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Exploring the world of dreadlocks



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Dreadlocks, which can also be called locks or dreads is an ancient form of hairstyle that has its origin as claimed by some people in India. The hairstyle was said to be worn by a deadlocked deity named Shiva and his followers. It is believed that spiritually, the dreadlocks has a strong inclination with the Indian culture.
Apart from the Indians other tribes like the Egyptians, the Germanic tribe, the vikings, the Rastafarians of Jamaica, were also widely known to wear their hair in dreads.
A dreadlock is defined as a ropelike strands of hair formed by matting or braiding hair. The long matted strings gives it this stylish and unique look. The dreads can naturally be formed or artificially manipulated by by back combing, braiding and twisting.
Over the years the dreadlocks has revolutionized into a more contemporary fashion piece in the hairstyling world as men, women, entertainers and all round celebrities are comfortably rocking their locks in different styles and shapes. In this article therefore we shall be examining ten dreadlocks styles for both men and women. The first on the list is:

1. Mohawk Dreadlocks


The Mohawk dreads is unisex in nature because it can be worn by both men and women. For men it is short dreaded while for women it is usually long and tied in a Mohawk at the top of the head.

2.Braid Ponytail dread 



The braid ponytail is when the dreads is pulled back in a ponytail style with a fresh line up from his stylist. It is classy in nature and can be worn for all occasions.

3. Curly Dreadlocks.

The curly Dreadlocks is best worn when your hair is naturally curly. Just style the locks and let it hang.

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4. Ombre Dreadlocks


The ombre dreadlocks which can also be called the ombre hair colour style is one style that has taken the dreads hair-styling world by storm. The colour combination that comes with the style makes it look very outstanding.

5. Bantu Knots

The Bantu knots style is the combination of both the Bantu hairstyle and dreads to bring out this classy and fashionable hairdo called the Bantu knots dreads.

6.Free form dreadlocks

The free form dreadlocks is a kind of locks that forms naturally. All you do is to let your hair grow and neglect it for some months, probably a year or two, then the free form dreads is formed. it suites people with short hair.

7. High top Dreadlocks.



The high top Dreadlocks is formed when you shave the sides and back of your head while Keeping the dreadlocks short.

8. Short Dreadlocks 

Short Dreadlocks is a style worn by people with short hair, it is also called dreadlocks bob.

9. Headband Dreadlocks

The headband dreads is a style of lock you wear showing off some parts of your natural hair while styling the rest on dreads. it is best styled with a scarf or headband.

10. Dreadlock bun 

The dreadlock bun is a lock style done by gathering all your Dreadlocks at the crown of your head, neatly roll them up in a large bun, to bring out its classy and cute look.

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“Girls who wear leggings lead boys into sin”- frustrated mum cries out



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According to a concerned woman who described herself as “mother of four sons” have pleaded to young ladies to stop wearing leggings which, she boldly argues that is capable of tempting men and leading them into sin.

Maryann White, who describes herself as a “Catholic mum,” made her opinion known via a letter published in the University of Notre Dame student newspaper, The Observer.

“I’m just a Catholic mother of four sons with a problem that only girls can solve: leggings,” she wrote.

When carpeted, White insists that she is “not trying to insult anyone or infringe upon anyone’s rights.”

However, she recalls an incident where she came across “a group of young women, all wearing very snug-fitting leggings and all wearing short-waisted tops” during a Mass service.

“Some of them truly looked as though the leggings had been painted on them … Leggings are so naked, so form fitting, so exposing.

“Could you think of the mothers of sons the next time you go shopping and consider choosing jeans instead?” she wails in the letter.

Meanwhile, Yahoo UK Style reports that the letter has been heavily criticised by students at the University of Notre Dame, with many respondents taking to Twitter to assert their right to wear whatever they love.

What’s more, a University of Notre Dame-based student group, Irish 4 Reproductive Health, has launched “Leggings Pride Day” as a response to the letter, calling for students to don their leggings in protest.

They have even started the hashtag #LeggingsDayND.

Source: punch news.

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Tall, slim ladies likely to live longer than fat ladies —New Research Reveals



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Women who are tall in height and very slim are more likely to live until the age of 90 unlike their fat counterparts, a new study has revealed.

The findings, published online by the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, did also show that physical activity is linked to longer lifespans in both sexes, reports Mirror UK.

But the more time men spend being physically active every day, the longer their lifespan, whereas the optimum amount for women was 60 minutes.

Although average life expectancy has risen over the past few decades, it has recently started to plateau in some developed nations.

Increasing levels of obesity and physical inactivity are believed to be behind the trend.

Previous research has looked at the associations between weight body mass index, physical activity, and reaching old age, but most studies have combined both sexes, or focused exclusively on men.

Women and men’s lifespans differ, which may be influenced by factors such as hormones, genes and lifestyle.

To explore these differences further, the researchers analysed data from the Netherlands Cohort Study, which included more than 120,000 men and women aged between 55 and 69 when it began in 1986.

They wanted to see if there were any links between height, weight, leisure time physical activity, and the likelihood of reaching the age of 90, and if there were any differences between men and women.

More than 7,800 men and women, aged between 68 and 70, provided detailed information in 1986 on their current weight, height, weight when aged 20, and their leisure time physical activity.

The details included activities such as gardening, dog walking, DIY, walking or cycling to work, and recreational sports, which were grouped into categories of daily quotas – less than 30 minutes, 30 to 60 minutes, and 90 minutes or more.

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Participants were then monitored until death or the age of 90, whichever came first.

The researchers considered potentially influential factors, such as whether the participants were current or former smokers, how much they drank, their educational attainment, and usual energy intake.

Some 433 men,16.7 per cent, and 944 women, 34.4 per cent, survived to the age of 90.

Women who were still alive by this age were, on average taller, had weighed less at the start of the study, and had put on less weight since the age of 20 than those who were shorter and heavier.

What’s more, women who were more than 5ft9 in height were 31 per cent more likely to reach 90 than women less than 5ft3.

The research showed no such links were seen among the men.

Lead researcher Lloyd Brandts, a PhD candidate at Maastricht University Medical Centre in Holland, said: “In men, a significantly linear positive dose-response relationship was found between increasing non-occupational physical activity and the chance of reaching longevity.

“In women, a significantly inverse U-shaped relationship was found between non-occupational physical activity and longevity, with the highest chance of reaching longevity around 60 minutes of non-occupational physical activity per day.

“In our study, height was positively associated with the chance of reaching longevity in women but not in men. In epidemiological studies, height is often positively associated with several types of cancer and inversely associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pulmonary disease and mortality risk in both men and women.

Source: punchng

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Turbans, from ancient to contemporary fashion piece



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Turbans, from ancient to contemporary fashion piece has an uncertain origin because some of the ancient civilizations such as those of ancient India, Mesopotamia, Sumeria and Babylonians evidently used turbans therefore nobody can pick point to one direction that turban originated from their. A particular style of turban called the Phakeolis were worn by Soldiers of the Byzantine army in the period of 400- 600 BC. Civilians were not also left out.
Before going further, let’s quickly define what a turban is in order to let our readers flow along. A turban is a type of headwear based on cloth winding, featuring many variations, it is worn as customary headwear by men and women of various countries.

Traditionally, the headgear serves as a religious observance, it is common among the Sikhs of the Indian clan and also among Shia Muslims who regard turban wearing as Sunnah Mu’ akkadah (confirmed tradition). The Sufi scholars are not left out too as they wear turbans to showcase their nobility. Aside tradition and religion, turban is also worn by women to protect their hair or as a head wrap for women suffering from cancer and under going treatments.
In our contemporary fashion world of today, turban has revolutionized among fashionistas and it is been worn for various occasions depending on the shape, size and colour.

Turbans, from ancient to contemporary fashion piece

Turban wearers in North Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia and Philippines (Sulu) usually wind it anew for each wearing, using long strips of cloth. The cloth is usually under five meters in length. Some elaborate South Asian turbans may also be permanently formed and sewn to a foundation. Turbans can be very large, moderate or small depending on the occasion, your religion, your culture or tradition.
So many celebrities who are fashion enthusiasts have been seen in various occasions rocking their turbans. If you are a fashion lover and you haven’t tried rocking the turban, you are still lagging behind because turban is the new thing in fashion bloc. Give that turban a try today.

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