Not to shit on anyone’s need to “own” a hairstyle but uh … Dreadlocks were first depicted being worn by Greek people.
Yeah the Greeks, they were actually commonly used as part of their battle dress.
(Ooo culture) Also if you look into it at all they were worn in most other cultures around Europe and Africa, that’s right Europe AND Africa.
Not to mention Middle Eastern people, Asian people, and even the Aztecs.
Actually, the only depiction of dreadlocks in Africa were found only in Northern Africa, while all of Europe had depictions of dreadlocks. Awk 4 u .
Many African cultures have RECENTLY adopted dreadlocks as a part of culture, which even to today are hardly strictly followed considering not everyone with dreadlocks is a shaman or a priest.
And many European cultures have less commonly adopted them as part of their culture as well. Regardless it’s a fucking hairstyle and it’s rooted in soooo many different cultures.
I myself have family told stories about fairies tying dreadlocks into the hair of children, I am Danish.
I understand the need to stake claim on things because white people suck™ Unfortunately tho you’ll have to find some deeper culture and tradition to grasp to instead of a hairstyle .
I can see the unfollowers and hate already , but I’m just being honest . And I’m sick of the bullshit tbh