About Dreadlocks Natural Dreads
Specializing in healthy dreadlocks, we only promote dreading methods and dreadlocks maintenance that're healthy for dreadlocks.
Dreads grown the dreadlockssite way remain beautiful and healthy throughout the lifetime of your dreadlocks.
There's only a couple dreadlocks sites that aren't strictly profit driven, and willing to do great harm in the creation of instant dreads, using very harmful methods. We provide the most honest information on dreadlocks methods, the maintenance dreads require, and what products are best for dreadlocks care.
We have strict standards and will never promote, or allow the sales of harmful dreadlocks products, or dreading tools.
We provide free shops for hand made natural dreadlocks products and accessories for dreads. All dreadlocks 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 an aggressive damaging method when startig dreads.
We care more about dreadlocks than about profit. We just want your dreads to last a lifetime.
We know when starting dreadlocks, many want instantly formed dreads. This often means turning to a dread salon or loctician to start your dreads. In most cases, this is the worst thing for your dreads, as the dreadlocks are started with brute force methods, and advice that often delays or prevents the proper formation of dreadlocks. Dreads started these ways require far more effort, and cost, to force them to look like dreadlocks. This almost always does severe harm to your dreadlocks.
Dreads treated gently, are happy, healthy dreads. Dreadlocks don't need force to become Dreadlocks. When Dreadlocks are forced to become dreads, the more force that is used the more damaged the dreadlocks become. The methods of obtaining dreadlocks we recomend uses minimal force, if any to allow the hair to become dreads naturally. Natural dreadlocks, or minimally maintained dreads, are healthy and strong dreadlocks, so your dreads last a lifetime.
Dreadlocks grown following the dreadlocks information found here are the healthiest dreads around! Your dreads will be happy you found such an informative site on dreadlocks! Welcome to the Dreadlocks Site community.
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10/28/15 11:26:14AM, by Introduce YourselfHello friends, I'm Henrique, I live in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil. I'm starting my locking journey and I might need some help with questions that been frying my mind. I was using a sponge to naturally section them and get some good afro looking at the first stage then I started to fingertwist what
02/10/16 01:59:03PM, by Dread ProductsHey. I´m interested in getting dreadlocks by the twist and rip method, since I desire that look the best. I don´t have long enough hair to start yet (Planning to take Biotin), but yea. I like to do some research on this matter. And I´m happy that I do that, because there are quite some things to
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.
02/01/16 06:15:02PM, by Dreadlocks Journey Emotional SupportAs we all know, dreadlocks hold a very important cultural meaning in the black community, especially the African American community. I should note that this is predominantly an issue in the United States. However, with black history month starting, I'm beginning to see a lot more hateful posts
01/28/16 11:14:30AM, by Member Journals and TimelinesAlright, as suggested I am making a timeline. I've only just begun my journey.. Last night I decided to start with TnR. My first dread is so very tiny. So, so tiny. My hair is VERY fine so using about an inch by inch section makes for very thin dreads. I'm still trying to figure out what im going to
09/03/15 10:48:49PM, by Dread ProductsVicki from www.dreadlockshampoo.com did it again, a new product will be launched soon, (i tested the prototype tonight..wow) 1st off it does not have the delicous scents we expect from vickis dreadlocks shampoos. Being a prototype I think more versions with the scents we love will be soon to
09/12/15 04:20:14PM, by Dread MaintenanceThey don't come undone anymore at all I shower come out and they stay nice I'm only having a problem with little hairs popping out its not bad but I wish they could look more locked in and compressed but I wouldn't use any wax that's for sure
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07/31/15 09:26:07AM, by General TalkThe dreadlockssite universal app is now live! in fact, i'm posting using it now! its super fast and easy to use The universal app takes advantage of all the universal app structure built into the new windows 10 (wich is awesome) family, and will run on all windows 8 and 10 devices, including x box
02/09/14 06:22:48PM, by Dreading Methodsnote all of these images were foind on google many on salon sites that specialize in crochetting dreadlocks, (a few of the images were lost when the site was upgraded, sorry) i apologize to the people in the photos for using them as examples, and do not wish to make it about the person, the persons
06/04/11 01:39:58AM, by General Talki told ya all a week or 2 ago about some huge improvements to the site comming up well the 1st 1 is live now! in the groups you can now add unlimmited pages whats this mean? well ya know how we have all the guides? now each group can have as many pages guides and well anything you want example a
12/31/11 01:12:22AM, by Saved Dreads Success StoriesProbably like,a thousand things on this, but here's mine anyway. Im writing this 'cause my friend just re-started her dreads the natural way after using dread head hq wax.starting dreads, maintaining them, however with anywax honestlyy, is just horrible man, its so sticky and crap, it hurts the
06/26/14 12:39:59PM, by crochet and dread tools recoveryAgain, DO NOT watch if you're squeamish. admin note: i decided to feature this as undeniable proof of how damaging these hooks can be if the hook can go completely through your thumb it can wreak havoc breaking hundreds of hairs passing through a dread without any resistance to indicate its causing
11/21/13 07:27:21AM, 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
09/14/09 11:00:02PM, by Dreading Methodswith any method except natural its typical to freak out constantly over every lil unexpected change in your baby dreads, it starts with oh my god they are getting looser not tighter then progresses to oh my god i got my dreads wet then theres a loose hair or a loop or a bump or a bend oh my god what
08/06/09 01:57:18PM, by Dread Productsnew: we now have a way to remove most or even all of the dread wax now before we begin discussing dreadwax lets look at a few definitions first dreadlocksDreadlocks, sometimes called simply dreads or locks, are matted ropes of hair which will form by themselves if the hair is allowed to grow
09/20/12 04:28:25PM, by Member Journals and TimelinesSo one year ago today, i started my dreads. If you dont know my story, here's a little quick recap. I got them done with the comb twist and finger twist. Wax, gel, lock peppa, the jamaican lime locking gel, and all this other crap was used. After about 5 months, it was february and i had washed my
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 dreadlocks roots by force, allowing hair to continue growing on your scalp and remain healthy. Most dread salons over tighten the dreads roots till it causes balding called traction alopecia.
We only promote dreadlocks products and methods that keep your dreads healthy and strong for a lifetime.
We promote no wax or products that build up in dreadlocks, 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 dreadlocks health we are the site to trust.
Many strictly profit driven dreadlocks 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 the dreadlocks need to be restarted. We try to avoid this if possible.
Our dreadlocks health experts are always here to help undo the damage caused by other sites.We are widely considered the only trustworthy source for dreadlocks info.
Latest BlogsOkay so I've dreaded my hair twice before but wasn't all too satisfied with the way they were locking up because my hair is parted to the side and I found that they looked too neat for my taste. So I was wondering how, if at all, could I get rid of the part in my hair when I TnR them. I want them to be randomized and all over the place also, some flexibility. I could never do anything with my previous sets of dreads
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Natural Dreadlocks, Why Choose Natural Dreads?Why should you choose natural dreads over salon dreads?
Salon dreads give you instant gratification, at the cost of severe harm. You look like you have dreads immediately, but actually takes much longer for them to actually become dreadlocks. 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 dreadlocks for long periods of time. Sometimes 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 dreadlocks. Dreads caked in wax might seem to mature fast, but they are only being glued together in wax and actually take much longer. 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, dreadlocks breaking off, scratchy rough dreads, heavy dreads from product buildup, we are here to help you restore the health of your precious dreads.
Dreads can mean a great deal to those who choose to grow dreads, natural dreads most of all because of the time and patience it takes to grow dreads naturally. Dreads that form naturally take on a personality that is unique to the individual. Many who grow dreads the natural way, report growing as a person, as thier dreadlocks form. Dreads therefore can take on a spiritual growth aspect that can be profound.Dreadlocks facts
- Dreadlocks need to be clean: Dreadlocks should be washed between one and three times a week, from the day you start dreading. Clean dreadlocks dread faster.
- Dreadlocks are the natural state of all hair: All hair will become dreadlocks if permitted. Hair type, race, or ethnicity has nothing to do with the formation of dreadlocks. Dreadlocks do not require special treatments or products based on hair type or race.
- Dreadlocks are low maintenance: Dreadlocks require very little maintenance, washing, and, if desired separating. Separation is recomended in most cases to prevent massive dreads.
- Dreads are not unprofessional: Because dreads are often spiritual, and dreadlocks are a part of most religions (not just rastafarian beliefs), dreadlocks, especially natural dreads must be accepted in any job, by law.
- Dreads don't cause balding: Salons and locticians that forceibly over tighten the roots of dreads cause thinning and balding in dreads. However balding is not caused by wearing dreads when the dreadlocks are not over maintained.