- 20 months ago
Hey everyone sorry for the weird title, at the time of writing this I'm very co,fused and haven't been able to sleep comfortably so I can't think as best as I can so I apologize for that. But anyways my question, and why I ask this question. -would it be ok if I try the dreadlock hairstyle? The reason I ask this is because I see a lot of controversy online and in the media about this subject and how it's cultural appropriation for white people (like me) to wear this hairstyle.now I'm not saying that "oh it's just hair" I understand and I've done my research on the style and the past about it, and to some people it may be disrespectful and I'm sorry if I do make anyone mad, again I'm confused about the whole thing. The other reason is because my girlfriend happens to be black/ African american, and when I asked her about it, she kind of had mixed emotions about it, and again went into the cultural appropriation side of it and I immediately felt bad for asking her about it. So I thought I would ask the helpful community here to hopefully get some insight as to whether or not I can try it, because the last thing I want is to get them and then get called out for appropriating a culture, which I don't want to do. - thanks in advance Ra.