A short introduction about dreadlocks
Dreadlocks, also called locks, a ras, dreads, or Jata (Hindi), are matted coils of hair. Dreadlocks are usually intentionally formed; because of the variety of different hair textures, various methods are used to encourage the formation of locks such as backcombing. If the hair is not brushed or cut, it will tangle together as it grows, eventually resulting in the twisted, matted ropes of hair known as dreadlocks. Dreadlocks are associated most closely with the Rastafari movement, but people from many groups in history before them have worn dreadlocks, including many Sadhus of India and the Sufi Rafaees, the Maori people of New Zealand, the Maasai of East Africa, and the Sufi maligns, fakirs of Pakistan and one photographer from Malaysia.
FAQ about my dreadlocks
- I have had them since 1998
- Yes i do wash them.
- Yes its real and its all my hair and not extensions
- A friend of mine did it for me
- I wash it with normal shampoo. How? just like how you wash your hair. First wet it, then put the shampoo on your head, then wash it off.. simple as that.
- Yes it takes long time to dry.. usually I use a hair dryer
- its not uncomfortable
- its not heavy. Only a bit after washing it coz its wet.
- It does not smell. Unless you don’t EVER wash it like some people with dreadlocks who choose not to keep it clean. (thats by choice and not everyone with dreadlocks don’t keep it clean)
- No its not ok for you to pull them or touch them without my permission when you see me. What would you do if someone you don’t know comes up to you and starts playing with your hair? YES EXACTLY!!
- I don’t know how long I will keep it for.
- I don’t know how many dreads I have as I have not counted them
- If you have any more questions, google it!