Ziggy Marley long dreadlock hair. Photo by http://www.ziggymarley.com/photos.php.
Ziggy Marley is the oldest son of Reggae great, Bob Marley. His full name is David Hartman Jesse Weiland Nesta Marley. His father gave him the nickname, Ziggy, which translates as “Little Joint”. Marley is the lead singer of the band, The Melody Makers, consisting of himself and his siblings.
Ziggy follows a long tradition among Reggae artists and followers of the Rastafari movement, a lifestyle that centers around the lifestyle of smoking cannabis. This is wearing his hair in dreads. One major difference is that he has allowed his locks to grow until they nearly reach his knees.
Back view of Ziggy Marley dreadlock hairstyle. Photo by http://www.ziggymarley.com/photos.php.
Creating the dreads was a simple matter of teasing the hair until it tangled and became matted. Teasing is done by combing the hair backward from the tips toward the scalp.
As the locks grew out, he had to twist the new growth into the existing locks. This was done by selecting the nearest lock or the one that the hair was already a part of and teasing and twisting the hair from the existing lock back to the scalp.
Contrary to what some people believe, he does not simply refuse to wash his hair. The truth is that this is a very high maintenance hairstyle. The one thing that is not done is to make an attempt to remove the tangles. He does, however, need to use conditioner to keep the hair from being damaged and breaking off.
The Ziggy Marley long dreadlock hairstyle is one that takes a great deal of time and care to maintain. It does not require any particular effort or product to refresh during the day, but the hair requires a lot of care in order to keep it healthy enough to grow to this length and support its own weight without breaking.