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 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.
Latest Dreadlocks Forums Discussions
12/08/10 05:43:32PM, by General TalkAt long last we are now able to help accept donations of dreads for cancer patients!We had a wigmaker post who takes dreadlocks donations to make wigs for cancer patients Unfortunately she then vanished and the year long search for a replacement began, in that time thousands have requested to...Replies 28
09/02/15 12:36:52AM, by Dread ProductsSo ive been dreaded for just over a year now. Ive always used the bars and liquid from DLS. They were always highly recommended and the products smell amazing. However, no matter which kind I used I wouldnt get any dandruff relief. I tried all the products(expecially the ones recommended for...Replies 5
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 6
08/26/15 08:56:21PM, by Dreading MethodsSo I've had a fixation on making my hair really nappy in order to accelerate natural locks. What I did is section the hair off with rubberbands and got to rubbing clockwise circles on each quadrant of hair. So far, this time, the loose hair is very matted (and as you might guess I did a...Replies 5
08/28/15 05:36:28PM, by General Talkbeen working on a new site search cause as you can tell the 1 thats built in sucks the new search is built on solr (just like duckduckgo) and is extremely powerful and customizable http://search.dreadlockssite.com/se/ so far it only searches forums and is missing pagination for more results...Replies 1
08/24/15 08:48:31PM, by Dread ProductsHey-oh! On my natural/neglect journey for a year and eight months now, and a couple of weeks ago I was curious about what to do to help my juvenile dreads. They were feeling like they were starting to become dry and straw-like. I was washing about three times a week with a low residue shampoo...Replies 2
08/24/15 11:49:49AM, by General TalkHey everyone this is my first post. I tried letting my hair naturally dread before but after 3 or 4 months I got discouraged by the really slow progress. I'm strongly considering trying again, does anyone have any good information for natural dreadlocks with soft fine hair? Or is it just a...Replies 7
08/23/15 02:38:21PM, by General QuestionsMy boyfriend and I recently started our dready journey together both by using the Twist and Rip method. My problem is I am required to keep my hair up while at work and I'm worried that having to have my baby dreads up in a tight bun for 8-16 hours every day is going to stunt them. I'm not...Replies 7
08/23/15 01:49:40PM, by Dreading MethodsWax for dreads is dreadwax really a scam? It's hard to believe that people still believe wax like beeswax or dread wax can be used safely in dreads. It's even harder to believe that these companies that sell wax can still convince some people it's helpfull. Is dreadwax a scam? Absolutely yes!...Replies 1
08/21/15 06:12:49PM, by Introduce YourselfHi! My dreads will be 6 weeks old on monday and were made with twist and rip. Unfortunately, I crochet-hooked a few to try and get them tighter, which worked but isnt great for dreads (I learned about the damaging effects after I'd already done it). I'm impatiently waiting to have beautiful,...Replies 2
Random Featured Dreadlocks Forums Discussions
08/01/09 10:23:08PM, by Dreads and Dietsa large number of dreads follow strrict diets for spiritual or philosophical reasons, others eat whatever they can. whats your diet and your reasons?me ive been vegetarian i dunno how long 25 i thinki think i became veg a year b4 dreading the 1st time aroundi know some follow the ital diet for...Replies 201
05/28/13 07:29:52PM, by salon and loctician dreads recoveryOK! so I have my lovely natural dreads, which added some permed extensions to cause i'm such a girl and wanted some uber long dreads for a while. I was well aware that they would probably become brittle and break (as permed dreads do) but they were only extensions, so no fuss for me.However- I...Replies 11
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
06/05/12 03:09:42PM, by Dreads in the FamilyI thought you might enjoy this little story: My Ex (Gilly's Dad) is having a lil trouble being cool with her lumps, bumps, loops, zigzagz, varying sizes and fuzzy roots. He stopped by the other day and we had a discussion that went like this: Dad : "We need to talk about Gill's hair........."...Replies 15
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
02/02/12 01:59:40AM, by Help! Save My Dreadsretwisting locs or dreads is not necessary and not recomended whats worse is it comes with serius dangers that can cause permanent harm. retwisting dreadlocks puts extreme tension on the roots which causes a slowly prof=gressing condition called traction alopecia days ago a dread whos had...Replies 64
02/28/11 02:20:32PM, by General Talkso we are doing well, but... we could be ..and need to be.. doing lil better and heres some things we can do... install both the google and alexa toolbars these rank trafic higher trafficked sites are concidered more important..this and many other factors affect search engine ranking if you...Replies 13
04/28/11 10:10:06PM, by Dread ProductsGo to the grocery store. Or even the dollar store for some items. To prepare your hair to lock, start with a white vinegar wash. Smells HORRID, but it frizzes your hair right up, and makes the initial locking process easier. This is great for fine straight hair. For curly hair, try a salt water...Replies 11
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 BlogsSo its been 1 year since I stopped combing my hair, though that is also the last time I shaved or cut my hair at all. My hair is a little over 5 inches now and I still don't have any progress. Yes i stopped conditioning, and yes I still shampoo my hair with baking soda every 3 to 4 days. I am just wondering for anyone else with straight/wavy hair, how long was your hair before you started seeing any progress? I really want dreads, I don't mind looking scruffy and messy for a while until my...
Read More1 CommentsHello beloved dready community, I see my last blogs were pretty downright miserable. Trying to cope with the loss of my grandfather, being forced to move in with my grandmother, living with a step-sister who notoriously makes very poor decisions, and being seperated from my partner. The bad news: I lived with my grandmother and step-sister for about 4 months before I snapped. My step-sister was allowed vast freedom, and I was indeed expected to be a caged bird, only allowed to wallow in my...
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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.