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Welcome to the new dreadlockssite
We specialize in healthy dreadlocks, therefore we only promote dreading methods and dreadlocks maintenance that are healthy for your dreadlocks.
Dreads grown the dreadlockssite way remain beautiful and healthy throughout the lifetime of your dreadlocks.
There are only a small number of dreadlocks sites that are not strictly profit driven, and therefor willing to do great harm in the creation of instant dreads, using very harmful methods.
We have strict standards and will never promote, or alow the sales of harmful dreadlocks products, or dreading tools.
We do provide free shops for hand made natural dreadlocks products and accessories. All dread products sold here must meet our strict standards and are guaranteed to be healthy for your dreadlocks, hair, and scalp.
Although we recommend the natural way of growing dreadlocks, we recognize that many people start their dreads using many dreading methods. We are just here to provide the information on the gentlest healthiest alternatives and to help you recover if you used a aggressive damaging method.
We care more about dreadlocks than about profit. We just want you're dreads to last a lifetime
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03/30/15 02:08:30AM, by General QuestionsI have started rubbing my hair its a little nappy I'm white with very thick stright hair I wash it every 2-3 days but when I do my hair goes back to normal please help!Replies 1
10/25/14 04:00:54PM, by Member Journals and TimelinesFirst things first, a general thanks to everyone who contributes to the practical, unbiased and most assuredly, useful information available on this site!If it's possible, I would love a quick diagnosis of the health of current/ viability of future dreads from the pictures provided. The basic information if it helps:Date of Placement - 10/15/2014, Method - Twist and Rip + Crochet.Products - Trader Joes Tree Tea Tingle Shampoo (For 6 weeks before dread placement and current shampoo), Vital Goods - Ambrosia Dry Bar (Haven't used it yet).No Palm/Pinch Rolling, etc. I just separate them lightly upon waking up.I had my foundation for dreads placed at a dreads-only salon with a lot of really...Replies 10
11/03/14 07:43:56PM, by Dread Productswww.dreadlockshampoo.com has done it again with a near miraculouse product coming soon that instantly gets rid of itchy scalp dry crusty flaky skin dandruff you name it i sprayed a little ona cottonball and wiped on the dry flaky skin around my nose and the people watching me just said wow its disapeaered ...instantly my dry flaky itchy skin was super happy healthy and smoooth and you only need to use it oncde a week max.additionaly theres a new dreadlocks deep conditioner coming out thats wonderful i only used a little bit but what a diferencea visible diference they just looks so much healthieradditionaly there is a liquid version of the goddess shampoo out soon i dont know when they...Replies 11
03/27/15 03:40:50PM, by Dreads Hair and Scalp HealthThis is my second go at dreads. I did TnR before and after a while I started to get these itchy, irritated bumps at certain spots about an inch in from my hair line. Mostly behind each ear, at the nape, and up front and center. They would ooze clear when picked and had hairs in them. They would get better after I pulled the hair. To me it seemed like they were hairs that wanted to fall out but couldn't because they weren't getting gently pulled but brushing. So instead they sat in the follicle and got irritated. This is time in doing all natural but I want to know if there's anything I can do to prevent this bother. I do a BS wash every 3-4 days. Sometimes that is too drying but only...Replies 4
03/27/15 03:45:54PM, by Dreading MethodsI'm about six weeks into a neglect journey. I've seen some people recommend putting beads or wraps in the middle or ends of the early sections. Is this a good idea? It's supposed to help them stay together but it seems like it might prevent the movement needed to lock up.
03/27/15 04:35:08PM, by Member Journals and TimelinesIn November 2012 I did a set of TnR. I loved them but they had some problems. The sections were unnatural for my hair growth pattern and they always felt uncomfortable. I made them too big and I didn't like the stiff, twisted feeling from that method. I kept them long enough to see that most problems really will work themselves out and learned a lot along the way. But I didn't want to invest more time into dreads that weren't quite as awesome as they could be. So at 22 months I bought some detangler and a flea comb and went to town. That hurt so bad and took For. Ev. Er. Most people think I combed them out because I didn't like them or that I got tired of them. Couldn't be further from...
07/31/09 10:05:37AM, by Dreading MethodsFirst off, welcome to Dreadlocking 101. We will be covering all possible aspects of the subject of dreading. Before we begin, if you're able to learn this one lesson you can skip everything else: The less you do and put into your dreadlocks, the better the results. Learn that and graduate now. Dreading History Dreading Methods Dreading Maintenance Above you will find some categories of interest in regards to dreadlocking history, currently known methods, and current maintenance. Information is power and We at Dreadlockssite encourage others to fully educate themselves in all things dreadlocks so that when the time comes for their own journey, an informed decision can be made. To...Replies 202
08/26/12 04:20:26PM, by General TalkWhen I decided I really did want to embark on the dread journey, I was the only one I knew who was on that path. I convinced some people in my online community to consider it, but I knew of no one in real life. There are days when that makes this process really lonely. But most days are like today. No one I know has dreads and no one really understands. But that leads me to more focus inward instead of outward and that's EXACTLY what this journey is all about, right? I'm an individual. I'm unique. No one NEEDS to truly understand me. My husband and kids love me and accept me and that's all I need. I'm the only one who needs to really understand who I am on the inside. And all this...Replies 76
03/19/15 01:25:51PM, by Dreading MethodsI am going to go with Neglect for a while until my hair separates, and then I'm going to grab the separations, brush them (should I brush them?) and then Twist & Rip them. It's been a week since Neglect and my hair is separating, I am going to Twist & Rip maybe in about 2 weeks?.. My questions are do dreads look different from (full) neglect, twist & rip, backcomb... etc? Could someone please post pictures of the differences? (How they look when they're mature, I suppose) Thanks also please comment on my method :)Replies 18
05/30/10 04:59:38PM, by History and Religious SignificanceOkay I was referred to this site from yahoo answers because I could not find answers to my questions. About six months ago I was kicked out of a church for growing my hair out and my intentions to dread and the beard did not help lol. Anyways I keep hearing people say there are biblical references to dreadlocks and what not but nobody can give them to me. So what are biblical references to dreads in the bible? Any info would be great, thanks ahead of time!Replies 98
03/19/15 07:06:00PM, by Member Journals and TimelinesStopped brushing my hair on June 18th 2014. Waited to try and separate roots until August 7th 2014. Separated on the 7th then again a week later while I was on a road trip cross-country. Added some beads and wraps, but otherwise they are all natural :DReplies 8
03/19/15 01:49:42PM, by Dread MaintenanceI've been learning not to play with my hair so much, but I don't think I've yet learned when to separate and when to just leave them be. After a few days of trying not to touch them, some loose hair starts to get caught up together with other dreads. Once, I let a dread in the back go for several days and it got super congoed and I had to cut a little bit of it with scissors. Do I just let that mess in my first example tangle for a while and worry about the separating after like a week or two (and possibly have them way too tangled up), or should I keep up with it a bit more? I'm trying to balance that line and figure out if my dreads are taking so long to form cuz I don't give them a...Replies 5
03/12/15 02:18:17AM, by General TalkHey there Dreadlies, I was wondering when others' dread had matured as it seems to be different for everyone, what with different types of hair getting the treatment! As I have a baby, and he loooves hair I have to wear my hair up alot and I'm certain that hinders my dreads- they are 10 months and still fairly loose- not that I mind this as I know it can take a few years in some cases, and it's all about the journey....riiight. Anyway, just to feel the waters guys, when did your dreads mature, or look like dreads?Replies 6
12/08/10 05:43:32PM, by General TalkSomeone who was unable to join (damn internet explorer) sent this to me by emailshe takes dreadlocks donations to make wigs for cancer patientsMy name isAnna, I work with a small charity in New Brunswick, Canada, dedicated tomaking wigs for the kids in the Oncology department of the IWK in NovaSoctia.. I myself have lost my hair to the difficulty of Chemotherapyand have had donations of wigsto myself, and just wanted to give back a bit. Me and a group of Cancer survivors have made over 50 wigs for everyoneand everyone who needs them, but we were looking for donations of anyonewho does not want their dreadlocks anymore or who knows anyone who isplanning on a change of haistyle. The reason...Replies 25
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05/01/12 03:25:57PM, by Dread MaintenanceSpraying with sea salt? Washing with baking soda? How do I make these solutions??? Well I am a pharmacy tech and I can tell you whats up for wonderful clean and tight dreads. NaHCO3Sodium Bicarbonate or Baking Soda is naturally occurring in nature and is found in the oceans and our blood and is used often in medicine and the ER to correct life threatening situations. As a matter of fact there is a specific solution or ratio of water to baking soda that should be used when washing the hair based on the biology of the body and it's PH. After all your hair is living and part of your body! This solution will clean your hair, wash out residues from from previous shampoos after a couple of...Replies 88
08/14/09 01:04:35PM, by Dread MaintenanceSo I decided after having major irritable scalp, snowflakes and itchies quite extreme that I would do something different when I wash my dreads.SoaringEagle had mentioned baking soda- and keeping that in mind ..I decided to use my Dr. Bronners (1 part to 25parts water- very diluted) and washed my scalp and dreads good with it first. but I wasnt satisfied- I still felt icky and itchy.Then thinking about SE (cause my scalp still didnt seem happy) I took 1/2 cup baking soda to 2 quarts of water, added peppermint oil, only about 5-10drops- TTO, dark concentrated brewed rosemary and chamomile - shook it up to blend and poured half on the top of my head and then bent over to pour the remainder...Replies 31
11/21/13 08:27:21AM, by General QuestionsHey guy's, Completely new to this forum/site and I absolutely love what I am seeing, in fact this is my first official thread apart from my introduction. Let me start with summarizing my dreadlock history. OK so...I first got dreads in January 2013 and it is now November 2013 so I've had my dreads for roughly 11 months, at the time my hair was fairly short and my dreads were made by a retail business that specializes only in dreadlocks using the crochet hook and no wax or chemicals etc and because my hair was quite short I got synthetic extensions, the thought behind this was that extensions reduced the need for maintenance and the additional cost of extensions wasn't that significant...Replies 50
05/09/10 10:24:31PM, by Introduce Yourselfi know all hair dreads eventually, but is there hair that will take years and years and years to dread naturally? is it possible to have hair that just wont dread?because i started with backcomb and twist and rip, its been 4 months and my hair has been getting worse and worse, its gonna be completly straight and unknotted soon.i was assuming that after a few months it gets better, but its not. its really just getting worse every single day.Replies 39
08/09/09 11:19:54PM, by General Questionseverybody makes mistakes when dreading especialy the 1st time around.more and more these days opeople make dozens of mistakes because so many sites and people tell them its the right thing to do.lets share our mistakes so others hopefully can learn from them and not make the same mistakes we made.my only mistake 1st time around was not knowing i should rip to avoid congos, so in a few months i had a flat pillow behind my neck and 2 horns sticking straight upnot really a mistake cause i loved em, but if i knew then i would have ripped to have dreads more like what i have now.when i started dreading all i knew was dreads happened if u stop combing.. so that was all i didi believe in next to...Replies 65
03/04/11 03:14:05AM, by Introduce Yourselfso, i have made a video about why i have my dreadlocks. i was inspired by all the snide remarks and rude questions "why would you get 'those'" "they're so dirty" i simply reply, dreads are actually pretty clean and have a significant meaning. plus i like being different. we should all make videos named "why i have my dreaddlocks" start the video off with "why i have my dreadlocks" then explain how members/dreadforums inspired/helped you with your questions about dreads. at the end advertise DREADLOCKSSITE.COM. then post it on facebook/myspace/dreadforums/youtube/photobucket any social network. lets put dreadforums on blast and become a big deal! :) help out a little fellow...Replies 32
08/20/09 03:42:38AM, by Dreading Methodsthere is so much misinformation about growing (not making) natural dreadlocks the method called neglect is not accurate, you dont want to stop washing your hair and neglect hygeneclean hair dreads bestyou want to stop combing and conditioningcontinue washing but using a non residue soapwait...wait.. wake up 1 morning ind feel around.. whats this? a baby dread? feel for clumps forming holding togetherseperate them from eachother (unless your bound by beliefs to not rip or interfere then allow them to dread as they please)go play in the woods or swim inthe oceanput on some reggae and dancecheck again in a few weeksagain u can choose to play with em, roll twist or just allow em to go theyre...Replies 99
08/05/09 09:59:03PM, by Dreads in the FamilyI get some of the oddest looks when I am out in public with my kids.. I wonder if anyone else wants to exchange experiences of being a parent with dreadlocks?I went to enroll my oldest into a great school last week (it really is a 5 star place) and was amazed at the way the director seemed to analyze me and my dreads. It was like he tried hard not to notice them, but awkwardly just smiled like I was a freak show as he talked. I was accepted but still.. It was strange the aura about the room.Replies 44
06/16/10 09:19:44PM, by Dread ProductsSo most of us have baking soda in the house regularly right? Well here are 40 things you could use it for!!!Now this is not my list. I got it off this site-http://green.yahoo.com/blog/care2/4/40-fantastic-uses-for-baking-soda.html------Personal Care1. Make toothpasteA paste made from baking soda and a 3 percent hydrogen peroxide solution can be used as an alternative to commercial non-fluoride toothpastes. You can also just dip your toothbrush with toothpaste into baking soda for an extra boost.** Minty ToothpasteINGREDIENTS1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon sea salt, finely ground1 drop peppermint, spearmint, sweet orange, clove, or cinnamon bark essential oilA few drops tap waterCombine...Replies 13
08/11/09 12:49:19AM, by Dread Productssomeone who joined the old site asked me to revue several products from each and tell him which was besti already told him none are worthwhile but he still wanted a review so, here goes.the 2 products he was interested in were the lock steady gel and accelerator (knottyboy or dhhq)so lets start with theseknottyboys locksteadyIngredients: 100% Pure Aloe Vera, Certified Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Lime Essential Oilnow this is possibly one of the few products that arent harmful and maybe helpful (to an extent)its certainly not needed, and u can grow your own aloe, or buy a gallon of aloe for less..but as far as these...Replies 22
06/07/11 03:31:17PM, by General Talkso today you may notivce a new feature added (other features as well i'll get to after this 1) we now have a fully integrated ustream chanel, where we can broadcast live broadcasts to the site which include a chat along with the broasdcasts now the way this works is if you want to put on a tutorial, broadcst a showw or anything request access i'll give you the pasword you put on your shhow and everyone can watch this is huge want to do crocheting tams tutorials? rip and twist tutorials? anything show your bands gigs? post as an event in the events section and request ustream access that simple broadcast live from any webcam edit whoops got so excited about this i forgot to mention...
Healthy DreadsThe easiest difference to spot between dreads on our site vs 'locs' on most other sites is the fact we have no balding, no excessively tight roots, and excessivly tight styling.
We do not promote the tightening of dread roots by force, this alows the hair to continue to grow on your head and remain healthy. Most dread salons over tighten the dreads roots till it causes a form of balding called traction alopecia.
We only promote products and methods that keep your dreads healthy and strong for a lifetime.
We promote no wax or other products that build up, nor do we promote products that contain known carcinogens and skin iritants.
We are the only site that has such strict standards, so when it comes to dread health we are the site to trust.
Many strictly profit driven sites are not happy about the information we provide!
We are experts at fixing the problems other sites cause, unfortunately many sites cause so much harm to dreads they need to be restarted. We try to avoid this if possible.
Our dread health experts are always here to help undo the damage caused by those other sites.
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Latest BlogsJust read some thing on the internet just now that really just threw me with its crap logic and hate. I'm new to physically wearing dreadlocks but I feel like my hair`s whole life has been waiting for them and for me it's fucking AMAZING having them. Now if this is how I feel about it, then I cannot be the only one. I truly feel like this world is hate filled enough and that if you find some one or even a group of people who "feel you" then it should be taken in as a blessing. Even if the...
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Natural Dreadlocks, Why Choose Natural Dreads?So why should you choose natural dreads over salon dreads?
Salon dreads give you instant gratification, but at the cost of severe harm. You look like you have dreads immediately, but actually takes much much longer for them to actually become locked. They use aggressive force in order to force them to look like dreads often damaging the scalp and the hair severely.
Natural dreads on the other hand form organically with more unique personality, your dreads are yours and not like anyone else's. Natural dreads remain strong, healthy and are kept clean. Salons often tell you not to wash your locs for long periods of time. Sometimes his six months. Even the entire first year.
When you're growing natural dreads, it is the washing that makes them dread. Additionally, companies that sell dread kits and products to make growing dreads easier actually make it much harder and ruin your locks. Dreads caked in wax might seem too mature fast, but they are only being glued together in wax and actually take much, much longer. These products designed to hold like wax, especially are very difficult to remove, and can sometimes result in the dreads needing to be cut.
We have become experts at saving dreads that other dreadlocks sites and dread salons have harmed.
If you are experiencing your dreads thinning at the roots, locs breaking off, scratchy rough dreads, heavy dreads from product buildup, we are here to help you restore the health of your precious dreads.