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Day 4 is Getting Messy!

I am seeing changes already, my hair is usually super straight.  I washed it for the first time this morning and I was afraid some of my "mess" would fall out, but it actually got even messier.  I'll have my new wool tam finished in about an hour and will tuck the hair up before hubby gets home this…


Added by Sissy MacK on November 25, 2014 at 11:01am — No Comments

3 Month Update :)

I've had my dreadies for 3 months now :) They are changing a lot. I have to separate them about once a week. I wash once a week with Dr. Bronner's. I really like the way it makes my hair smell.

Here are some pictures of how they are looking:…


Added by Mariah Mae Stone on November 25, 2014 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

3 months neglect

It's a little past my 3 months now. I'm enjoying the process of dreading without too much worry this time round. For the most part my hair has sectioned and knotted on its own (minus the 2 tnr I started with). My front sections are still straight, but I know that may never dread. I counted 62 solid knotted sections. Tons of thin ones, a few fat ones. Lots of loops starting up. I have been washing with baking soda every 2 to 4 days. I have done a few acv rinses but its not part of my routine. I… Continue

Added by Panga on November 16, 2014 at 5:23pm — 5 Comments

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Quick update

A million reasons I haven't been here, but I am still going with my locking process and although it's been slow, they are coming along.

I'm looking forward to the new site, and the possibility of a functional mobile interface.

Missing you all and looking forward to meeting the new members when time is free again…


Added by ginger on November 5, 2014 at 9:50am — 1 Comment


So I've been naturally/ free form dreading my hair now for 1 year and 9 months..

And I have a ton of loose hairs that need to go into some of the sections/dreads.. (not re growth either)

I tried so many times tying them with little rubber bands to the dread I want it to attach to but the next day most of them come out the rubber band...I think I have a lot of loose hairs because I would tear my sections or hairs apart if it started dreading into the wrong section..



Added by michell loera on November 2, 2014 at 7:03pm — 2 Comments

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Dream. What Does It Mean?

So yesterday I was driving home, and I guess I was a little close for comfort to the truck in front of me. 90% of the time, in the mountains, people will pull over and let you pass when you reach a turnout. The neo nazi pulled over and as I passed he yelled "SLOW DOWN N****R!!! We exchanged words and went our ways. I had a dream... Two actually...

#1. I was in a smoke shop and saw a HUGE tam. I asked the guy behind the counter, "How long til I can fit that one? 10 years?"



Added by DRS on November 2, 2014 at 4:52pm — 1 Comment

Dreading in the south

I live in Louisiana, a very southern state (duh) with very southern people (painfully so sometimes) and in all my 28 years here I've only ever seen one other person with dreadlocks. I never gave it much thought , and never planned to have them myself, but now that I do I notice how greatly my home seems to lack diversity. Hair wise atleast. Almost every female has the same hair. Dark brown with blonde highlights or vice versa. Usually longish , and layered heavily. I've never been that type.… Continue

Added by April Parker on October 29, 2014 at 1:02am — 2 Comments

Loving my locs...again

I decided to write a little something, a testimonial if you will about my loc journey. I'm coming up on my year and 8 month mark and it has been a interesting year for my hair. There were times when I wanted to quit and say eff it I'm just gonna cut them off and start over. I'm so glad I didn't make that decision. I probably would have done that, rocked my natural for a while and then probably gotten it straighten because I saw a cute cut that would require me to get a relaxer. Now,…


Added by Chelle on October 27, 2014 at 11:49pm — 1 Comment

How my dreads have changed me

This might come across as really strange to some people but i wanted to just put something out there about how my dreads have started to change me as a person. Before when i had my 'normal' straight, long hair i was really unconfident, never happy with the way i looked because of my hair having to be do perfect. I wouldn't leave the house on days that it wouldn't sit right etc etc. I wore clothes that i wasn't even particularly happy wearing just  because thats the way i thought i had to be…


Added by Lauryn Dowding on October 18, 2014 at 7:44am — 7 Comments

Just joined Dreadlockssite

So happy to have found this website. I really wish I would have joined before I started my dreadlocks. There are so many things I would have done differently, though I love my locs.

If I could go back and change some things, I would have used the twist and rip method instead of the backcombing method. I would have put maybe about ten more dreadlocks into my hair. Right now I have 25 dreads, two of them being super tiny and braided together. One of my concerns has always been not…


Added by daizychild on September 25, 2014 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

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Holy Frizz!!

Immediately after I started neglecting my hair, it separated itself into sections where I could see exactly where each dread would be.  Then last week *poof* no more sectioning.  Instead I had this soft pretty hair, except the underside which was still matting like crazy.  I was curious what had changed to make it soft and pretty (other than conditioning because this was before I did that).  Not worried about it, but just thought it was interesting and that maybe it would take longer than I…


Added by Sarah on September 22, 2014 at 5:22pm — 2 Comments

6 weeks

Holy crap! Let me say I was not expecting as much progress as I have right now. Only 6 weeks in and I've had more and more tangles start up in just the last week than I can count. I started with two tnr and the rest natural. I now have tons of knotting up throughout the entire length of the hair sections, which is different than my old tnr set which were knotted in the middle only. I've been continuing to wash with baking soda only and did two rinses of acv. No problems thus far with just using… Continue

Added by Panga on September 22, 2014 at 12:07am — No Comments

afro hair starting natural dreads

i have had dead short afro hair and since i was growing my fro for winter i thought id dread. its something i wanted to do for years but never knew how to really. and thought the natural method wouldnt work due to work but i. doing it.washing hair ACV method and baking powder but my issue is as my hair is short and i havent combed for two months im starting to see bumps but wondering should i of waited till it was longer so i have more control of the sizes. and as i drive alot the back of my… Continue

Added by scott corleone on September 21, 2014 at 3:57pm — 1 Comment


I have mold( i am 80% sure) i am grossed out by this i did start with wax i thought i removed it all but i guess not.  please help so i do not have to brush them out.  my journey started 2 1/2 years ago.  i have the wax remover from this site(the one soaring ) suggested.  i am pretty sure i have mold, it does not smell but i dont want my hair to be ruined when/ if i want to brush my dreads in the future. 


Added by Melissa on September 21, 2014 at 8:46am — 5 Comments

not real dreads!

Seems that this time round going neglect that most people are skeptical that it will work and aren't near as supportive or encouraging to me. It doesn't bother me as I'm not doing this for anyone else, but something I noticed. Just last night, my cousin who supported me through my last twist and rip dreads, basically told me my dreads weren't real last time if I was able to comb them out. That I have to be serious about the knots and really damage my hair inow order to get dreads. Now, he had… Continue

Added by Panga on September 16, 2014 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

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Conditioning and smellin good!

I sprayed some of the Dreadlock Shampoo salt spray on my hair tonight and immediately it felt crispy and dry, worse than it has throughout this process so far.

I broke down.  I probably should have used ACV to condition it, but after gazing longingly at my Nutris Garnier citrusy smelling conditioner I became too weak. 

I slathered it in my hair, inhaling the yumminess squishing through my fingers.  It FELT good and it SMELLED good.

I left it on my hair for about 30…


Added by Sarah on September 16, 2014 at 2:30am — 4 Comments

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Don't Laugh...

I made a video of my dreads.  Tomorrow is one month.

Yeah yeah...I sound nasaly because I'm sick and I'm all pudgy because, well, because I'm fat. lmao  Please be kind.  It's the first video I've ever made.

Added by Sarah on September 12, 2014 at 3:03am — 3 Comments

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I started letting my dreads grow a little over a month ago.  Here are some photos so far!

Two weeks

Three weeks…


Added by Eric Organiscak on September 11, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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Being sick SUCKS!

Sneezing, snotty, coughing, headache, body aches.  Yech.  My daughter is home sick after only three days into the school year.  Neither of us is happy about it but I don't want to be infecting everyone else.

Dreadlocks though...yes...a few days ago I was feeling all down about it.  I've actually been wondering if synthetics braided in would be a better idea, but I know I wouldn't feel the pride of knowing they were mine and had my history inside them.  Plus, what a pain in the butt-to…


Added by Sarah on September 10, 2014 at 11:20pm — No Comments

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