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.
Hi to all you dreadies, I've been lurking around this site for a good while, getting good inspiration and advice. I started neglecting almost a year ago,
but still had to keep hair up. Let hair down about 6 months ago and dreading has started slowly but surely.
Those familiar loops are...
Hey all, so I've had my dreads for a little over two years now and my fiance finally decided she wanted hers dreaded as well. Like me, her hair is like a lion's mane, but way more poofy and thick, so in order to keep it tame, she had to either tie it back or straighten it, which takes her a a...
So of course I found this forum after I did my locs. I've been reading about all the different methods and my loctician seemed to have used a combination of 3 different methods. She back combed..then did some TnR, then a bit of crotchet (not much). She used a teeny, tiny amount of wax (like...
Hello, I've just reached the 8 months timeline.
To be honest, I'm not very satisfied. Any and all advice is welcome.
I left a huge photodump yesterday on my gallery, go check it out.
Hey DLS friends and fam,
I have been growing my locks since 1999. I rarely wash them fully because it is extremely hard to dry completely and I worry about rot lock. I’m looking for a natural dry shampoo alternative, or wondering if washing just my scalp or top of my head will suffice....
My hair has started to stick up, all over the place, very badly and I personally don’t care about it but I’m in a hotel and eating in the dining room you’re supposed to look “smart” or smart-ish, and while I put a shirt and pants on my hair is insane. I mean, I love my hair now because I’m...
It's been quite a few years since my first set of dreads, I was on here then but left when I cut them off. (It was a hot summer and I was in a very bad mood) but I'm two years in to a second set and missing this way of passing the time.
I have a bunch of hairs that aren't going to the correct dreads, some that aren't going to dreads at all and they're just normal undreadded hairs, but they're not like little 2 or 3 inch strands coming off a dread, they're full 12 inch (my avg hair length) strands that just go into their own root...
So...some of you will know I have been freeforming for around 4 months now and my hair had begun to knot up very slightly. You could see the curls separating and could feel some knots if you touched them. They still look like curls but they were sort of straightening a little bit and they felt...
Again, DO NOT watch if you're squeamish.
i decided to feature this as undeniable proof of how damaging these hooks can be
if the hook can go completely through your thumb it can wreak havoc breaking hundreds of hairs passing through a dread without any resistance to indicate its...
Dreadlocks are certainly something to grow with over time. Having intention to grow dreadlocks, and taking the steps toward them, is akin to strapping on your karma belt. It is a process not to be taken lightly but to be loved and enjoyed for the lessons we all have to learn along the way. Such...
Lets see if I can keep this short.I am 32 years old and I struggle with trying to please others. I am trying to learn to be more free and not care but it is so hard. I think I just have a lot of baggage and I have spent way too many years trying to fit into all the little molds people want me to...
crocheted dreads become weak and are much more high maintenance than any other dreads.every time you push a crochet hook through a dread to pull in 1 loose hair you break dozens maybe even hundreds of other hairs. this slowly weakens the dread, while the broken hairs then find theyre way back out...
First off, let me express my gratitude for the help I have received from Soaring Eagle, Baba Fats, and everyone here on dreadlockssite. Thank you so very much! Before I joined, I was so worried about how my locks looked, they were out of control loopy and messy. It caused me so much anxiety that...
I'm starting to understand why so many spiritual paths regard dreads with high esteem. I see my emotions being so tied to these little knots, and seeing how my reactions to them also reflect how I react in the "outside world," so to speak.
I started this post to complain about my loops...
I havent been on here in a very long time due to the stress of my current court situation with my children. Thats another post alltogether though. I wanted to share some dreadie knowledge with you. A few years ago my dreads were fuzzy and unruly up top. It seemed nothing was...
So I'm sitting here sipping on my coffee and chiefin' on a ciggarette reminiscing on the times before I started my dreads.. and you know what? I don't miss it at all. I actually wish I would've started them before but I hadn't collected all the knowledge I needed about them just yet. It actually...
so your ready to start dreadlocks but not sure where to start?
you probably have questions like:
should i go to a salon to start my dreads?
do i need a dread kit to start my dreadlocks?
can i wash my baby locs?
do i need wax to dread i heard its bad, but some sites say you need wax?
ive recently come into a surplus of dread beads. Ive got exactly 1920 of all different colors. Now theres no way ill ever use need or want all of these dread beads, i figure ill let my friends here have them. Anyone who wants them, posts actively on the board, and seems to be a nice person can...
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 excessively 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 irritants.
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.
So I've been freeforming dreads for three months now with my best friend (both of us are white) and so far, he has got plenty of big bunches of knots in his hair and i have, well, absolutely no progress. Why is that? we both do nearly the same thing with our hair. After every shower, we towel dry our hair, we dont condition it, and we dont brush it. theres basically no difference in hair type, and the biggest difference is that hes a natural redhead, now bleached to the root, and i have dirty...
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 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 recommend 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 forcibly 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.