Pop Culture: Dreadlocks – Culturally Inappropriate or A Symbol of One Love?

Hey guys. So today I heard that Justin Bieber is being attacked because he had dreadlocks. Dreadlocks. Dreadlocks are a natural style of hair and not JUST FOR ONE TYPE OF PERSON. I do not understand how something natural can be considered culturally inappropriate because of someone’s ethnic background? There are tons of other people in the industry who also have this hair style so why attack Justin Bieber for it?

A few years back… Like a decade or so ago… I really loved dreadlocks (and still do!). I loved them so much I decided to actually try dreadlocks! Seriously! I am also a huge fan of cornroll (or is it corn rows? idk my computer wants to auto correct it…) braids and twists too. In high school, my sister would practice on my hair and I got a bunch of cute hair styles involving braids and twists from her! Back then, everyone loved it! Now… I’m not sure how people would take it?

I couldn’t hang because they were way too itchy for me… But for the past two years of my life… I didn’t have a choice. I won’t lie… I fell into a depressed phase of life and stopped caring about a lot in life… This caused me to stop brushing my hair for a while… Which caused it to go into it’s NATURAL state all on its own. Yes, my hair dreaded itself into a side ponytail (I kid you not) and a few smaller dreads in random places for almost a year and a half. I was unable to get it out and finally opted to cut it which lead to my new short hair style I debuted a few days ago on Facebook.

I styled my hair for that time period with my dreadlocks as apart of my style… It finally became too much to handle and I chopped it off myself (after it finally moved far enough from my skull to be cut).

Dreadlocks are not a one size fits some type of hairstyle. Dreadlocks are both a lifestyle (/hairstyle) and a natural form of hair for more than one ethnic group. I cannot speak for everyone’s culture, but I do know that my own culture does naturally grow dreads. To top it off, its still a really cute hairstyle for both guys and girls!! I hope Justin Bieber ignores all the ignorant hate and keeps them!

What do you think? Should Justin have to change his hair? Is he being culturally inappropriate or being racist by having them? Leave your thoughts below!

xo, Rose
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Enter To Win: Rosie Says Hello x Shasta Style Giveaway

Hey guys! SO incredibly sorry I’m a little late posting this.  I’ve had a rather hectic week and I’m very behind on everything! So as I promised I’m hosting a giveaway with the amazing Shasta Style! The giveaway is really simple all just follow the rules below & comment this post when you’re done!

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To Enter:
1) You must LIKE Rosie Says Hello on Facebook
2) You must LIKE Shasta Style on Facebook
3) Copy & post the link to this blog post on your Facebook page and TAG one of your friends who might be interested in winning!
4) Comment below when you’re done so I know you entered!

Links:
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Blog Post – www.rosiesayshello.com/2015/12/19/enter-to-win-rosie-says-hello-x-shasta-style-giveaway

The giveaway ends on December 31st just in time for the New Year!

Don’t forget to check out my style post featuring Shasta Style!

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You can view the entire shoot at my Facebook or my Flickr!

Hype my look: http://lookbook.nu/look/7960892-Shasta-Style-Feather-Earrings-Jcpenneys-Gray

Happy Holidays! x

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How To Style: Shasta Style Feather Accessories

Hey everyone! So this past week I did a style shoot for Shasta Style! They have AMAZING feather jewelry of all colors!

  I am so in love with them. If you know my clothing line you know I have a huge love for feathers!

 I decided to style my earrings with a simple jumper paired with bright orange heels to make the orange on the earrings pop! I’ve never been able to find a jumper that looks good on me so when I found this one I fell in love! Especially since it’s gray and has a hood!

I have amazing news for those who love feather accessories as well! Just in time for Christmas I am pairing up with Shasta Style for a giveaway! So check my next blog post on how to enter to win! The giveaway will be starting today & ending on Christmas Eve just in time for the Holidays! 🙂 so be sure to check back to enter TODAY! Don’t miss your chance to win some amazing earrings for the new year!

You can check out this entire shoot on my Facebook page or Flickr! Then come back to enter the giveaway to win your own pair of awesome feather earrings.  Check out Shasta Style on Facebook and be sure to like their page because that’s one of the requirements to win your own pair!

Hype this look: http://lookbook.nu/look/7960892-Shasta-Style-Feather-Earrings-Jcpenneys-Gray

What do you guys think? xo

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