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


dread gurus
☮ soaring eagle ॐ left a comment for James Rader
22 minutes ago

dread gurus
☮ soaring eagle ॐ left a comment for jacob ray smith
23 minutes ago
allan sacca posted a song

 play One Good Man - Janis Joplin

I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! Woodstock Experience
04:12
26 minutes ago

vip supporters
Melissa Gibbs replied to Mandi Gorenstein's discussion A new TV series with the intention to dispel the myths and stereotypes around people with dreadlocks
"Sorry if this posted twice?? I haven't done this before and I think I did the first one…"
59 minutes ago
James Rader replied to Mandi Gorenstein's discussion A new TV series with the intention to dispel the myths and stereotypes around people with dreadlocks
"Hey I'm James rader from Jackson Mississippi and I was responding to your post with dreads and…"
1 hour ago
Profile IconJames Rader, jacob ray smith, edem, promise okposen and 4 more joined dreadlocks forums
1 hour ago
TattiNatti commented on TattiNatti's photo
Thumbnail

oldie pic of a pic of me

"I searched high & low for a picture.. this is the only one I have & it was given to me I…"
1 hour ago
TattiNatti posted a photo

oldie pic of a pic of me

This is my first set of dreads some 13 or so years ago.. they were short! Didn't last long used KB…
1 hour ago
Kelly Ann Bott joined bill's group
Thumbnail

we love soaring eagle

just a group to say thanks to SE for making this site and spreading the truth about dreads on the…See More
2 hours ago
Kelly Ann Bott loved bill's group we love soaring eagle
2 hours ago
Kelly Ann Bott joined Star Gryphon's group
Thumbnail

Dreadies who love cats

For those of us who love our cats!Here's a place to let out your inner crazy cat person tendencies!See More
2 hours ago
Kelly Ann Bott commented on allan sacca's photo
Thumbnail

almost 7 1/2 months, neglect

"I'm loving your locs!!!"
2 hours ago
Kelly Ann Bott loved allan sacca's photo
2 hours ago
Kelly Ann Bott loved allan sacca's photo
2 hours ago
Kelly Ann Bott loved allan sacca's photo
2 hours ago

dread gurus
Baba Fats posted a photo

puppy face

Sleepy puppy is a good puppy
2 hours ago

dread gurus
☮ soaring eagle ॐ replied to Mandi Gorenstein's discussion A new TV series with the intention to dispel the myths and stereotypes around people with dreadlocks
"so many great stories to tell :)"
2 hours ago
Kelly Ann Bott commented on allan sacca's video
Thumbnail

neglect 8 months

"Awesome!! Well done- I really enjoyed watching this :D"
2 hours ago
Kelly Ann Bott loved allan sacca's video
2 hours ago
Kelly Ann Bott replied to Kelly Ann Bott's discussion I'm Kelly! I want to meet you!
"Let's just hope we don't take this set out!! Long live the locks! :D "
3 hours ago

dreading methods

there are many ways to make dreadlocks and one way to grow dreads. natural dreads form on over time without much effort. there are newer methods to create dreads, these all have advantages and disadvantages.



dreading methods include:


natural/neglect - just stop combing

twist and rip-twist hair separate pull repeat

backcomb-comb the hair backwards towards the scalp

twist and neglect-great for african hair just twist then let it do its thing

crochet-use a crochet hook to weave hairs together

dread perm-use harsh chemicals to change the hair texture

salon dreads-pay someone else to mess up your head

johnny clean methodinstant dreads premature dread death

felting dreads complete and utter destruction of every hair in order to create instant dreads this method is being recommended by dreadheadhq to "fix dreads" using the "dread docta" which is just a felting needle.
african american dreading guide
for more info on all these dreading methods and more see the dread methods section of the forums

Comment

You need to be a member of dreadlocks forums to add comments!

Join dreadlocks forums


dread gurus
Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on October 5, 2013 at 6:09pm

elipsen just leave em

britany may if u crochet every day they will be completely destroyed in a month


crafty crafters
Comment by Ellipsen on September 10, 2013 at 9:52am

Just joined, I've got mostly backcombed and a couple of t n r after the dread fell out.  They are very new and massively fuzzy atm, wondering best method of neatening them up and getting them to lock nicely without ruining them


crafty crafters
Comment by Bradley Banion on July 27, 2013 at 2:35pm

Just starting out......what methode should I do with super curly and freezy hair with it's 3 inches long?

Comment by Brittany May on April 3, 2013 at 7:34am

I just started dreading. I'm doing the twist a rip method. I heard that crocheting them almost everyday for about 3 months will help them form.. Should I twist and rip and do nothing and let them form on their own or crochet as well?


bands and musicians
Comment by Gary Stephen Ruark on March 6, 2013 at 1:00pm


bands and musicians
Comment by Gary Stephen Ruark on March 6, 2013 at 12:59pm

I tried backcombing and wax reluctantly, then I tried t'n'r, but I crocheted them because they looked way too wild for me. After realizing none of that works for me, I'm now trying natural. I'm about 2 months in (I haven't really kept count) My hair is really curly and thick so I figure my dreads would rock if they ever come together. I have a question though: does it look like it's at least beginning to dread?

Comment by Katelyn Lyons on January 24, 2013 at 3:04pm
I've wanted dreads for a while and I've finally decided that I'm going to get them. I was thinking about going to a saloon but now that I've done some research I see that's not the best idea...I've tried the neglect method but only one layer of my hair seems to do anything. I do have somewhat thin hair and I'd like to have smaller sized dreads. Any recommendations? Also another factor I am doing this completely by myself..any advice would be great so I can get started!
Comment by LyleitoJ on January 24, 2013 at 1:58pm
Twist and neglect is Coo long as I don't over twist them right.
Comment by LyleitoJ on January 7, 2013 at 4:05pm
I'm try a get dreads but I wanna do it for the long term so I want a strong beginning to have healthy dreads

dread gurus
Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on January 5, 2013 at 2:38pm

crochets an ecxteemely bad method  naturals best bey far tnr next best then backcomb   crochets at the bottom of the do not ever do list

Comment by larissa de souza on January 5, 2013 at 2:07pm

I'm actually considering getting dreadlocks but i'm not sure which method is the best. i was thinking of getting it with the crochet method. what method would be a good idea? 


dread gurus
Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on November 23, 2012 at 7:50pm

no not at all you need the right habbits no finger combing no conditioning a dread shampoo or the nbaking soda acv soak

no towel drying etc

theres many ways to prevent dreads if u stop everything that prevents them they happen

Comment by Dolly Cheer on November 23, 2012 at 7:35pm

When I had waist-length hair, dreads never formed, and I don't remember ever combing them. I don't use any hair products whatsoever, for dying, straightening, or curling, and I never have, even once. My hair's just has a slight, natural shagginess to it. It's not straight, but not wavy by any means. Do you need a certain hair type to grow dreads naturally?


dread gurus
Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on November 9, 2012 at 2:08am

jarrel wash with a non residie soap like www.dreadlockshampoo and..let them if they unravel let them unravel they have to to dread right ..just leave em alone to do what they do  joe  dont seperate they thucken up emma no no salon nowhere is worth going to

Comment by Jarrell tharealness Murphy on November 9, 2012 at 12:55am

I have just started my dreadlock journey and i'm a little over two months in.  My original plan was to use comb-twists for a few years then start freeforming. I have had the urge to go straight to freeforming as soon as possible.  Im looking for advice to make the transition like what I should use to wash my hair and how often I should use it. I havent gotten my hair twisted in almost a month and the new growth is showing under the locs which i like but how do I deal with some of the locs unraveling due to intitally using the twisting method. 


herbalists
Comment by Joe Hunt on October 12, 2012 at 4:05pm

Is there anything that can help thicken locks. I have naturally soft and and moderately thin hair. Not balding but you could always see my scalp. Well I have always grown much more hair on my face than my head so I have a set of goatlocks on my chin but never bothered with my head. If I did do my head is there anything I can do to end up with fatter locks instead of a whispy little things? Help is much appreciated

J

Comment by emma on July 30, 2012 at 2:56pm

i would like to dread my hair once it is long enough and i was going to go to a 'salon' but it's just someones living room i think and after reading the things on here im scared to go incase they make my hair fall out, could anyone do me a huge favour and take a look at their site to see if they are okay? it's shanti knots and they are on facebook, thanks if you read all that :)


dread gurus
Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on May 5, 2012 at 12:57pm

thnx i just hate seeing dreads lost to bad information


bands and musicians
Comment by derek windle on May 5, 2012 at 12:54pm

hey soaring eagle...thanks SO much for the advice, brother...i almost made a serious mistake and it could have ruined em...you definitely know what you're talking about, and i appreciate you taking the time to educate all of us...Jah Bless :)


bands and musicians
Comment by derek windle on May 5, 2012 at 12:50pm

yeah i just picked some up....they look like really good stuff

© 2014   Created by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ.   Powered by

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

Image Zoom