Oh boy do I have a unique conversation for you all. As you know my hair is currently in yarn twist that come off looking as dreads. I was visiting my friend and her sister says your hair is very pretty it looks like locs. I replied “thank you a lot of people are mistaking them for dreads”. She replies, “you’re not supposed to call them dreads”. I of course ask why. She goes on to tell me that when she was in Washington D.C. visiting a friend in college, the friend she was visiting had a lot of friends that wore their hair in dreads. When she told them that she liked their “dreads” the women stated that they were not wearing dreads but locs … why??? The group of women explained to her that they don’t “dread” wearing their hair like it is. I pretty much said okay…
Here we go with politics when it comes to hair. To me the words “dreads” or “locs” don’t offend me at all, maybe it might bother others but the word “loc” can even have an underlying meaning as well couldn’t it? So why should it even matter? It’s just hair it’s like my grandma use to tell me “theirs always something behind something in this world”.
Would you be offended by the words “dreads” or “locs”?
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