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

NaturalDreads01 said
"Happy Halloween dreadies! :D"
2 hours ago
Aileen Shelley Rose left a comment for Aileen Shelley Rose
"Yeah I know. I'm definitely in the messy phase though!"
3 hours ago

bands and musicians
Ras Drew loved Sophie Delquié's photo
6 hours ago
Profile IconCarmela, quartzacoatl_, sara yingst and 1 more joined Dreadlocks Natural Dreads DreadlocksSite.com
6 hours ago
SunRay Mama loved Lauryn Dowding's blog post How my dreads have changed me
9 hours ago

dread gurus
☮ soaring eagle ॐ left a comment for quartzacoatl_
9 hours ago

dread gurus
☮ soaring eagle ॐ replied to quartzacoatl_'s discussion introduction yourself
"are yiu the quatzuiquatal i knew from rainboew gatherings that used to be paul or somethijng from…"
10 hours ago
quartzacoatl_ loved quartzacoatl_'s discussion introduction yourself
11 hours ago
quartzacoatl_ posted a discussion

introduction yourself

i have been growing locks along the freeform path for ~ a year and a half.locks are antennae for…See More
11 hours ago

vip supporters
ZoeyRainsMom replied to Harmony Moon's discussion Harmony's Totally natural Dread Timeline in Progress ***UPDATES!!***
"Your locks are so beautiful!!! You are progressing so fast and are they are certainly stunning on…"
11 hours ago
quartzacoatl_ updated their profile
12 hours ago
NaturalDreads01 loved Sophie Delquié's photo
13 hours ago
April Parker posted photos
14 hours ago

dread gurus
☮ soaring eagle ॐ left a comment for sara yingst
14 hours ago

vip supporters
Adam Jaymes Robinson loved Sophie Delquié's photo
15 hours ago
April Parker commented on April Parker's photo
Thumbnail

Photo uploaded on October 29, 2014

"Haha, none whatsoever, they still look like that so, I'm guessing next year maybe?"
17 hours ago
sara yingst commented on April Parker's photo
Thumbnail

Photo uploaded on October 29, 2014

"I'm glad I'm not the only one whose dreads are zig zagging like that. Any idea when…"
17 hours ago
Neve loved Sophie Delquié's photo
18 hours ago

dread gurus
☮ soaring eagle ॐ left a comment for Aileen Shelley Rose
"welcome isnt it funny how so often that happens and doing absoluteky nothuing njust works better…"
19 hours ago

dread gurus
☮ soaring eagle ॐ replied to ☮ soaring eagle ॐ's discussion the future of dreadlockssite and testers needed
"quick update the subdomains are now on the new upgraded server the archive files from the site are…"
19 hours ago

vip supporters
Stumbled onto this while reading some of franks journal entry's and just thought I would share it. It's hard for me to explain what dreads have done to me in the past 5 years and this somewhat explains how I feel also.Dread Reflections
posted on 03/06/2007Today marks the 20th year since I began dreading my hair. Amazing how time passes. I know that none of the hair on my head is from that time—like a river flowing—it is the way of being that defines. I am a dread. My head is dreaded. The vibration flows through me.Morgaine shared with me a story about dreads the other day that is worth repeating here. As a woman assisted her in getting her hair dread going, she said, “You know dreads do not grow just on the outside. They also grow inward. They grow into your brain so you think differently. Then they grow into your eyes so you see differently. And then they grow into your heart so you feel differently.”That has certainly been true for me. I am forever changed. When I meet people who once wore dreads, I try to remind them of that—how once a dread, always a dread, even if the world can no longer see them.For me, in the winter of 1987, I was quite naïve in many, many ways. And around the subject of dreadlocks I was particularly ignorant. I knew the song, “I Shot the Sheriff” and the like by Bob Marley and perhaps knew he was a Rastafarian in some base way. I did know that my shoulder length curly hair was becoming an increasingly big hassle to comb every day. I was losing patience with it. My girlfriend was not into combing it. What to do? Somehow I came up with the idea of just letting it go. As I said, I had no aspirations to be a Rasta as I was ignorant of all that. Very quickly my hair started matting especially in the back. I braided my long strands of hair in the front and just never took the braids out. And over the years my hair dreaded fully. I would occasionally pull them apart to keep them from becoming one big dread. When I went on the road in 1992 I realized that thousands of people had dreaded or were dreading their hair. In those years I began to become aware of Rastafarianism. On the road, since I had been dreading my head for five years, people assumed things about me and in this way I learned lots about the cultures that embrace dreadlocks—notably, the Rastas and the Hindus. There was an alternative culture booming around the US and many youth were dreading or wanting to. Most of these people only kept their locks for a little while.This journey was for me all new territory. My dreads taught me many things about being simple, about vanity, about stereotypes. I remember in Louisville, Kentucky in 1993 walking through a neighborhood and this burley black man came up to me and placed his hands on my dreads and asked me at each weak link, “Ahh, what sin did you do here?” saying that those spots were where Jah reminded me of my human frailties. Over the years the dreads certainly have budded (as I like to call it). I usually bury them near where they come off. I have had to treat lice perhaps half a dozen times. I have had to learn how to wash them and how to avoid mildew; learning when to keep them up, when to let them down. I have faced oppression and admiration. In 1997 I went to India for what turned out to be nine months ( I went there with a one way ticket and a couple hundred dollars). I had a lot of questions for that continent. Some of them had to do with the roots of dreads and chillums and ganja. I learned so much from that journey and died several times along the way. A friend said to me back in the states that in India people follow you around if you are a white dread and want to start an ashram around you. In the states if you are a dread people follow you around to make sure you are not shoplifting.In 2003 I traveled to Jamaica with a companion, Claudia, to understand its culture a bit more deeply. I was very impressed by the Rasta culture I met there. Those whom I met were good, simple, kind people. Some of them sat along roads with their pumpkin soup and other ital food making enough of a living to take care of their families.In the late 1990’s I traveled with a good friend, Mark, around the US in a 1971 VW Superbeetle named Lucy S. Dobson. We met so many people who asked about dreadlocks that we considered putting together a little pamphlet of the twenty most asked questions about dreadlocks. We wrote up the questions but did not take it further than that. I have now traveled all over the world and everywhere there are people aware of dreadlock culture either through Bob Marley and Rastafarianism or Shiva and Hinduism. In Southern Africa I would interact with many people each day around being a white dreadlock. In India people would inquire everyday as to who I was.Now twenty years into it, I want to take a moment to honor all these dreads have taught me along the way. When I walk into a space people expect something different from me. I am not easily stereotyped. They have been good companions in all their forms. As a green being, they feel to me in many ways my roots. I think of this each day when I do my headstand. I am blessed by them. I feel honored to wear them as long as they wish to stay with me. If they go away externally, I know they will always stay with me inside my being.
Praise Be to the Most High.
Frank Cook
In the Bush of New ZealandFebruary 17, 2007

Views: 1150

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

soooo true so true featured ..aesome

Amazing and thought provoking, thank you : )

this is one of those things that inspire you, you being in general

epic and amazing!! :D

I love that.

20 years... I almost want to say 'I can't wait', except that I can, because if my dreads skipped ahead 20 years I'd miss out on everything Frank Cook was referring to.  Thank you so much for that reminder :)

this makes me heart warm and fuzzy... I love every step of this journey and am so excited to see what the universe holds!

I put that quote about dreads growing on the inside on my facebook, I really liked it a lot. I love the path I have chosen and the journey has been wonderful thus far, I can hardly wait to see what else in my life comes of them =) Blessed be

Thanks for posting that :) it really made me smile 

I loved this! Thanks for posting. Very inspiring!

RIght?

Jessica Reyes said:

wow *tear*

Reply to Discussion

RSS

© 2014   Created by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ.   Powered by

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

Image Zoom