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  • Dreadlocks Natural Dreads

  • About Dreadlocks Natural Dreads

    Welcome to the new mobile responsive dreadlockssite!

    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. 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

    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ
     
    @soaring-eagle • 25 minutes ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "from-interlocking-to-natural-my-dreadlock-journey":
    "are you using hot or cooler water"
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    @soaring-eagle • 26 minutes ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "from-interlocking-to-natural-my-dreadlock-journey":
    "best way i found is add a very lil bit to a whole lot of water pour over head wait 1-3 minutes then partially rinse meaning give a quick spray to remove..."
    Raven's Light
     
    @ravens-light • 3 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "from-interlocking-to-natural-my-dreadlock-journey":
    "Ok, I have thought that the soap I am using was doing at least some conditioning for me since I have patches of loose hair again. I am also wondering if an..."
    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ
     
    @soaring-eagle • 11 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "from-interlocking-to-natural-my-dreadlock-journey":
    "interlock can do that but generally will be small areas near the roots  like an inch dryness feels both dry and hard..buildup can cause hardness but usually..."
    Raven's Light
     
    @ravens-light • 16 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "from-interlocking-to-natural-my-dreadlock-journey":
    "I do have a few of what could be described as hard spots in my dreads. However, I've always assumed they were due to the past interlocking. Could that be the..."
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    @soaring-eagle • 16 hours ago • comments: 0
    Liked @kellymarie's comment:
    kellymarie
     
    @kellymarie • 16 hours ago • comments: 2
    Posted a new Comment on @kellymarie:
    "Thank you! I'm just beginning my dread journey! I'm a fuzzy headed mess right now  "
    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ
     
    @soaring-eagle • 17 hours ago • comments: 2
    Posted a new Comment on @soaring-eagle:
    "welcome"
    ceebenn
     
    @ceebenn • 17 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "3-months-in-and-looking-crazy":
    "Wow, that is awesome. I feel the same most days, here are my pics (about 4 1/2 mos) i have a couple of twisties that I just leave alone. I guess my hair..."
    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ
     
    @soaring-eagle • 22 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "3-months-in-and-looking-crazy":
    "they are wild ones..i hope ya gave her a lil growl at that"
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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...


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    TXmomDani

    3 months in and looking crazy!


    10/28/16 10:08:56PM, by Introduce Yourself
    Hello all. I am Danielle. I am new here, so I wanted to introduce myself and explain a little about what my crazy hair is doing these days. I am all-ears for any advice. I have admired dreads for years. I finally got brave enough to try to do it on my own hair. I am going into my 4th month of...


    Replies 36
    Raven's Light

    Shampoo Questions


    09/15/16 07:39:52PM, by Dread Products
    Hi,  I was at my local CVS pharmacy, to scout out my local shampoo options, which sadly seems to be the easiest place to find shampoos for dreads. I had a question about two that I found. One of them was a lavender bar soap by Yardley, and the other one was an olive oil shampoo, by ORC (and I'm...


    Replies 62
    Arkynstone GypsyFae

    Moisturize?


    08/03/15 07:42:26PM, by Dreads Hair and Scalp Health
    Hey hey, I'm about a year and a half in to my natural journey and just have a quickie question.  I know the best method is to just let those babies be, but I've also seen some info regarding dreads sometimes needing to be moisturized if they start drying out and feeling prone to breaking.  Mine...


    Replies 6
    MillaAlexia

    having anxiety about shrinkage


    11/20/16 06:33:28PM, by General Talk
    I'm having so much anxiety right now because my dreads are getting shorter... My dreads are now 3 months old and they have got very short, and I don't think its only because of them tightening, my hair has been breaking in the process of dreading them and re-dreading them... So I know they will...


    Replies 4
    Bogbean

    Help, distraction needed!!


    11/29/16 06:59:21AM, by General Talk
    Hi, when starting dreads did anyone have to break the habit of finger brushing their hair? my hair is only 1.5 inch long, so a way to go, but need to break this habit. short of tying my hands to my feet, I don't know what to do!!!!


    Replies 6
    Jules710

    Question Food Service Industry


    12/05/16 01:15:34PM, by General Questions
    I work in the back of the house (the kitchen) at a restaurant. I am concerned that my dreads will smell like I do after work. Will my work environment leave a nasty smell in my hair that will stay? 


    Replies 2
    xStargate

    New Dreadhead, Old Spirit


    12/04/16 08:20:57PM, by Introduce Yourself
    Hello to all! I recently decided that dreadlocking my hair would be beneficial to me in multiple ways... a) I was given much shit in the military for having a buzzed head as a female. (Training was infinitely easier with no hair.) b) I have extremely thin, baby fine hair which is limp and very...


    Replies 4
    Jayke Watson

    Petition to get Soaring Eagle to Write a Book


    07/04/13 09:25:57PM, by dreadlockssite appreciation
    Hey everyone, I've been thinking about this sinceiI first came to the site and I've decided it's time to do something about it. Soaring eagle and the other dread gurus on the site have a wealth of knowledge that is extremely hard to come by unless you're extremely intent on doing lots of research...


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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 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

    kaykay0530

    My Journey


    Oh No! So I came across this site the other day while I was worriedly browsing the internet. Why you ask? Well, I've had my dreads for about three months now, and things just seem to get crazier and crazier. I started my hair by the ripping and pulling method, I wash two to three times a week(sometimes more, I work in a greasy kitchen), and I was also palm rolling two to three times a day. I thought I was doing everything in my power to help my hair to where it would be at least a little...

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    This is my first dreadlock update! I've been meaning to do this for a while but being in my fifth (and last!) year of university I've been extremely busy...muahaha all the more reason to let my hair tangle at its will and have one less thing to do. I'm using the neglect method, and it's working wonderfully for my hair right now! I couldn't be more pleased! (Pictures will follow soon as soon as I find my camera cord.) I've been washing my hair once a week for a while now. This doesn't seem...

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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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