Learning other people’s culture and doing things their way is one of the things On my bucket list for 2022.
One of the things I’ve learnt this year is that, no matter how something in other cultures might look or sound to you, never criticise it because that particular thing, can mean a lot to them.
“Appreciating another culture involves an interest in learning about that culture”
One of the first culture appreciation I did this year is my FAUX LOCS HAIR.
Faux locs are basically commitment-free dreads. A fun alternative to braids
Faux locs is for people willing to recreate a dreadlocks look but with a handmade locs instead.
I wanted to have a different look and thought how can i achieve a dread look without actually growing a dread lol and the first option that came to mind was faux locs. (The dreadlocks hairstyle first appeared in Jamaica during post emancipation).
There’s different ways to have your faux locs done. After exhausting all possible ways, the most protective way for me was to crochet it. Also, I am not willing to carry this locs for long so there was no reason why I should have it locked in my natural hair.
The amount of compliments and look of surprises I’ve gotten from Jamaican descendants about hair has made me realise that no matter how something in other cultures might look or sound to you, never criticise it because that particular thing, can mean a lot to them.
The first thing they ask me with a very surprised look is “IS THAT YOUR NATURAL HAIR” and at that moment, I just knew how much of a big deal having a very long locs is to them. Knowing that I’m wearing a hair that means so much to other people/culture Made me feel good. And I’m sure they can tell I love and appreciate it too. Whenever I get asked, I reply with a big smile on my face “NO IT’S NOT BUT I WISH IT WAS” lol
I got my Faux Locs from Amazon, it’s a 36 Inch hair and can be reused
I love my hair so much, I’m loving the happy surprised looks it gives Jamaican people when they see me out with it and I can’t wait to slay it even more.