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.
Well, growing out my hair was more than easy when it wasnt in my eyes or mouth/food.
I do know tight pony tails and even a headband can maybe slow down dread and knot build up.
whats the safest way to get all this hair out of my eyes and food?
lately Ive been just using bandanas and scrunci...
Just logging my progress / unprogress - a documentation for this self to view a change.
Day one [Profile shot]; First day free from brushing ...
Day two; Needed to wash [Faith in Nature];
Day three; slowly it tangles......
I've been using Lush shampoo bars to care for my dreads up until recently, until I heard that they aren't really suitable or recommended. I live between Preston (north west) and London, UK and I'm looking for a place to buy nature dreadlock products such as shampoo and Aloe (that stuff you...
As my introduction thread discusses, I started my dreads with a harmful technique, interlocking. This journal, at least at the moment will be focused on my dreadlock updates, hopefully on a month to month basis. As of today, they are 3 years 7 months old. The photos I have included are of the...
Hey I'm new to the forums and have been locking for 6 to 7 months now. My hair seems to be coming along fine except that my scalp has been giving me problems the whole time. I started towel rubbing for the first 2 weeks when my hair was really short and it sectioned off nicely right away. Once it...
What's up everybody. I'm Ben. Just wanted to get some input. Seems like I'm progressing really slowly compared to everybody. I did start the cold water rinses a few months ago like you said SE. I use saltwater once to twice a week and Vickis shampoo. Been doing the same thing as far as...
I tend to have a habit of sort of smoothing down my hair from the front to the back possibly several times per day; much more if I'm out in public and my anxiety kicks in and I think people are looking at my hair and judging me.
How hands-off do I need to be for the natural method?
So this morning I awoke and just new it was time to start this journey...it feels liberating to know I can put down the hair brush and never have to embark on getting a hair cut once more I'm excited to see which direction this organic process may take me... where ever it may lead me and can...
Hello this is my 1 month update to my dreadlocks wool rubbing / neglect method... I rubbed my hair with wool for about a month now I'm just letting them so their thang..
Only thing I do is wash, sea salt and seperate... Here's the progress so far
SO it may just be me and user error but I am not seeing the option to edit posts (like timeline) or to upload pics on profile. Wanted to do an update for my 1 year. So if I am missing something or if there was an update can someone let me know? When I used the embed media in a comment it...
Go to the grocery store. Or even the dollar store for some items. To prepare your hair to lock, start with a white vinegar wash. Smells HORRID, but it frizzes your hair right up, and makes the initial locking process easier. This is great for fine straight hair. For curly hair, try a salt water...
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...
I have been dreading for 4 months and 2 weeks and I have done lots of trial and error type things with my locks. My hair started out being twisted into spiral curls about once a week until I got tired of doing it and decided that I wanted dreads instead. (I had been fighting this for...
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...
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...
Hi guysIm doing a report for my uni work so was wondering if you had anything to add. Im doing it on the general perceptions of dreadlocks mainly non-dreads ( Im not too keen on using this term all as one XX) but I wanted to do it on something I love so Im doing it!!I wanted to ask about your...
i told ya all a week or 2 ago about some huge improvements to the site comming up
well the 1st 1 is live now!
in the groups you can now add unlimmited pages
whats this mean?
well ya know how we have all the guides? now each group can have as many pages guides and well anything you want...
Wax for dreads is dreadwax really a scam?
It's hard to believe that people still believe wax like beeswax or dread wax can be used safely in dreads. It's even harder to believe that these companies that sell wax can still convince some people it's helpfull.
Is dreadwax a scam? Absolutely yes!...
Maybe we should have a discussion that has a list of all the shampoos and soaps people use and recommend.
I've been using/trying:
Desert Essence Organics Lemon Tea Tree Shampoo for oily hair.
Kiss My Face Whenever Shampoo
Neutrogena Shampoo Anti-residue formula
Dr. Bonners peppermint soap...
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...
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.
As a graduating student college, it means that you have to prepare your resume for the job hunt that you will undertake after your graduation. This means that all your college awards, achievements and various extra murals that you got involved in are reflecting in your resume. This will also require you to ensure that your name if googled, reflects the same thing that your resume is showing. This is important since you do not want to find your name is not appearing in the college endeavors...
Ah separation, how I took thee for granted when I first heard of you. Everything I read about natural dreadlocks said Separate, make sure you're separating those dreads that are growing together! Make sure they don't grow together at the roots! Pull them apart! So sure I kept separating them, pulling them apart all blissful and ignorant. Not until over 3 months in did I realize OH you don't just pull them apart, GO THROUGH THOSE THINGS AT THE ROOT HAIR. BY. HAIR. Make sure that they're...
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.