Check out these ‘dreads with blue tips’ hair color ideas. Also, learn how to color your dreads and take care of them better!
Dreadlocks are one of the coolest hairstyles ever! Want to know how you can make them more stylish? Just color it!
Yup adding a touch of color will instantly transform your locs into something of a style statement from plain ol’ protective hairstyles.
So the next time you feel yourself reaching for the straightener or wanting to get a silk press for that “special occasion”, just try sprucing up your natural hair instead.
I have compiled some of my favorite dreads and hair color ideas for you! Check it out!
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Dreads With Blue Tips
Dreads With Half Blue Half Pink
Don’t want an all blue dreadlocks look? Well, go ahead and add some color in it by bringing in some pink. I love this look as it’s just so eye-catching and blue and pink complement each other so well.
Dreads With Blue Purple Ombre
I love a good ombre. And there’s no reason you can not have an ombre in protective hairstyles. I have seen that purple and lavender are some shades that look great with blue. So you mix in these colors to give a gradient sort of look.
Dreads With Pink and Light Blue Tips
Again, just having blue in your hair can be boring. So why not put in some color in it? I have shown the half-pink, half-blue dreadlocks color idea above. But what about going for the same look but vertically?
Yes, you can start off with a darker pink color that blends in to your black dreadlocks and then melts into a lighter icy blue shade. I just adore the dark color to light color fade in the dreadlocks.
Blonde Dreads With Blue Tips
If you want to have blue dreads and keep them on for a longer time, you have to bleach your hair. But why not keep some of the blonde?
In this style, you don’t cover all of your bleached blonde dreads with the blue dye. Leave some strands of locs a shade of light platinum blonde to contrast against the blue.
Blue Dreads With Pink Tips
Here’s a little reversal! Why not get blue dreadlocks and then overlay some pink color at the tips instead of the other way around mentioned above.
Bright Electric Blue Dreads
Cornrow Dreads With Blue Tips
Short Dreads With Blue Tips
Dreadlocks With Red and Blue Tips
Short Front Dreads with Blue Tips
What Colors Will Look Good with Dreadlocks
This question is a bit tricky to answer, as different hair colors look different on dreadlocks.
However, some popular hair colors that work well on dreadlocks include black, brown, blonde, light brown, and red. Also, if you’re looking to just dye the tips of your dreads, you can see what your base dreadlocks’ color is to choose the shade that will go the best with it. For example:
If you have light brown or golden locks, light brown or blonde hair color may be a good match.
If you have dark brown or black locks, black or dark brown hair color may be a good match.
If you have red, copper or light brown locks, red hair may work well.
If you have dark red, copper or black locks, dark hair may work well.
Experiment a little and see what color looks the best on you – you might be surprised!
How To Color Tips Of Your Dreads
For those of you who are unsure about how to color your dreadlocks, I have the perfect answer for you! Dreadlocks can be colored in a variety of ways, but the most popular method is to use a hair dye that is specifically designed for dreadlocks. Here are a few tips on how to color your dreadlocks using this method:
Color your dreadlocks to match your personality and style! Here are some tips to get you started:
1. Pre-treat your locks with a conditioning treatment before coloring. This will help to seal in the dye and make it easier to apply.
2. Choose the right coloring product – There are many color products on the market today, and it can be difficult to decide which one is the best for your hair. Some products are designed for use with other hair treatments, so be sure to read the instructions carefully before using them.
3. Apply the product evenly – Make sure to apply the product evenly throughout your dreadlocks. Too much product will make your locks look greasy and unnatural, while too little will not give them the color you desire. So make sure to use just enough dye so that it covers the tips as well.
4. Leave the product in for a few minutes – Many color products require a few minutes for them to fully take effect. This will allow the dye to spread evenly through your hair and create a vivid color that will last throughout the day. Let the dye sit for a few minutes before rinsing it out thoroughly with cool water.
5. Rinse off the product thoroughly – Once you’ve applied the color, make sure to rinse it off thoroughly with cool water. This will remove any excess dye from building up on your locs and keep your hair looking its best!
6. Follow the instructions provided with the hair dye to avoid any unwanted side effects. Remember, always use caution when coloring your hair, as any side effects can lead to damaged hair as locs are especially delicate!
How Can I Lock The Tips Of My Dreads
The best way to lock tips of your dreads will vary depending on your hair type and style of dreadlocks. It also depends on the condition of your scalp. However, here are some general tips that may help:
1. Use a hair tie or elastic band – This is the simplest and most common way to lock tips of your dreads. Simply tie your hair in a knot with the elastic band, making sure that the tips of your dreads are secure.
2. Try a bun – Another popular way to lock dreadlocks is by wearing a bun. You can either make a basic bun using some extra cotton fabric or a scrunchie. This will make it much easier to keep your locks in place and minimize frizzing.
3. Use a hair dryer – If you have really stubborn dreadlocks, you can try using a hair dryer on low heat. This will help to soften the hair and make it easier to lock into place with a hair tie or elastic band.
Tips For Dreadlocks – How To Prevent Coloring From Damaging Dreads
Coloring dreads can be a fun and exciting experience, but it’s important to take care not to damage them in the process. Here are some tips to keep your dreads healthy and safe during coloring:
1. Use a hair conditioner before coloring – This will help to keep the hair hydrated and protected from damage.
2. Do not use heat during coloring – Heating up the hair can cause it to break and dye more unevenly.
3. Protect the scalp with a protective hat – A hat will help to protect the scalp from direct sunlight and UV rays, which can damage the hair follicles and dye molecules.
4. Use caution when using hot tools – These tools can cause significant damage if they’re used incorrectly. Yes, I know using hair straighteners is out of the question if you have dreads, but hot tools here even include blow dryers. Follow the instructions closely and be aware of how much heat is being put onto the hair.
5. Wash the hair regularly – After coloring, it’s important to wash the hair frequently to remove any excess dye and prevent it from building up on the scalp. However, make sure you use a special shampoo for dreads as regular shampoos aren’t good for protective hairstyles.
To wrap things up, if you’re planning to get dreadlocks – go for it! And if you’re planning to get it colored with blue, green, red or any other color for that matter… well go for it as well!
Colored hair and dreads go so well together!
And what’s more you can get this look without getting your hair damaged.
Dreads are a fantastic protective hairstyle that helps prevent breakage and promotes hair growth for natural (African American) hair.
Also, coloring it at the tips really wouldn’t make a difference as you won’t be applying dye to the roots and you can always cut off the extra inches in the worst case scenario where you get damaged strands.
If you don’t want to go through the process of using box hair dye at the ends of your dreads, using a temporary hair dye like Manic Panic or Splat is a good idea too.
This will help you change your hair color several times without any side effects.