1. You grow dreadlocks by not combing your hair.-MYTH
FACT: This is called the neglect method and it's probably the worst way to start your dreadlocks. It leaves your hair dirty and actually takes longer(at least a yer) before your hair dreads. Other natural methods like backcombing, twist and rip, twist and pin, twisting and dread braiding actually dreads your hair faster and healthier.
2. Anyone with dreadlocks is dirty, their hair smells or cant be washed-MYTH
FACT: I am far from dirty and so are my dreads. Dreads just like any other type of hairstyle. They need to be washed and they CAN be washed.Those who choose not to wash theirs do it perhaps for spiritual/religious/personal reasons. That is not the case for the masses. And also having dreadlocks does not prevent you from taking a shower.
3. Only black people can have dreadlocks/ They are for Rastas only-MYTH
FACT: I know by now most of you have seen at least one Caucasian with dreadlocks in your lifetime. They look good on people of different races. It might take longer for their hair to dread based on the texture but it can surely be achieved over time. Dreadlocks is not only for Rastas, most people including myself have them for fashion. Its just a hair style.
4. Dreadlocks are not versatile-MYTH
FACT:- I probably do not need to explain this myth if you have taken the time to go through some of my looks on the blog. As you can see they can be worn, straight, curly, wavy, and styled in numerous ways. They can also be colored or bleached.
5. You have to shave your head when you don't want dreadlocks anymore-MYTH
FACT: Nooooooooooooooooooooooo you don't have to shave your head. After reading this post just do yourself a favor by going to youtube and typing in "combing out dreadlocks". I am pretty sure you will be amazed. You can shave your head if you want to but all you need to do is cut some inches off, saturate them in a good detangling conditioner and then comb/ take them out with a rat tail comb. You can choose not to cut some inches off but bear In mind that there will be breakage and it will also take longer for them to be taken/combed out. Its a long process and depending on the length of your hair and can take weeks. You need patience for this process. You can also pay for it to be done at the salon but its costly.
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