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.
Hi there, It’s been a while since I posted but wanted to post this. It’s to encourage people new to this journey and to express the importance of patience, explain the tons of info I have learned all thanks to this site and all of it’s amazing members and the satisfying result that come with...
Hi folks, its approaching two years and I'm still patiently(and not patiently) waiting/watching/separating......
Seems my hair is dreading ok on the right,(starting at the back) and got a nice variety of shape and sizes from pencil thick to thumb thickness; however the left side is still...
Anyone try this for free form? Are they as good as Vicki's? I read some of the reviews that it leaves a residue. I would prefer to buy from dreadlockssite.com but she isn't able to make some right now so I've been looking for alternatives.
I can put my hair in a pony tail now but there's so...
I am looking to buy a gel for my dreadlocks to help tame them a bit. What are natural ingredients I should look for and what are things I should avoid...I know knottyboy has alcohol or something in their gel...not sure if that would damage or help...does anyone have any thoughts?
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...
vicky from dreadlockshampoo.com has perfected the new wax b gone dread wax remover
and has tested it by smearing a ton of wax on her dread way overwaxing to the piint where it stuck to her neck, and stiuck straight out and collected every bit of lint she can=me in contact with.
she was grossed...
After using the dread hq wax ( or over using ) only once I had to cut off my dreads. There was no way it was going away. Dread hqs products are horrible and damaging. I now have shoe hair and the wax is still There after much effort of washing it out. I will have to shave my head very short and...
SO...I've been having a minor conflict for the past little while. I'm not sure if I want to continue my natural set, or if I want to comb out the current progress and TnR them or have them backcombed. I've heard how damaging backcombing can be, so I'm not sure about going with that method, but...
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...
I noticed a lot of people saying they want to use leafy herbs in there hair washes.If you want to have the medicinal properties of the herb you are using you must extract the oils contained within the herb.You do this by simply making an infused oil or tea.Adding the leaves to your rinses is...
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...
its simple post pictures of your dreads including the methods you used any and all maintenance used and the approximate time since started or stage theyre inmine i dont have any early on picsso heres what i gotmethod natural aka neglectmaintenance only ripping to prevent congos (stopped that too...
I was an idiot and used the backcombing and palm rolling methods, whichpermanently damaged my hair.
After my first post on this forum,Barrellady along with soaringeagleboth strongly advised that I undo the backcombing (using conditioner) and use the neglect/free-form method. After undoing every...
if you had used a dread kit in the past and had to start over and now want to pleade with other new dreadheads to not fall for the dreaded dreadkit please share yoir experiences here and tell the world why youd never recomend anyone use the dreaded dread kit or any other products like wax
what do ya all do? so often you hear how you will never get a decent job with dreadsbut i find thats not really truei have worked in an office (IT managing web designers) ive been on the board of directors of a non profit, having meetings with politicians reporters and wealthy patrons and the...
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.
After Starting my hair with coils, I craved a more neat look so I started interlocking crocheting always paying people so that it would look good after bleaching and all of that damage, I'm wondering what is next my hair seems healthy although I'm inexperienced. I have to make sure I take care of these properly. I wash 2 times a week depending on sweat but never more than 3 I usually don't ever becouse it takes a while to dry them. I know the manic panic bleach damaged my hair so what's next...
Hello, my name is Skylor! I just began my dread journey a couple days ago. I am going the path of natural dreads. I had a few questions if anyone could help me out. (:
Pictures of my hair are attached to this forum. I have very thin strait hair with no insight on how it will react to this natural dreading. I was wondering if anyone had any tips concerning my hair type.
How do I influence more knotting?
How often should I wash with water and how often should I wash with Shampoo?
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.