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So today is my third week of my long journey of natural dreads and well, reading a lot and thinking a lot, and just having conversations with friends(not specifically about dreads, but life, faith, religion, spirituality). I finally realized that my dreads will just happen and that time really is relative and we all just need to be ourselves and live for what we believe is right. As a Christian I believe my purpose in earth is to glorify God and I want to achieve that through changing the…Continue
I'm very excited to start my dreading journey. I have an appointment to get my hair dyed on Tuesday, back to my original natural hair color. I want my dreads to be with my natural hair color because what's gonna happen when my hair grows back out? I'll have blonde bits on top & the rest will be brown & I don't want that at all. So I'm going to dye it back to it's natural color & then near my birthday (March 25th) I will be starting my dreading journey! I'm very anxious. The other…Continue
In the photo below, my hand shows how long my hair was when I started my freedom. As you can see, I have…Continue
OK so im new to Bloggin and being me noones gunna want to read it anyways but ill give it go......
ill start with an intro, names Jason and i live in Ireland not a free country but my spirit is free so i live on...... THE TREES ARE GREEN THE GRASS IS TOO, WHEN YOU CAN SEE THE SKY AND A WARM SUN.... WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT. aye now with all the tenternet jargon ill have shouted that but NO i havent just getting me point across.
Now i started my dreaded journey on the 1…Continue
So, long story short, i've been wanting to dread my whole head for about a year and half. I've had 1-3 dreads in my hair for the most part during that time period (twist and rip). i've been planning on getting a friend to twist and rip all of my hair, but now i am leaning way more towards the natural method. I do have a more relaxed job and will be going to college next year so the timing seems pretty decent. i have fairly thick hair but its pretty straight with a little bit of wave. it…Continue
Added by soulshiiine on January 29, 2013 at 1:18am — No Comments
Methinks these dreads are growing into my brain. These past two weeks have seen a lot of personal growth. First i effectively kicked a decade-long caffeine addiction. As counterintuitive as it may seem, my energy level has gone up. i'm eating healthier, more natural food now and smoking less. i'm calmer, more peaceful. i exercise patience more often. It's easier to not get frustrated when everything is just...good. It's good because it is. i feel cleaner, lighter, energized and…Continue
To dread or not to dread. I can't say that it was a struggle to make that decision. I've been exposed to dreadlocks, not through any media outlet, but through family and friends. So the decision to dread was a somewhat easy one for me. The how, however, was a more difficult decision. I did all the research I could, asked for advice from current dreadheads, contemplated and thought through my decision. I wanted whatever I chose to be something I was both comfortable with and would stick…Continue
I've been a member of this community for... I have no idea. It's been a while. I've never contributed though, mostly because when I signed up I was at the very beginning of my journey.
I think it all started one day in Brighton, when I first saw a woman with a head full of brightly coloured dreads. I have no idea whether they were real or fake (memory eludes me, and I didn't have an eye for such things back then), but that was definitely the moment I fell in love with dreads.
the journey to any destination takes several steps if it was just the destination that was important then anyone could "climb mount everest" by taking a helicopter to the top, or even just photoshopp9ng their photo there.
the dread journey is no different then the journey to the highest peaks, or even to the stars.
you dont earn the destination by taking shortcuts, or by faking your way there, you earn it step by step through the hardships and trials that make it a…Continue
Now i can see them forming! I'm really loving my hair!
Added by Diego F. on August 24, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Hi guys! If I am creating this post than I have surpassed my second month of loc bliss. This month has been to say the least.. exciting.=) My roots are locking wash by wash and the loose hair is starting to feed in. Progress is happening alot faster than I expected. I have received great compliments among peers and strangers has given me a great push to keep striding on. The support from this site has been a great one. I have met great people from all faces of life and its been awesome. I…Continue
Added by Beijaflor on July 22, 2012 at 8:10pm — No Comments
Hi peoples! :) This here be me first YouTube video, so excuse the poor quality maybe? ;)
I've been dreading my hair over the last 4 days, using mainly the twist and rip method (there are tonnes of video tutorials out there explaining this) and so far I'm not hating the result! I saw that making a "Dready Journal" was quite rewarding so here it…
On July 6, 2012 I threw away my brush. I have grown very fond of the look of natural, freeform dreads and I have decided to take the plunge. On my third day of no brushing, no conditioner, and the least amount of shampoo possible, I'm feeling some knots form in my hair. It's nothing seious yet, but my hair doesn't have the smooth, silky feeling it usually does. For once, I'm excited about this!
Yesterday, I was running some errands and decided that I would pick up…Continue
so guys its been a whole month already. its been full of frizz, shrinkage, knots, dryness and tangles. and you know what.. i love it. i have to admit the reality of how fast these attributes hit me were a bit overwhelming for the first two weeks.
i was a person that hated shrinkage (which is very natural with my hair type, matter of fact in its loose state it shrinks to about 90% of its length), frizz, and tangles and would redo her hair in a flash so it could look "fresh" again. i…Continue
I've always wanted dreads. Five days ago, I realized I was waiting for permission (from whom, I have no idea). Well, I gave myself permission and proceeded to spend 3 hours twisting n ripping my hair. I ended up with only 25 dreads. The following day, I realized I had made them too big, so I spent another 6 hours undoing and seperating them. And then the next day, I realized I had crossed alot of hairs and most were much larger than an inch at the base. *sigh* So after reading the many blogs…Continue
Added by Heidi on May 24, 2012 at 3:41pm — No Comments
I can't believe it's already been a 1/2 year since I started my dreads. I want to share some very personal experinces with you on my journey that I have not mentioned earlier.
If you have read my first blog post you'll already know that dreading hit me on the head hard and that it took less than 24 hours from the time I even considered dreads to when I started them. It was instant love for me and truly a part of a new beginning in my life.
The same week that I decided to start…Continue
I have finally come around to starting a blog post to keep track of my current dread journey.
First, I must kick off this journey with what my locks looked like prior to dreadlocking:
As you can see, I have pretty wavy hair.
I made the decision to twist and rip my hair on April 13, 2012. I…Continue
It's been 3,5 months now, and the one "problem" I have is that I can't stop playing with my hair. My hands and fingers find their way to my dreads without me noticing. I think I'm developing a tennis elbow from bending my arm to much...(Or maybe I should call it a dread elbow but that just sounds wrong.)
I've been wondering how this affects my dreads. Would they be more dreaded without my tender, loving touch? Would I have less loose hairs? Would the dreads be prettier? You know what,…Continue
Added by Sussi on February 23, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Wow! I looked back at all my notes and posts and realized that I started this journey only 30 days ago, yet strangely enough it feels like forever. I say this only because this journey started out from a state of "knot" knowing anything, and yet wanting this so badly.
I have a long way to go, and in the last 30 days, I haven't friended anyone, not because I do not want to, but because I feel like I have been this needy baby dready taking a tremendous risk and believing I was ready…Continue
Getting dreadlocks has never been a dream of mine, as a matter of fact, two days before I t&r'd them I didn't even know I wanted them. It all started on a Wednesday evening in November when I saw that one of my daughters had added a new friend on Facebook. I didn't know the girl so I checked her profile (nosy mom, I know) and she had dreadlocks. I can't really say that I liked or disliked her dreads, I just noticed them.
The next day I was at home and for some reason I thought…Continue