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 considering getting dreads in my hair and am wondering (approximately) how to section my hair to get a certain thickness of dread. I don't mind if it's perfect or not because let's face it, dreads are wild and free and that's one of the best things about them. But I don't want my dreads...
Greetings everyone!!!! My name is Theodora and it has been a week since I started my dreadlock journey (so excited!). For the past week I have been delving into the site and I really like the community's vibes ! So, I would be much obliged if you could help me with an issue I 've been facing. To...
Wha gwan bredren an sistren! Blessed be the Lord God Almighty for his mercy and truth. Just wanted to share my journey to you all and hopefully inspire those to continue with the loc journey. It takes patience, wisdom and overstanding to overcome. Lots of social anxiety came from this but...
So, like I’ve said in a recent post I thought about combing out my freeeform dreadlocks and starting again (and then I decided not to) but now I’m thinking about it again...
They are not really fully dreads yet and I still have mostly loose hair with lots of curls trying to dread finally, but...
I haven't had any maintenance done on my hair for about 5 months now.. problem is now I have all this loose hair sticking up. I don't mind having loose hair, it's just that it sticks up and doesn't seem to be knotting with the rest of the locks.
I'm sure in time it'll get long enough to just...
My lengthy 54 month update vid https://youtu.be/0Twz_KvvMuc
This is a 30 sec cllp of March 2018. The way this dreadlocks condition is, its the same condition ALL of mine went through. (I really mean of all my 52 dreadlocks, no exaggeration). https://youtu.be/TSuSr_hB2uc
I'm about to start my dreadlock journey and thought it would be a good idea to hang out here =)
I haven't washed my hair with any kind of shampoo in a long time, because I had a lot of issues with my scalp especially, now my scalp is quite fine. I've used some bars of natural soap...
I recently reached the 1 month with my baby dreads, and I recently posted about one single dread that would not stay together. I fought with it but no matter what I did it did not want to dread. Last weekend, I noticed the dread came out completely after a wash. I stopped messing with...
Hi there! I used to post on this site when I was a teenager but I had to take my dreadlocks out. Now they are back and I am back. :) My dreadlocks are only about 2 - 3 months old, but I am such a self conscious person... Some days I get so down because of how the back of my hair looks.I was...
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...
note: the following is a very old post the info is only partially correct with these exceptions
never use lemon juice in the recipe nor in dreads
the corrected ratios of baking soda to water is 1-10 1 part baking soda to 10 parts water
although this is excelent as a deep cleanse or as a no...
Thinning and balding at the crown. Dry and itchy scalp at the damaged area causing breakage. Usually get locs retwisted every 4-6 weeks. Things got progressively worse as loctician tried to repair by reattaching locs after breaking. Made roots thinner and eventually break again bc too heavy....
dreadlockshampoo.com makers of the best dreadlocks shampoo i ever used is soon to come out with a new dreadlocks locking gel like no other
we all know how bad waxes are in dreads well many locking gels are chemical and contain plastics in em!
they harden and buildup like wax
this new locking...
Feeling a little crafty and love peyote stitch beads? Here is a great link showing you how to and there is also a pattern maker so you can really get the custom peyote sleeve you are after.http://www.dreadspullen.nl/tutorials/peyotestitchsleeves-tut-2.php
My dreads are 2 months old now and up until this point I have used crochet hooks, I've palm rolled, and I've used a loose hair tool. I am stopping all of it. The crochet hooks kept breaking, palm rolling does nothing for the long run, just for the 20 minutes until you need to do it again. And...
the timeline might be a few days off but mostly it is all right.when i first stopped brushing
ONE YEAR =)
Hey whats up everybody! Glad to see this website is still very much alive and kicking :D. So much really great info here, and everyone is so respectful and nice too!I'm not sure if I ever really messaged many other members when I originally signed up to this forum in like 2008 or something and I...
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...
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.
So I've been freeforming dreads for three months now with my best friend (both of us are white) and so far, he has got plenty of big bunches of knots in his hair and i have, well, absolutely no progress. Why is that? we both do nearly the same thing with our hair. After every shower, we towel dry our hair, we dont condition it, and we dont brush it. theres basically no difference in hair type, and the biggest difference is that hes a natural redhead, now bleached to the root, and i have dirty...
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.