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
07/28/15 03:15:38PM, by Dreading MethodsHowdy. I haven't posted here in years, forgot my old sign on so this is technically my first post. :) I mostly lurk. I posted about 4 1/2 yrs or so ago as I was one of the ones that had my dreads done for me and had been taught all the wrong things and used wax the first few months as well...Replies 7
07/28/15 01:46:07PM, by General QuestionsHi, I have just started natural dreads after a bad episode of crochet dreads which I combed out. I have questions about maintenance and stuff. When do I start separating? Only when they actually dreads? I have curly hair so they all get together in a big mott. Can I massage my scalp when I...Replies 8
12/08/10 05:43:32PM, by General TalkSomeone who was unable to join (damn internet explorer) sent this to me by emailshe takes dreadlocks donations to make wigs for cancer patientsMy name isAnna, I work with a small charity in New Brunswick, Canada, dedicated tomaking wigs for the kids in the Oncology department of the IWK in...Replies 26
I'm looking for fellow Pinoy or someone who also lives in the Philippines who's also into natural dread journey
07/23/15 04:53:17AM, by General QuestionsGreetings, I'm in my 4th month of the natural dread journey and this site has been the resource of what i'm doing and what should im not be doing. Learning every day on the every post i've read. So thankful for the richness of information here. Thank you @SE. Thank you all. I'm posting this one...Replies 3
07/26/15 11:03:40AM, by crochet and dread tools recoveryHi, I have decided to comb out my dreads which were made by crochet and had extension. There felt fake and it did not feel right! On top of that my scalp was screaming to be free from this dreads that were too tight. I knew that I lot of my hair would be damaged and fall off but I prefered to...Replies 9
07/24/15 09:46:59AM, by Dreads Hair and Scalp HealthHi, my scalp is itchy and it hurts. I'm just scared that the loctician made it to tight. I had nightmares that I was going bald because my dreads were made to tight. I didn't know anything about having healthy dreads before I came here. I joined picture of my scalp from up close and a picture...Replies 11
07/23/15 10:11:42AM, by Introduce YourselfHi, I'm from Quebec, Canada and my english is not my main language so I'm sorry about any mistakes. I'm currently 39 and I have always wanted long hair but never had the patience to make them grow. I did all sort of things with my hair (bleach, color, breads..) over the years. My latest decision...Replies 4
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 3
07/21/15 02:31:32PM, by salon and loctician dreads recoveryI would like to share my experience of flipping, flipping root flipping! DON'T DO IT, EVER! I went to a loctician 6 months ago for a 'tidy up', thought hey, treat, myself, leave it to the 'expert'. But oh no! 6 months down the line, I have dreads that can only be described as STRANGLED by the...Replies 2
Random Featured Dreadlocks Forums Discussions
06/09/12 09:52:22AM, by Dreading MethodsHey everyone, I havent been on here in a very long time due to the stress of my current court situation with my children. Thats another post alltogether though. I wanted to share some dreadie knowledge with you. A few years ago my dreads were fuzzy and unruly up top. It seemed nothing was...Replies 15
07/11/10 01:09:00AM, by Dread MaintenanceSo 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...Replies 27
10/01/14 08:57:28PM, by Dreading MethodsIf you're from shaolin (staten island, nyc), holla. This is my neglect timeline, keeping it really short sweet and simple... Method used: Neglect/Separation Products used: Dr. Bronners/Dreadshampoo.com/Selsun blue (once or twice a month for scalp), Water Hair type: Curly, I'm puerto rican with...Replies 18
10/19/09 04:12:16PM, by Dread Maintenancethis is unbelivable. Ive dont every wax removal method possible, baking soda washed every week, and dhhq washed a couple times. i havent used wax since the FIRST DAY and removed later that week but i just found a dread in the back of my head that is ALL wax. FUCK WAX. FUCK DHHQ.Never use wax. Not...Replies 25
05/18/10 10:39:59PM, by Dread ProductsMy husband got his first set of dreadlocks in may 2008. He did use wax on them occasionally. After the birth of our child in april 2009 he had me cut his dreads off so he could restart wax free. I was asked to share some pictures of his dreads so here they are.side note: the dreads were very...Replies 13
05/01/15 01:17:30PM, by dreads jobs employment issuesThe following is the Uniteed States laws concerning dreadlocks, and religious garm and grooming practices in the workplace as well as an explanation.Please note, these laws do not affect dreads worn for fashion, maintained ina salon, or with no religious or spiritual meaning.The...Replies 4
08/06/10 08:19:47PM, by Life Issues Facing DreadsFirst, that WAX IS BAD! Second, that not every dready is a rasta and not every rasta is a dready! (Lol) Next, that although it is difficult to be patient and trust in something you have never done before that the benefits of doing so are well worth it. I have discovered that the time I used to...Replies 26
07/12/11 09:07:58PM, by Dreadlocks Journey Emotional SupportHey people! I just want to say that if you really want dreads, you have to know that you want crazy messy hair that does what it wants when it wants. No matter the method you use or how you "maintain" them, your dreads will lock up how they want and you don't have much control over it at all....Replies 21
08/14/09 01:04:35PM, by Dread MaintenanceSo I decided after having major irritable scalp, snowflakes and itchies quite extreme that I would do something different when I wash my dreads.SoaringEagle had mentioned baking soda- and keeping that in mind ..I decided to use my Dr. Bronners (1 part to 25parts water- very diluted) and washed my...Replies 31
10/19/11 05:10:41PM, by Dread ProductsClary Sage supports the hair follicle. Lavender balances skin pH and stimulates circulation.(renews cells, dandruff, hair loss, psoriasis, rashes) Rosemary adds body and conditioning of the hair and may lighten hair. (antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, hair loss) stimulates the scalp....Replies 92
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 Blogs3rd time is a charm: I have embarked on a new dreadlock "journey". (Ew, i actually hate that phrase, lol.) The time has come for another soul-searching quest. Perhaps I can be more specific in future posts, but for now this is basically what's going on. I am currently sitting here with hair like the mane of a lion. It is a wild, backcombed bush... and I can't wait to see what happens. For some reason, this time, I was able to dedicate the attention needed to correctly section the hair, which...
Read More3 CommentsI've spent many rescources, much time, and tears over the compulsion to look for myself in the mirror's i see in people's eyes. The mirrors that i hate, that are like a clogged artery, but spit back twice as much. The mirrors that i look for, that i feel many look for to see what they look like on a given day. I believe that love is the absence of these mirrors. Freedom, is the abcece of the idea entirely. and power is the creating of a craving unlike any mirror i've ever looked in. Mirrors?...
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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.