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  • Dreadlocks Natural Healthy Dreads

  • Dreadlocks The Natural Dreads Way

    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.

    Dreads treated gently, are happy, healthy dreads.

  • Activity

    @dread-stpauli • 4 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "How much will my hair shrink?":
    "There a a few people on the natural dreadlocks group on facebook, their hair did'nt shrink at all while forming natural dreads. But i think most of the..."
    @awaseru • 13 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "How much will my hair shrink?":
    "I lost about two thirds of my length, but it's growing quickly now. And as lopenator said, after the shrinkage it will just grow and grow and grow for as..."
    @sky-walkswithhorses • 16 hours ago • comments: 4
    Posted a new Comment on @sky-walkswithhorses:
    "My dreads have finally stopped tightening and shrinking, they are slowly softening and turning into little ropes. They are 9 months old and amazing. I wish I..."
    @sky-walkswithhorses • 16 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Too much sebum/ scalp grease.":
    "Hey. I’m sorry for all the trauma you’ve been going through, hair should be fun, interesting or just there. Not making your life miserable! I don’t think..."
    @gretasdilemma • 19 hours ago • comments: 0
    Liked a comment by @soaring-eagle:
    @gretasdilemma • 19 hours ago • comments: 0
    Liked a comment by @soaring-eagle:
    @lopenator • 23 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "How much will my hair shrink?":
    "just remember after it shrinks, for the rest of your dreads lifetime they grow"
    @lopenator • 23 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "How much will my hair shrink?":
    "And it hasn't gotten longer yet. Been seven months."
    @lopenator • 23 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "How much will my hair shrink?":
    "I lost half my length. Maybe a tiny bit less"
    @aniabodziarczyk • yesterday • comments: 0
    Created a new forum topic "How much will my hair shrink?":
    "So I don't have dreadlocks just yet, I have been considering for over a year now but one thing always gets in the way, which is loosing length. I have about..."
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  • ania.bodziarczyk

    How much will my hair shrink?

    01/16/18 12:34:31PM, by General Questions
    So I don't have dreadlocks just yet, I have been considering for over a year now but one thing always gets in the way, which is loosing length. I have about 33 inches of straight/wavy hair (85cm). They go down to my butt however to me even this is short, I'm anxious about loosing length in my...

    Replies 6

    Too much sebum/ scalp grease.

    12/05/17 02:42:46AM, by Help! Save My Dreads
    Hey all, new here. I'm looking for some help with a big problem I've been having off and on since I started dreading.First off my dreads are about a week away from 5 months. They were crocheted (not looking for a method debate). I washevery 5-7 days.The problem I'm having is my scalp seems to...

    Replies 29

    Dollylocks shampoo bar

    11/01/17 05:40:31PM, by Dread Maintenance
    Anybody used the Dollylocks shampoo bar in a hard water area and got good results? Ordered one a while ago and the liquid doesn’t work for me not sure if I should return it or not.

    Replies 6
    Raven's Light

    Question On Congo Separation

    11/29/17 09:49:24AM, by Dread Maintenance
    I realized a few days ago that I hadn't separated two dreads for a while (maybe about a month), and am wondering if I am at the point of no return as far as getting them apart from each other or if it is still a chance, as I am thinking that this dread will become too thick if I can't get them...

    Replies 6
    Holly Doran

    Strange 'residue' on my scalp

    10/28/17 07:45:44AM, by Dread Maintenance
    I have had dreads for a while now, long enough for my scalp to acclimatise, but I am still getting a kind of residue building up on my scalp when I leave it more than 3 days to wash my hair, I think it is just my scalp skin cells with natural sebum but when I scratch my head it comes off quite...

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    01/15/18 04:35:36PM, by Introduce Yourself
    Hello peepsidoodles!  I have started my second set of dreads about two weeks ago.  The first set I had about 6 years ago that were started with back combing and the dreaded wax.  This time around I started them with the rip and twist method and now two weeks and 1 wash in, allowing neglect to...

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    Hi everyone

    01/03/18 05:01:31PM, by Introduce Yourself
    I have had my hair dreaded since 23rd July 2017 using the crochet method. (I didn't know any better the only person that was anywhere near me that locks hair only used crochet) For the first few weeks I was washing every other weekend but clockwise rubbing every weekend. I went back to get...

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    Should I Convert To Another Soap/Method?

    01/08/18 06:00:12PM, by Dread Products
    Dropped by the site and saw mentions of Dr. Bronners causing problems. Would anyone mind filling me in as to what the issue is? Also, it has come to my attention that BS/Vinegar(I've used white, not ACV up to this point) is apparently very harsh and is not advised to use to wash hair. My usual...

    Replies 10

    New Dreads

    01/12/18 04:24:53PM, by Help! Save My Dreads
    Hi, I recently went to a salon and had dreads put in my hair. I had done a lot of research, but did not see anything about what a disaster salon dreads can be. I had half put in Dec. 17 and half put in Dec. 29. Since then, I have been doing more research and found this site. I was initially going...

    Replies 9

    Bluey's dread journey

    01/29/17 07:00:21PM, by Member Journals and Timelines
    This is the start of my journey... A couple days after backcombing to now, just over two weeks in. I plan to post to this thread as I go.

    Replies 32
  • 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

    Breanna Woiak

    Shampoo Suggestions

    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? 

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    Breanna Woiak

    Natural Lock Journey

    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...

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  • 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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