Dreadlocks Styles For Women – In Memories Of Bob Marley
Dreadlocks hairstyle was made popular by a musical legend, Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981). He was a Jamaican singer-songwriter, musician and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Though raised as a Catholic, Marley converted to Rastafari and began to grow dreadlocks. Females in Nigeria took his name to another level by naming the single strain braid hairstyle – Bob Marley.
Dreadlocks, also locs, dreads, or in Sanskrit, Jata, are ropelike strands of hair formed by matting or braiding hair. Dreadlocks can also be formed through a technique called “twist and rip”, as well as backcombing and rolling. While leaving hair to grow on its own – foregoing brushing, combing or cutting the hair, also known as the “neglect” technique and “free forming” – will generally result in tangles and mats, the formation of evenly sized dreadlocks takes planning and maintenance.
It is commonly believed that only natural African hair can be locked into dreads, hence ladies cut their hair to start the jour of keeping locs. This is actually not true. Did you know that Permed hair be locked into permanent dreads? Yes it can. In fact I locked my hair 5 months ago and my hair was permed so it had to be “instant locked” in Lagos, Nigeria.
One thing is locking your hair; the other is caring for it and then styling it. Caring for your locks is not difficult at all. All your dread need is just a spray of water daily. Just as you spray your perfume using a spray can. You have to spray your hair to make it healthier. Then you need to see your locktician once a month or once in 2 months.
When you visit your locktician, they wash your hair, re-lock the root and make each strand of your locks neater, and then they style your locks. Here are some really beautiful dreadlock styles you can take to your locktician;
Though Dreadlock is synonymous to Rastafari way of life, the hairstyle is trending in the fashion world. Even ladies in corporate establishments go to work on natural and synthetic dreadlocks. So if you are considering keeping your hair natural by locking it, you are on point sis. Just Do It!
We will always love you Bob Marley.
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