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.
(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 My dreads were originally made by going to a loctician (yes I know that was a mistake and one I do and still reget), is it...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.
Hey y’all I have a question I just moved out to Utah (Woodland Hills to be exact) and I noticed that when I take a bath the water feels like there’s residue. I’ve been neglecting my hair and coming to almost two months on my journey. I’ve been wading with Dollylocks shampoo bar to use it up...
simple as can be post pictures of beautiful dreads freinds family your own random ones off the netany dreadlocks you find beautiful or inspirationallets keep the icon worship to a minumum by that i mean all the holiwood or rock idol typesinstead just everyday dreadies youd meet on the street or...
I had written one of these before but was unable to find it and was asked to write one again so here goes.
it will need editing of course.
to the employer (or prospective employer of)____
I am writing you today concerning your employees desire to grow (or keep) their dreadlocks and to keep...
Hello all, this is my one year timeline, I've been dying to share this so I'm going to dive right into it. My hair is wavy when short, and thick when grown long. I twisted my hair a couple months after this picture.
These pictures are a day or two after they were twisted. The lady used some...
everybody makes mistakes when dreading especialy the 1st time around.more and more these days opeople make dozens of mistakes because so many sites and people tell them its the right thing to do.lets share our mistakes so others hopefully can learn from them and not make the same mistakes we...
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....
so my sister is getting married in november and she sad "you don't have to cut your dreads to be in my wedding" so I said "well I want to look nice" ya know... so any one know a good way to tame loose hairs without usin wax? somethin that will clean em up nice that maybe I can put on em to smooth...
the timeline might be a few days off but mostly it is all right.when i first stopped brushing
ONE YEAR =)
I was noticing some residue buildup in the tips of my young dreads from continual use of suave daily clarifying shampoo. I washed with some peppermint bronners to try to remove it, and I rinsed for several minutes with cold water. After my hair started to dry, the buildup was so much worse.
Maybe we should have a discussion that has a list of all the shampoos and soaps people use and recommend.
I've been using/trying:
Desert Essence Organics Lemon Tea Tree Shampoo for oily hair.
Kiss My Face Whenever Shampoo
Neutrogena Shampoo Anti-residue formula
Dr. Bonners peppermint soap...
With the push of Soaring Eagle, I wanted to share with you guys my washing routine that is/was used throughout Southern India traditionally. While I am not Indian, I use this regimen with the up most respect and I am receiving great results. It is great for anyone and it really keeps the hair...
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.