Dreadlocks which were seen by many to be a dirty, unkempt hairstyle have now gained popularity over the years. The increasing acceptance of the style today has revealed just how healthy, versatile and attractive it can be. It can be neat and attractive enough to assimilate into professional environment.

This hairstyle which traces its roots to the ancient African culture can be braided, curled, coloured, worn in an elegant chignon or pulled back into a classic ponytail. That's not all. It's become common practice for even men to sport the hairstyle.

Many reasons exist among various cultures for wearing locks. Locks can be said to be an expression of deep religious or spiritual convictions, a manifestation of ethnic pride, a political statement, or simply a fashion preference. Over the years people have come up with a number of ways to keep up with the hair trend.

For proper care, dreadlocked hair needs to be washed regularly just like un-dreaded hair. Avoid using excessive hair products.

Cover your dreadlocks every night before going to bed and wash and condition them regularly.