Q. How long should my hair be to start dreads?
A. If you are using a good all-natural dread wax, you can start dem dreads with hair as short as 3 inches long. It is difficult, but not impossible, and the dreads actually turn out better in the end when started short. They will be very short dreads, kind of Buckwheat-style for a while, but that’s supa cute if you ask me. However, the longer the hair is to start out with, the easier it will dread in the beginning.
And without Knotty Boy, no less than 6 inches to start dreads – they won’t hold together if it’s any shorter.