– a special hairstyle, in which the hair is braided into a lot of strands that retain their shape for a long time. Dreads or dreadlocks mean “terrifying curls” or “fearful God.” According to legend, when the end of the world comes, God will pull out all the people loyal to him for dreadlocks.


There are several types of dreadlocks, artificial elements are used in the manufacture, and there are also various methods of braiding the hair – nashesyvanie, twisting, rolling. Dreadlocks are often decorated with decorative elements – balls, rings.

For most people, a person with dreadlocks is a potential addict, the same one who decided to make himself such an exotic hairstyle faces a large number of myths about its content, some of which we will consider.

All dreadlocks are dirty.

Dreadlocks will be dirty if they are not washed and do not care for them. Many people think that the hairstyle will deteriorate if you wash your hair, in fact, quite the contrary – it’s the dirty dreadlocks that will quickly lose their appearance. It is compulsory to take water procedures at least once a week. Only with proper care dreadlocks look great.

To make dreadlocks, just do not comb your hair.

This method was used by cavemen who did not do their hair at all. Following this rule, the appearance of dreadlocks will have to wait a whole year, with a huge amount of dandruff inevitably accumulating. In this case, the hair will only have to be cut, and the dreadlocks will have to be done anew, already with the help of combing.

Wax is not natural for dreadlocks.

In fact, wax is the most natural product, which can be closer to nature than bees.

Naches is not natural.

Nails are the most natural method for braiding dreadlocks. Those who claim the opposite, simply do not know anything about this hairstyle.

Dreads can only be a black person.

And what about those Asian and Indian people who wear dreadlocks and look good at that? Many in general believe that the dreadlocks were first dressed by the Indians of Canada and Alaska. There are references to such hairstyles in biblical yet times of Samson and John the Baptist. Dreadlocks were in the Asian emperors in the Middle Ages.


Elastic bands can not be used, since they tear hair.

Elastic bands not only can not be, but simply need to be applied, since they hold the hair together when forming dreadlocks, preventing them from falling apart. Moreover, many specialists, like manuals, written and electronic, just recommend using rubber bands.

Dreadlocks cause damage to the skin.

In fact, hair begins to spin only at a distance of 2 cm from the skin, so the skin, in fact, has no idea about the hair, there is no damage in sight.

To get rid of dreadlocks, you need to shave your head.

In order to abandon the dreadlocks, it is not necessary to even cut the hair, but in general there are three ways to get rid of the hair. The simplest of them is shaving your head – quickly and simply. You can also shorten the dreadlocks until their length becomes suitable for soaking in the conditioner and combing. Usually enough 5-7 centimeters. With this method, you can keep the hair length up to 10 centimeters. If there is a desire to save your hair at all, then you’ll have to wash the dreadlocks well and comb them for a long time. For such an occupation, you can spend more than one hour, but the hair will remain in place. Do not worry about the hair that will fall out when combing – these are those who died their own death. In the dredge were found intertwined and healthy and dead hair.


много For dreadlocks a lot of useful products – honey, mayonnaise, glue, toothpaste, oil, candles and so on.

If you want the dreadlocks to fall out or have been significantly damaged by mold or bacteria, you can use some horrible products while listening to the recommendations of unqualified specialists. The listed products for dreadlocks are not intended, for a hairstyle shampoo and special wax is necessary.

Dreadlocks are worn only by rastamans.

Usually dreadlocks are associated exclusively with rastamans, many think that only these people wear them. But in fact the first dreadlocks were still at the cave man, however, not for reasons of fashion or spiritual views. For rastamans, dreadlocks are also an element of religion, so it is worthwhile to distinguish between a hairstyle and an attribute of faith.

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