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Rastaman with long locks
Rastaman with long locks

Dreadlocks, sometimes simply called locks or dreads, are interlocked coils of hair which tend to form by themselves, in all hair types, if the hair is washed regularly and allowed to grow naturally without the use of brushes, combs, razors, or scissors for a long period of time. Many societies and various heritages find some locks to be unattractive and distasteful, however, this is seen by the "dread" lock community as an unfortunate stereotype[citation needed]. Many religions and cultures specifically forbid the wearer to cut their hair. It is common for the wearer to perform thorough maintenance on their hair, including regular washing and various techniques of re-knotting, in order to maintain the desired appearance[citation needed]. Although the term 'dreadlock' was associated closely with the Rastafari movement community, people of various cultures have worn, and continue to wear, locks. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... For the 1968 stage production, see Hair (musical), for the 1979 film, see Hair (film). ... Haile Selassie I The Rastafari movement, or Rasta, is a new religious movement[1] that accepts Haile Selassie I, the former Emperor of Ethiopia, as God incarnate, called Jah[2] or Jah Rastafari. ...

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History

Hindu Belief: Shiva takes the weight of the mighty Ganges in his locks and imprisons her. He is released through the locks of his hair, which prevents the river's force from destroying earth, and the waters bring purification to the planet.

The first known examples of locks date back to ancient dynastic Egypt. Egyptian royalty and commoners wearing locked hairstyles and wigs have appeared on bas-reliefs, statuary and other artifacts.[1] Mummified remains of ancient Egyptians with locks, as well as locked wigs, also have been recovered from archaeological sites.[2] Image File history File links LordShiva2. ... Image File history File links LordShiva2. ... For other uses, see Shiva (disambiguation). ... “Ganga” redirects here. ... Khafres Pyramid and the Great Sphinx of Giza, built about 2550 BC during the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom,[1] are enduring symbols of the civilization of ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt was a civilization in Northeastern Africa concentrated along the middle to lower reaches of the Nile River... A wig or toupee is a head of hair - human, horse-hair or synthetic - worn on the head for fashion or various other aesthetic and stylistic reasons, including cultural and religious observance. ...


The locked Hindu deity Shiva and his followers were described in the scriptures as "jaTaa", meaning "wearing twisted locks of hair", probably derived from the Dravidian word "caTai", which means to twist or to wrap.[citation needed] The Greeks,[citation needed] the Pacific Ocean peoples,[citation needed] the Naga people and several ascetic groups within various major religions have at times worn their hair in locks, these include the Nazirites of Judaism, the Sadhus of Hinduism, the Dervishes of Islam and the Coptic Monks of Christianity,[citation needed] among others. The very earliest Christians also may have worn this hairstyle.[citation needed] Particularly noteworthy are descriptions of James the Just, brother of Jesus and first Bishop of Jerusalem, who wore them to his ankles.[citation needed] For other uses, see Shiva (disambiguation). ... Dravidian may refer to: Dravidian languages, including the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada languages spoken especially in southern India and Sri Lanka. ... Naga people The Naga people of about two and half million are found in Nagaland, parts of Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Myanmar. ... Not to be confused with Nazarene. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In Hinduism, sadhu is a common term for an ascetic or practitioner of yoga (yogi) who has given up pursuit of the first three Hindu goals of life: kama (pleasure), artha (wealth and power) and even dharma (duty). ... Hinduism is a religious tradition[1] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... For other uses, see Dervish (disambiguation). ... Jesus Christ in a Coptic icon. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is... Saint James the Just (יעקב Holder of the heel; supplanter; Standard Hebrew YaÊ¿aqov, Tiberian Hebrew Yaʿăqōḇ, Greek Iάκωβος), also called James Adelphotheos, James, 1st Bishop of Jerusalem, or James, the Brother of the Lord[1] and sometimes identified with James the Less, (died AD 62) was an important figure...


Locks may have also been part of Mexican culture before the 16th century Spanish conquest. In a description of an Aztec ritual, Historian William Hickling Prescott referred to locked Priests of the Aztec civilization, a Mesoamerican people of central Mexico in the 14th century, 15th century and 16th century. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Aztec is a term used to refer to certain ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language and who achieved political and military dominance over large parts of Mesoamerica in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, a period referred to as the Late post-Classic... William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 - January 29, 1859) was a historian. ... Mesoamerica is the region extending from central Mexico south to the northwestern border of Costa Rica that gave rise to a group of stratified, culturally related agrarian civilizations spanning an approximately 3,000-year period before the European discovery of the New World by Columbus. ... This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ...

"On the summit he was received by six priests, whose long and matted locks flowed disorderly over their sable robes, covered with hieroglyphic scrolls of mystic import. They led him to the sacrificial stone, a huge block of jasper, with its upper surface somewhat convex." (William H. Prescott, History of the Conquest of Mexico)

In Senegal, the Baye Fall, followers of the Mouride movement, a sect of Islam indigenous to the country which was founded in 1887 by Shaykh Aamadu Bàmba Mbàkke, are famous for growing locks and wearing multi-colored gowns.[3] Cheikh Ibra Fall, founder of the Baye Fall school of the Mouride Brotherhood, claims that he was "the first dread in West Africa". It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Mouridia. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... Amadou Bamba (1850-1927) (Aamadu Bàmba Mbàkke in Wolof, Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn ḤabÄ«b Allāh in Arabic, also known as KhadÄ«mu r-RasÅ«l or The Servant of the Prophet in Arabic, and as Sëriñ Tuubaa or Holy Man of Tuubaa...


In Jamaica the term dreadlocks was first recorded in the 1950s as a term for the "Young Black Faith", an early sect of the Rastafari which began among the marginalized poor of Jamaica in the 1930s, when they ceased to copy the particular hair style of Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia and began to wear dreadlocks instead[citation needed]. It was said that the wearer lived a "dread" life or a life in which he feared God, which gave birth to the modern name 'dreadlocks' for this ancient style[citation needed]. Haile Selassie I The Rastafari movement, or Rasta, is a new religious movement[1] that accepts Haile Selassie I, the former Emperor of Ethiopia, as God incarnate, called Jah[2] or Jah Rastafari. ... Haile Selassie I KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO (Geez: , Power of the Trinity; July 23, 1892 – August 27, 1975) was de jure Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974 and de facto from 1916 to 1936 and 1941 to 1974. ...


Most Rastafari still attribute their dreadlocks to Selassie as well as the three Nazarite vows, in the Book of Numbers, the fourth of the books of the Pentateuch[citation needed]. A Nazarite or Nazirite, Nazir in Hebrew, was a Jew who took an ascetic vow described in the Book of Numbers at 6:1-21. ... The Book of Numbers is the fourth of the books of the Pentateuch, called in the Hebrew ba-midbar במדבר, i. ... Look up Pentateuch in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth himself unto the LORD, he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow. (Numbers 6:5, KJV)

Nazarites for life who wore locks and were mentioned in the Bible include the Nazarites Samuel, John the Baptist, and probably the most famous biblical figure with locked hair, Samson, who, according to scripture, had seven locks and lost his great strength when they were cut[citation needed]. This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... Samuel or Shmuel (Hebrew: שְׁמוּאֵל, Standard Tiberian ) is an important leader of ancient Israel in the Book(s) of Samuel in the Hebrew Bible. ... St. ... Samson and Delilah, by Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) This article is about Biblical figure. ...


Motivations

A woman with thick locks

The rise in popularity of reggae music during the 1970s and the worldwide fame of singer and songwriter Bob Marley, who exhibited dreadlocks for many years, prompted an interest in locks internationally. The anti-establishment philosophy of Rastafari, echoed in much of the reggae of the time, had a particular resonance for left-leaning youth. Image File history File links DreadlockWoman. ... Image File history File links DreadlockWoman. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... This article is about the reggae musician. ... Left wing redirects here. ...


Like the afro, locks also can have social and political ramifications. For some peoples of African descent, locks are a statement of ethnic pride. Some see them as a repudiation of Eurocentric values represented by straightened hair. For some, the rejection of ideas and values deemed alien to African peoples (which locks embody) sometimes can assume a spiritual dimension. Similarly, others wear locks as a manifestation of their black nationalist or pan-Africanist political beliefs and view locks as symbols of black unity and power, and a rejection of oppression and imperialism. While most Rastafari sects welcome all ethnicities and the history of locks attributes the hairstyle to almost all ethnic groups, some blacks who attach strong ethnic meaning to locks disapprove of the wearing of locks by white people viewing such practice as a form of cultural appropriation. Woman with an afro at the Tribeca Film Festival For the Italian painter known as Afro, see Afro Basaldella. ... Eurocentrism is the practice, conscious or otherwise, of placing emphasis on European (and, generally, Western) concerns, culture and values at the expense of those of other cultures. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Pan-Africanism literally means all Africanism. It is a sociopolitical world view, as well as a movement, which seeks to unify and uplift both native Africans and those of the African diaspora, as part of a global African community.[1] // Pan-Africanism is usually seen as a product of the... Cecil Rhodes: Cape-Cairo railway project. ... Cultural appropriation is the adoption of some specific elements of one culture by a different cultural group. ...


In white counterculture, locks have become popular among groups such as the "anti-globalization" movement and environmental activists (such as Swampy, well-known in the 1990s). One issue of SchNEWS, an English anarchist newsletter, described the coming together of striking dockworkers and green protesters as "Docks and dreadlocks come together". [4] Some people also describe them as "neo-hippies." Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... ... Swampy (real name Daniel Hooper) is a British environmental protester, or eco-warrior. ... SchNEWS is a weekly anarchist publication published in Brighton, England as a double sided A4 newspaper and an online edition. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Green politics or Green ideologies is a political ideology which places a high importance on ecological and environmentalist goals, and on achieving these goals through broad-based, grassroots, participatory democracy and a consensus decision-making. ...


Rastafari and British film director and musician Don Letts, explained the punk-rasta unity, which emerged in Great Britain during the early 1970s, in terms of a shared sense of a rebellion against the establishment and established norms. Don Letts is a British film director and musician. ... Punks at a music festival The punk subculture is a subculture that is based around punk rock music. ...

The reggae thing and the punk thing...it's the same fuckin' thing. Just the black version and the white version. The kids are singing about the change, they wanna do away with the establishment. ...Our Babylon is your establishment, same fuckin' thing. If we beat it, then you beat it, and vice versa... Like with me hair, and the red, gold, and green. Once you put that hat on your head you're takin' on a whole lot of shit, you know what I mean? Same as a punk, right, a punk wears his clothes. He's makin' an outward sign he's rebelling. (Don Letts, 1977 interview with Sniffin' Glue [5])

Raver with multi-colored, woolen and synthetic dreadlocks
Raver with multi-colored, woolen and synthetic dreadlocks

Dreadlocks are also popular in reggae and ska subcultures. Image File history File links Clubbing. ... Image File history File links Clubbing. ... For other uses, see Rave (disambiguation). ...


Dreadlocks came into prominence in the 90's with the introduction of Nu metal with many bands such as Korn, P.O.D and Incubus donning dreadlocks. Rob Zombie is another prominent artist known for wearing his hair in dreads. Nu metal (also called aggro metal, or nü metal using the traditional heavy metal umlaut) is a musical genre that has origins in the mid 1990s. ... This article is about the band. ... This article is about the Californian rock band. ... Incubus can refer to: Incubus (demon), a demon said to rape women while they slept Incubus (band), an American alternative rock band. ... Robert Cummings (born January 12, 1965 in Haverhill, Massachusetts), better known as Rob Zombie, is an American musician, film director, and writer. ...


Within other youth subcultures, locks also can be a means of creative self-expression, a symbol of individualism and a form of rebellion against traditional ties and restrictions. For example the members of the Cybergoth movement in Europe setting out to shock with creative hair displays like wildly coloured lock wigs, "dread falls" and elaborate extensions complemented by dramatic make-up to oppose representations of authority and conformity. An example of cyber fashion Cyber, also referred to as cyber culture or cyberculture, is the name given to a subculture that has roots in multiple music scenes including the European Dark scene and rave/clubbing scenes. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Certain children especially africans are also born with dreadlocks which is sometimes thought to be a sign of spiritual power of the new born.


By Culture

Hinduism

A dreadlocked Samson fights the lion in this drawing from a 15th century Icelandic manuscript.

There are many reasons among various cultures for wearing locks. Locks can be an expression of deep religious or spiritual convictions, a manifestation of ethnic pride, a political statement, or be simply a fashion preference. In response to the derogatory history of the term dreadlocks, alternative names for the style include locks and African Locks. It is also argued that the accurate term for the process of creating the style is locking rather than dreading. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (824x1132, 354 KB)Samson and the lion. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (824x1132, 354 KB)Samson and the lion. ... Samson and Delilah, by Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) This article is about Biblical figure. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ...


Among some Sadhus and Sadhvis, Indian holy men and women, locks are sacred, considered to be a religious practice and an expression of their disregard for profane vanity, as well as a symbol of their spiritual understanding that physical appearances are unimportant. The public symbol of matted hair is re-created each time an individual goes through these unique experiences.[citation needed] In almost all myths about Shiva and his flowing locks, there is a continual interplay of extreme asceticism and virile potency, which link the elements of destruction and creation, whereas the full head of matted hair symbolizes the control of power.[citation needed] In Hinduism, sadhu is a common term for an ascetic or practitioner of yoga (yogi) who has given up pursuit of the first three Hindu goals of life: kama (pleasure), artha (wealth and power) and even dharma (duty). ...


Gangadhara Shiva captures and controls the river Ganges with his locks, whose descent from the heavens would have deluged the world. The river is released through the locks of his hair, which prevents the river from destroying earth. As the Lord of Dance, Nataraja, Shiva performs the tandava, which is the dance in which the universe is created, maintained, and resolved. Shiva's long, matted tresses, usually piled up in a kind of pyramid, loosen during the dance and crash into the heavenly bodies, knocking them off course or destroying them utterly. Gangadhara Gangadhara refers to a form of the Hindu god Shiva, in His aspect as the one who tamed the river Goddess Ganga, so that She would flow from His locks to the Earth. ... This article is about the river. ... Bronze Chola Statue of Nataraja Nataraja (literally, The King of Dance) is the dancing posture of Lord Åšiva, the aspect of God as the Destroyer in Hinduism. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...


Locks in India are reserved nearly exclusively for holy people. According to the 'Hymn of the longhaired sage' in the ancient Vedas, long jatas express a spiritual significance which implies the wearer has special relations with spirits, is an immortal traveller between two worlds and the master over fire: The Fountain of Eternal Life in Cleveland, Ohio Immortality (or eternal life) is the concept of living in physical or spiritual form for an infinite length of time, or in a state of timelessness. ... For other uses, see Fire (disambiguation). ...

The long-haired one endures fire, the long-haired one endures poison, the long-haired one endures both worlds. The long-haired one is said to gaze full on heaven, the long-haired one is said to be that light ... Of us, you mortals, only our bodies do you behold. ...For him has the Lord of life churned and pounded the unbendable, when the long-haired one, in Rudra’s company, drank from the poison cup (The Keshin Hymn, Rig-veda 10.136)

Sadhu with jata (long locks) twisted in a knot on top of the head
Sadhu with jata (long locks) twisted in a knot on top of the head

The Shaiva Nagas, ascetics of India, wear their jata (long hair) in a twisted knot or bundle on top of the head and let them down only for special occasions and rituals. The strands are then rubbed with ashes and cowdung, considered both sacred and purifying, then scented and adorned with flowers.hsssssssss Image File history File links Sadhus. ... Image File history File links Sadhus. ... The word ascetic derives from the ancient Greek term askesis (practice, training or exercise). ...


Rastafari

Similarly, the Rastafari wear locks as an expression of inner spirituality. For them, the term "dread" refers to a "fear of the Lord", expressed in part as alienation from the perceived decadence and other evils of contemporary society and a return to the Covenant with the Almighty, Jah Rastafari.[citation needed]


Another interpretation among the Rastafari is that "dread" refers to the fear locked Mau Mau warriors inspired among the colonial British.[citation needed] The Mau Mau Uprising was an insurgency by Kenyan rebels against the British colonial administration from 1952 to 1960. ...


Dreadlocks on a Rasta's head are symbolic of the Lion of Judah which is sometimes centered on the Ethiopian Flag. Rastas hold that Selassie is a direct descendant of the Israelite Tribe of Judah through the lineage of Kings of Israel David and Solomon, and that he is also the Lion of Judah mentioned in the Book of Revelation. Lion of Judah has its origins in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) where the Israelite tribe of Judah had the lion as its symbol. ... “The Twelve Tribes” redirects here. ... The Tribe of Judah (Hebrew: יְהוּדָה, Praise; Standard Hebrew , Tiberian Hebrew ) is one of the Hebrew tribes, founded by Judah, son of Jacob(Israel). ... 10th century BCE: The Land of Israel, including the United Kingdom of Israel Commonwealth of Israel redirects here. ... This article is about the Biblical king of Israel. ... It has been suggested that Sulayman be merged into this article or section. ... Visions of John of Patmos, as depicted in the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. ...


The Ngati Dreads or Māori Rastafaris, indigenous people of New Zealand, combine the Rasta teaching with the teachings of Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki, a Māori leader and the founder of the Ringatu religion who preached belief in God and the rejection of Māori tohungaism. This article is about the Māori people of New Zealand. ... Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki (c. ... The Ringatu church was founded in 1868 by Te Kooti Rikirangi and the symbol for the movement is an upraised hand, or Ringa Tu in Māori. ...


Western

Man with dreadlocks.
Man with dreadlocks.

When reggae music gained popularity and mainstream acceptance in the '70s, the locks (often called “dreads”) were co-opted by the secular and became a notable fashion statement; they were worn by prominent authors, actors, athletes and rappers, and were even portrayed as part and parcel of gang culture in such movies as Marked for Death. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Marked for Death is a 1990 action film directed by Dwight H. Little. ...

A roller derby athlete with contemporary dreadlocks.

With the "Rasta style", the fashion and beauty industries capitalized on the trend. A completely new line of hair care products and services emerged in salons that catered to a Caucasian clientele, offering all sorts of "dreadhead" hair care items such as wax, shampoo, and jewelry. Hairstylists created a wide variety of modified locks, including multi-colored, synthetic lock extensions and "dread perms", where chemicals are used to treat the hair. For the skate brand of the same name, see Roller Derby (brand). ... Dread perming is a chemical process done by salons. ...


Hair salons in Black communities boomed as well, with well-known Black artists such as Rosalind Cash, Whoopi Goldberg, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Lauryn Hill, Lenny Kravitz, Bobby McFerrin, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Living Colour and Keith Hamilton Cobb inspiring a "new" look for Afrocentric hair free from chemical processing. However, some salons offered "natural" Afrocentric styles by attaching locks of false or artificial hair similar to locks to the natural hair. Locks that used to take five years to develop became available at the local stylist in approximately five hours. These dreadlock wearers are derided as "rentadreads" or "rentals" by true Rastafarians. While some mistakenly view Milli Vanilli as examples of this type of dread, their hair was actually styled in multiple braids viewable on several of their album covers. Microbraids as well as two-strand twists are sometimes mistaken for dreadlocks. Rosalind Cash (December 31, 1938 – October 31, 1995) was an American actress. ... Whoopi Goldberg (born November 13, 1955) is an American actress, comedian, radio presenter, host, and author. ... Alice Malsenior Walker (born February 9, 1944) is an American author and feminist. ... For the Louisiana politician, see deLesseps Morrison, Jr. ... Lauryn Noel Hill (born May 25, 1975) is an American singer, rapper, musician, record producer and film actress. ... Leonard Albert Lenny Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and arranger whose retro style incorporates elements of rock, soul, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, folk, and ballads. ... Bobby McFerrin Robert Bobby McFerrin Jr. ... Malcolm-Jamal Warner (born August 18, 1970 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American television actor and director, primarily for his roles in sitcoms, movies and television. ... Living Colour is a hard rock band formed in New York City in 1983 by Vernon Reid. ... Keith Hamilton Cobb (born 28 January 1962) is an American actor, best known for his roles as the ruthless Tyr Anasazi in the science-fiction series Andromeda from 2000 to 2002 and Noah Keefer on All My Children from 1994 to 1996. ... Milli Vanilli (milli is a word meaning national in Turkish, picked up by the artists while visiting Turkey on one of its national days) was a duo, Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus, formed in Germany in the mid-1980s. ...


Locked models appeared at fashion shows, and Rasta clothing with a Jamaican-style reggae look were sold. Even exclusive fashion brands like Christian Dior created whole Rasta-inspired collections worn by models with a variety of lock hairstyles. Christian Dior (January 21, 1905 – October 23, 1957), was an influential French fashion designer. ...


See also

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Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Hinduism is a religious tradition[1] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... Haile Selassie I The Rastafari movement, or Rasta, is a new religious movement[1] that accepts Haile Selassie I, the former Emperor of Ethiopia, as God incarnate, called Jah[2] or Jah Rastafari. ... In Hinduism, sadhu is a common term for an ascetic or practitioner of yoga (yogi) who has given up pursuit of the first three Hindu goals of life: kama (pleasure), artha (wealth and power) and even dharma (duty). ... Backcombing is a way of combing hair which is used to create volume as well as to create certain hairstyles. ...

References

  1. ^ Image of Egyptian with locks.
  2. ^ Egyptian Museum -"Return of the Mummy. Toronto Life - 2002." Retrieved 01-26-2007.
  3. ^ http://www.postonove.com/img/data/fotos/cheikh_big_street.jpg
  4. ^ SchNEWS - Docks and Dreadlocks Come Together
  5. ^ Don Letts at The Roxy

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Dreadlocks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2638 words)
Dreadlocks, sometimes called simply Dreads, Locks, or Locs are matted ropes of hair which will form by themselves if the hair is allowed to grow without the use of brushes, combs, razors or scissors for a long period of time.
Dreadlocks are a universal phenomenon and through the ages, people of various cultures have worn dreadlocks.
Dreadlocks in India are reserved nearly exclusively for holy people as well as shamans in many of the ethnic groups that still maintain such practices.
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Dreadlocks are the latest hair style that has emerged as one the hottest new hair fashion trend.
The dreadlock styles that were carefully created on the heads of the models were worn up and tied or pinned high on the scalp to create a dramatic almost warrior appearance.
Although some of the dreadlocks appeared to be carefully developed dreadlocks, all of the styles were carefully arranged and styled to add to the glamour of the clothing that the models were displaying.
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