About Dreadlocks Natural Dreads
Welcome to the new dreadlockssite
We specialize in healthy dreadlocks, therefore we only promote dreading methods and dreadlocks maintenance that are healthy for your dreadlocks.
Dreads grown the dreadlockssite way remain beautiful and healthy throughout the lifetime of your dreadlocks.
There are only a small number of dreadlocks sites that are not strictly profit driven, and therefor willing to do great harm in the creation of instant dreads, using very harmful methods.
We have strict standards and will never promote, or alow the sales of harmful dreadlocks products, or dreading tools.
We do provide free shops for hand made natural dreadlocks products and accessories. All dread 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 a aggressive damaging method.
We care more about dreadlocks than about profit. We just want you're dreads to last a lifetime
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01/27/15 03:58:17AM, by Shayla Waychoff last updated at 01/29/15 02:14:58AM, by Shayla Waychoff in category Introduce YourselfHey everyone! So I've been here off and on for a while now. When I first joined I just wanted dreads quick and easy and super cute, etc. So vanity. Then I returned again and did neglect/freeform but I had only gotten to about two months in when I took them out. I didn't want to take them out but some things in my life took turns and all that jazz. So since then I've shaved my head a few times, grown it out, cut it, shaved it, etc. but my hair is getting sliiiiightly longisher now. So, it's at around 3.5 inches and while it's growing out I'll be starting dreads again! I know that you usually need at least 4 inches of hair, so this is a premptive strike at a hello! But while my hair grows...
01/28/15 08:54:35PM, by MooseOfStarfall last updated at 01/28/15 11:49:34PM, by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ in category Introduce YourselfHello everyone,I'm new to this site and also started my neglect dreads journey three weeks ago! I thought I'd come here to say hi and say a little about me. About me I'm 25 years young residing in Bradford Ontario, Canada. I graduated from college about 2 years ago from recording school learning the ropes of pro audio recording, studio recording, post-production editing, etc. I now work at a music store as a Production Services Technician. Basically I set up stages and audio for concerts, confrences, special events, etc.As you guessed my passion is music. Which is why I also play bass for an Alternative/Hard Rock band called "Starfall". You can our sound is like Breaking Benjamin,...Replies 2
08/05/09 08:59:03PM, by MountainWillow last updated at 01/28/15 11:38:58PM, by Tati Bear in category Dreads in the FamilyI get some of the oddest looks when I am out in public with my kids.. I wonder if anyone else wants to exchange experiences of being a parent with dreadlocks?I went to enroll my oldest into a great school last week (it really is a 5 star place) and was amazed at the way the director seemed to analyze me and my dreads. It was like he tried hard not to notice them, but awkwardly just smiled like I was a freak show as he talked. I was accepted but still.. It was strange the aura about the room.
06/29/13 11:04:20AM, by Meg5 last updated at 01/28/15 01:24:34PM, by Earth Rose in category General QuestionsHello! I have been reading a lot on this wonderful site before I decided to go on the dread journey, and it has helped me so much already!I don't have much common sense, and am a little worried that I sectioned my hair wrong. I keep reading that many people have 40-140 dreads, mine only came out to 18 (I know they aren't dreads yet though).Does this mean that I'll have super thick dreads? Or maybe it's because I have very fine hair?I have read that the size of the roots will be the size of the mature dreads...but I couldn't exactly figure that out, sorry for my ignorance.I used the twist and rip method, no products, no crochet.Does this look right?Thank you so much!!
01/26/15 11:45:44AM, by Psybin last updated at 01/27/15 01:28:24AM, by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ in category Dread MaintenanceI have a bit of grey/white hair, exactly where (and only where) I've been tucking it behind my ears for the last couple years to get it out of my face. I have to assume hair loses color when it isn't able to breathe, kinda like how you always see people who wear baseball caps losing their hair. I never wear hats (except a tam I'll be getting soon) but anyway, something I've noticed lately is maybe some of the hair color is coming back? Is that possible? I've been keeping all my hair I possibly can out from behind my ears, and just recently I got some dreadlock shampoo (from our favorite site here) and I dunno if it's just me, but after using it just once I swear there's more color in...Replies 6
11/21/10 01:04:20AM, by Anna Raymond last updated at 01/26/15 08:34:00PM, by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ in category Dread MaintenanceI can't remember where I heard this, but I heard that it will help your hair lock faster, is that true? If so, can't I mix it with my salt water to wet my hair (there are no oceans near me, so I use Instant Ocean salt water mix meant for salt water aquariums)?And by the way, I'm new here and just started my dreadlocks with a loittle bit of backcombing about two weeks ago. I've read a bunch of topics on this forum and I find it very fun and informative. I'm very happy to be a member! =) And it's nice to finally say that it's nice to meet all you other dreadheads =D
10/25/14 11:06:56AM, by Dredwing last updated at 01/26/15 12:00:42PM, by Psybin in category Dread MaintenanceHello,I'm hoping you lot might be able to help. I've had dreads for the last 20+ years, generally they're great apart from one thing that's bothered me for years. For the last 15 or so years they've got to waist length and then the ends get thin and weak and the hair breaks offy hair has never gone past the waist length. I don't do a lot ofmaintenanceand never have, I wash with Dr. Broners maybe 3 times a year and have just started a daily morning spray with water and some essential oils (tea tree, johoba and patchouli). I have a decent diet and drink plenty of water and so on.Any ideas on why the hair might be breaking off? Any help I give the hair to stay strong and remain in the lock?...
11/09/14 06:45:16AM, by Awolffka last updated at 01/26/15 11:34:09AM, by Psybin in category Dread MaintenanceHi,I'm three months into natural dreading. It actually started knotting up after 3-4 days, but the outer layer is just starting to tangle up now even though it doesn't look like it's sectioned. I have to ad that my hair knots up almost at the ends, most likely because my hair was bleached once.Well, my questions are:Everyone says that the hair will section itself, but I don't feel mine is doing that. It looks like at the ends, but when I feel at the roots they are bigger than one inch. These ones are easier to section myself, but I have some that just tangle together and I have to make up the sections myself. Is this normal and what did you do about it?Some sections are kind of flat. Will...
10/14/13 09:24:56AM, by Valerie Robertson last updated at 01/26/15 07:47:17AM, by Psybin in category salon and loctician dreads recoveryI live in Tacoma and I need HELPMeI had my dreads started at a salonMeand 1/2 fell outMeSooo back to another person to redo the ones thatMefell out and touch up the othersMeand she used waxMeYuckMemy hair was nothing but a grease spotMeSo last night I spent two hours taking them all outMeno shears requiredMeI'm Caucasian and my hair is about 5 inches longMeI want to find someone in the area that know how to do dreads properlyRead more:thick locks ? help - dreadlocks forumshttp://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/topics/thick-locks-help#ixzz2hhqzsrNDthe best place for real dreadlocksUnder Creative Commons License:Attribution
05/25/12 12:59:24AM, by Emma Dawn last updated at 01/26/15 07:11:13AM, by Psybin in category salon and loctician dreads recoveryI started my dreads in september 2009. A loctician at an afriacn braiding salon started my dreads as two twist braids like sisterlocks with beez wax. The cost to start my dreadlocks was $250. I went back to the salon every 2 weeks to get them retwisted. In addition to being twisted my dreads were crocheted once a month. This cost $180 and took about 7 hours. My stylist used different products such as organic locking cream, yellow and black bees wax, and moisturizing hair mayonaise. I was told not to get my hair wet for the first year. After a year my hair was washed once a month at appoinments only. Once my dreads started to lock thin spots were filled in with human hair using the palm...
10/01/14 07:57:28PM, by Jessica Reyes last updated at 01/26/15 04:35:59AM, by Psybin in category Dreading MethodsIf you're from shaolin (staten island, nyc), holla. This is my neglect timeline, keeping it really short sweet and simple...Method used: Neglect/SeparationProducts used: Dr. Bronners/Dreadshampoo.com/Selsun blue (once or twice a month for scalp), WaterHair type: Curly, I'm puerto rican with hair on the more "kinkier" side for lack of better terms, so hair tends to get dry often, I wet it everyday, But I wash it 2-3 times a week with Dr. Bronners peppermint, sometimes more depending on work.Little things that help me: Tam. Tam that shit up at night...helped me ALOT. Again don't let hair get too dry...needs moisture, but do not condition! Separate as often as you need because if you have...
01/24/15 03:59:06PM, by Tati Bear last updated at 01/25/15 09:39:12AM, by Tati Bear in category Introduce YourselfHi! Super glad this site exists man, not many freeformers around that I can see and since starting my dreads I've been kinda obsessed with knowing as much as I can about them. Soaring Eagle has been really helpful in gaining information man, his sites are what's up.
01/21/15 10:26:23AM, by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ last updated at 01/24/15 01:08:42PM, by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ in category General Talkjust now added the ability to choose analternate skin i will install any others that are free too (server costs are going yup again to over 300 a month because the sites data is already huge and will be growing fast) so get creative ps i can custom design a skin for a shop for a feee its alotta work and im already swamped and doing waymore on my own then 1 man can realisticly do im fried but its all coming togetherReplies 2
12/10/14 07:12:10PM, by Tigist last updated at 01/21/15 11:19:03AM, by Psybin in category Dreading MethodsHello, I am Tigist. I am going to start having dreads. However, I do not know how to start them. I have researched a lot about Wax and not to use it. I took the idea of not using any products, however, how are my dreads supposed to look good? I am very excited to start them, but nervous on if there is any special type of way to do them. Any suggestions?
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Latest BlogsNow my hair is really starting to become very "dready". I recived my dreadshampoo a couple of weeks ago and it works really well! After each wash I feel it become more and more tangeld, it feels great! I'm really looking forward to be able to use beautiful beads and my coral and I want crystals in my hair aswell. It's going to be awesome! Love
Read More1 CommentsSome days it seems like this journey is going nowhere fast, but looking back at a few earlier photos says otherwise. My hair is getting quite wild now and seems to be forming loose clumps. Just before Christmas, I did put in a few TNR dreads just to prove to my husband that it was indeed possible for my hair to dread. I tied them off with wool yarn and quite like them.It alsoappears that I am getting better at the mystical art of taking selfies! **Before anybody freaks out and tells me what...
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Natural Dreadlocks, Why Choose Natural Dreads?So why should you choose natural dreadlocks over salon dreads?
Salon dreads give you instant gratification, but at the cost of severe harm. You look like you have dreadlocks immediately, but actually takes much 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 dreadlocks are yours and not like anyone else's. Natural dreadlocks remain strong, healthy and are kept clean. Salons often tell you not to wash your dreadlocks for long periods of time. Sometimes his six months. Even the entire first year.
When you're growing natural dreadlocks, it is the washing that makes them dread. Additionally, companies that sell dread kits and products to make growing dreadlocks easier actually make it much harder and ruin your dreadlocks. Dreads caked in wax might seem too mature fast, but they are only being glued together in wax and actually take much, much longer. These 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 dreadlocks 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.