hair

With partial dreadlocks you can choose how many or how few dreads for your look.

Adding some dreadlock wraps makes for more bohemian dreadlocks.

Part Dreaded Hair

Partial locs can be achieved by retaining a certain amount of fringe.

Here we have a mix of high, short and parted fringes to achieve a softer look than full dreads.

Dreads to the back

Having just the bottom third of the back of her hair dreaded allowed my client to achieve this unique look.

These dreads can be worn loosely or tied in a ponytail. Letting out her hair allows the locs to be covered up if desired.

Under Dreads

One client has opted to half dreadlock the back of her hair, the other has gone for a three quarter option for her under dreads.

Retaining your fringe with partial dreads can act as a midway point between full dreadlocks and unlocked hair.
Retaining your fringe with partial dreads can act as a midway point between full dreadlocks and unlocked hair.
Partial Dreads
Leaving your fringe and having wispy ends can make for a softer look than full locs and more of a half dreads appearance.
Leaving your fringe and having wispy ends can make for a softer look than full locs and more of a half dreads appearance.
Half Dreads
Partial dreadlocks are great for people who want to test drive dreads or want a less overt style than full locs.
Partial dreadlocks are great for people who want to test drive dreads or want a less overt style than full locs.
Partial Dreadlocks
Adorning partial dreads helps them stand out among your normal hair.
Adorning partial dreads helps them stand out among your normal hair.
Partial Dreads Hairstyles
Having single partial dreads makes it easy if you want to have a temporary change of style but remove it later.
Having single partial dreads makes it easy if you want to have a temporary change of style but remove it later.
Single Partial Dreads
Adorning your single dreads makes them stand out from your hair.
Adorning your single dreads makes them stand out from your hair.
Partial Dreads Underneath
A dreadlock extension can make your single dreadlock more prominent.
A dreadlock extension can make your single dreadlock more prominent.
Single Dreadlock Placement

Underdreads

Having partial dreads underneath, or underdreads, are often a good taster for people who are not sure if they want to have their whole hair dreaded.
Having partial dreads underneath, or underdreads, are often a good taster for people who are not sure if they want to have their whole hair dreaded.
Partial Dreads Underneath
Underdreads allow you to change up the style you sport, either accentuating them by tying up your undreaded hair or covering your partial dreadlocks when wanting to look more formal.
Underdreads allow you to change up the style you sport, either accentuating them by tying up your undreaded hair or covering your partial dreadlocks when wanting to look more formal.
Partial Dreadlocks
For this client who worked in a conservative office environment, underdreads allowed her to not ruffle feathers at work, while expressing her freer self outside the office.
For this client who worked in a conservative office environment, underdreads allowed her to not ruffle feathers at work, while expressing her freer self outside the office.
Underdreads
Adorning your partial dreads helps them standout when you're going predominately with unlocked hair.
Adorning your partial dreads helps them standout when you're going predominately with unlocked hair.
Partial Dreads Female