Natty Dread Congo Bongo What does it mean?

“Natty Dread Congo Bongo,” the term goes way back.  What is a the true meaning of Natty Dread Congo Bongo?  Well, Natty Dread is a Rastafarian term for a member of the Rastafarian community. The image of such a person is often used in reggae music and elsewhere to represent an idealized personification of the Rastafarian movement as a whole. It combines the term natty (as in “natural”) and a style of dreadlocks which have formed naturally without cutting, combing or brushing.

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People from every walk of life, be it in the music world or sports field, have opted to wear dreadlocks (matted coils of hair). As a result, dreadlocks have become increasingly socially acceptable. Even those with very straight hair have developed methods to dread lock their hair.  The Rasta Woman is serious about her religion, family and culture.  You can read more about Life of Rasta Women, the 20 rules and principles for living as a Rastafarian Empress.

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Several different cultures have commonly worn locs. In some cultures, locs are an expression of religious beliefs. In other cultures, dreadlocks are a representation of ethnic pride or simply fashionable.

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Loc jewelry can be worn on all types of locs, from Sister locks to Freeform locs, however the maturity of your locs makes a difference when choosing the right loc jewelry.  Only place loc jewelry onto your hair if it is healthy and strong.

Rasta style gained in popularity, beauty and fashion industries jumped on the bandwagon. These industries were hoping to capitalize financially.

Salons now offer their dreadlock clients a variety of hair care products for their locs.  These products range from shampoo, wax, and jewelry.

The hair stylists, working at these salons, started creating a variety of different modified or artificial locs, including extensions, multi-colored synthetic locs.

If you would like to see 194 images of Natty Dreads Congo Bongo visit my Pinterest page and follow.  Beautiful pictures of Dreadlocks, ideas on how to wrap your hair and all types of braids in a variety of colors.  Photos added daily.

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