Asha, Zulu Mandela (44), holds the record for the world’s longest locks. Her beautiful locs are twenty and a half feet in length. Indeed, her hair got her into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2008.
Asha arrived at the decision to grow dreadlocks in March 1988. Before then, Asha was just like other women – braiding and weaving her hair. But today she is a head turner. Everywhere she goes people marvel at her locs.
Born to a South African father and a Trinidadian mother, Asha said the idea to grow dreadlocks came to her in a vision. She says she had a dream and in her words..“whereby the Most High asked me to grow locks”. To her, this was, and still is, a spiritual calling. Mmmhhh!.Im impressed that her hair edges are still in tact!
FICTION: You do not wash dreadlocks. Hair must be dirty to dread.
FACT: If you do not wash your hair it will stink. Dreadlocked hair needs to be washed regularly just like un-dreaded hair. You can wash dreads just as you would wash a sponge, by working the soap in and then squeezing and rinsing repeatedly to get all the soap out. Clean hair will actually lock up faster than dirty or oily hair. Because nearly every soap and shampoo on the market contains residues it was thought that clean hair does not dread quickly, when in fact it is the residues (conditioners, moisterizers, builders and fragrance holders) in the soaps that prevent hair from locking up. This it is recommended that you wash your dreads only with residue free soaps and shampoos. Black Soap does a lot of good for dreadlocks.
FICTION: Simply not combing your hair is the only way to get nice dreads.
FACT: This is called the neglect method. Under some circumstances simply not combing hair will make it dread. The best example of this, is African-textured hair. Left alone, African hair will eventually dread. Unfortunately the results, although technically called dreads, are usually less than pleasing to the eye. The hair forms giant matts at random all over the head. Some caucasion hair, if it is curly enough, will also dread by neglect but the same problem exists. It takes several years for the hair to lock fully and when it does it generally looks unkept, kind of like you might expect hair to look after not combing it for a few years, but please note that the neglect method is not the only way to go about getting dreads .
|BOB NESTER MARLEY|
|BOB MARLEY'S DREADLOCKS REMAINS UNRIVALLED !|
FICTION: Only black people can have nice dreads. Nice dreads are high maintenance.
FACT: While it is easier for black people to have nice smooth dreads it is completely possible for other hair textures to dread tightly and smoothly. Dreads are difficult to start and the first month is pain, but as they tighten and mature they become virtually maintenance free. They look great all the time, all you have to do is keep them clean.
FICTION: Natural dreads are those that are made by neglect.
FACT:There are two types of natural dreadlocks. Those that are required by religion to be natural,which means non-chemically processed dreads.
If you are rastafarian or in some sects of middle eastern religions you are required not to interfere with the growth of your dreads. You have probably not seen many truly natural dreads as most of these religions also require that no one, not even their spouses in some cases, see their dreads. These truly natural dreads can be washed but they can not be cut, trimmed or ripped in any way and no combing or chemical products can be used to maintain them.
|C.E.O LOCS OF SOUL ..She has Beautiful , thick locs|
FICTION: Dreads damage your scalp and can lead to thinning hair.
FACT: If cared for using the proper methods and products ,dreadlocks are actualy a very heathly hairstyle. Natural dreads do not require the use of any chemical processes , making them better for your scalp than any hair style that requires your hair to be chemically permed or straightened. The residue free soaps that dreadlocks are washed in actually increase hair growth and cause hair to grow thicker and faster by removing residue from the hair folicles. But over twisting your locs can lead to thin roots, I prefer semi free forming, where you retwist your roots..mayb once in three-six months, but hey its up you!
FICTION: If you decide you no longer want dreads you have to shave your head.
FACT: It is true that you have to cut dreads to take them out but you do not have to shave your head. You can usually leave at least 2" inches of hair when you cut the dreads, so your hair will be short, but not shaved. And recently people can comb out their locks using very strong detangling conditioners.
FICTION: Mayonase, Honey, Toothpaste, Glue, Rubber Cement, Mud, Chewing Gum, Peanut Butter, Shae Butter, Candle Wax and Hair Gel all work great for starting dreadlocks.
FACT: People will try anything but there are products that do the job fast, clean, and with no danger to your scalp or furnature. Hey you can even twist with just water and oil, But avoid product overdose to prevent build up on locs.( I mean that nasty whitish residue )
FACT: Many products on the market that mention they work for dreadlocks are actually intended to add shine and fragrance and to make corn rows look neater but they don't acually help the dreading process at all. The majority of these shine waxes are made with petroleum as the primary ingredient. Petroleum is a lubricant and products that contain petrolium will feel greasy and cause your dreads to slip apart rather than holding them together. Petroleum products are better suited for African textured hair which has already been dreaded...to seal in moisture!
GLAMOROUS PICTURES OF PEOPLE WITH DREADLOCKS
|Cool Silk ,Stylist, Model and Civil Engineer!|
|Mr and Mrs Akande|
|CEO of IYOBOSA CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES..WATCH OUT WORLD!|
|Gbenro Ajibade ..Tinsel Star|
|Beautiful Kate Henshaw has gone Natural|
|Ejiro Jalogho..Super Model|
ARE DREADLOCKS IN THE BIBLE?
"Are dreadlocks in the Bible?" Regrettably, I cannot give you a definitive answer either way. Although, given the spirit of the Nazarite vow I cannot imagine someone like John the Baptist combing his hair regularly. He was a priests son that chose to roam the desert instead of serving in the temple. His "clothes were made of camel's hair/skin, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey"(Matt 3:4). This guy more than likely wore the camel's hair inside out with the skin showing. His simple food and lifestyle were in and of themselves a visual protest against self indulgence and society itself. Again, I cannot imagine someone that lived in such a way spending the effort and time that it takes to groom thirty years worth of hair growth daily to keep it from tangling and knotting up. But since the Bible does not say clearly "He had dreads," one can only hypothesize.
The closest that we can get to a definitive answer regarding the presence of dreads in the Bible is found in the story of Samson and Delilah (Judges 16:13,19). Two times in this chapter it states that Samson had "Seven Locks"(KJV, NAS, RSV and Modern Language Versions). However, the NIV translates them as "Seven Braids" What we do know is that Samson's Israelite heritage originated from an area that today is the dividing gap between Africa and the Middle East. Given his ancestry, chances are he had course or woolly hair. Considering his vow and lifestyle, I cannot imagine this guy regularly combing and untangling hair that fell to his knees. In my heart I believe that Samson had seven fat dread locks.
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