Dreadsock Review

Dreadsock review

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Need something to keep your hair lint-free and in place? The Dreadsock may be just what you’re looking for.

The Dreadsock comes in three sizes: small, medium, and large. Julian Burke, the company’s founder and president, sent me a royal blue one in medium for review.

The Dreadsock is 80% polyester and 20% spandex, and feels almost identical to the hair bonnets found in beauty supply stores. According to the website, the Dreadsock locks in moisture, protects your hair from debris, and allows your hair to fall back naturally.

But does it live up to the hype? In a word, yes.


What I Liked:

  • It covers my entire head

As anyone with dreads can tell you, it becomes increasingly difficult to find nighttime hair coverings as your hair grows. The Dreadsock covers my hair completely. And don’t worry if your dreads are thicker; although there wasn’t much room left lengthwise, there was plenty widthwise.  Plus the material is made to stretch.

  • It stays in place

I don’t think I’ve ever had a hair bonnet that consistently survived a night on my head. The Dreadsock, however, stayed put as promised.

  • It’s comfortable

After the first couple of nights,  I found myself throwing on my Dreadsock while watching television or lounging around the house. It’s made of lightweight material that allows air to get in and circulate. After a while I forgot I was even wearing it.


What I didn’t like:

  • It’s pricey

Um, $20 for a hair bonnet? #WhereDeyDoDatAt? I’m not sure if I’d be willing to pay so much for a Dreadsock. But I do think it’s a good investment, especially if your dreads are longer. It’s a quality product and should hold up over time.


I’m very pleased overall. Great product,  and  I recommend it. 4/5 nappy fros.

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Have you tried the Dreadsock? Please share your experience. And if you haven’t, is this something you’d be interested in?

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6 Responses so far.

  1. Daphne says:

    I am in need of something like this. I have been wrapping my hair but when I wake up – the scarf is no where to be found! I’ve heard about the dreadsock – but my concern was the price. I don’t want to spend all that money and have the same issue. Great review.
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    • Thanks for visiting, Daphne.

      Yes, the price is my main concern, too. But even though it’s expensive, it gets the job done. So you could look at it as a long term investment.

      You may want to consider the Loc Sock as an alternative. I haven’t tried it, but others have said it’s comparable. The site claims that the soc covers your hair completely but it doesn’t look as secure to me.

      • LaTonia says:

        I purchased my dreadsock, one for my daughter, and a headband in 2011. I still use them (8/13). No snags. No stretches. I throw them in the wash and everything. I got a dreadsock because I found myself replacing the bonnets and scarves from the beauty supply more than 3 times a year. That adds up, $4 or $5 a piece. They stretch, get lost, snag on things. (The dreadsock doesn’t help with the get lost part, but you see where I am going with this). Now that my locs are thick and at my shoulder and I still get them up in my dreadsock “shortie”. Although it is time for me to get some bigger dreadsocks. I love these! Well worth the money.

        • Thanks for your review, LaTonia. I’m happy to hear you had a good experience. I don’t think I’ve heard any bad things about the Dreadsock.

          I’m ashamed to admit that until reading your comment I never considered washing my sock. It’s good to know it can just be tossed in the machine.

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