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  • Dreadlocks Natural Dreads

  • About Dreadlocks Natural Dreads

    Welcome to the new mobile responsive dreadlockssite!

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

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

    There's 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

    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ
     
    @soaring-eagle • 6 hours ago • comments: 1
    Posted a new Comment on @soaring-eagle:
    "welcome will you be starting to dread soon? read the dreaducation page before you begin"
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    @soaring-eagle • 6 hours ago • comments: 1
    Posted a new Comment on @soaring-eagle:
    "welcome but wouldn't bother with the sponge or the finger twisting he sponge is a weird thing that just makes you look like a hedgehog why anyone ever..."
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    @soaring-eagle • 6 hours ago • comments: 1
    Posted a new Comment on @soaring-eagle:
    "welcome"
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    @soaring-eagle • 6 hours ago • comments: 1
    Posted a new Comment on @soaring-eagle:
    "welcome post your issue in the forum and detailed photos if i can't help i'll get our best experts on the case to help you out"
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    @soaring-eagle • 6 hours ago • comments: 1
    Posted a new Comment on @soaring-eagle:
    "welcome"
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    @soaring-eagle • 6 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Beginning the free-form journey, forsaking the hook, and longing for those soft ropes":
    "-aww your adorable with short hair and its still oong enough that it should only take a few months to get long enough to dread again"
    hallations
     
    @hallations • 7 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Beginning the free-form journey, forsaking the hook, and longing for those soft ropes":
    "Bet your scalp is soooo happy right now.  :)"
    Barefootsensei
     
    Frankster
     
    @frankster • 15 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Question about Dr. Bronners":
    "I have used both, the liquid in the beginning of my journey (1st 2 month) and the bars right now. The liquid only works in soft water! If you have a..."
    Aleister Lavey
     
    @aleister-lavey • 17 hours ago
    @aleister-lavey is now following @shade-of-ashes
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  • Barefootsensei

    Beginning the free-form journey, forsaking the hook, and longing for those soft ropes


    01/11/17 11:57:48PM, by crochet and dread tools recovery
    I had my 24" of hair backcombed and crocheted in December of 2015, only to emerge with spiky 6-8" dreads and a sore scalp. I didn't really know there was a viable "other way", and tried to accept the outcome. Due to my professional work environment, I errantly thought I couldn't do free-form...


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    Raven's Light

    Question about Dr. Bronners


    01/11/17 06:32:18PM, by Dread Maintenance
    Preface: I had posted this question in the forum section about dread products, but I decided to delete that entry and post it here since it seems like this section makes more sense, if not let me know. I have a question that relates to dr. bronners, which is better the liquid or the bar? I mean...


    Replies 2
    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 10
    fireboltrider31

    Newb


    01/14/17 12:41:25PM, by Introduce Yourself
    Just started my dread attempt 3 weeks ago. Twist and rip was used. A few fell apart so my wife has crocheted a few to get semi locked up again. Here is a pic I just took.


    Replies 3
    Raven's Light

    Shampoo Questions


    09/15/16 07:39:52PM, by Dread Products
    Hi,  I was at my local CVS pharmacy, to scout out my local shampoo options, which sadly seems to be the easiest place to find shampoos for dreads. I had a question about two that I found. One of them was a lavender bar soap by Yardley, and the other one was an olive oil shampoo, by ORC (and I'm...


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    Poop du Jour

    New guy checking in


    12/31/16 12:23:59AM, by Member Journals and Timelines
    Hey y'all, I've had my dreadies for ~6 months now and I'm just gonna leave some pics here so I can see how my journey changes over time. My last haircut was almost 3 years ago and my dreads are a mix of natural and TnR. I wear a hard hat at work and work in shitty environments so my head is...


    Replies 9
    WorriedDread

    Help. Did I choose wrong shampoo?


    01/04/17 07:49:01AM, by Dread Maintenance
    It s the third week since I decided to let my dreads start. I bought a shampoo bar and it just makes my hair kinda sticky and leaves layers on my scalp Or so I think... Here It is. Pic attached Did I f**k it up? I'm in Paris so I couldn't buy this site's products..I just went to a shop for...


    Replies 9
    TXmomDani

    3 months in and looking crazy!


    10/28/16 10:08:56PM, by Introduce Yourself
    Hello all. I am Danielle. I am new here, so I wanted to introduce myself and explain a little about what my crazy hair is doing these days. I am all-ears for any advice. I have admired dreads for years. I finally got brave enough to try to do it on my own hair. I am going into my 4th month of...


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    Raven's Light

    From Interlocking to Natural: My Dreadlock Journey


    05/11/16 04:22:19PM, by Introduce Yourself
    Hello, I am new to the forum. I have been a fan of this website since long before I made this account. I have often promoted people go to it and learn from this community. I started my dreads 3 years ago (today actually), my starting method was not ideal by any stretch of the imagination...I had...


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    btw990

    Loose hairs


    01/09/17 02:02:19AM, by Dread Maintenance
    So I know that with loose hairs I am supposed to juse leave them and allow them to find their way, but I suppose I'm just a little paranoid. I've been doing nothing at all to my dreads since I first posted months ago, besides washing and separating, and I think things have been going pretty good....


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  • 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

    ginger.rose

    2016 end of year update


    I started natural/patience/neglect in summer of 2012 – here it is 2016 and I am still not fully knotted yet. I have to laugh. But still going and this year I finally have enough knots to lose track of the count and have to separate daily to keep things under control.I had difficulty figuring out how to manage the water here... it's a well and it's just weird water. I figured out with my hair texture (2B/2C wavy, brown/red/blonde, style-resistant) to NEVER use clay of any kind. It absolutely...

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    kaykay0530

    My Journey


    Oh No! So I came across this site the other day while I was worriedly browsing the internet. Why you ask? Well, I've had my dreads for about three months now, and things just seem to get crazier and crazier. I started my hair by the ripping and pulling method, I wash two to three times a week(sometimes more, I work in a greasy kitchen), and I was also palm rolling two to three times a day. I thought I was doing everything in my power to help my hair to where it would be at least a little...

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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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