Bob Marley: A King & His Crown

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In history, wearing dreadlocks symbolized many things. It was a personal display of power for warriors in Africa; in India they was worn among adherents of Shiva (in India it was called Jata instead of dreadlocks); and in Jamaica it was the rejection of the Western mainstream beauty standards and the suffering that people build when confronted and negatively criticized for showing their true natural self.

Legendary reggae musician Bob Marley grew free form dreadlocks has part of his Rastafarian beliefs. Many people shy away from such a sacred hairstyle not only because of the media, but also because of the hair maintenance. But despite popular belief you actually got your work cut out for you.

“To tell you the truth, all you gotta do is leave it, wash it, and don’t comb it. Keep it clean and it will dreadlock itself,” said Marley.

Aside from how easy it is to allow the hair to dread, once you got them you will notice a few things: