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.
Since I'm starting to show some progress I decided it was time to start a timeline. I'm three weeks now. The right side of my head is definitely progressing way faster because I sleep on that side more. I've been forcing myself to sleep on the other side so those are actually doing something...
(Preface: If this is in the wrong section of the forum please let me know where it should be posted and feel free to move it there) I have a question on sectioning dreads. My dreads were originally made by going to a loctician (yes I know that was a mistake and one I do and still reget), is it...
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...
Hi all! I’ve been lurking for a while and finally decided to join in. I started my partial dreads a couple of weeks ago, and kinda want to document their progress with people who won’t flame me for having them. I’ve got that naturally super thick curly Celtic mane (think Robert Plant on steroids)...
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...
Hey all. Quick question. I'm not sure if yall can see really see them too well, but if needed I can try to take different pictures. I waa wondering if you think that these two dreadies might be too thick? This is just a buggy of different pictures of the same two dreads. Thank you
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...
hello beautiful people! I've been following this site for quite some time now, and I finally got around to joining officially :D
I'm just about 7 months (it flew by!) into my freeform journey and I'm absolutely LOVING every moment of it. So cool to flow through this transformation~
Hi! I'm wondering how many homeschooling or unschooling parents are in this community? We do relaxed child-led hs. It seems similar to growing dreads - providing the right environment and trusting natural development.
boycott all companies that sell dread wax
dread wax is well known to be a scam and a destroyer of dreads however many companies continue to push it and other stores sell it unaware of how bad it is
so we are calling for a total boycott of all companies that make dread wax
and a letter/email...
got a lil spare time? any spare time at all?
and want to help dreadlockssite become the number 1 dread expert advice site?
there are many sites out there where you can answer questions, give advice, write articles blogs, how to guides etc
they get lots of questions and..lits of bad advice too...
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....
ok i copied this from another dread site but ive used "teas" before and this seems pretty good figured id share and maybe get your brews as wellThe benefits of dreadlock hair tea (also called a dreadlock hair rinse) are that they tend to clarify hair and remove any last traces of shampoo or...
so I'm posting this out of curious but I'm wondering what has changed about yourself since you've started dreading whether they be major or minor so I guess I'll start
Since I've started dreading my self esteem has begin to rise and I dont find myself unattractive or a horrible person I'm...
Hello to everyone :)
First a BIG THANK YOU to Soaring Eagle and this community for helping guide me from my waxy salon dreads to my now wax-free natural ones. I am on my first week wax-free. I wanted to post a bit about my journey, including photos which I hope you can see.
The first photo is...
I noticed in the bartering thread that alot of people were looking to trade for tams, and I found this great pattern to make them! I figured I would share it with all of you!http://purplesagedesignz.blogspot.com/2007/11/free-hippie-tam-pattern-and-how-custom.htmlAnd I"ll try and simplify for...
I've been growing my dreads for about 5 months now and I've started balding at the top of my head. This hasn't happened before and I think I know the reason why it is now. I think it's because I've been retwisting them too much and some of them started thinning. Can someone please help me figure...
PATIENCE IS THEY KEY INGREDIENT.
WITHOUT IT YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF WITH SELF DOUBT, COMPARING YOUR LOCS TO OTHERS AND FEEL INTIMIDATED.
LOCS GO THROUGH A BABY STAGE, KID STAGE, UNRULY TEENAGE STAGE, AND THEN FINALLY ADULT, MATURE STAGE.
DON'T RUSH THE PROCESS. LESS IS MORE. THE LESS PRODUCTS...
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...
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.
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?
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...
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.