Dreadlocks: Why the return of this hairstyle is about more than just looking different – Fashion – Pulse


Source: Dreadlocks: Why the return of this hairstyle is about more than just looking different – Fashion – Pulse

AUTHOR  –  Segun Akande is a Feature Writer at Pulse. His major interests lie in music, history and culture. He lives for stories that must be told and the people who tell them.

 

“There are some who like dreadlocks for cultural identity. They just feel more comfortable wearing their hair in a way that seems natural to them instead of straightening it out with hot tools or chemicals”

While this may seem like a noble cause – the desire to return to one’s roots and connect to one’s identity, most of the society still treats dreadlocks as an entertainer’s luxury or a social ill. Like yahoo-yahoo.

The Police, backed by various government directives, view dreadlocks not through judgmental eyes, but handcuffs, threats and white vans that hold up to 10 people at a time.

The natural hair trend has occured across gender lines and men with locks can find their sisters with their hair billowing in its shea-butter laden glory.

Sooner or later, someone might need to ask the police if dreadlocks ever killed anybody.

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