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 here's my 3rd journey so far, about a month in and it's going well!
So I swore I'd not dread my hair again because taking them out took 4 months of combing for hours a day I lost 30lbs and a lot of hair, that being said, I kept my length and still hate brushing my hair. .
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All three times I've had locks, Ive used Dr Bronners. Nowadays, I've been reading up on the backlash of Dr Bronners. Now i curious to hear real life experiences. Good and bad! Do i seek something else to wash my hair with? Do I continue on the path i am on now?
Hi there, I thought its about time I joined a forum.
I started my dread journey in July this year after a friend opened her own dread/braid business. We decided to keep the ends loose to try and get a whispy look, but as you can see in the photos below it looked quite messy.
I've just had...
My established sections keep breaking down into tinier sections. Like REALLY tiny. I would say it’s half a width of a pencil. Is this too tiny? Should I wait it out, and see? Or should combine them later on if too small?
My towel rub/neglect dreads are about 7 months old and ive only ever used baking soda and acv to wash them, once a month. Ive been pouring the baking soda water on, leave it for 10 min and then rinse w cold and then pour on acv and rinse w cold water. I ordered shampoo from dreadlockshampoo and...
Is it ok to use baking soda and acv once a month to wash my hair? My towel rub dreads are 7 months old and I have been washing them once a month with baking soda and acv. My wash method wetting my hair w cold water then on a pouring a pitcher with 5 cups water to 1/2 cup baking soda, letting that...
Hey guys. about 2 months or so ago i decided fuck it, im just gonna start sleeping without bandanna or dread band on, to hell with trying to baby them. i do toss and turn a *lot* during sleep, and i would repeatedly wake up finding my tightly tied bandanna off or almost off, though ive tried...
Again, DO NOT watch if you're squeamish.
i decided to feature this as undeniable proof of how damaging these hooks can be
if the hook can go completely through your thumb it can wreak havoc breaking hundreds of hairs passing through a dread without any resistance to indicate its...
Oy, I could use a little help here for anyone who is bored or has some extra time/energy to spare. I was kindly keeping this YouTube thread to myself since it wasn't that big of deal and we've all heard it before, but now I'm getting called a racist and illiterate soo.....
HI Dready Mays here for DreadheadHQ Dread Wax, the easy way to achieve fantastic looking dreads in just weeks time! What would you pay for such a thing? 200$? 300? Well Dreadhead HQ Dread Wax can be your for just 15 dollars plus shipping and handling. But wait! Theres more! If you call in the...
You can see the one in the back that's just wavy. There's a loop in it. I love it though. So very much(: I have two of them like that actually(:
This is day 5 of natural dreading, but day 6 of dreads all together(:
I was noticing some residue buildup in the tips of my young dreads from continual use of suave daily clarifying shampoo. I washed with some peppermint bronners to try to remove it, and I rinsed for several minutes with cold water. After my hair started to dry, the buildup was so much worse.
retwisting locs or dreads is not necessary and not recomended whats worse is it comes with serius dangers that can cause permanent harm.
retwisting dreadlocks puts extreme tension on the roots which causes a slowly prof=gressing condition called traction alopecia
days ago a dread whos had...
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...
okay, so, recently there have been a huge buzz over this whole twisting thing. I have a few things to say about this, without doing any research and what not, of course because honestly, it's common sense. My hair is pretty natty on it's own, yes? I am a quarter African American and that's why,...
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...
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....
Ok so I lightly backcombed in in the beginning in an effort to separate my pseudo dreadlocks.Its been about 8-9 weeks since I started and I am noticing something that makes all the sense in the world to me and vindicated those like SE in a big way.All the locks that were backcombed looked like...
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 have very thick and very oily hair. I am wanting to freeform when my hair grows out to about 6-8 inches of hair. But my hair is super oily and thick so it doesn’t tangle easy at all... I need help understanding what my best options are that aren’t unnatural.. I haven’t used harsh chemicals in my hair for over 8-9 months now. I wash my hair with only dr bronners Castile soap hemp rose scented. I’m very natural now. But my hair is still oily most days. I also get bad dandruff too so any...
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...
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.