Dreadlocks or locs are a beautiful expression of natural hair and creative expression. These days even faux locs have grown greatly in popularity. Many women desire to wear the style that stands out. Along with the loc love is a rising issue with women and men wearing them in schools and at the work place. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled against a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Catastrophe Management Solutions. With this they stated refusing to hire someone because of their dreadlocks is legal.
The roots of dreadlocks can be trailed to the Rastafarians of Jamaica, and further to Indian sages and yogis. It is said that dreadlocks originated with these eastern holy men. Possessing nothing, renouncing the world and possessions, they avoided even personal grooming. Because of this dreadlocks were created. Dreadlocks get their name from Jamaican tradition.
The natural hair journey is about coming into your own and wearing your hair in a way that makes you feel free and more comfortable in your own skin. Going natural can indeed be life changing. Incidents of hair discrimination make it harder for people to feel good about the way they decide to wear their hair. It is wrong, and also can be hurtful. Unfortunately the chances of the world becoming more accepting are slim. Taliah Waajid understands the need for women and men to take pride in their crown. We will continue to help everyone learn to care for and love their hair, in whatever style you choose to wear it.