Loc count is a hot topic and needs to be clarified for beginners. When deciding on an ideal, average loc count, 60 is the most recommended count. Want to know what does 60 dreads look like? If so, this article is for you.
Don’t worry; if you already have dreadlocks and want to reconsider their count, we have a solution to help you achieve your desired deadlock count. So, in the same manner, if you decide on 60 locs now, you can alter their count later.
This guide is suitable for both men and women. We will go through all the details about what 60 dreads look like with lots of real-life examples and helpful videos. So, let’s start! So, let’s start!
Let me tell you, yes, you have to decide how many dreadlocks you want to have. And it is not dependent on the amount of hair you have but on the type of dreadlocks you want to have.
The whole article benefits those who don’t have deadlocks and those with dreadlocks, but the below sections are especially dedicated to them.
- How To Calculate How Many Dreads I Need? (If you don’t have dreadlocks)
- Other Than The Size Of The Dreadlock, What Should You Consider To Decide On Your Ideal Loc Count -It Will Tell You Should Get 60 Dreads Or Less Or More! (if you already have dreadlocks)
Table of Contents
- Is 60 Locs A Lot?
- How to calculate how many dreads you need?
- Other Than The Size Of The Dreadlock, What Should You Consider To Decide On Your Ideal Loc Count:
- How To Change The Loc Count To Make Them 60?
- How To Split Dreadlocks | No Scissors
- How To Combine Two Dreadlocks Into One?
- What Does 60 Dreads Look Like At Each Of 4 Stages Of Dreadlocks
Is 60 Locs A Lot?
60 dreadlocks may be a lot for some people, while it may be a relatively lower count for others. It is because of the type of locs you are getting because, usually, each dreadlock type has a different loc size. For example, two persons with similar loc count can look different because of loc size.
Other than the dreadlock type, loc size also depends on the texture and thickness of hair.
How many dreadlocks is average? Generally, a person’s lowest loc count is 20, and the maximum is 150 and above. 60 dreads would fall somewhere in the middle of this range and is the best loc count to start and consider moderate.
The loc count is completely one’s preference and is not a rule of thumb. However, here are some real-life examples to tell you what does 60 dreads look like.
6o Thick Traditional Locs (Real Life Examples)
Now with other dreadlock types like micro locks and sister locks, 60 locs are way less to achieve the style.
For micro locks, dreadlocks should be 150+; for sisterlocks, the locs count around 400.
So, I say 60 dreads are excellent with traditional locs.
Want to have a detailed explanation of types of locs? Click here.
How to calculate how many dreads you need?
You need to take these vital steps to figure out how many dreads you need.
Determine the size of the dreadlock:
Even when you are going for traditional locs, the dreadlock size is your preference. Larger loc size means fewer dreadlocks, and smaller locs means more locs.
Measure the circumference of your head:
With flexible measuring tape, measure the circumference of your head. It will give an idea of how much hair you have to work with.
Apply this formula to calculate how many dreads you need :
How many locs do I need for a full head? Divide the circumference of your head by the size of the dreadlock you want to calculate how many dreadlocks you need.
How Many Dreads You Need = Circumference of Your Head ÷ Size of the Dreadlock You Want
For example, if your head circumference is 20 inches and you want to create 1-inch thick dreadlocks, you will need around 20 dreadlocks. And if you want dreads less than 0.5, like 0.3 inches (1 centimeter), you will need 66 locs.
This leads you to know one thing, your favorite dreadlock size. Here we will help you with real-life picture examples of different loc sizes of traditional locs.
60 dreads with 0.4-centimeter full head short or Small locs length
60 dreads with 0.6-centimeter full head medium locs length
60 0.8-centimeter full head long locs length (check online)
Here is an excellent guide on choosing loc size: LOC ADVICE | HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR LOC SIZE
Other Than The Size Of The Dreadlock, What Should You Consider To Decide On Your Ideal Loc Count:
It Will Tell You Should Get 60 Dreads Or Less Or More!
Locs do not require daily style and may not require daily maintenance, but after every few times, they need maintenance that takes more time than any other hairstyle.
It needs washing, retwisting, palm rolling, interlocking, and crocheting to bring the neatness and healthy growth of dreadlocks in proper shape.
Here I will give you the best possible idea of what is recommended at each stage of maintaining 60 locs.
Starter or “baby” stage: Recommended method – palm rolling. Time – about 10-20 minutes. Washing time – about 20-30 minutes.
Budding stage: Recommended method – palm rolling or retwisting. Time – about 30-60 minutes. Washing time – about 30-45 minutes.
Teenage stage: Recommended method – retwisting or interlocking. Time – about 1-2 hours. Washing time – about 45-60 minutes.
Mature stage: Recommended method – retwisting or interlocking. Time – about 2-3 hours. Washing time – about 60-90 minutes.
Please note that the time washing and any maintenance method takes depends on hair thickness, hair texture, hair length, and, most importantly, the interval between maintaining and washing procedures and an individual’s skill level.
Even if you maintain and wash your dreadlocks, you still must know the professional cost associated with them. Because, at various times, you need professional help.
Here is the breakdown of the average cost of maintaining and washing 60 locs at each stage of the dreadlock.
Starter or “baby” stage:
Approximately $50-$100 per session for maintenance and an additional $25-$50 for washing.
Approximately $75-$150 per session for maintenance and an additional $35-$75 for washing.
Approximately $100-$200 per session for maintenance and an additional $50-$100 for washing.
Approximately $150-$300 per session for maintenance and an additional $75-$150 for washing.
Please note that the cost of maintenance and washing dreadlocks hugely depends on the location and experience of your stylist.
How To Change The Loc Count To Make Them 60?
Here comes the exciting part.
No matter how many locs you have, you can change their count. If you want to increase the loc count to 60, split the dreads into two to reach the number. If you want to lower the loc count than 60, combine to locs to create a big one.
Want to know how to split a dreadlock and join two dreadlocks? Here are super helpful videos.
How To Split Dreadlocks | No Scissors
How To Combine Two Dreadlocks Into One?
What Does 60 Dreads Look Like At Each Of 4 Stages Of Dreadlocks
The starter or “baby” stage: At this stage, the 60 dreadlocks would be in the process of forming and may appear as small sections of twisted or braided hair. The locks would not be fully matured and would likely have a loose, unkempt appearance. Read our article to remember the differents stages of dreads.
60 dreads at starter stage:
The budding stage: During this stage, the 60 dreadlocks would start to take on a more defined shape, and small knots would start to form throughout the hair. The locks would still be relatively short and may have a fuzzy or frizzy appearance.
60 dreads at budding stage:
The teenage stage: The 60 dreadlocks would be fully formed at this stage but may not have reached their maximum length yet. The locks would be more defined and may have a smoother appearance. They may also require more maintenance to keep them separated and prevent them from matting together.
60 dreads at teenage stage
The mature stage: In the final stage of dreadlocks, the 60 locks would fully mature and have reached their maximum length. The locks would be thicker, stronger, and more defined. They would require regular maintenance to keep them healthy and looking their best and may be styled in various ways, such as updos or braids.
60 locs at mature stage
Wrapping it up
Here completes my guide on what does 60 dreads look like. If you are still trying to decide on how many locs you should have, I highly recommend trying faux locs (loc extensions) to test out some styles; it will give you a better and exact idea of what is best for you.