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    Dreadlocks Natural Dreads

  • About Dreadlocks Natural Dreads  

    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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    • Latest Dreadlocks Forums Discussions  

      Latest Dreadlocks Forums Discussions

      Dread shampoo that ships from the UK

      07/12/16 03:47:23PM, by Dread Maintenance
      anyone found any good natural products for beginners in the uk without having them shipped over from america? I've heard the baking soda can bugger your hair up after a while and its a bit too much faffing around for me tbh. its like 20-30quid to ship from the usually recommended site? i wanna be
      Replies 17

      Finally committing to freeform journey

      07/26/16 10:47:30AM, by Introduce Yourself
      Hey, my name is Ezequiel. I'm 18 years old and I've recently started my freeform journey after fantasizing and reading about it for some months now. I'm still very early in the process ( today marks the sixth day! ) but I figured I might as well show off what I got going. I started off with an afro
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      07/29/16 10:37:42PM, by Introduce Yourself
      Hello all. I am a complete novice and newbie when it comes to dreads. I just started to consider "hair freedom" recently, while going through a lot of other personal changes. Yoga has been a big influence on me, as has music and drumming. I don't know what my path is, I am focusing on peace and
      Replies 7

      I think I'm going to start over

      07/27/16 01:09:38AM, by Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support
      I had My locs started 11 months ago using the interlocking method and went to a loctition every 2 months and she alternated between crocheting and interlocking and sometimes crocheted some and interlocked the others. I feel so betrayed because she charged me a lot of money just to destroy my locs.
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      Fozbees freeform timeline

      07/29/16 08:07:46AM, by Member Journals and Timelines
      Hello everybody so somehow just realised there is this great section of the forum and thought I'd better get stuck in rather that just putting pictures up on to my profile home page! I'm currently at the three week mark of the neglect process and things are going well! A bit about me, I live in
      Replies 5
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      essential oils for dreads and scalp health

      10/19/11 05:10:41PM, by Dread Products
      Clary Sage supports the hair follicle. Lavender balances skin pH and stimulates circulation.(renews cells, dandruff, hair loss, psoriasis, rashes) Rosemary adds body and conditioning of the hair and may lighten hair. (antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, hair loss) stimulates the scalp.
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      Possible residue buildup?

      07/28/16 03:08:36AM, by Dread Maintenance
      Hey, a little over a month ago I was on and getting advice from soaring eagle about continuing my dread journey naturally as well as removing wax. I got myself the Wax B Gone and used it twice, as well as letting my dreads just do their own thing and they've been doing great (thank you soaring
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      will these dreads grow out?

      07/28/16 02:49:14AM, by Help! Save My Dreads
      Hey everyone!  Well, ok, my concern is about...well, it happens to be this one t&r in the back that is the worst. And well, I kept calling them all "crocheted" dreads, but I honestly think this one was more neglect since it was so hard to reach back there. Ah! I wish I kept better notes in the
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      Should I be Worried About These Lumps?

      07/22/16 11:37:54AM, by General Questions
      A few of my dreads have started forming little lumps, and I've heard that lumps are more likely to get mold as they can hold water. The aren't too big at the minute, but will they get bigger? If so, should I do something about them now before they do? 
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      greetings fellow dread lovers!!!

      07/27/16 11:25:58PM, by Introduce Yourself
      hello fellow dreadheads! im a 17 yr od guy from calgary alberta whos just stumbled upon this site. ive been trying to free form my dreads for the past month and am so far loving the process! i ove the idea that all hair dreads naturally if just left to its own devices and for me, dreads have an
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    • Random Featured Dreadlocks Forums Discussions  

      Random Featured Dreadlocks Forums Discussions

      Baba Fats

      Some Assembly Required

      08/11/12 10:11:07PM, by Dreading Methods
      Starting on your dreadlock journey is always exciting. Just about everyone who decides to lock their hair is enthusiastic and can't wait for the finished product. The only thing is, there's a waiting period. Dreadlocks do not form overnight. And for those who use a starter method like back combing
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      dreadlockssite universal app now available

      07/31/15 09:26:07AM, by General Talk
      The 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
      Replies 9
      shaun saunders

      Alternative's to wax

      08/22/09 03:41:47AM, by Dread Maintenance
      i really need to use a wax type of product to pull all my loose hairs in and tidy the look up but i dont wanna use "Wax" but could you use say a thick aloe vera or sumthing??
      Replies 46

      natural dreads timeline dreading fast as can be

      04/30/11 09:30:58AM, by Member Journals and Timelines
      So, today is day 5! All natural/neglect. I'll post 'em as I find 'em =) This is Day 2.... This is Day 4....
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      crochet dreads discussion and pictures

      02/09/14 06:22:48PM, by Dreading Methods
      note 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
      Replies 37
      Chevelle Trant

      Children with Dreadlocks??

      08/03/09 10:50:43AM, by Dreads in the Family
      My beautiful daughter Cheyanne asked if she could have dreadlocks and my personal opinion is that she should be free to choose her own style. I told her yes and soon she's going to have her own knatty locks. Would you let your kids have dreads? Cheyanne is the older girl with the long hair.
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      Dealing with Family?

      08/10/09 09:27:59PM, by Dreads in the Family
      Lets see if I can keep this short.I am 32 years old and I struggle with trying to please others. I am trying to learn to be more free and not care but it is so hard. I think I just have a lot of baggage and I have spent way too many years trying to fit into all the little molds people want me to fit
      Replies 21
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      share your dreading mistakes so others might avoid the same dreadlock mistakes you made

      08/09/09 11:19:54PM, by General Questions
      everybody 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
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      i would like to talk about a good book

      02/03/10 10:39:56AM, by General Talk
      i was curious if anyone has read this book before i found it to be highly enjoyable and very insightful. It is about being mindful of all that you do the things you eat the earth you live on and the air you breath... i believe that i have begun to grasp a true meaning of happiness from reading
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  • Healthy Dreads  

    Healthy Dreads

    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.
  • Latest Blogs  

    Latest Blogs


    Starting my Dreadlocks

    Hello Everyone, So I am starting my dreadlock Journey. I am using the twist and rip method and it is taking forever! which is what i expected since i have so much hair and i already knew getting dreads was going to be something that takes time and patience. I was actually Just wondering if anyone had any advice to give me for starting out. Like what kind of shampoo to use? Where i can find essential oils locally? I have 4 or 5 sections twisted and ripped and knotted up. I was wondering how...

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    Starting natural/neglect dreads

    Hi all, just want to share some photos of my dreads. Only started this week. I'm going for natural/neglect. Enjoy. X

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  • Natural Dreadlocks, Why Choose Natural Dreads?  

    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.
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