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'm a 30 year old female with 6 year old dreadlocks.
I've noticed in the last couple months that I have much thinner roots than I used to and some dreads are becoming thinner as well. There are larger gaps between the roots than there used to be. I'm guessing it was a gradual process. I didn't...
Started my dread journey about 6 1/2 months ago. I started with twist and Rip and now I'm just separating them - very often- because they are like velcro! Lol
I had a dream last night that I brushed them out because I wanted to start over freeform. I immediately regretted it. I...
As the title states, a dedicated topic to update my progress seems like a great idea.
To share with others, and to keep track of my own progress (which I'm hoping proves useful in the upcoming months and years.)
Some info: I started out with twist and rip, about 70% reverted back...
hello, ive been lurking this site for awhile now and ive learned a lot through the threads here and i wish i had discovered this site when i first started my hair
i twisted my hair on my own about two years ago and they’ve turned into dreads pretty much from there, however i think i fell victim...
Hello, my name is Sky! I just began my dread journey a couple days ago. I am going the path of natural dreads. I love the spiritual ideas surrounding dreads and I am already enjoying letting go. Thank you all for serious inspiration. I had a few questions if anyone could help me out. (:...
Hello dred family!! A week ago today I got my hair crocheted and at the end the guy doing my hair interlocked them once or twice so the hair would lay down because they were spikey..after a lot of back and forth with SE I've decided to keep my hair, neglect it from here on out and not get any...
I've been browsing the forum for a while and came to the conclusion that I'd like to share my own progress, ask some questions etc..
It's not much but I was wondering if you guys had any pointers, I started out with twist & rip. I don't plan on doing any maintenance, unless...
Like actually taken it and actively follow it? I used to go to a private, catholic school, and we were forced to keep our hairs very short, crew cut, and it was terrible. They restricted our freedoms pretty fully.I remember reading about samson and about the old testament saying that holy men...
Hello,I am Debra and have had my dreadlocks since 2001.Had them done in prison,did 10 years for vehicular manslaughter.Drove drunk killing a grandmother in 2001.Cell mate had them and asked if I wanted to try this.Said sure and liked them ever since.At first my parents didn't recognize me at...
I have been dreading for 4 months and 2 weeks and I have done lots of trial and error type things with my locks. My hair started out being twisted into spiral curls about once a week until I got tired of doing it and decided that I wanted dreads instead. (I had been fighting this for...
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...
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...
i told ya all a week or 2 ago about some huge improvements to the site comming up
well the 1st 1 is live now!
in the groups you can now add unlimmited pages
whats this mean?
well ya know how we have all the guides? now each group can have as many pages guides and well anything you want...
I have been on no poo for about 2 years my hair is naturally curly. I have a scalp itch and flake issue but baking soda and vinegar have always worked well for me, along with a supplement program of sulfur powder, milled flax seed and multi vitamins. Witch Hazel with peppermint also helps the...
Back in 1998 I began my dread journey and felt unsure of how to do it. I saw a website promoting wax and thought well I'll try it. You gotta understand that I just got through with putting relaxers on my hair and having braided extensions. I started fresh with shaving my head....
The cost of salon dreads is ridiculous and the damage the wax does to your hair and skin is even worse. Ive had my dreads since September of 2009 and have spent more than $3,000 at the salon alone. My stylist charged me $250 to start my dreads and $150-$180 every two weeks for maintenance. I have...
the newdread wax remover fromwww.dreadlockshampoo.com is finally ready to ship.
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Finally the ultimate cure for removing hair destroying WAX. Introducing, WAX B-GONE the super safe and all natural solution, that rescues your...
Here is list of oils for LICE: Eucalyptus Radiata, Lavender, Peppermint, Thyme, Geranium. A blend to use is: 4 dropsof Eucalyptus Radiata, 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Geranium. Dilute 50-50. Apply 1 teaspoon to scalp. Massage entire scalp. Cover with disposable cap. Leave for 30 minutes. Shampoo...
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.
Hi i started my dreadlocks 3 moths ago. I got my dreadlocks done with the crochet hook metod. I actually do maintenance on my dreadlocks 1 time every 3/4 weeks. Lately i actually stopped doing maintenance at the roots and just do it at the "body" and the top of the dreadlock. Now that's a pic of my head now. I see that little "empty" spot on my sculp, I'm scared of that being traction alopecia or balding coming form over tension on the roots even tho i'm not touching them. Can you guys tell...
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
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.