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.
Latest Dreadlocks Forums Discussions
11/26/15 03:41:34PM, by General Talki'm upgrading the chat basicly the same chat but upgraded and more seemlessly integrated it will replace the chat we have so old messages are likely to be lost but not sure till i try once upgraded i will need to reconfigure it
11/25/15 06:44:41PM, by Dread MaintenanceI am 6 months into natural dreads, I didn't get a haircut before I started so im sure I have some dead ends.. I don't really need a haircut right now, but im just wondering for the future. If I don't want hair down to my butt, is it ok to cut dreads and how do you go about doing it???
11/25/15 01:51:41PM, by Dread MaintenanceWhen I try to separate dreads (i do it for fun actually, it's a strange habit i have hahah, i actually prefer them thicker but sometimes i can't help myself not separating), they usually have these whitish flakes or whatever this is. What's wrong? It's scaring me. I cut a little bit of one of the
11/25/15 01:51:32PM, by Dread MaintenanceWhen I try to separate dreads (i do it for fun actually, it's a strange habit i have hahah, i actually prefer them thicker but sometimes i can't help myself not separating), they usually have these whitish flakes or whatever this is. What's wrong? It's scaring me. I cut a little bit of one of the
11/22/15 11:52:05AM, by Dread MaintenanceHello guys, new to this forum and forums in general. I tried looking for this answer but was having trouble navigating so excuse me if this is a repeat question. So I'm on my second week of my hair being twisted and I've noticed not all my locks are twisted the same way. I started them myself
11/22/15 06:21:58PM, by General Talkon your profile you now see a new profile menu item photo albums its empty till you add albums adding albums is simple any photo in any gallery you like (note guests can create albums too wich will be added to your profile when you join!) you will find a new camera icon when you hover over the
11/18/15 02:01:54PM, by General QuestionsFor the past few months I´ve been an avid user of oils in my hair, such as tea tree, jojoba, coconut and argan. I certainly enjoy the use of these oils, but I have to acknowledge that whenever I soak my hair in them for a couple of hours, I am forced to use a commercial shampoo product to get the
08/23/15 01:49:40PM, by Dreading MethodsWax 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! So it
11/12/15 11:35:23PM, by Introduce YourselfHey everyone ! Like I said I'm new as it can get. I'm 22 years old and from NC.I hope I can get a lot from this site as well as contribute perhaps?Anyway I don't know ANYTHING at all about dreading up. Long story short a buddy of mine twisted my hair up for free. Did this back in June. Well everyone
11/10/15 11:28:53PM, by General Talkthe site core, and dozens of the modules have been updated to the next gen beta versions with dozens of improvemeents you may have spotted already but already found bugs, there are 2 new video players for the uploaded videos, neither 1 works nor did tthe dark themed 1 we always used so till its
Random Featured Dreadlocks Forums Discussions
08/25/09 07:37:35PM, by Dread ProductsSo, people will say you dont really need to make a homemade locking accelerator, but i dont think my hair would have dreaded without the use of this stuff. I have super oily, thin, dead-straight hair and i could never get it to knot up properly. So I will throw this recipe in to help any newbies who
11/18/10 05:28:22PM, by Member Journals and Timelinesthe timeline might be a few days off but mostly it is all right.when i first stopped brushing one month two months three months four months six months seven months eight months ten months eleven months ONE YEAR =)
05/10/11 01:52:46AM, by Saved Dreads Success StoriesHello Everyone, Back in 1998 I began my dread journey and felt unsure of how to do it. I saw a website promoting wax and thought well I'll try it. You gotta understand that I just got through with putting relaxers on my hair and having braided extensions. I started fresh with shaving my head. Then
08/17/11 01:18:18AM, by Dreadlock Picture Gallerysome sites (you know which ones) try to scare you away from going natural claiming the early stages of growing natural dreadlocks is messy and ugly and scary well messy it can be but theres a beauty in the messiness in the organic way hair transforms from order to disorder then to beauty.
11/21/13 07:27:21AM, by General QuestionsHey guy's, Completely new to this forum/site and I absolutely love what I am seeing, in fact this is my first official thread apart from my introduction. Let me start with summarizing my dreadlock history. OK so...I first got dreads in January 2013 and it is now November 2013 so I've had my dreads
08/03/09 06:25:38PM, by dreads jobs employment issueswhat do ya all do? so often you hear how you will never get a decent job with dreadsbut i find thats not really truei have worked in an office (IT managing web designers) ive been on the board of directors of a non profit, having meetings with politicians reporters and wealthy patrons and the elite
03/12/12 09:03:24PM, by Dread ProductsThree years ago I was 16 and had my hair back combed and perm-dreaded...they told me to not wash for two whole months! GROSS! They meant no water even. And I used wax, which was highlyrecommended. No, I didn't listen about washing not washing my hair, how could I? Anyway...It didn't take me long to
07/08/13 01:54:27AM, by Saved Dreads Success StoriesI was an idiot and used the backcombing and palm rolling methods, whichpermanently damaged my hair. After my first post on this forum,Barrellady along with soaringeagleboth strongly advised that I undo the backcombing (using conditioner) and use the neglect/free-form method. After undoing every
09/02/09 12:27:54PM, by Dreadlock Picture Galleryits simple post pictures of your dreads including the methods you used any and all maintenance used and the approximate time since started or stage theyre inmine i dont have any early on picsso heres what i gotmethod natural aka neglectmaintenance only ripping to prevent congos (stopped that too a
Healthy DreadsThe 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.
Latest BlogsI thought I would share some of my dread journey in the hope that it might help someone else who is considering going to a salon. I started my journey with the neglect method initially, about Sept-Oct of 2014. I had found several videos on YouTube by NatureLover, a member of this site, and thought her free form dreads were so beautiful, I decided that was the way I wanted to go. But several months in I started hearing that sectioning was really important, and so I made the mistake of going...
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24 Oct 2015While hurricane Patricia was making landfall in Mexico, supporters of Donald Trump showed their true colors and reasons for supporting Trump who often makes racist and sexist comments.YouTube had several live feeds of the hurricane Patricia making landfall with people dying on live cam. There was a live chat that was clearly divided along political lines. Although there were people from every nation, including many from Mexico scared for their lives, trump supporters took it upon themselves...
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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.
- 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.