12 October 2012

Monodread


Found at Bits and Pieces and offered without comment.

Addendum:  A hat tip to reader drabkikker for identifying this hairstyle as a "monodread" (presumably a portmanteau word combining mono- and dreadlock).  Using that term I was able to find other examples on the 'net.)  You learn something every day.

Found this at Dreadygirl:
Dreadlocks, sometimes called simply locks or dreads, are matted ropes of hair which will form by themselves if the hair is allowed to grow naturally without combing. Or intentionally formed using various methods to encourage their formation such as backcombing sections of the hair, twisting or a process involving the weaving of the hair with a crochet hook to form knots.

Although the term 'dreadlock' was originally associated with the Rastafari community, people of various cultures have worn, and continue to wear locks, including the Hindu Shiva worshippers of India, European Celts, various African communities, and the Sufisof Pakistan.
She has an extensive history of dreadlocks.

13 comments:

  1. Ohh! Sad people! Very very sad. Ugh. Disgusting.

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  2. OMG! Looks like an escaped Tingler (from the movie of the same name)!

    Lurker111

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    1. It looks like Appa From avatar the last airbender!

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  3. The monodread. We have a lady like that at our university.

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    1. Thank you, drabkikker, for cluing me in to the term for this hairstyle. I was able to find additional material to add to the post.

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    2. Haha! I thought I made it up myself, wasn't aware that the word is actually in use...

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  4. I don't care what they're (it's) called. It's absolutely hideous and you can just smell the unwashed must through the monitor. Yuckh.

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    1. I just recently learned this myself, but dreads do not equal unwashed. In fact, for most people with fine hair, having the hair completely clean and dry with no leftover residue from normal shampoo/conditioners is how they form the best.

      "Freeform" or "neglected" dreadlock formation is mostly something of the past. And the difference can usually be quickly ascertained.

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  5. At first glance I thought it said "mondodread!"

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  6. This can be further researched in an historical context by searching the term "Polish plait"

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    1. Excellent. There's even a Wikipedia entry -

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_plait

      Tx, Justin.

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  7. Can't imagine carrying the weight of that around all the time.

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  8. I really, REALLY want a pair of scissors...

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