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.
I have been considering combing my hair recently, ridding it of all the knots and not yet fully-formed dreadlocks, but only to start over again using free form. I’m just hesitant about it.
My hair at the side of my head (on one side) is literally just one matted mass of hair, and I imagine if...
I have an EEG in less than two weeks. The study lasts three days, so they use glue to attach the machine to your head so that it doesnt fall off. And from what i understand, the glue isn't easy to get out of hair that isn't dreaded. I have called around to a lot of different places, and they...
You can see how much the roots have grown out.
Keep forgetting to do an update. 20 weeks:
7 and a half months(ish) I don't really know anymore:
Also I couldn't be bothered with the hassle of doing a video.
I've been on this site before, but just joined up. Been looking for other dready people to talk to.
Anyway, this is my second set of dreads. My first was a dread kit, mother done disaster which ended up getting cut off after a few months. After that I was hesitant to try again, though...
I thought it would be a good idea to record my progress here. I say 'roots' and sometimes 'jaata' instead of dreadlocks, just so you know :) Jaata is a sanskrit word meaning locked hair. My reasons for growing my roots are spiritual, first of all to let go of my physical appearance because that...
i started dreading my hair for about a week now. i use jamaican mango and lime locking gel and i just wanna know if my dreads should look like this or if i’m doing something wrong. thanks in advance. :)
Hi!! I hope everyone is doing great on this lovely day 💙 :)
I'm new here, though I've been stalking the place without an account for a couple weeks lol. I'm just a hair over 3 weeks in....and I'm absolutely in love with the journey!!! In the beginning, I thought "I just want...
I’ve just been thinking about how long it has taken for my hair to even begin to dreadlock. All of the timelines I’ve watched on YouTube or seen on here see noticible results in about 6 months and it has been almost a year, give or take a month, and I literally still don’t have any even...
Three years ago I was 16 and had my hair back combed and perm-dreaded...they told me to not wash for two whole months! GROSS! They meant no water even. And I used wax, which was highlyrecommended. No, I didn't listen about washing not washing my hair, how could I?
Anyway...It didn't take me...
some sites (you know which ones) try to scare you away from going natural claiming the early stages of growing natural dreadlocks is messy and ugly and scary
well messy it can be but theres a beauty in the messiness in the organic way hair transforms from order to disorder then to beauty....
As the human race migrated into the Northern Hemisphere, minor adaptive changes had to take place. Skin tone became lighter to absorb more of the sparse sunlight, and hair became straighter. Why? I speculate that this was for several reasons. In the Southern Hemisphere, sunlight and heat are more...
So one year ago today, i started my dreads. If you dont know my story, here's a little quick recap. I got them done with the comb twist and finger twist. Wax, gel, lock peppa, the jamaican lime locking gel, and all this other crap was used. After about 5 months, it was february and i had washed...
With the push of Soaring Eagle, I wanted to share with you guys my washing routine that is/was used throughout Southern India traditionally. While I am not Indian, I use this regimen with the up most respect and I am receiving great results. It is great for anyone and it really keeps the hair...
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...
someone who joined the old site asked me to revue several products from each and tell him which was besti already told him none are worthwhile but he still wanted a review so, here goes.the 2 products he was interested in were the lock steady gel and accelerator (knottyboy or dhhq)so lets start...
i started my journey about five months ago, and i didn't really know a lot about the natural process in the beginning. but oh boy, has it been a great five months! my hair has so much personality, and other people are finally noticing that i have baby dreads and even complimenting on them! i'm...
Ok so you know me (or are really sure you know me right?) but that's cool, I'm not here to change any minds lol. I'm asking for some honest info - I promise you can be totally truthful, I won't use it "against you" or anything.I know your opinions about using wax obviously, so I'm really just...
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.
2.5 years in and I can finally say that the initial, waiting for mature locks to form phase is over and I'm finally able to just watch them grow! It's a milestone.
I remember starting my commitment to dreadlocks and wanting to read and see everything I could get my hands on to make sure I was making the right decision (hence this account). So I'll share my haircare here in case there's anyone out there who was like me.
SPOILER: The only real secret is PATIENCE
I'm writing this 2.5 years since I started dreading and for the first time I'm noticing growth of mature dreads! I want to post a timeline of my dreads from start to now, as I've taken photos of my hair every month for the first year, then every few months from then until now. Half a year ago, at the 2 year mark, was when I could say that all of my hair finally locked tightly. Comparing a photo from yesterday to then, I've finally noticed growth, and this is the milestone that many promising...
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.