Not quite, Dreadlocks are a purely a thing from the African continent and diaspora, since tight coils are the only think that will hold the locks. What you're thinking of are plaits, which are more suitable for straight hair.
HAIR: Looking into various styles of dreads to design what my character needs. As my character lives in the wild, her hair will get matted and knotty from lack of brushes and showers. I think dreads will certainly fit this scenario, as dreads are achieved by knotting the hair several times. The dreads on this guy is perfect as the look quite natural and looks similar to the Evolet character. Dreads can be knotted or braided in the hair.