Top 10 Myths About Dreadlocks - The truth about dreadlocks
Dreadlocked hair is one of the most misunderstood hairstyles. Throughout my dreadlocks journey, I have heard many rumors and myths about dreadlocks, people seem to ignor everything.
here are the top rumors you may come across, and the facts about them:
To have dreadlocks you must stop washing your hair, it needs to be dirty to lock
Fact: dirty hair is not healthy and it dreads slower, your hair must be clean to dread properly
Only black black people can have dreadlocks, or it suits only black people.
Fact: Dreadlocks are for everyone, it's all about patience and spirituality.
Dreadlock people smoke weed or they are potheads
Fact: Not true, dreadheads are not rastas and many of them don't even smoke cigarette
To have dreadlocks you must put some product on your hair
Products you may hear are good for dreadlocks: Honey, Toothpaste, Glue, Shewing gum, Mayonese, Candle wax, hair Gel...
Fact: Not true, do not put anything on your hair because it's unhealthy, it will become dirty and you will damage the scalp.
Dreadlocks damage your scalp, or will make you lose hair.
Fact: Not ture, if you take good care of your hair.
To remove dreadlocks you must shave your head
Fact: Not true, you can remove your dreadlocks, it's a hard process but it can still be done.
The only Natural method to have dreadlocks is the neglect/freeform method
Fact: I would say it's the most natural way, but some hair textures will take a long time to lock, with a little backcombing or twisting, the process would be faster, that's all, they're still natural methods, the hair dreads itself in a natural process.
Rubberbands will break your hair
Fact: If used in the right way, rubberbands help sectionning your hair and help tightening the roots especialy on new formed dreads.
Dreadlocks are for Rastas only.
Fact: Rastas didn't invented dreadlocks. Cavemen used to have dreadlocks because the comb wasn't invented yet, dreadlocks are for everyone and for many reasons: fashion, spirituality, religion... whatever is good for you
After shaving your dreadlocks, your new hair will grow as dreads.
Fact: your hair jusr grow, your scalp doesn't even know you have dreadlocks.
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