Many people think locs are not suitable to wear in the workplace or to an interview, for example, but that is definitely not so. You can still look professional wearing dreads. Yes, we locs lovers can dress for the occasion just like anybody else.
Pamper Your Locs
As you may already know, over-styling your hair can lead to bald edges or other damage to your locs, so you should choose your hairdos wisely. I normally give my hair a break from styling every other week. One week I’ll wear my locs loose and the other week, I’ll retwist it and style it. This way I’m not putting too much strain on my roots and edges.
Good Diet for Healthier Dreadlocks
Keeping your dreads healthy and strong can help to eliminate damage to the delicate strands of locs. Natural hair needs as much care as other types of chemical enhanced hair, otherwise you may find that your locs will start to get thinner as time goes by. Keeping your hair in good condition also depends on your diet. Vitamins are also essential for faster growth and beautiful flowing locs.
Wearing Locs in The Workplace
People who are thinking about getting locs most times worry about how they will fit in with their co-workers. I will tell you that at first when you have starter locs, depending on your hair type, it may be more difficult to keep your hair looking neat and professional, but as your locs starts to mature, it becomes less frizzy and more easy to do a variety of hairdos.
Days When You Feel Like Giving up on Your Locs
I’ve had my days when my hair was so frizzy and dull, and I just felt like it was never going to look right, but now I love my hair so much. It just keeps getting thicker and longer. I can now do many of the styles that I always wanted to do.
I’ve even noticed that I am getting more compliments on my dreads, even from the those who used to look down on dreadlocks as unkempt or dirty. Keep putting in the work and you will see great results in due time.
The Stigma of Wearing Dreadlocks
A misconception that I would really like people to change, is the idea that because we have dreads, we don’t wash our hair or it’s supposed to be raggedy and smelly. It’s hard not to be rude when you are asked that question, but I just try to tell myself that I need to educate them about wearing locs instead of insulting them.
Hold Your Head up High
Since I’ve started my locs journey, I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve taken better care of my natural hair than I used to when it was permed. And the great thing about it is that I feel really proud to say that my hair is all natural, and still looks beautiful. For all of you who are wearing dreadlocks, wear them proudly. The more love you put into taking care of them, the more healthy your hair will look.