History of dreadlocks
It emerged in the early 1930s in Ethiopia  from Biblical prophecies attributed divinity to Selassie, the desire of the descendants of black slaves back to Africa, the social and cultural aspirations of the black community and organizer of the teachings of Jamaican-born Marcus Mosiah Garvey who cried “Africa for Africans and Europe for the Europeans.” Social and cultural vision of Garvey inspired the founders of the movement, which regarded him as a prophet.
– The aspect that most Rastas identify their “dreadlocks”. The word “dreadlocks” derived from “dread” that means scary, fear, and “locks” which means hair. Hair style dating from before the 20 `s found in Afro-Caribbean religion of Rasta culture. The outlaws Rasta hair combing or cutting citing the biblical prescription of Leviticus 21:5: “Do not make baldness upon their head ….”. The term was popularized internationally by Bob Marley song in 1975 “Natty Dread” (natty in this case means knots).The followers of Haile Selassie I, associated with the “dreadlocks” with the direct and biblical symbolism of the Lion of Judah. His hair symbolize the mane of the Lion. In the ’80s, a significant number of black non-Rastafarians began wearing dreads as a fashion, and about the 90 `s, the trend of dreads is to spread around the world.
The Rastafarian movement is a socio-cultural movement which considers the religious and Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie I, formerly called the Prince Rastafarian (in Amhara), the assumption of Christ in his character of God as King, Marcus Garvey as the incarnation of Christ in his character of God as a Prophet and Prince Emmanuel Charles Edwards as the reincarnation of Christ in his character of God as High Priest, thus forming a Holy Trinity. Another pillar is the reading of the sacred book of Ethiopian tradition, entitled Kebra Nagast, Pan-Africanism and the claim (the claim of unity of the oppressed African descent during the recent history).
The Rastafarian religion began in Africa. Almost seimpre is associated with the poorest people in Jamaica. It’s not just a religion but a way of life. Rastafarians protest against, poverty, oppression and inequality….. not just religious ideas but global problems .. Rastafarians use the Bible for guidance.