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How to Do a Dreads Twisted Knot Hairstyle

Learn how to do a dreads twisted knot hairstyle in this Howcast hair video about dreadlocks.

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So I'm going to demonstrate another dread lock style for men. This one is called the twisted knot and my model here Kylea has a beautiful head of dreads. Besides he used to shave, so that way he could do a lot with the top. And his hair also grows really fast, so it's almost double the time for him to keep his roots twisted or to make a visit to the salon. So he's at that point where his hair has to look neat. He has some things to do and he doesn't have a lot of time.

We're going to take this mohawk ponytail into a bun, because now he needs the hair to be off of his collar, but still keep a neat look. So what I'm going to do is I have ponytail holder. I'm putting just a little knot on the end here and I mainly just want to get the very ends, because his hair is already styled. But with it down it looks a little more funky, a little more fun. So we're going to make it just a tad more conservative.

So I'm going to take the very ends, and then I'm going to do, I'm going to pull it up and twist, twist it toward me and that's going to give this a nice little pattern up here. It doesn't have to be particularly neat, however we do want it to stay. So I'm going to take a couple of these dreads and wrap it, and then I'm also going to take a bobby pin and pin that up. Then we're going to go on the inside just collecting a couple of the ends of the dreads and pinning it to the base, so it can stay in place.

You're going to want to push it all the way through, so it's nice and secure, and I'm to go around the outside and secure it a little bit more. I'm going to leave a couple of these out, because I think it just helps with the look, and most men don't want their dreads to be so tight, so neat all the time, unless they're freshly twisted.

But since we are doing this on dreads that obviously have a little root, we want it to look neat, but we want it to look uniform at the same time, so they're not going to be twisted from the scalp, but we want an overall uniform look. So I'm just going to go through and pin a couple more, and I think by leaving a couple of them down, gives it that look of uniformity, but then also helps it look a little neater.

Go right underneath, pin that in place, and as you can see from the back here, everything is off his collar. If he is going to put on a suit with a high collar and needs a tie, his hair will be out of the way and from the front it's just still staying nice and intact. And that is a dread lock style for men called the twisted knot.

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