What started as a powerful personal statement among Rastafarians have become pretty mainstream these days.
They might be considered "countercultural" to some, but they've been around far longer than most other hairstyles you see.Which is ironic, considering how "radical" some people think they are. They're steeped in history and cultures. Just not the ones we were taught in history class.
Nonetheless, they're seen as somehow being a hairstyle for people who aren't "maintstream," whatever that means.
To learn exactly how much history this hairstyle has seen, check out this video.You'll be impressed by the history and context surrounding this hairstyle. Will it make you want to get some dreadlocks of your own? Probably not. Unless you wanted them before.
However you feel about dreadlocks, you'll probably want to know about a wild(er) new hairstyle that's intriguing people all over the world.
You don't have to be particularly edgy to be familiar with dreadlocks as a hairstyle.
via: ImgurHowever, some people are going way past "fashionable" with a different kind of statement they're making by not only refusing to cut their hair but manage or treat it in any way. The result is very, uh, unique, and it's got a name that's too cute to really contain the mess contained therein.