I was walking home from work the other day and saw a gorgeous girl with dreads. She was white, and she had her beautiful auburn hair twisted into dreadlocks. It fit in well with her overall look.
Do you think white girls can pull off dreadlocks, Lovelies? Does race make a difference, or does it just vary per person?
No. White Girls shouldn't have dreadlocks and black girls shouldn't straighten their hair or have fake hair to look white.
Ehhhh I guess it can be cool on some girls...
orchid / 201 posts
Only if they're multicolored and matched with a cyber or rave-style outfit. No offense but it looks gross on anyone not into the rave/cybergoth scene.
I don't think that everyone who sports the dreadlock look does it to make a fashion statement. A lot of it has to do with the natural/organic living community. A friend of mine (who is white) has dreadlocks (they're tiny at the moment) and it's part of living a more natural kind of life.
Yes, they always look wonderful.
@aheartofglitter@xanga - agreed.
I think it depends on personality. Actually.. I don't know what it depends on, but they would not suit me. I love the feel and look of soft hair.
anyone in dreadlocks= not hot
It depends on the person, not the color. I know a lot of white girls who pull off dread locks beautifully.
dahlia / 2012 posts
Dreadlocks are gross.
yes it is hot, i am really thinking of getting dreadlocks myself
To each their own. And that women above looks lovely (pun intended), so why not? : )
Not. Not because its a white girl, but because I don't like dreadlocks at all.
I think the girl on Idol does pretty well with them.
sunflower / 382 posts
Doesn't dreadlocks mean you don't shampoo for a period of time? Seems kind of dirty to me (I support shampooing at least twice a week!) =\
Hot on some people, like anything else.
daisy / 661 posts
i think it varies person to person, but some white girls look good with dread locks, i think
It doesn't fit everyone. But I don't think race makes a difference; certain people just pull it off better.
hydrangea / 93 posts
they're kind of gross. a kid from high school had them and they smelled.
ehhh the history behind them is deeper than just a hairstyle. but if your hair doesn't loc naturally then maybe you shouldn't have them
dreadlocks are disgusting on anyone. end of story
No one should wear dreadlocks. No matter the race or gender. bleh
dreadlocks always look dirty....ugh...
sunflower / 396 posts
They don't have to be dirty I know a couple people who have them and they don't smell or look dirty. You have to take care of them just as much, if not more, than normal hair. But I think only a TINY TINY TINY percentage of white people can pull them of.
Hippie like. To each their own but they look messy to me.
Dreadlocks are disgusting.
I think it varies from person to person, regardless of skin color.
sunflower / 441 posts
cherry blossom / 48 posts
Dreads can look good on anybody... If they try hard enough... But not everyone can pull them off. I got my lip pierced and the two women working at the time both had dreads and they looked amazing. Though, dreads are actually bad for your hair, it would be better for you to get fake dreads.
daisy / 630 posts
I want dreadlocks, but don't know of any stylists around here with experience in forming dreads.I think they're hard to pull off, but can look really cool.
I love dreadlocks on any race/gender. Sure it might not fit well with certain faces, I guess. But other then that I dont think it matters.
magnolia / 1354 posts
yeah! digging it
I had a friend a few years ago with dreads (she's white) and the updo she had for her wedding was incredible- it looked so elegant for dreads and completely fit her.
i think dreads look awesome as long as they're clean.
lol, you guys are silly.
I like dreads. And, if I were any other color, I'd have them, too.My mother washes hers almost every night.I just wash them once or twice a week. Too much hair.But, they're not dirty. I don't roll around in dirt... and people with my type of hair (coughcoughnaturalblackpeoplecough) don't really get lice...but you're entitled to your opinions.
@methodElevated@xanga - Exactly.
In general, dreadlocks just look gross because it seems a lot of people keep them unkempt. The people I've seen that are able to pull of dreadlocks do tend to be black though. I've never seen a white person with dreadlocks and had the first thing that came to my mind not be, "Ew..."
daffodil / 1975 posts
It depends on the person, of course.
The confidence and personality it takes to wear dreadlocks makes any girl with them completely beautiful.
It kinda depends on the person... but I typically don't like it. There was this girl in my school that got dreadlocks and it looked horrible on her.
daffodil / 1607 posts
X~X I would look horrid! But some I have seen pull it off really well.
orchid / 234 posts
yuck. i hate dreadlocks. on anyone. it looks like your head is pooping.
orchid / 203 posts
Angelia Jolie had dreads in a movie, she was hott.
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orchid / 157 posts
Dread locks look bad on any race and any gender. PERIOD.
dreadlocks make everyone look dirty haha
@tialoca_talks@xanga & @methodElevated@xanga - completely agree. very gross.
Dreadlocks are pretty gross looking. I don't really like them on anyone.
daisy / 723 posts
Why not ? I know so many white girl in France who have dread locks, as well as asians.I shave part of my head , ti what "other skin color culture" should I put me ???
I don't think we have to be "esthetically racist" (meaning trying to fit our "skin color "culture).Does an African-french metiss have to wear dread locks and a beret ??
In fact, I have to had that I have some fake lock ... green dread locks ! But I'm goth. And many of my friends are... whay Hippie or something like that (with dreads).In France we saw many person with dreads.
only Jack Sparrow looks devishly handsome with dreadlocks and Jason Momoa looks super hot with dreadlocks too it only looks good if she has the industrial goth type of style. the girl in that picture has a bohemian look which doesn't look appealing.
Locs are cool as long as their kept neat. When people don't care for them and let them grow wild, that's when I don't like them.
If you do it right, they don't smell. I love most dreadlocks on anyone, just not the really large ones. The smaller-rolled ones look fantastic!
daisy / 593 posts
it just depends on the person.
Race has nothing to do with it. They almost always look like shit.white, black, asian.it looks like shit.
lily / 5148 posts
@methodElevated@xanga - agreed
people should do whatever they want. why should race have to fit into this? if it looks good, great.
I think if a person is going to get dreads they should first look into the
of dreadlocks & not just do it as a fashion statement.
but because I think dreads are gross.
HOT. do what you like and fits your personality and style.
this is going to cause some serious damage.
I dont think anyone should have dreadlocks, doesn't matter on the race... They are ugly not to mention dirty..... I've learnt about how they do it in hair dressing class and its not very healthy for your hair, and like i said.. dirty.. You can wash them, sure, but you dont get them all
rose / 855 posts
I love how dreadlocks look but I am not brave enough to wear them or do that to my own hair (maybe the cyber style sure). I think anyone can wear them, it isn't just for black people. Like someone else mentioned, it is usually done by those in the hippie world.
Ehhhh...it depends on the person, but I don't think many can pull it off.
I think dreadlock are just dirty and gross =/
daisy / 557 posts
I love locks--BUT some people look better than others, that's just life. As for ethnicity...hmmm, I guess it depends on the person, their style and IF they take care of it. Soo, why not!? lol
i had temporary ones and a lot of people really seemed to like them. i have them in my profile pic.
They can look really, really good on some people. SOME people.
dreadlocks always look ugly and dirty no matter what a person's race is.
i think it looks good on certain girls. i love it usually! i've always wanted to do it myself (i have the perfect hair for dreading) but i dont want to have to cut all my hair off whenever i want to get rid of them
I think it just depends on the person.
sunflower / 279 posts
I don't like dreads on anyone, ever. I think they look dirty and I'm an uber-clean freak. No offense to anyone :/
@ShimmerBodyCream@xanga - because doing anything to your hair that is unnatural means you're trying to look like another race or ethnicity? ignorance personified...
I think that it's fine, whatever, but I think it is a double standard that black girls get called out for getting relaxers and have documentaries made about their "obsession with hair" when white people dye their hair more than any other race, and do dread their hair, which is an obvious hairstyle of the african diaspora.
I lurve dreads, the more dreads in the world the better.
the white girls who can pull off dreadlocks are the most gorgeous women !
sunflower / 487 posts
if taken care of, yes <3
daisy / 727 posts
I think it could look good on the right people. Crystal Bowersox
i love dreads i think they are beautiful if done right
they are not supposed to be dirty, if someone has dirty dreads then it is their own fault
it depends. some chicks just look uglier.
Gross. I wouldn't find any girl attractive with these.
Was I the only one who saw Gone in Sixty Seconds?
Angelina Jolie looked hot with her dreads.
absolutely. i love dreadlocks in general, i have almost waist long brown hair, and plan on getting some soon. and having them does not mean you rarely wash your hair. its a common misconception. if anything, you must take care/wash them more so than having regular hair.
i don't like dreadlocks.
Dreadlocks look like long pieces of shit attached to people's heads :]
I think pretty much any hairstyle looks good on some people more than others. It just depends.
I'm usually not fond of dreadlocks.(probably due to hygiene and I like soft flowy hair.)
however there were times where I saw someone pull them off quite nicely.I think it depends on the person.
me with dreads.
i'm obviously a strong believer that there's nothing wrong with white girls with dreads. saying that dreads are for a certain race is stereotypical and ignorant. dreads stand for a natural lifestyle. a laid back type of life. i think women can look beautiful bald, so why not with dreads?
Most definately.That is, as long as they're kept clean and nice looking.I think it's wrong of people to say dreads aren't for caucasion females.It's just as bad as saying straight hair isn't for black women.As long as it's done tasefully, it can look great!
I don't like dreads on anyone. Skin color doesn't matter.
You're shockingly ignorant.
Not everyone is trying to look a certain race. A black girl might straighten her hair because it's easier to care for it that way. A white girl might have dreads or braids because she likes the way they look on her.
Get over this race shit and let people be themselves as they wish.
@ShimmerBodyCream@xanga - lol love it
i don't like dreads, so i don't care who's wearing them (unless they're tom kaulitz or julien crampon), but the damn CORNROWS, i wish white women wouldn't rush to get their hair done in 'rows when they vacation in the carribbean, makes me want to poke my eyes out
@ShimmerBodyCream@xanga - Hair straightening, extensions, and weaves on black girls is actually much less about 'looking white' than fitting into a perceived standard of beauty...which happens to be one that puts straight, silky hair on the pedestal of being more attractive. I agree with you that natural styles are much more preferable to alternatives, but at the end of the day--if you can pull of a hair style (whether it's yours or not), I say go for it. lol
@ElusiveSoul@xanga - @vanishingMIRROR@xanga - @kiwifruitbowl@xanga - .You guys are slower than drunken slugs. You totally missed my point.
Dreadlocks are gross on everyone, not because of appearance, but because they hold dirt and grime and often can be a breeding ground for tiny bugs. Have you ever cut one open? It isn'tsurprising to find a maggot or two in one and a horrid smell.
Haha, drunken slugs. Well, apparently, even your sarcasm is not intelligent enough for slugs like us.
@reelangel17@xanga - this is probably the best response yet. i personally don't really like the looks of dreads, but you my friend have a good point. (:
i don't think ANYONE should have dreads, and i'm black. unless its like..a religious thing. i've only seen a handfull of nicely done dreads. because believe it or not, we black ppl do tend to have "good" hair from time to time (idiots) and naturally straight hair doesn't translate well into dreads, it just does not.
dahlia / 2103 posts
@WhenYourWounded@xanga - A maggot...that is ridiculous. If you take care of dreads and keep them clean, they are not gross and do not smell. In fact, clean hair actually dreads better than greasy dirty hair. There are other methods of creating them besides just never showering, which is what most people assume. In fact, most sites I've looked at recommend shampooing regularly with residue-free shampoo so that crap doesn't build up in the dreads. You actually have to get all the buildup and residue OUT of your hair.
My friend had them for as long as I knew her before she cut them off about a year ago. She's beautiful, and they complemented her look nicely. I was actually considering doing it myself.
i think its looks good on some white people, some white guys can look cute in it. one guy i dated in the past had dreads he was black though. but i seen white girls/guys who can pull it off- infact when done right it makes them stand out more!
If I had the patience to grow my hair long enough, I would try them. I'd probably use the backcombing method, but my hair's pretty straight so idk if it would work. I think if you have the right style and confidence, you can pull them off. Not for those who want to blend in.
it really has nothing to do with race, i think it's ignorant for people to say that a certain style of hair is confined to one race & hardly anyone of another can do it without looking stupid.
another thing - those "rave" dreadlocks are called FALLS & they are completely synthetic.
To some people it looks good.
@vanishingMIRROR@xanga - Hey! You figured out how to turn your computer on today. Good job.
Its tricky, but if all the right variables are there it could be sexy.
Reminds me of Crystal Bowersox, don't know why. Depends on the person wearing the dreadlocks too.
Some girls it looks amazing on.
They are SO HOT when cared for properly. I fully plan on having dreadlocks at some point in my life.
it is hot.
daisy / 505 posts
I think it's harder for a white person to look good with them, but it can be done.
dreadlocks dont belong to any one ethnic group as far as origin goes. Scots did it and so did African cultures.
anyways depends on the person.
I think of course it depends on the girl and if it matches her. I think it's beautiful! But must be so hard to keep, get it into the right locks and stuff.Someone told me I'd match with that kind of hairstyle because of my attitude/style but I think it's too complicated for me. =]
It depends. You really gotta rock them. There's a girl at my school who puts her hair in dreadlocks and I thought it was cool at first but they just don't suit her very well..
@needmoreink@xanga - You dont have to have dirty hair to make dreads, just cleaning them is very hard. To completely penetrate the locks is almost impossible
dreadlocks are disgusting. that is that.
If dreadlocks are what you want to do with your hair, then do it. If you had the dedication to keep your dreads up, then all power to you. I think dreads look amazing on anyone, they're not dirty as most people like to label them.
I dont think race matters. Its depends on the person him/herself. If it fits with their overall image, why not?
I'm getting my dreads back in as I type hahaha, I love them on everyone
sunflower / 434 posts
I think girls with dreadlocks look hot. But I've heard dreadlocks are dirty. Someone can correct me on that if I'm wrong...
@Lil_Dude433@xanga - Actually, I helped my friend put in dreadlocks, and her hair was WAY cleaner than anyone elses! To get dreads, you have to keep your hair extremely dry- which means using a harsh shampoo at least twice a day to keep the oils out of your hair while they are forming. you just cant comb them, otherwise, no, not dirty.
one word: Yuck! It reminds me of a bird's nest: piled and messy. I see no style to it, even if it is "styled." Regardless if it's clean or well-taken care of, it looks nasty on any person. Period.
@ShimmerBodyCream@xanga - I think that no matter what race or ethnicity someone is, they can do what they damn well please with their hair. Just because a girl is black and gets her hair straightened or wears a weave doesn't mean she's trying to look white..maybe they simply like the look.
It looks cool on the model in the picture
I think everyone is free to do whatever they want with their hair, no matter what race or gender.
I think it depends on the person they are on and if they take care of them.
ehhh... not a fan.
@Lil_Dude433@xanga - Actually, you shampoo but don't condition.
Depends on the person. The girl in the picture there looks beautiful with them.
I don't think race matters at all. I love dreads. And they are NOT dirty!
@staygorgeousdarling@xanga - AGREED!
It looks good on some but not all.
peony / 1 posts
i used to have about 250 dreads, they were washed every 3rd day (you know, the same amount your supposed to wash normal hair) always smelled of coconut... and can be warn by anyone, its the same as any hairstyle, short hair doesnt suit some and coloured hair doesnt suit others... its all personal opinion!
peony / 3 posts
Who are any of you people to say what any other person SHOULD or SHOULD NOT do? Give your head a shake. Please.
She looks absolutley looks gorgeous, love them.
Race doesnt matter just facial structure i think makes people able to pull them off
Dreadlocks look wonderful on certain people. Assuming they're not clean is a great misconception, because alot of people actually do wash their dreads on a regular basis. I have dreads, and I wash them 3 times a week with dreadlock shampoo. They aren't unclean, and it's true that they take alot more upkeep than normal hair if you want them looking good!
you know,i have dreads and everyone thinks you dont wash if you have dreads,SO NOT TRUE!!! i probaly wash my hair more than you do.....
I think dreadlocks are beautiful. I feel like it gives women more power. Because its saying they don't give a shit what other people think. And they look even cooler if they are decorated. Majority of dreads aren't even dirty, that's just a stereotype. But yea white women with dreads are the best, and they stay out of the categories of main stream hair.
I have had dreads my whole life I love them to bits they make me feel strong and independent my boyfriend says they make me look like a forest fairy
P.s I have to have them my hair is just to thick to maintain and I'm white so yeah
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