There was a discussion that was had earlier today concerning various natural styles and there was a question as to whether there was a difference between calling the style locs or dreadlocs….this was my take on it:
Well to me it`s the actual word dread that conjures a negative connotation. Dread is defined as something that is terrible, extremely bad or unpleasant, to fear greatly, terror , apprehension….these are not positive words. This is now how I would want to describe my hair or anything else about me. The hair “locs”, binds, forms, interlinks….this to mean symbolizes a unity of sorts. For this reason I choose to call them locs always have always will.