17 things to know about Dreadlocks


17 things to know about Dreadlocks.

Dreadlocks are a daring ancestral hairstyle that gives style and panache to the wearer. Afroculture.net has prepared some simple answers for dread lovers.

What are dreadlocks?

Dreadlocks are strands of hair, which tangle and form on their own if the hair grows naturally.

How to have dreadlocks naturally?

Dreadlocks form when hair is not cut or brushed, it grows naturally, and begins to twist. Tangled hair thus forms dreadlocks.

Why make dreadlocks?

Dreadlocks are a bold, original natural hairstyle that has been worn since the dawn of time. It’s a very trendy and stylish haircut.

How long do we keep them?

You can keep your dreads for life. But that requires maintenance.

Where to do dreads?

You can realize them in afro hairdressing salons.

Or make them yourself by knotting and weaving them one by one. You let them grow naturally, without cutting them or brushing them. But you will have to be very patient. Or you can use hooks.

Dreads are made, for what type of hair?

They can be adopted by all hair types (frizzy, wavy, curly, straight).

What are the alternatives to dreadlocks?

If you want to try dreadlocks and change them more easily. You can opt for fake locs. These are hair extensions that are hung on the roots and woven into dreads. The advantage is that you can choose the length and size you want.

Is it true that dreadlocks are marked in the Bible?

Yes, indeed. We are talking about dreads in a passage of the Holy Scriptures of Vedism, which dates from 2000 BC.

Is it true that some Egyptians had dreads?

Yes, we found mummies with locks in Egypt!

Are the dreadlocks dirty?

Of course not, these are prejudices. Dreadlocks are not dirty. They are like all haircuts. And need to be washed regularly.

How often should they be washed?

We advise you to shampoo at least once a week, every 3-4 days. After each wash, remember to dry your hair thoroughly.

Why is it so important to moisturize your dreads for maintenance?

Dreadlocks need to be well moisturized to stimulate your scalp and avoid itching. Nourish your hair with oil drops of your choice. For example, you can use olive oil, castor oil, argan oil, aloe vera oil, or coconut oil etc.

How is it that my hair is growing faster since I got my dreads?

Yes, it’s true that hair grows faster at the roots than at the dreadlocks.

How to take care of the tips and roots of this atypical hairstyle?

Even if you have dreads, your hair at the roots continues to grow. We recommend that you roll it up regularly.

If at the tips you want a round end. Crumple and rub the end of the locs often so that it can take shape.

Can dreads be colored?

Of course, it’s possible to color dreadlocks. You can do this either by chemical staining, bleaching, vegetable staining. But beware of chemical coloring, because it damages the hair.

What to do if you want to remove them?

If you don’t want your dreadlocks anymore. You have two options. The simplest method, you cut your hair. Second option, if you have patience, you can untangle your hair.

Why do dreads break?

There are various reasons for dreads to break. Lack of maintenance, or too much touching and twisting of the dreadlocks at the roots, wear and tear of the hair, or dreads that are too fine can damage and break the hair.

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