Mickael Gelabale cut off his dreadlocks for health reasons

I trim my locs all the time when my neck starts to hurt so i definitely can relate to this article.  Locs are beautiful and my favorite hair style to date, but i definitely don’t believe in risking your health in the name of keeping a style.  So if any of you are having neck aches please trim your locs and give yourself some relief.  You don’t have to cut them completely, but a trim would be good for your, trust me.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think after you read the article 🙂


The NBA has had some uncommon hairstyles in his time — remember Scot Pollard, everyone? — but sometimes those new ‘dos end up coming perfectly standard basketball looks. For instance, when players first started sporting dreadlocks, fans were taken aback by something they were most familiar with via their well-played copies of Bob Marley’s “Legend.” Now it’s no big deal.

But perhaps we have been ignoring a real problem. Minnesota Timberwolves forward Mickael Gelabale, now back in the NBA after four seasons in Europe, sported dreadlocks as a member of the Seattle SuperSonics from 2006 to 2008. Now his locks are shorn.

It wasn’t an aesthetic choice, though, because the hair apparently threatened Gelabale’s health. From a cleaned-up Google translation of the Spanish sports publication Marca (via TBJ):


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Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for healthylocsblog.com

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1 thought on “Mickael Gelabale cut off his dreadlocks for health reasons

  1. I honestly don’t think dreads are a good look for basketball players. Plus, it doesn’t sound like it’s the hygienic thing to have on your head when your perspiring all over the place but that’s just me.

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