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.
I'm Maegann. I'm a freelance photographer and I make jewelry from time to time.
I've been on my journey for a year now.
I started my journey out of spiritual and mental recovery and wasn't quite sure what I was getting myself into. I used the backcombing method to start. I used a teasing comb...
Okay everyone so I met this girl that had some beautiful dreadlocks the other day and we where talking and stuff found out she has had dreads for seven years and all this. Well I then noticed that at the end of ever dread was braided and I asked why and she told me for Decoration. So I was...
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...
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...
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...
Hello everyone. I'm only 2 days into my dread journey and have a question about drying my hair. I'm currently using BS washes but intend to switch to the dread shampoo from this site. Is there a specific way I should dry my hair? I've seen so many different opinions but most deal with established...
If i was to start my dreads over should it be done by a or b?
(A) Shave off all my hair.
(b) Comb out and start.
The inner me wants to go through the messy stage and find out what another set would be like, and the other me says i've made it this far why start over?.. i mean it's just hair...
I had an account on here years ago, had started dreading my hair when it was very short, brushed it out after about a year, and it had barely made progress.
I took a trip a few days ago, ended up sleeping outside for a few days, no brush or comb, and ended up with more dread progress than I'd...
Before I stopped brushing:
Five Months along:
And here is 7 Months:
Annnnd nine months!! It has gone by so fast!
And now at 10 months.
This is before showering, all loopy and crazy:
And here is right after a shower where the sections are a little more defined:
I'm starting to understand why so many spiritual paths regard dreads with high esteem. I see my emotions being so tied to these little knots, and seeing how my reactions to them also reflect how I react in the "outside world," so to speak.
I started this post to complain about my loops...
i started my journey about five months ago, and i didn't really know a lot about the natural process in the beginning. but oh boy, has it been a great five months! my hair has so much personality, and other people are finally noticing that i have baby dreads and even complimenting on them! i'm...
when i first started dreading my hair, all i was thinking about was how awesome my hair would look. but now 3 months since i stopped combing my hair, i have realized it is not about getting to the destination(dreaded hair), but about the journey. at first, i didn't understand how people were so...
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...
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...
I know that a lot of people dread for many reasons. Some spiritual/religious reasons. Some for fashion. Some for reasons of their own that don't apply to any of those. I believe I am one of the latter. I can't really explain it but I have always just felt like I needed them. Practically my entire...
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...
As the human race migrated into the Northern Hemisphere, minor adaptive changes had to take place. Skin tone became lighter to absorb more of the sparse sunlight, and hair became straighter. Why? I speculate that this was for several reasons. In the Southern Hemisphere, sunlight and heat are more...
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.
I've wanted dreads for years but always given too much of a shit about what people thought. I wanted them because my hair naturally forms them in a day or two if I didn't brush (my ma actually used to say "brush your hair, you're growing dreadlocks"), I was losing half an hour a day to brushing (lots of really fine, wavy/curly hair makes good tangles), my hair still looked like shit, and I just love them. I'm tired of fighting - my hair, life, everything. Just time to accept, surrender, let...
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?
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.