Specializing in healthy dreadlocks, we only promote dreading methods and dreadlocks maintenance that are healthy for dreadlocks.
Dreads grown the dreadlockssite way remain beautiful and healthy throughout the lifetime of your dreadlocks.
There are 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. All dreads 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.
We care more about dreadlocks than about profit. We just want you're 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.
Hey guys!I am seeking help with my locs!They are driving me crazy and I need unbiased opinions on them For 15 months I have been getting my hair done around once a month by a hair stylist, she crochet locks and washes my hair. After theses 15 months I am unhappy with how my dreads look and...
Hey all, my name is Aaron and I'm not too sure my dreads are in the best of health
2016 in November I was introduced to a 'Locktician' who had 15 years experience using the crochet hook to dread peoples hair. Not knowing how bad the hook can be I continued to have my dreads maintained every...
Hello! I'm very new to the forum. I was wondering on different methods of maintaining my dreads. I've had them for about 11 months now, will be a year come December 4th (whoo!)
I havent gone to my loctitian in about 4 months or so.
I was wondering, what methods of maintaining my locks would...
So this is going to be my timeline for my current, natural set of locks. In August 2015 I started out with a styled set, with crochets, needles, everything needed to have a nice set of shredlocks lol. I was thrilled because my hair is naturally a mess; having it dreaded or shaved off is the only...
March was the last time I brushed my hair, this was my 2nd time going with dreads. The year before I twisted and rolled dreads, I found they were very unnatural and uncomfortable, after 3 months I combed them all out, I decided this time to let them form naturally into their own sections without...
I'm three years and eight months in on my neglect journey and I still have a ton of hair that refuses to dread which have been frustrating for me for most of the time. But what is worse is that pieces of my hair stops dreading. I think it's just the quality of my hair that is not suitable for...
I have about 4 months with my dreadlocks, and today i noticed that somewhere in the middle of a few dreadlocks my hair looping. not the whole dreadlock more like a few strands coming out of the lock. should i let it be? a few are not so bad but one of them is just completely flat in the middle lol
Hi! I'm wondering how many homeschooling or unschooling parents are in this community? We do relaxed child-led hs. It seems similar to growing dreads - providing the right environment and trusting natural development.
Read this article about dreads being banned in public schools. http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/29153/hair-wars-public-schools-take-aim-at-dreadlocks-long-hair-individuality/ the public schools are where our children learn to be who they are, the schools have no right to enforce the narrow views...
First 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...
I want to start off by saying my waxed dread where only a month old! so you may have to modify depending on your particular needs!Supplies I used:Baking sodateatree oilOrange oilDissolve-it3-4 hoursIn a 2 liter bottle of water I mixed in baking soda, two caps of dissolve-it, and 20-30 drops of...
I havent been on here in a very long time due to the stress of my current court situation with my children. Thats another post alltogether though. I wanted to share some dreadie knowledge with you. A few years ago my dreads were fuzzy and unruly up top. It seemed nothing was...
so your ready to start dreadlocks but not sure where to start?
you probably have questions like:
should i go to a salon to start my dreads?
do i need a dread kit to start my dreadlocks?
can i wash my baby locs?
do i need wax to dread i heard its bad, but some sites say you need wax?
The cost of salon dreads is ridiculous and the damage the wax does to your hair and skin is even worse. Ive had my dreads since September of 2009 and have spent more than $3,000 at the salon alone. My stylist charged me $250 to start my dreads and $150-$180 every two weeks for maintenance. I have...
Maybe we should have a discussion that has a list of all the shampoos and soaps people use and recommend.
I've been using/trying:
Desert Essence Organics Lemon Tea Tree Shampoo for oily hair.
Kiss My Face Whenever Shampoo
Neutrogena Shampoo Anti-residue formula
Dr. Bonners peppermint soap...
If you're from shaolin (staten island, nyc), holla. This is my neglect timeline, keeping it really short sweet and simple...
Method used: Neglect/Separation
Products used: Dr. Bronners/Dreadshampoo.com/Selsun blue (once or twice a month for scalp), Water
Hair type: Curly, I'm puerto rican...
last week i announced this week would go to most invites to join, well nobody at all said they were invited so it went to next weeks "hardship case" a deserving person who just could not afford it.
So we have some new ideas, every third week will be a hardship case. The following schedule will...
when you see dreads you like what matters most in determining the attractiveness would it be length thickness neatness uniqueness perfectness craziness wildnessthere are no right or wrong answers only personal opinionsme i like em untamed natural size dont really matter but uniqueness...
The 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.
Since I have started I used Dr. Bronners once until I realized it wasn't good for my hair. Other then That I haven't done anything different besides stop using conditioner and a brush! How does everyone feel about this shampoo?
This is the second time I created an account. Not sure what happened to the first one! I always knew that I wanted dreads but I never thought that I would actually follow through!! At first, it was because I was more or so worried about what others would say. Then I thought that I didn't have enough hair. Now that I have been thinking about it for months none of that seems to bother me anymore. It has been a little over one month since I have stopped conditioning and brushing my hair. It is...
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 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.