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Dreadlocks, Dreads short (of dread English = fear) or Filzlocken strands are matted hair of the head.

They can develop under certain circumstances even if the hair for a longer time period is not combed, cut or shaved is that entanglement is, however, usually brought about by artificial means.

Dreadlocks can occur in different shapes, thicknesses and lengths. There are also completely man-made dreadlocks of wool, as the so-called "Silky dreads" are known.

Some Dreadlock-makers (known as Dread-Heads decorate) their hair with various additional jewelry such as beads made of wood, metal or polymer clay or other materials.

Dreadlocks are in Europe and the U.S. usually worn as a fashionable hairstyle. In some cultures, such as the Rastafari, but they can also have religious or spiritual backgrounds.

The terms dreadlocks, Rastafarians or Rastas are often used synonymously with dreadlocks, but can also other hairstyles, such as braided or call Braids Cornrows. The term "part" Rasta "refers here to followers of the Rastafarian culture. Less frequently the term is used Afrolocken since it can easily be confused with the Afro.

In the English language, especially among the Rastafari, the expression of Natty Dreadlocks (is less commonly Knotty dreadlocks) common.
by dreadart 4 dreadlocks September 23, 2010

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