Dreadlocks, also locs, dreads as a style has a long history and has been around for ages in countless civilizations and among different religions and cultures.
It is not quite clear where dreadlocks originated from, but the first archaeological evidence was traced to Egypt. Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs wore locs and their mummified bodies have been discovered with their locs still intact and in good shape.
The dreadlocks hairstyle earned global attention thanks to the music of devoted Rastafarian Bob Marley. Dreadlocks became increasingly popular.