There are several different methods that work well for a white, or Caucasian, person to achieve dreadlocks. The most popular methods include backcombing the hair and wool hat rubbing.
Backcombing is one of the quickest ways to dread the hair. It involves sectioning the hair and combing it back towards the scalp. This process also allows a person the ability to choose the size of their dreads.
With wool rubbing, a person rubs a wool hat or sweater on his head until knots form. This method tends to cause a lot of pain due to pulling, but it is natural and works when other methods are not feasible.