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    Dreadlocks Natural Dreads

  • About Dreadlocks Natural Dreads  

    About Dreadlocks Natural Dreads

    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 for dreads. All dreadlocks 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 when startig dreads.

    We care more about dreadlocks than about profit. We just want your 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. Dreadlocks don't need force to become Dreadlocks. When Dreadlocks are forced to become dreads, the more force that is used the more damaged the dreadlocks become. The methods of obtaining dreadlocks we recomend uses minimal force, if any to allow the hair to become dreads naturally. Natural dreadlocks, or minimally maintained dreads, are healthy and strong dreadlocks, so your dreads last a lifetime.

    Dreadlocks grown following the dreadlocks information found here are the healthiest dreads around! Your dreads will be happy you found such an informative site on dreadlocks! Welcome to the Dreadlocks  Site community.

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    • Latest Dreadlocks Forums Discussions  

      Latest Dreadlocks Forums Discussions

      3_little_birds2316

      Twist and Rip Dreadlock Timeline (2 months!- UPDATED)


      05/18/16 10:37:33AM, by Member Journals and Timelines
      So I decided to document my loc journey to be able to look back through my progress and as a sort of memory capsule.  Here I am before I started: I started my dreadlocks on May 7, 2016 using the twist and rip starter method.  It took my husband and I about 4 hours to do the 49
       
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      acidburn

      Is this normal?


      08/24/16 09:00:36PM, by Help! Save My Dreads
      This is not my picture just similar to what my wife's roots are like. They can be separated by pulling apart but there so matted you can't separate from the root up.
       
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      guzzi84

      Old dog, new tricks


      08/21/16 09:37:48AM, by Member Journals and Timelines
      For the first 55 years of my life I have had short hair. About 18 months ago I decided to grow it long. My wife and I will be moving to a small fishing town on the northern NSW coast sometime next year to live a quieter and more natural lifestyle. She suggested ( jokingly ) that I grow dreads to
       
      Replies 6
      aetherfaither

      Sky Blue baby dreads


      08/12/16 04:14:11PM, by Member Journals and Timelines
      Dyed my 2 month old freeforms Adore:Sky Blue
       
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      ceebenn

      Newbie


      07/29/16 10:37:42PM, by Introduce Yourself
      Hello all. I am a complete novice and newbie when it comes to dreads. I just started to consider "hair freedom" recently, while going through a lot of other personal changes. Yoga has been a big influence on me, as has music and drumming. I don't know what my path is, I am focusing on peace and
       
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      tribal-mama

      Separation hell!


      06/03/16 05:42:29AM, by Dread Maintenance
      Hi, wondering if I could get some advice please? I'm only 2.5 weeks into my journey but amazingly my hair is just loving being left alone! I swear intention has something to do with it. However, as it's locking up quickly, I'm facing greater and greater issues with separating. When they first
       
      Replies 17
      tribal-mama

      Natural/Freeforming Journey - Tribal-Mama


      05/22/16 04:42:03PM, by Member Journals and Timelines
      A week ago, I stopped brushing my hair. Lots of background about how I came to this decision, but what matters most is that this is a journey of discovery, patience and letting go. Looking forward to seeing where it takes me..... Day 2/1 day in Post-wash, first wash since stopping brushing
       
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      elvenni

      Blunted tips...


      08/09/16 09:12:17AM, by Help! Save My Dreads
      Heyo! I'm about 10 months in. Some of my dreads have formed fat blunted tips and I'm really not a fan of the look. I want loose ends. If I comb the ends out will that interfere with the dreading process of the rest of the dread? Should I let them mature before I comb them out?
       
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      Type3BFreeformer

      Freeforming whilst combatting SeborrheaDermatitis/psoriasis, dandruff, and dry flaky scalps?


      08/22/16 07:21:35AM, by Dread Maintenance
      Hello guys, I've tried freeforming twice this year... However, last time I tried it was from April to May, but my scalp condition had gotten worser... I'm still to waiting for a response from the Hospitals Dermatologist.... I guess how do I keep my scalp moisturize (without using any oils because
       
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      Darius1055

      Hello new to dreading, starting freeform dreads


      08/20/16 01:33:46PM, by Dread Maintenance
      Hello I am starting freeform dreads using this tutorial  So far I have gotten these products https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016VU66RS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2AXUFMFR6MNZP and Murrays Loc-Lock gel as shown in the video. My questions are: 1: Is this a good tutorial
       
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    • Random Featured Dreadlocks Forums Discussions  

      Random Featured Dreadlocks Forums Discussions

      ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

      cutting dreads? donate to cancer patients


      12/08/10 04:43:32PM, by General Talk
      At long last we are now able to help accept donations of dreads for cancer patients!We had a wigmaker post who takes dreadlocks donations to make wigs for cancer patients Unfortunately she then vanished and the year long search for a replacement began, in that time thousands have requested to
       
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      ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

      reasons not to use a dread kit from those whove used a dreadkit


      01/10/12 12:00:23AM, by Dread Products
      if you had used a dread kit in the past and had to start over and now want to pleade with other new dreadheads to not fall for the dreaded dreadkit please share yoir experiences here and tell the world why youd never recomend anyone use the dreaded dread kit or any other products like wax
       
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      ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

      we all shaved or started over dreadheadhq/knottyboy dreads the right way, wonder why?


      06/08/10 12:33:12AM, by Dreading Methods
      i made this for all the victims to come forth and tell their stories of how and why they started over dreadheadhq or knottyboy dreadswhether they went naturally or just product free the next time around.knottyboy and especially dreadheadhq have always claimed they harmed no one and nobody ever
       
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      Daniel

      dreadheadhq dreadwax used once regretted forever never wax dreads


      10/19/09 04:12:16PM, by Dread Maintenance
      this is unbelivable. Ive dont every wax removal method possible, baking soda washed every week, and dhhq washed a couple times. i havent used wax since the FIRST DAY and removed later that week but i just found a dread in the back of my head that is ALL wax. FUCK WAX. FUCK DHHQ.Never use wax. Not
       
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      ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

      beginners guide to starting dreadlocks


      07/05/13 07:55:46PM, by Dreading Methods
      so your ready to start dreadlocks but not sure where to start? you probably have questions like: should i go to a salon to start my dreads? do i need a dread kit to start my dreadlocks? can i wash my baby locs? do i need wax to dread i heard its bad, but some sites say you need wax? what
       
      Replies 40
      Patty Haynes

      Neglect Dread Timeline from day 1 (naturally curly)


      08/16/11 03:07:31PM, by Member Journals and Timelines
      I have been on no poo for about 2 years my hair is naturally curly. I have a scalp itch and flake issue but baking soda and vinegar have always worked well for me, along with a supplement program of sulfur powder, milled flax seed and multi vitamins. Witch Hazel with peppermint also helps the itches
       
      Replies 38
      Lindsay3

      Dread wax buildup and stiff old dreads.


      05/18/10 10:39:59PM, by Dread Products
      My husband got his first set of dreadlocks in may 2008. He did use wax on them occasionally. After the birth of our child in april 2009 he had me cut his dreads off so he could restart wax free. I was asked to share some pictures of his dreads so here they are.side note: the dreads were very sticky
       
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      Angelina Aurelia*~*

      WHY I HAVE DEADLOCKS CAMPAIGN! help put dreadforums on BLAST! :)


      03/04/11 02:14:05AM, by Introduce Yourself
      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
       
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      GoldiLocs

      14 months natural dreads timeline


      10/10/12 06:45:43PM, by Member Journals and Timelines
      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: 11
       
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      the Barrellady

      Palm rolling & wax


      06/19/13 02:17:38PM, by Dreading Methods
      Hi all, today a member was on Knotty Chat and wondered why his 1 year old dreads were thinning at the roots. He only has 6 dreads and the rest of his hair is normal. Guess what...he was palm rolling and also, those 6 dreads had wax in them. So anyone considering on wax & or palm rolling, this
       
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    • Random Dreadlocks Forum Posts  

      Random Dreadlocks Forum Posts

      Headiesmokeonly420

      LOVE DREADIES


      06/05/11 12:37:22AM, by General Talk
      Wats up everyone!! Can I just say, I freakin have never loved my hair as much as i do know after 2 and a half months of no combing all natural neglect dreads!!! I love the mean stares whatever if that person is not enlightened kill em with kindness. I also love all the questions and debunking the
       
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      Justin5

      I think my body is getting pissed at me.


      09/26/11 11:59:32AM, by Dreads and Diets
      Changed my diet to be plant based about a year ago. Going from 28 years of meat and potatoes to a vegan diet took me a good minute to get used to it. Now I have decided to quite smoking and drinking and am getting into a bit of yoga. I have been feeling a little inside out for the last little bit
       
      Replies 12
      ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

      dread wax use


      07/19/11 06:57:09PM, by Dread Products
      many of you bought dread wax before realizing how bad dread wax was to use in dreadlocks so i decided we need a guide to how to use dread wax for anything but dreads but 1st dread wax use in dreads just in case you have come here actually looking for advise on using dread wax in dreads heres a few
       
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      brandy

      Heavy Heart :(


      02/20/13 12:14:34PM, by Life Issues Facing Dreads
      My feelings are hurt so bad today. I started my dread journey last week. Okay, my hair is a little frizzy and all over the place but frankly I just don't care. I'm doing this journey to let go of vanity. I keep my hair nice and neat of course for my job and for my husband. BUT the thing is that my
       
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      LowRyderMan

      I knew it would happen and it did


      08/04/10 12:12:44AM, by Life Issues Facing Dreads
      I knew it would happen and it did. I lost an opportunity at a job because of my hair. I went in, got an application from one of the managers, fillled it out and turned it in. A little over a week later, I find out from a friend that was also a manager there, that the person I talked to was the one
       
      Replies 9
      Osiris Phoenix

      Re intro


      11/13/11 08:56:05AM, by Introduce Yourself
      HeyThis is my third set of locsI'm trying the towel rub method, any suggestions?
       
      Replies 6
      Bird

      Zhuangzi interpretations?


      04/28/10 10:11:17PM, by General Talk
      "A way is made by walking it."I am writing a philosophy paper about daoism (Zhuangzi in particular), and this quote of his is the jumping off point/prompt.If anyone has any thoughts or questions in regard to this quote, it may help swirl my brain juices around.A large part of daoism is that giving a
       
      Replies 11
      Eric Norris

      When you say "washing"


      02/23/13 01:51:56PM, by Introduce Yourself
      That means only wash it 2-3 times a week with a shampoo/bar but can I get it wet at all in the showers in between , or shoul I wear a cap?
       
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      quantum phyzx

      my turn to twist up


      03/18/14 01:11:47PM, by Introduce Yourself
      going to start my dreadventure shaved my head bald oct 2 2012 image taken today[3/18/14]1 question: my hair is thin on top(receding temples). will this look shitty in the long run?thanks wish me luck:)
       
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      Niya Amity Haven

      a probably common tnr question.


      05/19/12 10:20:10PM, by Dread Maintenance
      so my dreads will be a month old monday. obviously i chose tnr. i have two significantly smaller ones on the top layer of my hair (only maybe 1/4" thick) and they've given me no problems at all. there's about an inch of growth in the roots, no loose hair, and the knots have remained tight at the top
       
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  • Healthy Dreads  

    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.
  • Natural dreadlocks. Why choose natural dreads?  

    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.

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