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  • Dreadlocks Natural Healthy Dreads

  • Dreadlocks The Natural Dreads Way

    dreadlocksSpecializing 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

    username1234
     
    @username1234 • 2 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "About dreads and crochet hooks":
    "I'm in need of some advice i started dreading by backcombing about 4 months ago and I used a crochet hook on some of my knots but just once will they still..."
    username1234
     
    @username1234 • 2 hours ago
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    dread_stpauli
     
    @dread-stpauli • 10 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Hello from NJ":
    "Welcome and good luck on your journey! Your hair is beautiful and might progress fast. Keep an eye on separating, it could get a challenge in the beginning...."
    dread_stpauli
     
    @dread-stpauli • 10 hours ago • comments: 3
    Posted a new Comment on @momma-kaboom:
    "Welcome! I'm also on my third and final time since 2.5 years. Think positive, it will work great this time!"
    AquaGuy
     
    @aquaguy • 12 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "dreadlocks grown from birth":
    "Wow. Those dreadlocks are impressive. Just because some people might not approve of them, he should do what he wants to. Beauty runs deeper than the skin...."
    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ
     
    @soaring-eagle • 15 hours ago • comments: 3
    Posted a new Comment on @momma-kaboom:
    "kaboom!!! were u a member here/ or jjust rainbowgatherings.org..  i remember you from there love ya!!!"
    dread_stpauli
     
    @dread-stpauli • 22 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Help mold?":
    "I think the wisest response you could get is from Soaring Eagle, but he's on a trip now i guess. I would use the Rot Knot for now and wait till he's back an..."
    Dreadson MaLock
     
    @dreadson-malock • 3 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Help mold?":
    "In 2 weeks, I will have had free form dreadlocks for 4 years, but a month ago, in a hurry I did not fully dry my hair and have clearly developed mold. I know..."
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    @bazooka-guru • 3 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Hello from NJ":
    "Glad to see you made it here! I'm Amanda.😊 You have such beautiful thick hair! I'm so excited to follow your journey.♡"
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    @lilmojomoe • 3 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Is this the start?":
    "Curls tend to lead to be sections the hairs already use to bein there."
    LilMojoMoe
     
    @lilmojomoe • 3 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Hello from NJ":
    "Welcome. Good luck in the journey. Most here are neglected so most of your questions they can answer lol. Youll get good advice."
    JennLockRasta
     
    @jennlockrasta • 4 days ago • comments: 0
    Created a new forum topic "Hello from NJ":
    "Hello, my name is Jennifer I am Plain Jenn on Facebook and I was recommended to this group by Panterra and Amanda on facebook. I am also part of the group..."
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  • Andréa Columbus

    About dreads and crochet hooks


    10/07/11 05:50:55AM, by Dreading Methods
    Hi! I'm Andi, and I've been dreading for about 4 months.I used a crochet hook, which I still use sometimes, but not that often anymore. Since crocheting can damage you dreads, but that's only if you do it like everyday. And that's actually what I wanna talk about. People are saying that...


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    JennLockRasta

    Hello from NJ


    07/14/18 02:48:42PM, by Introduce Yourself
    Hello, my name is Jennifer I am Plain Jenn on Facebook and I was recommended to this group by Panterra and Amanda on facebook. I am also part of the group called Dreadlocks natty dreads. I am just starting my natural free form journey. I have had such a struggle learning to accept the free form...


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    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

    dreadlocks grown from birth


    07/31/16 02:37:34PM, by Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures
    i was just at the rainbow gathering in Vermont when i saw this kid with these absolutely awe inspiring dreads he had the most amazing congos too His name is gil, I asked him how old his dreads were and he said "15 years" I didn't think about it till he walked away and asked someone "how...


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    astraali

    Help mold?


    06/19/18 01:30:43PM, by Help! Save My Dreads
    So one of my dreads have been looking really dirty lately. it feels like yougurt and rock hard. Theres this muddy substance everywhere inside it :S Heres a picture so tell me what i should do with it? Cut it and save others because others look perfectly normal?


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    AquaGuy

    Is this the start?


    07/14/18 05:47:45AM, by General Questions
    Just washed my hair so it’s easier to see. Are they sections or are they just curls? I’m only asking because from viewing other timelines they look to me like it’s sectioning itself now but my hair has always looked like that naturally, especially the front. Even after 1 time getting my hair...


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    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

    27 year old dreadlocks maybe too long now


    07/07/18 05:26:51PM, by Member Journals and Timelines
    So was at the rainbow gathering to celebrate my dreadlocks 27th anniversary but on the way out when we left I was drying them hanging out the car window of a Chevy HHR when we pulled in somewhere and slow down and suddenly I felt very Sudden Bang Bang. It was my dreads going under the back...


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    FemalePheromones

    I got called a Rasta the other day


    07/03/18 01:56:57AM, by General Talk
    Not really sure what to think about it. Thoughts?


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    drummerladd23

    seborrheic dermatitis dreadlocks


    07/06/18 05:44:52AM, by Help! Save My Dreads
    I have my dreads made last year and until now three to four months I had no problems with dandruff or some kind of dermatitis. For three or four months I have had several symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis and I initially had only a few problems with dandruff that could be solved with a wash...


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    dreadlocksss

    getting new dreads with old dreads


    07/05/18 11:50:50AM, by Dread Maintenance
    Hi, my dreads are about 2 weeks old and i have a high fade and then my dreads on top. but my question is if i want to get more dreads like on the sides after a year or a few months can i make new?. or is it a bad idea when i have my old dreads?.. 


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    ☮ soaring eagle ॐ

    i'll be gone a month and server will be upgraded soon (moderator needed too)


    06/13/18 09:14:26PM, by General Talk
    from next week on i'll be gone a month i'll be here (but in georgia this year) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wu4H-d_kAI please while i'm away help people as much as you can, welcome those who join, and if someone would like to take an active roll in moderation that would be greatly...


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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 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.
  • Latest Blogs

    is this a bald spot between my dreads help please 

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    thedreadedkiwi

    Six weeks - so much shrinkage!


    So I'm six weeks in and I've lost about 2/3 of my length. My hair is so short! All these little loopy lumpy dreads. Above that point (where i did t n r) they are knotting up well, cylindrical. They will be interesting in the end. I am not liking the super short stage. i want them to grow. They've knotted up so fast. Oh well, this is what they are teaching me. Lose the vanity, let things be as they will be, patience, acceptance. "I am B"

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  • Natural Dreadlocks, Why Choose Natural Dreads?

    natural dreadsWhy 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 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.
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