Dreadlocks, also called locks, dreads, or in Sanskrit, , are rope-like strands of hair formed by matting or braiding hair. Salon India speaks to hair gurus on the style that is as timeless as the people who have sported it.
The ancient Vedic Scriptures of India, which are thousands of years old, have the earliest evidence of dreadlocks, which were exclusively worn by holy men and women. However, thanks to icons like Bob Marley, Lenny Kravitz, Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga, Shakira, and others, the style has been immortalised. The trend is catching on in India as well. Reaffirming the same is the famous dreadlock artist, Punksen, who says, “Hair, for me, has been the best crown. I see dreads and glamour as a trend. Millennials are calling it ‘cool’. In addition to the matching hoodies, dreadlocks are another way to twin with your partner because they look fantastic on men and women, both. I get over 30 to 40 queries every month for dreadlocks, which shows that locs are in huge demand amongst the youngsters.”
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