Due to the colonization and slavery of Africa, Plenty of African History and Cultural traditions have been lost. One of the traditions is the dread lock style. In Ancient West African culture dreads had spiritual symbolism to them. A person that wore dreads showed they were embarking on a spiritual journey and seeking a deeper spiritual connection to God. Dreads were believed to be a spiritual extensions to the creator of the universe. Dreads were not the only hair style that had this symbolism, in Nigeria the women used to style their hair in a way to where the braids were pointing up to the sky as a form of an antenna,This was done also as a form of a spiritual connection. Today, many Africans view dreads as taboo with having the interpretation of a person practicing “voodoo” or witchcraft. Smh it’s sad to see what has happened to us!
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