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.
Around two years of going natural i have noticed some changes. Before it seemed to be the messy, zigzag and flat ends stage of the journey. Then certainly two of my thicker dreads on the back of my head with pretty huge rounded flat ends have changed. The ends have folded over right in the...
I don't fully know much about how to maintain sponge locs. i usually wear a do-rag when i sleep but that comes straight off so i just sleep without covering my locs but i don't think i should continue that. whenever i wash my hair some of my locs unravel i'm fine with waiting for them to grow i...
Greetings. I've been using rubber bands on my dreadlocks for about two and a half months. Some say it's bad while some say it's not. I actually seen a guy who used rubber bands on his dreadlocks to get them thicker — his were successful as he had a 6 months journey with them posting videos up. I...
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...
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 them...
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've had my dreads a month, i knew going in there would a long awkward phase, but i cant seem to find any pics of others dreads who looked like mine a month in so it has me concerned, i have a lot of loose hair, both loose hair not in a dread and loose hair in the dreads, i know ill always have...
I haven't been taking very good care of my dreads these past months, and I'm worried I've caused some mold. I've had a rough time with my mental health and I neglected my dreads a little. I've been leaving them damp, wrapped in a towel up to two hours sometimes, and never using a hairdryer. Just...
what can I do about itchy scalp and heavy dandruff? I wash my dreads now in the winter once in two weeks and before once a week, I'm using natural shampoo from aloe and some other herbs but its don't really working.
about 2 years ago we bought our own server cause i was spending 3/4 of my income on a server for max performance. i couldn't continue living off next to nothing and 2-3 members of the community made fantastic donations (highest was $500!) to buy the server. but it was underpowered, and has had...
So i started growing my hair when i was about 12 and dreaded when i was 14, I was addicted to wearing my hat though. for the first entire year of dreading i only had 2 immature dreads so on my 16th bday i had my friends jump me and remove all hats out of my grasp, That was on may 9th, its now...
this threads specificaly for trading only (or gifting) no buying or selling whatsoeverhave old beads hats tams wraps silly lil doodads or anything dread related ya wanna trade? (i suppose even drums and musical lil toys could be dread related in a way)anything can be traded for anything or given...
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!...
Scalp Stimulatorhere is a lotion that stimulates the scalp and is extremely efffective for men's hair growth.vodka 1 teaspoonrosemary 3 dropslavender 5 dropsMix, then add to 1 tablespoon waterDip the fingertips into the mixture and massage well into the scalp. It smells nice and can be put onto...
i know all hair dreads eventually, but is there hair that will take years and years and years to dread naturally? is it possible to have hair that just wont dread?because i started with backcomb and twist and rip, its been 4 months and my hair has been getting worse and worse, its gonna be...
Hey whats up everybody! Glad to see this website is still very much alive and kicking :D. So much really great info here, and everyone is so respectful and nice too!I'm not sure if I ever really messaged many other members when I originally signed up to this forum in like 2008 or something and I...
so, i have made a video about why i have my dreadlocks.
i was inspired by all the snide remarks and rude questions
"why would you get 'those'"
"they're so dirty"
i simply reply, dreads are actually pretty clean and
have a significant meaning. plus i like being different.
we should all make...
My dreads are 2 months old now and up until this point I have used crochet hooks, I've palm rolled, and I've used a loose hair tool. I am stopping all of it. The crochet hooks kept breaking, palm rolling does nothing for the long run, just for the 20 minutes until you need to do it again. And...
someone who joined the old site asked me to revue several products from each and tell him which was besti already told him none are worthwhile but he still wanted a review so, here goes.the 2 products he was interested in were the lock steady gel and accelerator (knottyboy or dhhq)so lets start...
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:
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 excessively 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 irritants.
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.
So I'm six weeks in and I've lost about 2/3 of my length. My hair is so short! All these little loopy lumpy dreads. Above that point (where i did t n r) they are knotting up well, cylindrical. They will be interesting in the end. I am not liking the super short stage. i want them to grow. They've knotted up so fast. Oh well, this is what they are teaching me. Lose the vanity, let things be as they will be, patience, acceptance.
"I am B"
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...
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.