please also join the new dreadlockssite 3.0 mobile pc responsive beta site at ww3.dreadlockssite.com

This site looks and works best in firefox.
Use this menu for quick access to dreading guides pages, and forums sections.

All content on this site is copyrighted, see our terms of service for details

Clean healthy natural dreads community

DreadlocksSite.com is the best place to learn how to grow and care for healthy natural dreadlocks.

Dreadlocks free and easy no products no pricetags

Best dreadlocks shampoo

download our toolbar


please consider donating to support dreadlockssite.com your donations help keep the site running.

Latest Activity

Agota Urbikaite posted a discussion

my 1 year natural timeline :)

a few days ago marked a year since i stopped brushing my hair. i made a video of my dread journey…See More
29 minutes ago

bands and musicians
Michael John Heath replied to Michael John Heath's discussion Hello
"I was gonna ask about the tam, thanks, I'll let em hang as much as I can then ;)"
3 hours ago

dread gurus
☮ soaring eagle ॐ replied to Michael John Heath's discussion Hello
"just a tip  dont wear the tam nonstop they gootta be free to hang and move"
4 hours ago

bands and musicians
Michael John Heath replied to Michael John Heath's discussion Hello
"thankyou :D"
4 hours ago
NaturalDreads01 replied to Michael John Heath's discussion Hello
"Wonderful!!  :D  We're happy to have you as part of our community!.. If you have any…"
4 hours ago
NaturalDreads01 loved Michael John Heath's discussion Hello
4 hours ago

bands and musicians
Michael John Heath posted a discussion

Hello

Hi all just introducing myself. My name is Michael, it's been 1 month since I've stopped combing my…See More
4 hours ago
Chelle posted a photo
5 hours ago

bands and musicians
HippieMama updated their profile
5 hours ago

bands and musicians
HippieMama loved KnottyJulius's photo
5 hours ago
Profile IconLauryn Dowding and space_monster joined ☮ soaring eagle ॐ's group
Thumbnail

earthlings against borders

borders are imaginary lines drawn in the sand that separate man from man dividing us into them and…See More
8 hours ago
NaturalDreads01 loved Radiantwild's photo
8 hours ago

dread gurus
☮ soaring eagle ॐ replied to Zach Hersey's discussion Considering wax or something to help my dreads..
"dont let ppl with fake  dreads tell u whatnyour dreads should look like theres nothing wrong…"
8 hours ago

dread gurus
☮ soaring eagle ॐ replied to Zach Hersey's discussion Considering wax or something to help my dreads..
"they look perfectoy fine  if the big lumps youre worry dont its =fine but the nmax u want to…"
8 hours ago

dread gurus
☮ soaring eagle ॐ left a comment for Serenity McC
"welcome"
8 hours ago
Profile IconSerenity McC, Radiantwild and Jaime joined Dreadlocks Natural Dreads DreadlocksSite.com
8 hours ago

crafty crafters
Radiantwild replied to Zach Hersey's discussion Considering wax or something to help my dreads..
"Looks like you wanna loosen em up somehow and let them re-work? I dunno. Got a whole head shot?"
8 hours ago

crafty crafters
Radiantwild replied to Lisa Wade's discussion dyeing dreads
"Depends on what you're doing. I know with bleaching if you do little at a time, a few times…"
8 hours ago

crafty crafters
Radiantwild posted photos
8 hours ago
Zach Hersey replied to Zach Hersey's discussion Considering wax or something to help my dreads..
"it's been a year, they already seem somewhat ruined "
9 hours ago
crocheted dreads become weak and are much more high maintenance than any other dreads.
every time you push a crochet hook through a dread to pull in 1 loose hair you break dozens maybe even hundreds of other hairs. this slowly weakens the dread, while the broken hairs then find theyre way back out requiring more crochet to pull in the hairs broken by fixing the damage caused by crocheting
this process never ends
year after year you continue dammage and dammage repair till the dreads are so weak they break
the average crochet dread requirews 5-15 hours work a week

in addition, the dreads get a very woven look this looks very different from thre natural growth so crochetting must continue to keep that uniform woven look

if you crochet in the beginning a few times then stop you can recover
but continued crocheting will become a lifelong habit

its not worth it

the average crochet dreads take more work per week then i put into mine in 20 years
why make extra work for yourself?

Tags: crochet, crocheted, crocheting, dreadlock, dreadlocks, dreads, hook

Views: 6755

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Would it do much damage if you just crochet them once? with no products?

define..too much damage

would they fall off no but they will take 6 months before they even begin to dread properly and will get extra fuzzy from the broken hairs

why would u want to do thaat ever

 

I dont know just a question because I know a lot of people who have problems with their dreads growing, sometimes get those extensions put in by crocheting them in.. Dont really see the point though

they dont have problems with their dreads growing they have problems waitting for them to grow..theres a difference

 

I know but my cousin has problems with hair growth and her hair is so thin, she doesn't even have dreads..

ok. after 17 months of locks and crochet - i've had enough.

From now on I'll stop knitting my dreadlocks . btw- the girl who  maintain them for me- every 4 months or so -  grow  dreads for 7 years.

 What are the alternatives for a  neat look?  

they look beautiful if u just leave em alone but use a lil aloe to tame the frizz if u need to

the frizz will go away on it's own. Mine are now 8month old, started with the crochet hook and now there's almost no frizz any more :)

ok, thanks. " aloe" = aloe vera?



roni said:

ok, thanks. " aloe" = aloe vera?

Thanks, Evelyn. as for "fake" dreads: 


Discussions regarding 'authentic' versus 'fake' dreads, are a little
problematic to me. It recalls the old arguments about "nature" /
"culture, socialization process, etc…



Some of us must keep a neat appearance, and are therefore cannot
"go nature".

Personal note:  In my country, hook crochet
is the most  - if not the only- popular. method.

Did not go to a salon but to a young, talented  woman. I love my dreads and  have to deal on daily basis with remarks, some
of them nasty.

I find this site helping and educated. disappeared in recent months due
to family matters - and trying to catch up.

aloe=aloe vera yes some other aloe varieties are toxic and skin iritants and will make your skin feel like its being attacked by fire ants so if u get a plant be sure its aloe vera

and the fake isnt meant to be derogatory but just how they look fake looking manufactured indistinguishable from a dread wig or synthetic extentions

thanks. might buy a cream.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

© 2014   Created by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service

Image Zoom