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Where Did Dreadlocks Come From
"And he put forth the form of a hand, and took me by a lock of
my head; and the Spirit lifted me up between the earth and heaven."
Dreadlocks came with the beginning of humankind. Like all animals, the first humans' survival depended on finding food, shelter, and water. They were not concerned about what hairstyle looks good on the hunt. Hair was left alone to take its natural course resulting in matted hair or dreadlocks.
Contrary to most people's belief, reggae musicians were not the first to allow their hair to develop dreadlocks. No one really knows who were the first because of its presence in all cultures.
We've did a lot of research trying to uncover exactly where did dreadlocks originate from. Much to our surprise, we found dreadlocks in many cultures, countries, and religions.
For example, at the African Museum of Art in Washington, DC, hangs a picture taken in 1950 of Chief Nioka Kakose of the Pende people in Belgian Congo (Zaire). His long shoulder-length dreadlocks beautifully decorated with multi-colored beads sheds light on how long they have been a part of African culture.
Knowledge of where dreadlocks originated plays a vital role in your quest to adorn your head with the most powerful hairstyle on earth. Then you will know long we've had them and why they will never go away. We can't wait for you to get the book and be as surprised as we were!