Thanks SE, I appreciate your words and advice. After a lot of thought I don't feel that I am appropriating the way I wear my hair from any particular culture. My hair is following its natural coarse and has in effect become a non style. I look at my workmates and each one of them has appropriated a style from somewhere; the balding man who shaves his head completely, the young punk who gels his hair into spikes, sideburns, goatees, Bieber style, pony tails, buzz cut - they have all copied someone in an effort to make themselves fit an image or look more attractive. I dont think dreads will make me any more attractive ( probably the opposite ) but as a fashion or style it is totally unique to me. The more wild my hair becomes, the less I care what people say or think.
Imagine that, after 56 years my hair may be the thing that sets me free.
I am going to have fun with this
updated by @guzzi84: 09/24/16 06:29:08AM