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. .
time to double the ram, and vastly increase cpu power
dreadlockssites huge with a huge database that loves alotta ram to perform at its best
what to expect:
at some point here in the next 24-ish hours i'll put this site on this server into maintenance mode
thats when the switch over to the...
Since I'm starting to show some progress I decided it was time to start a timeline. I'm three weeks now. The right side of my head is definitely progressing way faster because I sleep on that side more. I've been forcing myself to sleep on the other side so those are actually doing something...
Hey, first time poster but long time reader here. I wanna thank the members of this site for showing me the way and for inspiring me to be myself and for giving all these brilliant tips. So a lil about me. My name's Bruce, i've had dreads for 3 and a half years and i started with a full head of...
So I'm starting my 4th month of my dread journey and I couldn't be happier. I've never liked my hair, so much so that I've fried, dyed and cooked my hair to the point of no return. Why new growth springs forth I can't tell you because I know it dang well shouldn't. I've been dealing with health...
Not been around for a while, but still growing my locks. It's been about 5 months or so since I started the natural journey. Not touched my hair with a towel since. I've been using the liquid shampoo and mostly the bars of soap. The liquid makes my hair fluffy, the soap doesn't.
First off, welcome to Dreadlocking 101. We will be covering all possible aspects of the subject of dreading. Before we begin, if you're able to learn this one lesson you can skip everything else:
The less you do and put into your dreadlocks, the better the results.
Learn that and graduate...
One of the methods im considering to start my dreads is the wool rubbing and salt spray. Only guy worth watching on youtube ( by worth watching i mean white guy, because there are a few african americans but they dont help much, i got straight hair) is connor trent, bur he didnt section the hair...
Hi all! (long time no see...)
I'm in need of some advice! My dreadlocks are 4 years old now and the tips have become so dry that some of them break off if I tug on them :( This is probably because I used baking soda to wash them for over a year before finding out that it was damaging my hair....
Hi all. I've always used a Nag Champa soap bar I purchase from this fantastic retro shop I visit that also sells incense sticks etc. I love washing my skin with it and never felt residue that other soaps seem to have when washing. In the beginning of my journey I would use the bar on my dreads...
I am unsure if I am posting this in the right section (if not please advise me where to post this), but I recently saw this story circulating and wanted to get some feedback on it from people on this forum as it obviously affects many of us. This link below has more details:...
i just cut off my dreads, yes yes freak out, but before you do, take something i have to say to heart. after three years of love and growth i have become such a different person and i didnt realize it until the moment that first beautiful lock fell to the floor. take a moment and think about...
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...
This isn't an introduction to myself. Most of you already know me, anyway.
This is an introduction to your new journies.
I hear it a lot. Many people start their locks with the anticipation that in a few days or weeks, they will have nice formed mature locks. Some people will even be willing...
Spraying with sea salt? Washing with baking soda? How do I make these solutions??? Well I am a pharmacy tech and I can tell you whats up for wonderful clean and tight dreads.
NaHCO3Sodium Bicarbonate or Baking Soda is naturally occurring in nature and is found in the oceans and our blood and is...
To begin: I had a severe issue with brushing my hair. I would brush it probably upwards of 50 times a day. Because of this it's damaged.
Yes yes that's right, I'm going natural! It's been two weeks now, and I have probably ~20 baby dreads, and the rest are already sectioned off and ready to...
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(:
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...
As the human race migrated into the Northern Hemisphere, minor adaptive changes had to take place. Skin tone became lighter to absorb more of the sparse sunlight, and hair became straighter. Why? I speculate that this was for several reasons. In the Southern Hemisphere, sunlight and heat are more...
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.