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
05/19/16 09:41:47AM, by Introduce Yourself
My name's Kevin, from the caribean island of Puerto Rico. Is there other puertorican people here too? I've been dreadhead for some time now. I started with just one dread a friend of mine made. Later it started forming some natural "neglected"dreads. About a year later I started using crochet to
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
05/23/16 04:15:50PM, by Introduce Yourself
Just joined. Have been wanting to start dreads for a long time. Tried backcombing but ended up combing it out, so I'm now starting my natural journey. My hair is fine, fairly short, about 6-7 inches. I have used bs/acv as a 'shampoo' for a few years, and it seems to work well for me -- no noticeable
05/22/16 02:37:54AM, by Introduce Yourself
Hi all, As a child I always enjoyed long hair/fun styles but after being called/mistaken a girl many times by my early teens I started the regiment of buzz cutting until a hand full of years ago I just let it grow, Years later now without a single trim my hair wasn't getting any longer so I decided
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 the day
05/20/16 09:18:53AM, by Help! Save My Dreads
So I thoughtmy hair was greasy in the -celcius now we're getting into the + double digit celcius and my hair is getting 10x more oil by the day nothing seems to strip my natural oils away.. bs acv wash was too conditioning.. dreadlock shampoo is the same leaves my hair silky smooth and leaves
05/15/16 01:58:46PM, by salon and loctician dreads recovery
So my recovery story from interlocking starts with the creation of my dreads. Mine were made using interlocking, and I foolishly went to a loctition for the first 7 months of having my dreads. Each time my hair was interlocked, I'd play a little mental game with myself, "which hurts more, getting
05/11/16 04:22:19PM, by Introduce Yourself
Hello, I am new to the forum. I have been a fan of this website since long before I made this account. I have often promoted people go to it and learn from this community. I started my dreads 3 years ago (today actually), my starting method was not ideal by any stretch of the imagination...I had
04/16/16 07:32:53PM, by General Talk
well its official, monday we are purchasing a shiny new server! it will also have more power, more speed (we had 2 options, more, or...1/2...i went with more) over the next week i will be setting the server up, configuring it migrating the sites to it and then taking it to a nearby server far where
05/04/16 02:40:21PM, by Dread Accessories
Hello beautiful dreadheads We are Rowan and Joseph. We're from the Netherlands but living in Hungary at a farm in the forest, together with our hairy family To make some money to keep this family running, we make beads for dreadlocks out of wood. We don't want to become rich; we just try to make
Random Featured Dreadlocks Forums Discussions
07/18/11 05:15:35PM, by Dreads Hair and Scalp Health
PATIENCE IS THEY KEY INGREDIENT. WITHOUT IT YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF WITH SELF DOUBT, COMPARING YOUR LOCS TO OTHERS AND FEEL INTIMIDATED. LOCS GO THROUGH A BABY STAGE, KID STAGE, UNRULY TEENAGE STAGE, AND THEN FINALLY ADULT, MATURE STAGE. DON'T RUSH THE PROCESS. LESS IS MORE. THE LESS PRODUCTS AND
01/04/11 12:50:52AM, by Saved Dreads Success Stories
Gone through a lot of changes. a lot of things have loosened up, almost completely. Im worried about it being completely natural because I would rather not have one big knot. I do section about once a week but again its only been 3 weeks. pics attached. Just washed it today also, so I had alot of
02/19/13 07:15:57PM, by salon and loctician dreads recovery
I cried when I watched this." target="_blank"> So this woman has been going to this shop for 5 years and all of the hair on the top of her head has been slowly pulled out by maintenance. And because there is no hair.....the loctician now can add a weave to cover the horror that she caused to
09/18/11 12:13:34AM, by Introduce Yourself
Hey all just joined the site. I'm glad I found it. My dreads are about 9years old now (3rd set). I went the semi natural route. Never used wax or any similar product but used the Dreadhead HQ shampoo and was nuts about keeping the roots tight (rubbing) and sticking all of the loose hairs back into
07/11/10 01:09:00AM, by Dread Maintenance
So just now i learned a nifty little lesson in the wax dept.. So i was ripping a dread in half that was very thick and was going very against the natural separation of my hair. My dreads were backcombed, but some sections were huge and rectangle (some were 3", most were between 2-2.5"). ive got one
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
06/26/14 12:39:59PM, by crochet and dread tools recovery
Again, DO NOT watch if you're squeamish. admin note: i decided to feature this as undeniable proof of how damaging these hooks can be if the hook can go completely through your thumb it can wreak havoc breaking hundreds of hairs passing through a dread without any resistance to indicate its
01/01/13 04:24:52PM, by Member Journals and Timelines
Dreadlocks are certainly something to grow with over time. Having intention to grow dreadlocks, and taking the steps toward them, is akin to strapping on your karma belt. It is a process not to be taken lightly but to be loved and enjoyed for the lessons we all have to learn along the way. Such is
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 BlogsHi all, just want to share some photos of my dreads. Only started this week. I'm going for natural/neglect. Enjoy. X
Read MoreStop, drop , and dread. That is, stop worrying , drop the comb.. And boom, they begin. Slowly blooming like the flowers of the Forrest moments before summer. All our planets flowers need are water and heat. We humans don't go into the Forrest to water the plants and tame them and give them heat. They grow beautifully as they are, left alone and over time and patiently they sprout with unique shapes and sizes. Treat your hair as these flowers and plants and trees that dwell in the natural...
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.