What does Dreads mean?

‘Dreads’ is slang for ‘Dreadlocks’

Dreads is short for dreadlocks, which is a type of hairstyle that looks like ropes. This style has been popular in various cultures for many reasons, including African and Rastafarian cultures. There are different ways to get and maintain dreads, depending on your natural hair type.

However, there’s a negative perception about dreads due to their matted, rope-like appearance. Some people wrongly believe that dreads are a sign of dirtiness or laziness.

An example of this misunderstanding happened in 2015, when a celebrity commentator, Jane Doe, made negative remarks about a famous actress, Mary, for wearing dreads on the Red Carpet. Jane said that Mary looked like “she smells like patchouli oil or weed.” The public response to these comments was strong and immediate, forcing Jane to apologize.

Example for using ‘Dreads’ in a conversation

Hey! Did you see Sarah’s new hairstyle?

Yeah, she got dreads! They look so cool! 🀩

I know, right? I love how unique they make her look. πŸ™Œ

Definitely! It’s awesome that she’s embracing her own style. πŸ’β€β™€οΈ