Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dreadlocks, Can we do this ?

Dreadlocks also called locks or dreads, are matted coils of hair. Dreadlocks are intentionally formed; because of the variety of different hair textures, various methods are used to encourage the formation of locks such as backcombing sections of the hair, twisting or a process involving the weaving of the hair with a crochet hook to form knots.

Dread has a positive connotation in Rastafarian dialect, and can be used as a noun, indicating a man who "fears the Lord."

Apart from hair care, hair will naturally merge together to form tangled knots and called dreadlocks. Dreadlock is a universal phenomenon. Spiritualist of all beliefs with his background includes teaching into line with the physical appearance disregard of the individual faiths. The newcomers sometimes do not combed and cut her hair or even the opposite by closing her hair. Here is how to dreadlocks born.

Nazareth is the most understanding people in developing dreadlocks. In the east, yogis, Gyanis and Tapasvis of all sects are carriers of the famous dreadlocks.

Dreadlocks afterwards universally was the spiritual symbol with the understanding that the physical appearance unimportant. Dreadlocks not merely the symbol of the statement that did not care about the physical appearance of the individual. Westerners's tradition and east believed that body energy, bounced and spiritual went out through the part on our body, through the head and hair; that could take care of someone became more strong and healthy.

Examples of western society tradition is biblical story of "Samson" the invincible, but when Delilah cut "7 locks" of hair, Samson eventually be defeated. In the classical Indian story, students with spiritual spiritual faith in the scriptures of the gospel, they make dreadlocks as breaking the physical appearance of arrogance from among them and help them in the development of physical strength, mental and spiritual.

Judges 16:13 (New King James Version)13 Delilah said to Samson, “Until now you have mocked me and told me lies. Tell me what you may be bound with.” And he said to her, “If you weave the seven locks of my head into the web of the loom”

Judges 16:19 (New King James Version)19 Then she lulled him to sleep on her knees, and called for a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his head. Then she began to torment him,[a] and his strength left him.

As the world entered into the industrial era, had dreadlocks can be seen everywhere except India. In the 20th century, socio-religious movement begins in Harlem New York by Marcus Garvey, antusiasisme dreadlocks found among the negro population in Jamaica. This group took effect from 3 main sources, namely: Old and New Testaments of the Bible, African Tribal Culture and Hindu culture that can penetrate the Indian attack in western culture.Dreadlocks followers called themselves "Dreads", indicating they have a dread, fear and respect to God. With reference derived from the Hindu and Christian religions. Hair "dread" that grew matted locks (and formed tangled knots) and then by the world community is called "Dreadlocks" - the dread hairstyle.

Numbers 6:5 (New King James Version)5 ‘All the days of the vow of his separation no razor shall come upon his head; until the days are fulfilled for which he separated himself to the LORD, he shall be holy. Then he shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.

Further development, the dread is more focused on Ethiopian Emperor Ras Tafari, Haile Selassie and the Rastafari adherents he appeared, "Rastafarians". In the early 1900's, dreadlocks taken over by adherents of Rastafari as an addition to the original function of religious and spiritual significance as a symbol of good social potential. Currently dreadlocks is really spiritual, natural and supernatural power, and as a statement of non-violence, harmony, unity and solidarity to each other and socialize without the pressure between the members of the minority.

In addition to Bob Marley and Jamaica, dreadlocks, or commonly known as "dreadlocks" to the point of interest in the phenomenon of reggae. We have always identified with dreadlock reggae music, so it's kaprah people think that the musicians who gave birth to reggae style cross-bush hair (locks) it. Yet long before the style, dreadlocks have been down a long history

That said, dreadlocks been known since the year 2500 BC. Figure of Tutankhamen, an Egyptian pharaohs of ancient times, is described maintain dreadlocks. Likewise, the god Shiva in the Hindu religion. Culturally, since hundreds of years ago, many native tribes in Africa, Australia and New Guinea are known as dreadlocks. In the area of Dieng, Wonosobo until now remained customary dreadlocks keep the toddler as an expression of traditional spirituality

Letting the hair grow long without treatment, so that eventually intertwined to form dreadlocks, it has become part of the practice of spirituality movements in Western and Eastern cultures. The Nazarit in the West, and the adherents Yogi, Gyani and Tapasvi from all sects in India, has dreadlocks that are intended as a negation of the finite physical appearance, became part of the spiritual path they take. In addition there is the belief that dreadlocks helps improve endurance, mental strength, spiritual and supernatural. Belief is backed belief that mental and spiritual energy of man out through the crown and hair, so when he turns the lock of hair that energy will be captured in the body.

As the start of the industrial period in the 19th century, starting dreadlocks difficult to be found in the west. Until 1914 when, in Marcus Garvey introduced the religious movement and awareness of black identity through the UNIA, the spirituality aspect of dreadlocks in the Hindu and the tribal Africa, adopted by the followers of this movement. They call themselves the "Dread" to declare that they have a sense of trepidation and respect (dread) to God. As the Rastafarianism religious group in the 1930's, dreadlocks are also transformed into a social symbolization Rasta (follower of the teachings of Rastafari).

This symbol looks strong in 1930 when the Jamaican experience social and political turmoil. Rasta groups dissatisfied with social conditions and the existing government, then formed their own communities who live in tents erected among the bushes. They have the values and its own religious practices, including maintaining dreadlocks. Dreadlocks are also practicing as distinguishing them from the "baldhead" (the term for white people blond), which they classify as the Babylon-term for oppressive rulers. Mid-1960s the camp was closed and the Rasta group they were moved to the Kingston area, such as Trench Town in the city and Greenwich, the place where reggae music was born in 1968.

As reggae music into the mainstream music world in the late 1970s, no doubt the figure of Bob Marley and the hair becomes new icons worshiped. Dreadlock quickly became a new trend in hairstyle and tend to escape from the value of spirituality. Especially when, in the 1990s, the appearance coloring dreadlocks rock musicians and became part of the fashion world. Dreadlock which usually takes about five years to form, since it can be made by the hair salons in just five hours! Aneka dreadlock style was offered, including colorful hair and "dread perms" aka permanent dreadlock style.

Although likely more synonymous with fashion, dreadlock fundamentally remains a form of expression the spirit of anti-violence, anti-establishment and solidarity for oppressed minorities

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