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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

      Raven's Light

      Question About Loose Fringe Hair That Won't Lock Into Any Dreads

      08/27/16 04:14:24PM, by General Questions
      Hi, I have a question, throughout my dreadlock journey I have had a few pieces of hair at the front fringe of my head that never seemed to want to lock into the two existing dreads at the front of my head. Most of what I have tried to get them to lock has been to wrap that loose hair around the
      Replies 7

      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 10

      Sky Blue baby dreads

      08/12/16 04:14:11PM, by Member Journals and Timelines
      Dyed my 2 month old freeforms Adore:Sky Blue
      Replies 9

      A day with the ocean

      08/13/16 09:54:44PM, by General Talk
      I went to to the beach yesterday, my baby dreads loved it. The first two pics are after coming out of the water. The next two are today
      Replies 14

      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
      Replies 11


      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
      Replies 13

      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.
      Replies 6
      The Wolf

      How long does hairneed to be to start

      08/11/16 06:37:26AM, by Introduce Yourself
      Hi everyone, first, this site rocks.  It is the absolute best.  I haven't started my dreads yet as I think my hair is too short and I wonder if someone can tell me what's the shortest you can start at, where can I get good soap and how do I start?
      Replies 10

      I don't know nothing about dreads..........

      10/21/15 08:11:56PM, by General Questions
      What is the best way to get started?Should i look for a local salon?I always liked that style of hair,I remember watching one of my favorite bands back in the day P.O.D and,Sonny had awesome hair!
      Replies 6

      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
    • Random Featured Dreadlocks Forums Discussions  

      Random Featured Dreadlocks Forums Discussions


      Beads and Peyote Stitch Sleeves

      08/13/09 01:33:12AM, by Dread Craft Show and Trade
      Feeling a little crafty and love peyote stitch beads? Here is a great link showing you how to and there is also a pattern maker so you can really get the custom peyote sleeve you are after.
      Replies 9
      D. Gullbrandsson

      diary of a dread abuser

      04/02/11 11:07:09AM, by Help! Save My Dreads
      Hello everyone, uh, my name is Gullbrandsson. And I'm a Dread Abuser For about eight months now I have been using and.. now I want to get clean, no, I've decided to get clean. I want to get it all out and start over, clean slate. I guess I just woke up one morning and knew something was wrong,
      Replies 25
      ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

      dreadheadhq called rippoff and scam

      01/16/12 04:03:48AM, by Dread Products
      found on here the following ripoff report was filed against dreadheadhq he products sold by this company contain harsh chemicals(Sodium Laureth Sulfate) which damaged my scalp
      Replies 23
      ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

      retwisting dreads locs dangers

      02/02/12 12:59:40AM, by Help! Save My Dreads
      retwisting locs or dreads is not necessary and not recomended whats worse is it comes with serius dangers that can cause permanent harm. retwisting dreadlocks puts extreme tension on the roots which causes a slowly prof=gressing condition called traction alopecia days ago a dread whos had
      Replies 63

      Free dread beads to all members who want them

      10/11/09 11:42:54PM, by Dread Craft Show and Trade
      ive recently come into a surplus of dread beads. Ive got exactly 1920 of all different colors. Now theres no way ill ever use need or want all of these dread beads, i figure ill let my friends here have them. Anyone who wants them, posts actively on the board, and seems to be a nice person can have
      Replies 40
      Bear Scott

      Dreadlock Maintenance: A Cautionary Tale

      08/07/14 11:47:37AM, by Dread Maintenance
      Hello everyone! I don't post on here very often, but I am an admin in the Dreadlocks Natty Dreads Facebook group, and this was the pinned post in there for a long time. We will be changing it soon, but Soaring Eagle asked me to post it here on Dreadlockssite before we unpinned it from the group. I
      Replies 1
      ☮ soaring eagle ॐ


      06/29/11 05:46:21PM, by General Talk
      ok so you probably noticed the google +1 button by now? is on the front page as wekl as every page above the login the more this is plussed the more it boosts our search ranking right now its at a pathetic 14 on front page and 9 on main page this should be in the thousands with a site this
      Replies 4

      Naturally occurring dreadlocks a concept difficult to grasp

      12/31/11 10:41:13AM, by General Talk
      18 months have past so far on my journey and I would like to share the common denominator of all comments: Most people do not understand that dreadlocks form on their own. Not only that but mostpeopleI explained it too could not or would not accept that fact...It seem to "clash" with
      Replies 83

      Itchy Scalp along with root thinning and balding from retwisting

      11/02/14 01:56:30AM, by Help! Save My Dreads
      Hello DreadlocksSite community! For a little over a year now I've had serious scalp itching near the crown area of my head. It feels good to scratch it, like its relieving stress or something, but I try to control touching my scalp too much at the same time. In 2011, I had a big dread that fell out
      Replies 15
      ☮ 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
      Replies 65
    • Random Dreadlocks Forum Posts  

      Random Dreadlocks Forum Posts

      Moon Raven

      I never thought....

      07/25/13 11:35:58AM, by General Talk
      I'd be complaining about having soft hair! lol My 3rd. week into "Dreads" or I should say trying to achieve natural dreads & my hair is still as soft as a baby's behind. I've done the BS without the ACV rinse & I look like a dandelion that is ready to release its seeds to the world. Today I
      Replies 7

      Pre-hair cut?

      08/17/12 06:22:39PM, by Introduce Yourself
      My head was buzzed very short about a month ago and ever since I started the natural process of dreads. Was wondering if I should be getting my hair cut once I actually gain some length, or should I let it be. Will getting long hair trimmed up a little make your goat dread faster or no?
      Replies 2
      Cosmic Vagrant

      Sea salt and anti-caking agents

      08/21/12 04:13:17AM, by Dread Products
      My mother picked up some sea salt, different to the one I bought last time. I'm not too sure about this one though, maybe you could give some advice. It says it's fine sea salt and suitable for vegetarians but in the ingredients mentions it isn't only sea salt but contains an anti-caking agent
      Replies 8
      Castaway J

      week 1

      09/29/11 02:26:41PM, by Dreads Hair and Scalp Health
      so since day one i have been washing with baking soda more than i should, this probly slowed my hair down a bit, but i am trying to get my scalp adjusted to the new way of washing. i havent scrubbed my scalp in over a week. im not sure, but i dont think my scalp is creating dandruff anymore like it
      Replies 10
      Kit Vardy

      Washed dreads and oh no!

      05/13/12 01:23:45PM, by Help! Save My Dreads
      Well. I used a jug of rock salt and water to rise my dread through whilst in the bath. Direct to scalp and sqeezed through dreads. dried and went to put my tam on and all my ends are falling out... panic stations or not? please advise
      Replies 8
      Doni Ward

      Help! with Braided Dreadies

      07/23/12 12:51:45PM, by Help! Save My Dreads
      Hello Dready Reader, I decided to dread my hair after I experienced a miro-braid type hair style. I fell in love.It all started January 1st 2012, my friends helped me to braid my hair back up. (I seriously regretted taking them out last summer because they were getting too dready after 3 months.)
      Replies 3
      Austin Sobotka

      natural/neglect progress

      07/13/11 02:45:30PM, by Dreading Methods
      ok so i "started" my natural dreads about 4 1/2-5 weeks ago and im not seeing too much progress. its kinda like im just fighting to keep my hair sectionedbut without any real knotting going on. so im assuming that its one of two things; the bs/acv wash had been leaving alot of residue on my scalp
      Replies 7
      Camron Nava


      01/08/13 01:26:51AM, by Introduce Yourself
      No Description
      Replies 5
      adam bradford

      i desided to restart

      07/19/11 02:33:45PM, by Dreading Methods
      i combed out the backcomb job and now have gone all neglect method for about three months. i will try to put up a picture later but i would like to speed this up a bit if possibal any tips
      Replies 31
      Knotty Rod


      06/28/11 10:17:40PM, by Introduce Yourself
      i started my dreads 15 months ago and no more progress..i have half locked half straight hair..some hair isnt even trying to lock..what to do? any help is appreciated>..i use dr.b pepermint every 4 days.diluted 12 to 1..what else can i do to push along my knots? wash thinling of crocheting once
      Replies 6
  • 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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