Sorry for not being able to write more often, but I’ve been very busy thanks to tests, marks, and work, so… I will try to write more often (well, I’ll do my best).
The issue I wan to focus on today is about dreadlocks (now just Locks) and ‘rastafari’ style. All of us have been in several festivals and music concerts and they were completly crammed with lots of people wearing this outlandish hair style. The same idea always came up in our minds: “This person must be an outrageous criminal, a jonkie, or an ex-convict.” Other ones believe that those who wear dreadlocks are people who just smoke marijuana all day and have nothing else to do with their lifes. But I’m afraid to tell you that we might be completly wrong if we thought like that.
Although I am not wearing locks (and I won’t by now for my own decision), I never suspected anyone to be a criminal for wearing them, even now that we can find them in every festival we went.
It was the speech of a Youtuber (really profitable, according to my opinion) that shed the light on me about why everybody wanted te wear sticky and hard locks all over the head: the refreshment in summer and saving money.
Minimalist lifestyle is becoming a trend which everyday is takig over thousand and thousand people all over the world. So, a huge amount of people is starting to save money from everybody’s possibilities. One of them: hairstyle. Brushing, styling and fixing hair costs amounts of money to people, not to mention to the environment. That’s why a lot of people has been changing their straight and shiny hair for locks. Not just for fashion, but also for health.
Weaving locks in a natural way might be even healthy for our hair. Needing no brushing, no chemicals on it, and no heating the hair can grow free and stronger instead of damaged by other products. It may also be really stylish and fresh in summer because you can tie back your hair in a bun and keep rocking your lungs out in a rock festival. Besides, you may have a really summery style.
One of the most influencial persons who wore locks was Bob Marley, even though he was not the first one in wearing this crazy hair. Some soldiers in India, in 1800 who started to wear dreadlocks as a sign of rebellion against their leader. Furthermore, some years later, wearing locks meant that you were completly trusted to your own god, so that became a religous way to protect themselves and honour gods in the field of fight.
A lot of famous people who wore this hair style, most from rock and metal music, became really popular for teenagers. Dexter Holland, Korn or Rob Zombie were the inspiration for people to start the ball rolling in the fashion of locks. And even nowadays we can see them all around us. And those who wear them don’t need to be precisely criminals or jonkies, but healthy, stylish and cool people.