Review: Dread Wraps from Cows Have Best Friends

A few months ago I talked with Jen, after hearing about her Etsy store, cowhavebestfriends, from a post on Reddit.

She offered to send me one of her hand made dread wraps to test and give my feedback on. The following is my thoughts on the dread wrap I received.


My dreadlocks pulled back

Ah yes! Up and out of the way, thanks to the dread wrap!


colorful dread wrap

This little guy is seriously awesome!

I have had just over a month to use it and honestly I’ve got to say, there’s not a whole lot I would change!

Previously, I have used headbands, however they were never tight enough, and rubber bands have always been too tight and would snag hairs while taking them off. The dread wraps work much like a giant twist-tie would; you pull your hair back and wrap the dread wrap around dreadlocks to secure them. It works great whether you like your dreadies back in a pony tail or up like a pineapple.

The dread wrap in my hair

Tying my dreads back

To test the durability I took this new hardware on a camping trip traveling over 60 miles by canoe. When it got hot out or I had something to do (cooking) the dread wrap was the first

thing to come out. It became so comfortable that I started tying my dreads up at that start of the day and left them up until I went to bed. The internal wire is pliable enough to quickly twist around a bundle of dreadlocks but firm enough not to move for an entire day. To boot, the wrap itself is made out of entirely recyclable materials!

Needless to say, I will be placing an order for a few more soon for both myself and as gifts for a few dready friends!

Check out the collection for sale, and if you can’t find a length or colors that match your style Jen can make you a custom wrap too, just ask!

My Dreadlocks Are 1 Year Old!

Today marks my dreadlock’s cake day!

They were born 1 year ago on July 29th 2012. My dreadlocks have matured quite a bit, however they’ve really started to come together well in the last 2 months. Not to mention they’ve also grown a bit too!

Scotty's dreadlocks are 1 year old!

No! Not the Velcro!

This past week my dreadlocks had a run in with the Velcro on my raincoat and it was had a terrible encounter! No real damage was done but it was not enjoyable unsticking my dreadlocks from my coat. Haha! I’m going to try to replace the Velcro with either snaps or toggles. Until then, I’ll […]

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My Dreadlocks Are 10 Months Old!

3 month 3 week old dreadlocks after removing wax

Wow! It’s been a long time since I’ve updated you guys on my dread’s progress. They’ve been growing and tightening slowly but surely. I haven’t done anything to the roots (such as “root rubbing” or retwisting) and they have been dreading up all on their own (I’m proud of them, haha)! Most of the whispy […]

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My Dreadlocks Are 6 Months Old!

6 month old dreadlocks

Today is the day! My dreadlocks are finally 6 months old! I started dreading 6 months ago with the help of a few dedicated friends who spent hours backcombing my hair into poofy dreadlocks. Since then, my dreads have unraveled a bit and tangled back up with most of the sections forming into very solid […]

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My Dreadlocks Are 5 Months and 19 Days Old!

Scotty's dreads are 5 months and 19 days old

Now that winter is in full swing I have been much less active and spend more time indoors which tends to keep my dreadlocks slightly cleaner. Because of that I have switched to washing every 3 or 4 days. A bunch of the ends have been blunting themselves since the 5 month mark creating less […]

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