My Hairstyle – DreadLocks, locs, dreads
Why I have Dreads!
I started my dreadlocks 11 years ago. If you've read my profile, you might have noticed that's the same time I started by business. Many people have a hard time walking away for a paycheck to the unknown. I too had that problem. I was very good at my job, and every time I resigned - they offered more money. Who could turn that down?
Well, in 1997 dreads weren't an acceptable hair style, for the office. It took me 6 months to decide to dread my hair, but I knew my business could make it if I gave it 110%. The rest is history, except I wasn't fired. I quit from the fear of being fired.
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Nevertheless, YS Auxiliary Services began and I have never regretted my decision. Little did I know, my hair would serve me in more than just help me to walked away for a weekly check. Today, every conference, meeting, or business event I attend - I stand out. Probably not because of the dreads, but because of the length of my dreads. Hence, I never have to remind someone - I attended, I was there, I went. Along with my experience, skill, and unique look, once you meet me you don't forget. Believe it or not, most people compliment my hairstyle - especially men.
It's funny how things work out. You never really know, but if you don't go with your gut - you're making a mistake. Remember, no regrets!
History of DreadLocks
Dreadlocks have been in existence since Ancient Egyptians times. They were also seen on Asian emperor's, cavemen, John the Baptist, Samson, and now ME.
The word dreadlocks or dread-locs came from Jamaica. Rastamens named the hairstyle from the words fear and horror. Now locs can be found all over the world.
Myths and Facts about Dreads
- Locs are dirty - As with any hairstyle, if you don't wash your hair - then it's dirty. Locs should be washed once a week. Thus, dreadlocks are not dirty if properly care for.
- Only people of African decent can lock their hard - Locs were present in biblical times and seen on many Egyptians, Asians (Non-African).
- Dreads can't be removed - False, If you cut the locs to 3 inches and soak the rest in VO5, you can comb them out. Thus leaving you with 5 inches of your hair.