The Spiritual Reason I Have Dreadlocks


Lexi Montes, Writer

I have had my dreads for almost two years now. Every day I walk with confidence, and I never find myself being “alone”. Although I always feel like an outsider, I wouldn’t change a thing about that.

Dreadlocks carry a very spiritual meaning that is often misunderstood in today’s society. They can be worn as a fashion statement, a political statement, or as a sign of rebellion, but many people, young and old alike, have no idea what dreadlocks mean spiritually.

Both Western and Eastern traditions hold that bodily, mental, and spiritual energies exit the body mainly through the top of the head and hair. If the hair is knotted, the energies are thought to remain within the hair and the body, keeping a person strong and healthy.