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  • About Dreadlocks Natural Dreads

    Specializing in healthy dreadlocks, we only promote dreading methods and dreadlocks maintenance that are healthy for dreadlocks.

    Dreads grown the dreadlockssite way remain beautiful and healthy throughout the lifetime of your dreadlocks.

    There are 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.

  • Activity

    Raven's Light
     
    @ravens-light • 5 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Moving Forward With Nature: My Dreadlock Journal":
    "I spent two days in the ocean, and it did wonders for my roots, more than any sea salt spray had done thus far, here is the results:"
    Frankster
     
    @frankster • 22 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Almost 1 month semi-freeforming":
    "Hey! I also live in Europe (Germany) and i buy Dr. Bronner at a Douglas parfume Store in my city. I think they exist in France, too. I have tried the liquid..."
    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ
     
    @soaring-eagle • yesterday • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Almost 1 month semi-freeforming":
    "its not a shampoo its a all purpose soap use drbronners.com store locator it is super concentrated with a specific dilution for everything from floors to..."
    Sladewilson
     
    @sladewilson • 2 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Almost 1 month semi-freeforming":
    "I never did any maintenance or put any product in my hair neither before nor after starting the journey. Would using the bs / acv rinse every 6 months or so..."
    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ
     
    @soaring-eagle • 2 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Almost 1 month semi-freeforming":
    "were u braiding  or cornrowing or anything in the past that might cause the bald spots/ well what i would recommend is the charcoal detox  but you say you..."
    Sladewilson
     
    @sladewilson • 2 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Almost 1 month semi-freeforming":
    "☮ soaring eagle ॐ: left this as a comment that mango lime shampoo is absolute crap that contains plastics petroleum products all sorts..."
    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ
     
    @soaring-eagle • 3 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Almost 1 month semi-freeforming":
    "left this as a comment that mango lime shampoo is absolute crap that contains plastics petroleum products all sorts of nastiness the rubbing can..."
    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ
     
    @soaring-eagle • 3 days ago • comments: 1
    Posted a new Comment on @sladewilson:
    "welcome that mango lime shampoo is absolute crap that contains plastics petroleum products all sorts of nastiness the rubbing can backfire... for months..."
    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ
     
    @soaring-eagle • 3 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "dreads size":
    "yes they will get that big eventually how long it takes to recover depends how tight they are now the tighter they are the longer they will take to recover"
    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ
     
    @soaring-eagle • 3 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Halp":
    "and if you are broke just get 1 now and get a years supply when you can at least it will get you through the rough spots"
     / 820
     
  • Raven's Light

    Moving Forward With Nature: My Dreadlock Journal


    12/11/16 10:04:22PM, by Member Journals and Timelines
    As my introduction thread discusses, I started my dreads with a harmful technique, interlocking. This journal, at least at the moment will be focused on my dreadlock updates, hopefully on a month to month basis. As of today, they are 3 years 7 months old. The photos I have included are of the...


    Replies 22
    Sladewilson

    Almost 1 month semi-freeforming


    08/18/17 06:09:18AM, by General Questions
    Hi guys, it's been almost 1 month since I started my journey from pretty short hair as you can see. I just wash my hair with Mango and Lime tingle shampoo every 2 days, and dry it by rubbing a towel clockwise around my head for about 10-15 mins. Some pretty solid knots started to form in the...


    Replies 7
    bhayo

    dreads size


    08/17/17 06:14:55AM, by General Questions
    hello guys, i have my dreads for about a month, they made by crochet but since than i didnt touch them with nothing and let them do their business. i have 20 locks all of my head and the sections are really big but it looks to me that the dreads are relatively small compar to the sections. are...


    Replies 5
    Irie

    Halp


    08/18/17 01:40:57AM, by Dread Maintenance
    Ran out of Vickis a few days ago and way too broke to buy more.I could buy one right now but i would rather wait till I can fill an entire box. 3 bottles lasted me almost a full year; granted the last 2 months i was using it FAR less than normal.The last time I washed my hair I had less than I...


    Replies 5
    amped_goats@yahoo.com

    AMPs Natural Timeline


    10/13/16 08:04:26PM, by Member Journals and Timelines
    Since I'm starting to show some progress I decided it was time to start a timeline. I'm three weeks now. The right side of my head is definitely progressing way faster because I sleep on that side more. I've been forcing myself to sleep on the other side so those are actually doing something...


    Replies 50
    MW2TopTenWORLD

    Question about washing method


    08/14/17 09:10:14AM, by General Questions
    Okay, so there are no actually natural , dread specific or not shampoos in my area! I can't afford to buy one from dreadlockshampoo.com... so I'm using sodium bicarbonate and vinegar rinses, and yes I know it's not the best long-term but it's all I have... Ok, so I wash whenever I need too,...


    Replies 13
    lockedup

    Unraveling roots


    08/16/17 06:00:20PM, by Dread Maintenance
    Hello everyone, short story. my brothers have both been been locked for 9 years or so, i was the only one left because of the "ugly stage" and my job. I needed someothing I can put up in a bun. I wen to loctitian and she started off with plats all over my head and then wrapped it with afro...


    Replies 6
    saladboy

    Argggggggggggggggh mates


    04/24/17 03:37:18AM, by Introduce Yourself
    Hello my name is Larry and I m a real  pirate. I asked to myself how can I be a pirate without dreadlocks so I decided to let those spiderish tentacles grow. It been 3/4 of an years since my hair started to grow ( yeah from 0) so I have a loooooooooooong way to go, I know. I like to read books,...


    Replies 19
    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

    Wax For Dreads The Dreadwax Scam Exposed


    08/23/15 01:49:40PM, by Dreading Methods
    Wax 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 17
    Mary

    Help! My 7 year old dreads are falling off the roots!


    08/10/17 11:56:40PM, by Help! Save My Dreads
    Hey Everyone, I know it's been a while since I have been here. So I'll just fill you in. In 2013 I bleached my hair with 30 vol bleach and dyed my hair with Ion Color Brilliance in teal and magenta. I did the same thing in 2014 when it was starting to fade a bit. Around early 2016 I did the...


    Replies 3
  • Healthy Dreads

    The 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 Blogs

    ☆starslingr☆

    just over 2 years


    Wow, I forgot how to use this site! Updated some recent pictures of my hair. Its been 2 years and a few months since starting this 3rd dreadlock process. My hair is wonderful and annoying all at once! I have found it has been hard to get good pics because my hair is so dark and the pictures don't really show the individual dreadies very well. In fact, i have so many lose ends which on dreads looks beautiful, and on others just look a wreck.  I don't do anything to my hair but let it do its...

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    Is it normal for the dreads to stick together at the scalp and will the loose strand/ends dread?

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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.
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