About Dreadlocks Natural Dreads
Welcome to the new mobile responsive dreadlockssite!
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. 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.
Dreads treated gently, are happy, healthy dreads.
Latest Dreadlocks Forums Discussions
06/22/15 09:46:01PM, by Dreading MethodsSo where my hair has not naturally sectioned itself, I now have this little 'devi's lock' guy in the front. I'm already pretty tired of constantly brushing it off of my face. I think I would like to try and introduce it to the dread forming on the side. How can I do this without damaging the...Replies 25
07/01/15 04:19:16AM, by General TalkHello everyone. :) I've been growing my hair for a while, in hopes that it'll be long enough to dreadlock soon. My plans will be to most probably utilize the twist&rip method to form them, but I was wondering if my hair was long enough to start this process yet? Here are some pictures:...
06/28/15 08:04:56PM, by Dread MaintenanceThis is why we do not support retwisting locs from the traction alopecia society Traction alopecia is hair loss that occurs as a result of continuous pulling of the hair. Pulling may occur from hairstyles such as tight cornrows, plaits or braids with or without extensions, weaves, ponytails or...Replies 1
06/07/15 02:30:58PM, by Dreads Hair and Scalp HealthSo i have had a sensitive scalp for well over a year now, im not sure what trigured it but its always been quite managable. Until now! I have been putting dreads in slwoly with the twist n rip method and its going really well, i have only the top section of my head to do. My head has been itching...Replies 6
06/19/15 08:46:17PM, by Dreading MethodsSo, just a couple months ago (guessing) I came here and posted something about how I was going for Twist & Rip.... @soaringeagle and a girl whose name I can't remember came to my post and enlightened me... at the time I didn't care and procedded with my mindset of twist&rip dreads... now...
02/19/15 06:36:29AM, by General QuestionsHelp me please ! I have these beauties forming and I love them but a friend has pointed out that they are rather thick and now i'm regretting allowing them to get this thick. I really would like lots of dreads... What are my options here?Replies 12
02/18/13 09:20:52PM, by Dreads and DietsKitchriboiled rice, dahl and vegetablesI cup rinsed moong (mung) dahl1 1/2 cups rice (basmati rice)4 cups of vegetables, cauliflower, potato, carrot, zuchini (anything really)some veg oil for frying spices, maybe 1-2 tablespoons1 tsp tumeric2 tsp ground coriander (cilantro)grated ginger maybe 1...Replies 5
06/05/15 12:22:42AM, by General Talkthere are a number of projects that need to be done that are pretty simple to do...but i have a severely messed up shoulder for the past few months and repetative motions and/or just certain motions are excruciating so till i get this treated i cant handle them so simplest projects are...Replies 1
Random Featured Dreadlocks Forums Discussions
01/03/12 04:37:41PM, by Dread MaintenanceThought I just might share a little something that completely solidified my decision to no crochet (besides being told not to here lol) I saw a friend out yesterday who has dreads (2 years), and she was telling me that I need to rebackcomb and fix all the babies that are starting to unravel and...Replies 50
02/06/12 01:30:39AM, by Member Journals and TimelinesSO...I've been having a minor conflict for the past little while. I'm not sure if I want to continue my natural set, or if I want to comb out the current progress and TnR them or have them backcombed. I've heard how damaging backcombing can be, so I'm not sure about going with that method, but my...Replies 26
04/21/12 12:23:48AM, by Dread ProductsThere are somecompoundsin certain essential oils that have hormone-like behavior because of their molecular structure and although there is no conclusive evidence on the effect of estrogenic oils it would be prudent to avoid anethole rich oils, likefennelandaniseedduring pregnancy. Although some...Replies 18
06/18/14 12:03:29AM, by Member Journals and TimelinesHello 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...Replies 27
09/24/11 11:56:59PM, by General Talkthe new dreadlockssite toolbar can be downloaded and installed here what can this new toolbar do? 1 click access to the site from anywhere search the site from any site (uses google search) latest activity shown on the toolbar 1 click access to the forums 1 click access to the shops and...Replies 5
04/29/11 03:29:28PM, by Member Journals and Timelinesmy timelineReplies 37
01/10/12 01:00:23AM, by Dread Productsif 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 waxReplies 28
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...Replies 72
04/05/14 11:41:20AM, by crochet and dread tools recoveryOne of my dreads right in the middle of my forehead was too big - the section was almost an inch and a half and I was worried that in time it will grow fatter and then I'd have a big horn to deal with. It took me three hours to undo it because it'd been so tightly crocheted. I couldn't have been...
06/21/12 12:53:36AM, by Dread ProductsWith 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...Replies 18
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 BlogsIn about a week my dreadlocks will be 25 years old, they started growing naturally at the Vermont rainbow gathering. What my dreads have taught me.Growing dreads naturally has taught me a lot of patience. It has taught me to just let things happen instead of trying to force them. It is taught me that those who will hate you just the way you look don't matter. His taught me that people's worth is deeper than just appearance as taught me that many people are very superficial and vain. The...
Read MoreAwwww yeah man I finally made it my six months! I'm hella juiced about it my hair has come a long freakin way from the pictures I took in my 4th month. It really is amazing how much change has come about in just 2 months time. The patch I had at the back of my head has totally dreaded up in fact the whole bottom half of my head looks like a dread bob on account of the mega shrinkage. I dig it though man, I really do. I still have hella loose hair and now that its shrinking so much its a...
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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.