Dreadlocks, also known as dreadlocs, locs, dreads, or in Sanskrit, Jaṭā, are ropelike strands of hair formed by matting or braiding hair. While some people are believed to have been born with dreads, others opt for the dreadlocks as a style of hair. For those who are not willing to commit to having their hair loced, they tend to adopt locs in their faux form. Styles For Locs. Styles For Dreadlocs.

The history of locs

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No one knows the exact date and group of people who began wearing dreadlocks as there have been varying accounts as to its history. However, the first written evidence of locs is in what is now India’s Vedic scriptures, which show the deity Shiva wearing the style. The word used in the Vedic scriptures is ‘jaTaa,’ which means “twisted lock of hair.” Nonetheless, the first archeological proof of people…

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