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  • About Dreadlocks Natural Dreads  

    About Dreadlocks Natural Dreads

    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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    • Latest Dreadlocks Forums Discussions  

      Latest Dreadlocks Forums Discussions

      JahYouther

      Introducement and needing opinions/Help


      05/26/15 07:15:30PM, by Introduce Yourself
      Short presentation, I'm Rickard and glad to be here. (Bigup to Soaring Eagle)   This is probably the wrong section to post this kind of things, I'm doing neglect method and I know It's important to be patient, but I feel so unknowledged about everything regarding to neglect method, I've read several of guides and such but still I feel ignorant so I gotta ask you guys here. I'm pretty much near 3 months in, started a little bit with t&r like 1 week and stopped after that just to encourage myself that I might have dreads some day, I want your most proffessional opinion on how far I've gone and what I have to face in the future and how to "maintain" the things i've gotten so far, I...


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      amethyst777

      Pics of the inside of a couple of my dreads that PROVE how great dreadlock shampoo really is!!!


      05/28/15 04:16:15PM, by Dread Products
      It's been awhile since I've been on the site. After looking around a bit I realize how much I miss you guys. If you look back at my profile you'll see that I adopted a special needs 2yr old (he's now 4), we've also adopted his special needs brother, he'll be 13 next month. So that is my excuse for being away. Ok so, the dreadlocks shampoo from this site... 3yrs ago, I started my first set of dreads, that lasted about 3 months. I really mucked it up. I didn't use wax but I used all kinds of stupid products that have no business in anybody's hair. I did back comb and T-n-R. The sections were way to huge. So I brushed them out. I can tell you, THAT will never happen again. After only 3...


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      raine

      New dreads


      05/28/15 11:24:43AM, by Introduce Yourself
      Hiya! I quit brushing my hair 4-5 months ago and this is where I'm at! I decided years ago I wanted dreads and have been growing my half shave I had before I started them. Can't wait til everything's long!


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      MountainWillow

      Herbs, Natural Remedies Useful to Dreads & Dreadcare


      09/16/09 11:22:57PM, by Dread Maintenance
      Herbal List For Hair/Dreadlock "Hair"eapys(as requested by Soaring Eagle to help all you's dreadheads)Originally I was going to get quite in depth but after some time spent and realizing howmany herbs are of great medicinal and theraputic benefit I decided to limit this list tocontain only the most popular or more widely mentioned herbs. I will add more as I see fit ;)You may also find this list, and any other remedies and recipes I come up with on my dreadblog www.mountainwillow.wordpress.comThis is for educational purposes only - I am not a doctor and recommend that you use herbsat your own risk taking full responsibility. If you are unsure of any part of it, for anyreason including but...


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      Kyle Bowen

      How to dreads like this? (other questions)


      05/25/15 03:49:01PM, by General Questions
      Hello, I'm a eighteen year old male college student. I know very little about dreads, but they are always something i've always wanted to do with my hair. I want to do something very similar if not identical or a tiny bit longer than the dreads in this picture. First question: How long would my hair need to be (before I dread) to get dreads these length. Second Question: What would I tell the hairdresser I wanted. So I guess I'm also asking what kind are these and what would I ask for. Thanks for the help.


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      Vicky Viper

      Good dread shampoo?


      02/25/15 07:17:19AM, by Dread Products
      I was wondering if anyone could recommend me a good dreadshampoo which is mild for my scalp?My scalp/skin is very sensitive and itches easly. I bought  http://www.abeni.co.uk/ourshop/prod_2811764-DREADLOCKS-SHAMPOO-BAR-With-Tea-Tree-Lemon-.html this one from Abeni and it works good. The only thing is that my scalp itches alot. My dreads are in the "Looping wild teenager"-stage :] Thank you!


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      ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

      dreaducation, comprehensive guide to all things dready


      07/31/09 10:05:37AM, by Dreading Methods
        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 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...


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      Zachary Tyler

      Still here.


      04/15/15 10:30:33PM, by Introduce Yourself
      Hello I have been a member for awhile but have been on the site in a long time. I did have about shoulder length hair that I had started using the bs/acv wash on-hair delt cleaner then with "regular" shampoo. Since then I had to shave my head. I have been continuing to shave it about every other month. So now Im wanting to get back to dreading my hair, but now Ill be starting from a bald head. My issue now is with short hair I have really bad dandruf?? I dont have it when I have long hair. Or maybe I just dont notice it. But with a shaved head its like a film across my scalp. and when wet its clay like. I can scratch off my scalp in small chunks when its wet. Im guessing this is bad...


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      SETKEH MKFR

      The Outback spat me back out.


      05/20/15 12:21:13AM, by Introduce Yourself
      Hey guys, It has been a good long while since i last came about (about 2 years iirc) and for that i apologise since i started my dreads life got a bit far out with work amongst other things lol. I love what you have done with the site its looking awesome :D   Onto more interesting topics :D I cannot find the original images i posted in the beginning though i likely still have them but i have continued my journey of beautiful neglect dreads and they are going great they are all different sizes shapes and oddness. Now that they are mostly formed and nice a strong and healthy from what info i have gleaned from the wisdom gathered here i have taken to forming them some with beads in the...


      Replies 13
      TropicalAussieDread

      Hello! I'm looking for friends :)


      05/23/15 06:37:58AM, by Introduce Yourself
      Hello, you can call me Jigga. I'm a dready from Australia. I've had my dreads for almost three years. I discovered this site when I was first researching how to care for dreadlocks, just before I decided to stop brushing. I'm super grateful for everything I learned here, I'm very happy with how my first and only set of dreads has turned out! There have been no issues so far. The only thing that has concerned me in the slightest is a few of my skinniest, weakest dreads have broken off, but they formed weak and skinny at the very start and were bound to succumb to wear and tear eventually anyway, so the loss is easy to accept.   I've joined up because I'm looking for friends and...


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      Anthony3

      went to a salon and all she did was put my hair into twists....


      05/23/15 02:19:34AM, by salon and loctician dreads recovery
      so the "loctitian" told me she had never done any caucasian hair. all she did was put my hair into twists that have very few knots. i used to have my neglect dreads but was forced to cut them off a year ago. im just impatient right now, now that im able to dread again. HELP!


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      Camron  Nava

      Three Year Old's Journey


      05/23/15 01:09:58AM, by Dreadlock Picture Gallery
      Starting my three year old daughter with her own dreadlock journey... natural/neglect   wish us luck!


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      fatherof7

      dread journey questions


      05/22/15 07:40:51PM, by Dreading Methods
      OK so I've talked with SE when I first did my dreads, and got some great and helpful info from him(thank you). I have had backcombed dreads since end of December. That said my dreads have almost completely fallen out and my head is full of loose hairs from dreads that are falling apart. My hair is probably 7 inches long +/- and at most an inch is still "dreaded" I'm thinking of having my wife comb them out and start the process over using either TnR or freeform. My main questions are 1. If I do freeform is there any type of shampoo I should use when I start(currently use a liquid from buck county) 2. I can't have my hair too crazy for my job and before I started this all it gets...


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      shtwinds

      Intro / Dreadlock newbie Question


      05/22/15 03:46:17PM, by Introduce Yourself
      Hello,  I am a 29 year old caucasian female/soon to be mother, finally fulfilling my dreams of having dreadlocks :)   I do however have a few questions in regards to how I should move forward with my dreadlocks in the least damaging/best manner.  I dreaded my hair 5 days ago using the Twist and Rip method, and have naturally very curly/frizzy hair.  The twist and rip seemed to work great for the dread formation, but I am having a hard time getting them to stay knotted right at the roots on a small number of the dreads.  I have used no waxes or added anything onto my hair and right now it is crazy frizzy (I am assuming this is pretty normal from what I have been reading, and I have...


      Replies 7
      Cascadian Flamingo

      wandered back...


      05/19/15 10:22:51PM, by Introduce Yourself
      Loc'd up April 2012... contrary to a comment on my profile - mine started as back comb, but are now neglect only (plus a couple of colorful extensions)... no wax, no crochet.  Hair is 80% gray, knotty and awesome.  Folks comment regularly on my "courage" for rockin' the locs at 47 and while working in a "professional" environment.  Lol... nothing brave about it... just is... They exist solely for me, and tie in with my attempts to live a simplified life (shooting for minimalist).  Tiny living, sustainable lifestyle - rooted in compassion and environmentalist beliefs. 


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    • Random Featured Forums Discussions  

      Random Featured Forums Discussions

      ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

      locs and traction alopecia from twisting or interlocking


      04/23/14 10:43:37AM, by Dreads Hair and Scalp Health
      traction alopecia is caused by tension on the roots over extended periods of time, this can be caused from keeping it pulled back or up in a tight style without releasing the tension (taking it down) often, or from over tightening the roots its extremely common among african americans even children due to tight braids and cornrows left in for months at a time and among those who call dreadlocks locs its nearly universal with over 99% showing signs of trouble wether minor or advanced stage asains as well have a higher then normal risk due to some tight styling and even weaves can cause the issues danger signs include (not all might show up) bumps along the hairlines where the roots are...


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      Supa Dread

      1 year Dread-versary


      09/20/12 04:28:25PM, by Member Journals and Timelines
      So 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 hair maybe 3 times, once the last 3 visits. I was advised not to, but i wanted to have it washed anyway, i was told that washing my hair would slow down the locking process. (mind you my locktician has had dreads since he was 15, he's now in his mid 30's). So after feeling like something was not right, i came across this site. Then it clicked. After some solid advice from S.E, i ordered the...


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      ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

      dread products ..home made vs store bought


      07/31/09 02:01:44AM, by Dread Products
      i personaly have not used store bought in yearsi never would buy anything from dreadheadhq or knottyboy except theyre shampoos which arent that badbut far better is dr bronners, (diluted) or what i usebaking soda in water with oils added for specific issues(will discuss more tomorow)for accelerator i wouldnt use anything but sea saltto tidy up just plain old aloeconditioning when needed, apple cidar vinagar, cocoa butter or shae, jojoba oil (and others) or aloewhat are your favorite home made dread products or do you preffer store bought?if so, what are your recomendations and why?new dreads tend to buy into the products=dread mythso pleae, if you suggest a product and others tell you its...


      Replies 22
      Supa Dread

      My Dread ressurrection from wax to natural


      06/04/12 09:06:11PM, by Saved Dreads Success Stories
      Whattup ya'll im writing this on here for a cpl reasons. One because i owe SE and a bunch of ya'll here a big heartfelt thank you for helping me "see the light" about dreads, and second because its never too late to fix your mistakes in dreading, much like life. I started my dreads in sept 2011 at a salon. It was done with wax and gel and all that garbage and i was told that i wasnt supposed to wash my hair at all for a few months. This sounded funny to me but i let it be. I went 2 months without washing. Came back and with not a lot of progress and wasnt happy with this loctician, so i went to another one. This guy mind you, has had dreads for 20 years, his go down to his lower back( i...


      Replies 19
      ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

      cutting dreads? donate to cancer patients


      12/08/10 05:43:32PM, by General Talk
      Someone 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...


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      Faye Ktajjar

      Why I don't want to crochet


      01/03/12 04:37:41PM, by Dread Maintenance
      Thought I just might share a little something that completely solidified my decision to no crochet (besides being told not to here lol) I saw a friend out yesterday who has dreads (2 years), and she was telling me that I need to rebackcomb and fix all the babies that are starting to unravel and a loose in the body-tip. She was alsotellingme that she gets her hair done at this company called "organic dreadlocks" and they use the crochet on her dreads and she has to go back there all the time to continue hermaintenance. Talk about wasting money! I just very politely told her that I've done my bit for my babies, and I trust them to do their own thing now. Then when I was on facebook, I...


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      iholdthesecretrecipe

      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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      MountainWillow

      Herbs, Natural Remedies Useful to Dreads & Dreadcare


      09/16/09 11:22:57PM, by Dread Maintenance
      Herbal List For Hair/Dreadlock "Hair"eapys(as requested by Soaring Eagle to help all you's dreadheads)Originally I was going to get quite in depth but after some time spent and realizing howmany herbs are of great medicinal and theraputic benefit I decided to limit this list tocontain only the most popular or more widely mentioned herbs. I will add more as I see fit ;)You may also find this list, and any other remedies and recipes I come up with on my dreadblog www.mountainwillow.wordpress.comThis is for educational purposes only - I am not a doctor and recommend that you use herbsat your own risk taking full responsibility. If you are unsure of any part of it, for anyreason including but...


      Replies 22
      ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

      new site search


      06/07/10 07:01:34PM, by General Talk
      check out the new google powered site searchit includes some google ads that fund the site but i think it works much better then the built in search which is more dependent on tags added to content which are not always added or accurate, the new google powered search is great for finding hard to find content on the sitei can add a wed search one as well if anyone thinks its worth it but for now i think the internal search is a great additionespecially if your looking for a particular thread and remember only part of the title or just a general subject..so check it out see if u like it maybe compare the results between the 2 searchesive only been using the new search now cause it sure...


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      Alden

      What was your driving force?


      07/31/09 02:02:48AM, by General Talk
      What was it that put the thought in your head that dreads were the way to go?Or, what caused you to decide to give them up?I'd wanted dreads for years, sense I was a young teen. I can't really say what it was that inspired me most to desire them so badly.But 2 of my brothers have been dreaded up aswell. The younger of the two has sense passed away from cancer. Before he started his chemo therapy he and I cut his dreads off, so he wouldn't have to go thru loosing them slowly. Then the plan was to reattach them after he was well.Unfortunately that never happened. So I took his dreads and attached them to the ends of mine. It nearly doubled their length. Tho that's not why I did it. I'll...


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      ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

      how to dread


      08/31/09 01:07:41AM, by Dreading Methods
      the 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 onthese are not really part of dreading at all, all dreading occurs naturaly, however in an impatient world there have been methods developed to make hair appear to be dreaded long before it really isso 1st lets answer the question how to dread properlywash your hair with non residue soapwaitfeel for clumps forming seperate em into individual clumpswaitagain seperate to prevent them from combining...


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      Daniel

      dreadheadhq dreadwax used once regretted forever never wax dreads


      10/19/09 04:12:16PM, by Dread Maintenance
      this is unbelivable. Ive dont every wax removal method possible, baking soda washed every week, and dhhq washed a couple times. i havent used wax since the FIRST DAY and removed later that week but i just found a dread in the back of my head that is ALL wax. FUCK WAX. FUCK DHHQ.Never use wax. Not even once. Youll regret it forever,


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      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 and TnR, there may be a sense ofdisappointmentwhen their new locks fall apart after the first wash. It can feel like a brand new toy, that you want to play with right away, but has that all-too-familiar "some assembly required" sticker on the side of the box. Don'tdespair. The process of "assembling" you locks (letting them get loopy and bumpy and messy) is actually more fun than having the...


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      ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

      writers editors blogers and dread experts needded


      05/20/11 12:27:30AM, by General Talk
      got a lil spare time? any spare time at all? and want to help dreadlockssite become the number 1 dread expert advice site? there are many sites out there where you can answer questions, give advice, write articles blogs, how to guides etc they get lots of questions and..lits of bad advice too when this site was young, me and iain especialy would answer questions on yahoo answers 10-20 minutes a day was all it took but just that lil bit gave this site a huge permenant boost and still to this day yahoo answers is 1 ofthe top refering sites and many members found us through there. sites that u can do this on (and feel free to add to the lists) yahoo answers wikipedia wiki answers...


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      rachel3

      Take my advice, NEVER, EVER use dread wax. No matter what anyone tells you, natural dreads is the way to go


      09/25/11 10:23:10PM, by Dread Products
      I am now a 13 months into dreads, and I have not used wax in 9 months. The people I went to continually told me i NEED to use wax, and even against whatI thought, I tried it. They messed up my hair so much I used to cry about how much wax was in it at night. After starting to use less, and eventually stopping and trying to get it all out after finding this website, I decided, since I could not get it out, that I was going to take them out. I then met someone who convinced me otherwise and started my dreads almost all over again naturally. Right away I could tell how much better my dreads were and how they actually tightened instead of just seeming like they were when they were really only...


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    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 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.

    We are widely considered the only trustworthy source for dreadlocks info.
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    6 months YEAAAAH BOIIIIII!!!!


    Awwww yeah man I finally made it my six months! I'm hella juiced about it my hair has come a long freakin way from the pictures I took in my 4th month.  It really is amazing how much change has come about in just 2 months time. The patch I had at the back of my head has totally dreaded up in fact the whole bottom half of my head looks like a dread bob on account of the mega shrinkage. I dig it though man, I really do. I still have hella loose hair and now that its shrinking so much its a...

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  • Natural Dreadlocks, Why Choose Natural Dreads?  

    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.

     

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