A lot of people dislike standard dreadlocks, whether it’s because of the “hippy” connotations or the perceived odour, they tend to rub some people up the wrong way. Personally, I am ambivalent towards dreadlocks. It’s your hair, do what you like. There are plenty of worse styles out there.
But, the mono-dreadlock is a different matter. That solid chunk of bedraggled, matted and minging hair lying disgustingly down their spine. There is no good reason to go for this style on purpose, it seems to go hand in hand with personal neglect and crushing laziness.
Generally the mono-dread is seen decorating the scalps of homeless people. I have no problem with those unfortunate souls wearing their hair in this repulsive fashion because a) it doubles up as a pillow and b) they haven’t got access to running water, so there’s little they can do about it.
Judging by the following images, it seems that this horrific hair do might be attempting to move into the mainstream. I seriously hope I’m wrong, but check out these trichological abominations below: