You do not have to be significantly edgy to be acquainted with dreadlocks as a coiffure.
What began as a robust private assertion amongst Rastafarians have turn into fairly mainstream lately. Positive, they take slightly little bit of soiled work to attain the top end result, however they’re hardly ever an indicator of an unhygienic life-style.
Nonetheless, some individuals are going well past “modern” with a distinct type of assertion they’re making by not solely refusing to chop their hair however handle or deal with it in any manner.
The end result could be very, uh, distinctive, and it’s acquired a reputation that’s too cute to essentially comprise the mess contained therein.
Effectively, it’s referred to as a “beaver tail,” and after seeing just a few of those pics, it’s fairly simple to see how the identify took place.
Fairly merely, the lengthy, broad, matted mess appears just like the furry dam builders’ flattened tails.
However whereas the unique beaver tails serve a objective…
…these don’t. In actual fact, they actually aren’t even symbolic of any perception system or specific cultural assertion. They’re simply…sorta there. It’s not essentially an indication that somebody’s TRYING to be unhygienic or soiled, nevertheless it’s the message they’re sending, whether or not they wish to or not.
…in a trendy and cleaner manner. The issue with the beaver tail coiffure, aesthetics apart, is that it’s basically one big clump. Whereas dreads might be matted and lengthy as properly, their separation permits for air to circulation, allowing pure clearing of dandruff, circulation of air to the scalp, and the passage of necessary oils defending your pores and skin.
When your hair is only one massive clump…
…all these issues talked about above may cause irritation at greatest and critical pores and skin circumstances at worst.
Past that, there are different points related to beaver tails which can be much less intuitive.