How to do short dreads? Well, once again it depends on your texture and it depends on how short your short dreads are. There are a lot of different things you can do with short dreads, outside of the actual maintenance. Of course, the maintenance techniques would be the twist and pin, the interlocking method, the crocheted method. On short dreads the best thing is the rubber band method. Sometimes that causes them to be a little stiffer and they hold up a little bit better.
But in terms of actual styling, it depends on the length and the texture of the short dreads. A great style to do when your dreads are short is normally, something where the front is pulled back and you can spike the middle and the back, and just give it a little bit of fullness. You could pin the sides back and spike it out at the top, and make it look a little full and funky. The same rules apply working with short dreads as with long dreads. The only difference is the length.