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.
So I am about to start doing conservation work in the Grand Canyon, and this is very dirty work. I will be tent camping for nine days at a time, and will likely not have access to showering facilities. I want to make sure my dreads are protected as much as possible, while also still being able to...
I have had my dreads for 1 week now, but the last couple of days (especially today) have been tough, I'm not happy at all with them and even had thoughts of cutting them off!! Well, It wasn't a very good for me.
Background: I got them done by a person, who is supposed to be...
So I know you guys have pretty extensive experience with this shampoo on this website, and I have loved it ever since I got it. But I want to know, how does it lock hair so fast? I have been washing once a week with this stuff and I am starting to wonder if I need to slow down the locking process...
Hello all, here's a couple of really shi.... pictures for you.. I have no idea how long I've been off the brush - I stopped counting a long time ago, so I guess it's a long time.. 😜
Stuff is getting ropier and ropier, and it's all love for my hair from me.. So much good can...
Ok.. so I know loops bumps and knots and what not are all part of the process. But I have these ones that are a bit concerning.. it seems that the hair like wants to bust loose out the dread 😂. Will that happen? Am I worried over nothing.. I think this one in particular did it...
The roots of the hair at the front of my head seems to be really long without dreading and I thought it was just because the front takes the longest to dread but I have just realised this may not be the case.
When I am showering but not washing my hair i tie it up on top of my head to keep it...
So I was bored and went to Google and typed in "dreadlocks" - this was one of the first video hits..
I know there's probably nothing that can be done about this, but I just wanted to hug this girl and tell her about the lies she so blindly accept as truth..
Nevertheless this video is so...
Hello everyone! I am finally ready to dread my hair. I plan to just let my head and hair figure things out naturally. I'd like to begin now. I could use a little patience, I'm confident and excited to be on this journey for myself.
Since I can't necessarily see the back of my head, those dreads tend to get forgotten about. Out of sight out of mind I guess. Well, I recently have been loving what I feel going on back there so I just had to look. I discovered how truly gnarly things are getting! I am absolutely loving it....
Looking to profile a family (parents and children) with locks for an upcoming article in a new magazine about dreads. Anyone fit the profile?
Why was this the decision made? What do they represent to your family? Why was the decision made to lock the children's hair? Also looking for a family...
The following is the Uniteed States laws concerning dreadlocks, and religious garm and grooming practices in the workplace as well as an explanation.Please note, these laws do not affect dreads worn for fashion, maintained ina salon, or with no religious or spiritual meaning.The...
When people first decide that they want dreads, some of them, as i did, will look for the quickest way possible to get the classic bob marley looking locks that are conventionally considered "dreadlocks".
On discovery that the only safe way to form dreads is to stop combing and conditioning the...
Rinses and/or soaks: boil a handful of herbs in a medium pot filled with water. Boil for 15-30 minutes until its a dark, strong tea. Strain and save the tea. Allow it to cool, then soak your dreads and scalp. You can let it soak for 30 minutes before rinsing with apple cider vinegar, then water,...
would love to have a few volunteers to take on some projects
call it outreach programs since alotta ppl get info from a variety of sourses like yahoo answers youtube etc
i would love it if a few people volunteered to answer questions on these sites and or create instructional or informational...
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?
Maybe we should have a discussion that has a list of all the shampoos and soaps people use and recommend.
I've been using/trying:
Desert Essence Organics Lemon Tea Tree Shampoo for oily hair.
Kiss My Face Whenever Shampoo
Neutrogena Shampoo Anti-residue formula
Dr. Bonners peppermint soap...
So after two years of trying to convince my parents I made them this powerpoint and it worked
by the way, I don't condone using any special "dread shampoos", I just added that in there to make a point :)
unfortunately, I didn't save all my sources so I'll be trying to...
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...
i know all hair dreads eventually, but is there hair that will take years and years and years to dread naturally? is it possible to have hair that just wont dread?because i started with backcomb and twist and rip, its been 4 months and my hair has been getting worse and worse, its gonna be...
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.
I was waiting until Sept. 10th (when my dreads have their fourth month birthday) to post again, but the process is developing so quickly that I`m scared I might miss or forget something if I don`t catch it now.
When I first dreaded my hair, I felt like the most beautiful thing this side of the moon. It seemed it released my true self from a self-imposed prison which had lasted nearly sixty years.
Fairly quickly the top layer of dreads started to go gnarly and loopy, and I only went...
While I was considering dreading my hair, which took around 2 years, I sometimes wondered why in the so-called "ugly phase" dreads are frequently called "teenage dreads". I`m only four months in and don`t claim to know the answer yet by a long chalk, in fact I don`t know much about dreads at all - yet. But I do know a bit about teenagers, because I raised four sons more-or-less on my own and have taught hundreds of children. So here are a few parallels with which my limited experience of...
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.