02/25/2015 11:41 EST | Updated 03/10/2015 11:59 EDT

15 Celebrities Who've Wonderfully Rocked Dreadlocks

When singer Zendaya arrived at the 2015 Oscars sporting a head full of dreadlocks, she probably didn't expect to get criticised for them (ahem, we're talking to you, Giuliana Rancic).

The 18-year-old responded to comments that her hair looked as though it smelled "like patchouli oil...or maybe weed," like a total pro. In a note posted on Instagram, the "Shake It Up" star explained to the TV host, and the world, that dreadlocks are more than just one aspect of a stereotype.

"To say that an 18 year old young woman with locs must smell of patchouli oil or 'weed' is not only a large stereotype but outrageously offensive," she noted.

She went on to list a few fellow dreadlocked individuals, including singer Ledisi and Harvard University professor Vincent Brown, none of whom smell like weed, obviously.

And so, in honour of Zendaya and her amazing defence, we're here to show you even more celebs who've rocked the hairstyle for themselves. Each star in the list below made the iconic hairstyle their own -- just take a look and see for yourself!

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