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.
Latest Dreadlocks Forums Discussions
06/21/16 11:24:33AM, by Help! Save My DreadsHi, I'm new to dreads and just had my done at a salon (Which I'm starting to regret) they did the back comb and twist method it's been two weeks and they feel like they're falling apart, not knotting well and generally feel like they're just twisted hair held with wax, they felt like thin candles
06/04/16 09:45:38AM, by Introduce YourselfHey everyone! I just started my dread journey a month and a half ago. So far I'm totally loving the experience of it. I'm going for the neglect method mostly but I try to keep some of vickis locking gel and/or the sea salt accelerator in at almost all times. I twist the tips fairly regularly as well
06/23/16 12:31:51AM, by Introduce YourselfHey, everyone. I'm just getting started, I feel a little out of place seeing as all the posts I'm seeing are of people who have instigated their dreads to start forming in one way or another. I haven't done anything and don't plan to, just watching what happens and hanging on for the ride. I
06/15/16 05:52:51PM, by Help! Save My DreadsSo as u know if been trying to go neglect but I just started working at a car wash.. I left my hair diwn the first day but it kept blocking my view then while vacuuming I sucked my hair up and it kept touching the dirty floor.. the next day i tried a headband it still obstructed my view.. so now I
05/11/16 04:22:19PM, by Introduce YourselfHello, I am new to the forum. I have been a fan of this website since long before I made this account. I have often promoted people go to it and learn from this community. I started my dreads 3 years ago (today actually), my starting method was not ideal by any stretch of the imagination...I had
06/08/16 02:41:22PM, by Dread MaintenanceSo I have psoriasis and someone suggested that I try African black soap. I've also just shaved my head and want to dread my hair as it grows back and I'm currently washing my head with body soap. Would this soap be safe for dreads? Would it prevent dreads?
05/22/16 04:42:03PM, by Member Journals and TimelinesA week ago, I stopped brushing my hair. Lots of background about how I came to this decision, but what matters most is that this is a journey of discovery, patience and letting go. Looking forward to seeing where it takes me..... Day 2/1 day in Post-wash, first wash since stopping brushing
06/15/16 07:43:43PM, by Introduce Yourselfhi when I removed my hat I found loads of broken hair inside them .is that normal/natural, also I would ahte to loose my scalp of hair . I wanted to know if its not normal should I wear a looser hat and switch to a rasta tam I have a medium sized one anyway . as I work in a car garage I need to wear
06/13/16 08:30:11PM, by Dreading MethodsSo I've been researching for the past hour and still can't get a straight answer. I took my year old T&R babies out and am restarting completely freeform. I understand I have to quit brushing it. But what about running my fingers through it to Get the knots out? Yes, I know I need to let me hair
Random Featured Dreadlocks Forums Discussions
07/08/13 01:54:27AM, by Saved Dreads Success StoriesI was an idiot and used the backcombing and palm rolling methods, whichpermanently damaged my hair. After my first post on this forum,Barrellady along with soaringeagleboth strongly advised that I undo the backcombing (using conditioner) and use the neglect/free-form method. After undoing every
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
09/27/10 12:51:13PM, by History and Religious SignificanceAs the human race migrated into the Northern Hemisphere, minor adaptive changes had to take place. Skin tone became lighter to absorb more of the sparse sunlight, and hair became straighter. Why? I speculate that this was for several reasons. In the Southern Hemisphere, sunlight and heat are more
01/08/12 11:59:52AM, by Dread Productsdreadlockshampoo.com makers of the best dreadlocks shampoo i ever used is soon to come out with a new dreadlocks locking gel like no other we all know how bad waxes are in dreads well many locking gels are chemical and contain plastics in em! they harden and buildup like wax this new locking gel
03/12/12 05:32:45PM, by Dreads in the FamilyDreadlocks Powerpoint So after two years of trying to convince my parents I made them this powerpoint and it worked by the way, I don't condone using any special "dread shampoos", I just added that in there to make a point unfortunately, I didn't save all my sources so I'll be trying to add as
11/20/14 11:38:40PM, by Introduce YourselfHey whats up everybody! Glad to see this website is still very much alive and kicking :D. So much really great info here, and everyone is so respectful and nice too!I'm not sure if I ever really messaged many other members when I originally signed up to this forum in like 2008 or something and I
06/21/12 12:53:36AM, by Dread ProductsWith the push of Soaring Eagle, I wanted to share with you guys my washing routine that is/was used throughout Southern India traditionally. While I am not Indian, I use this regimen with the up most respect and I am receiving great results. It is great for anyone and it really keeps the hair clean
09/17/09 02:07:42PM, by Dreading MethodsOk so I lightly backcombed in in the beginning in an effort to separate my pseudo dreadlocks.Its been about 8-9 weeks since I started and I am noticing something that makes all the sense in the world to me and vindicated those like SE in a big way.All the locks that were backcombed looked like funny
08/31/09 01:07:41AM, by Dreading Methodsthe question "how to dread" is asked so often its ridiculous to try to simply answer "allow yourself to dread" but thats really the answer to how to dread, in fact the only answerso you might wonder what all this is ya hear about dreadkits backcombing waxing rolling rubbing crochetting and so
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 BlogsHi all, just want to share some photos of my dreads. Only started this week. I'm going for natural/neglect. Enjoy. X
Read MoreStop, drop , and dread. That is, stop worrying , drop the comb.. And boom, they begin. Slowly blooming like the flowers of the Forrest moments before summer. All our planets flowers need are water and heat. We humans don't go into the Forrest to water the plants and tame them and give them heat. They grow beautifully as they are, left alone and over time and patiently they sprout with unique shapes and sizes. Treat your hair as these flowers and plants and trees that dwell in the natural...
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.