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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

      Daniel2

      Mildew and Rot Knot questions


      09/24/16 05:44:52AM, by Dread Maintenance
      Found some mildew (mold?) in some of my dreadlocks. Here's one pic (I tried to get more but got extremely frustrated due to my  inability to take pictures of the back of my head). Been told by my younger sister that my hair smelled like a 'closet' and a friend once sneaked a quick sniff of them
       
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      little bird

      Not sure about dreads but considering


      09/25/16 03:03:16AM, by Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support
      Hello everyone! This will be my first post on this site after becoming a member. anywho, I'm quite new to this whole "dread life" thing. over the last week I've done a lot of research and digging around and learned a lot. I know the basics. Not crocheting, don't retwist, and try to take it easy.
       
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      erik5166

      Erik here


      04/26/16 02:51:15PM, by Introduce Yourself
      I figured I would start my thread for my questions, progress updates, etc. I've always wanted long hair but could never find a 'do' that worked for my very thick hair. But since I started letting it dread it has become much more manageable, and I think looks decent. I've been doing a fair amount of
       
      Replies 12
      guzzi84

      Old dog, new tricks


      08/21/16 09:37:48AM, by Member Journals and Timelines
      For the first 55 years of my life I have had short hair. About 18 months ago I decided to grow it long. My wife and I will be moving to a small fishing town on the northern NSW coast sometime next year to live a quieter and more natural lifestyle. She suggested ( jokingly ) that I grow dreads to
       
      Replies 16
      Raven's Light

      Court Of Appeals Ruling On Dreadlocks and Employers


      09/23/16 03:24:17PM, by Life Issues Facing Dreads
      Hi,  I am unsure if I am posting this in the right section (if not please advise me where to post this), but I recently saw this story circulating and wanted to get some feedback on it from people on this forum as it obviously affects many of us. This link below has more details:
       
      Replies 4
      KnotLady

      Dying Dreads With Henna


      01/08/13 01:27:02AM, by Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling
      Hi guys. I had been wanting a change in haircolor and had started researching how to dye hair with henna. I decided to take the plunge and loved my results so i figured i could make an informative post for others who might be interested. I have dark brown hair naturally. I used 200g Jamila Henna
       
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      Raven's Light

      From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


      05/11/16 04:22:19PM, by Introduce Yourself
      Hello, 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
       
      Replies 78
      ConsciousMama

      Twist and Rip dreadlocks journey


      09/19/16 09:39:16PM, by Member Journals and Timelines
      Hello! Just wanted to share my twist and rip dreadlock journey with you all. <3 will update monthly! Here are my dreads the day after I did them, you can see they are very fuzzy. Pretty much poker straight, fuzzy, and soft. (6/14/16- 1 day old) Here is almost
       
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      PanamaR3D

      How to use Vicki's just for dreads shampoo


      09/20/16 09:30:11AM, by Dread Maintenance
      I just used the tea tree shampoo for the first time.  It seams like it does not suds up very much. I came from using castile soap which suds up a lot.  Am I not using enough? It seams like it got the hair clean but not enough of the product was able to reach the scalp. Any tips? 
       
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      i-and-i

      Safest way to congo?


      09/18/16 03:40:02PM, by Dreading Methods
      Peace and love, So, I've always loved the idea of dreads as "natural roots" put forth by many spiritual dreadies, and i love the individuality and vibration of dreads that were allowed to congo as they please. They act as powerful symbols of self love as a child of creation and the strength of
       
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    • Random Featured Dreadlocks Forums Discussions  

      Random Featured Dreadlocks Forums Discussions

      Marcus Acosta

      "Why I Have Dreadlocks" Campaign Update


      03/07/11 03:51:07PM, by Dreadlock Picture Gallery
      Hello Everyone! For those of you who have not met me yet I am a relatively new member to the site and am one of the minds behind the "Why I Have Dreadlocks" campaign that was started last week by Angelina & SE. I want to just say that the videos that have been released thus far are
       
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      Trina Sandress

      Dread Wax Removal Process


      05/10/11 01:52:46AM, by Saved Dreads Success Stories
      Hello Everyone, Back in 1998 I began my dread journey and felt unsure of how to do it. I saw a website promoting wax and thought well I'll try it. You gotta understand that I just got through with putting relaxers on my hair and having braided extensions. I started fresh with shaving my head. Then
       
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      ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

      official johnny clean dreadlocks and dread wax debate may 7th 8pm est


      04/23/10 07:03:58PM, by Dread Products
      this discussion will remain closed untill 15 minutes before debate time.at that time the debate will be held here openly for all the world to see and participate.johny clean 1st agreed to the debate then showed signs of trying to back out.we dont know if he will show or not but the truth will be
       
      Replies 162
      Tay

      Two Strand Twist Timeline (June 2013 - June 2014)


      06/18/14 12:03:29AM, by Member Journals and Timelines
      Hello all, this is my one year timeline, I've been dying to share this so I'm going to dive right into it. My hair is wavy when short, and thick when grown long. I twisted my hair a couple months after this picture. These pictures are a day or two after they were twisted. The lady used some
       
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      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
       
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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
       
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      ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

      help the site with an almost free site of your own


      07/23/11 08:00:39PM, by General Talk
      so the reason dhhq and kb are so high in search engines is they offer discounts if u creater a website linking to them now i cant offer u discounts on kits and products i dont recomend so can offer u discounts on the websites themselves actualy free hosting discount domain names
       
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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
       
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      Wayne Robert

      I give up...


      10/08/12 02:02:12PM, by Member Journals and Timelines
      I give up. I started this journey, some 5 months ago initially because all of my friends, my coworkers, my teammates thought that I should cut my hair. I thought of all of the people occupying Wall Street and Washington DC and decided that I would rebel in my own way. I would rebel against all of
       
      Replies 38
      Island Mamma

      DIY Infused oils and teas for hair, skin and medicine :)


      04/27/10 04:54:32AM, by Dread Maintenance
      I noticed a lot of people saying they want to use leafy herbs in there hair washes.If you want to have the medicinal properties of the herb you are using you must extract the oils contained within the herb.You do this by simply making an infused oil or tea.Adding the leaves to your rinses is pretty
       
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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.
  • Newest Dreadlocks Blogs  

    Newest Dreadlocks Blogs

    rose@teavana

    What is Kombucha?


         For the last four months I have experimented with making Kombucha. For those who do not know, Kombucha is a fermented tea full of probiotics and enzymes. The tea is brewed as usual and sugar is added. Then, once the tea is cool a scoby is placed inside. A scoby is a Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast. These are living organisms. This scoby and tea are allowed to ferment for an allotment of days. This is the first brewing.  At first, I stuck to the first brewing of my Kombucha...

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    Cupcakegabbi

    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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  • 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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