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.
Longest one is down to my knee but most over waist length. It's been a great journey so far. Zero has been done apart from just leaving my hair to do its thing and I wash it with hot water by letting it soak for 10 mins then rinse and drying naturally once a week. I'm lucky that my hair isn't...
Was on this site years ago but so much has happened and was such a busy time...anyway new account and here to stay...13 years into my dread journey now and wouldn't change a thing. I'll get round to posting some proper pics soon but in the mean time, peace and love to you all. Natural dreads...
I think I left it too long, I should have been more attentive to separating them, they're proper matted together and I'm trying to gently pull them apart with my fingers (I cut my nails real short) but I'm very scared that if I pull too hard it will tear (I had that happen with my last set of...
Wow, it’s been a while! I am amazed I was able to log into my old account on here. I took a little bit of a hiatus from dreading (my hair was black and growing in brown so I brushed out my dreads to get the color fixed and I was sad about all that time down the drain and then life happened and...
I couldn't remember the pass to my old account so just made a new one. When I had dreads over 8 years ago I used all the dreadheadhq products, backcomed and twisted/ripped. Good god I needed that lesson, after several years the wax wouldn't leave despite me trying to remove it and...
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?
Hello people. I'm kind of new to this site again after several years. Currently on my second dread journey since cutting off my two year old dreads in 2014. I'm almost 1 month into this set and my scalp itches furiously and I have alot of nasty dandruff. I use vicki's shampoo and it's great but...
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?
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...
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...
would love to have a few volunteers to take on some projects
call it outreach programs since alotta ppl get info from a variety of sourses like yahoo answers youtube etc
i would love it if a few people volunteered to answer questions on these sites and or create instructional or informational...
Before I stopped brushing:
Five Months along:
And here is 7 Months:
Annnnd nine months!! It has gone by so fast!
And now at 10 months.
This is before showering, all loopy and crazy:
And here is right after a shower where the sections are a little more defined:
The dreadlockssite universal app is now live! in fact, i'm posting using it now! its super fast and easy to use
The universal app takes advantage of all the universal app structure built into the new windows 10 (wich is awesome) family, and will run on all windows 8 and 10 devices, including x...
simple as can be post pictures of beautiful dreads freinds family your own random ones off the netany dreadlocks you find beautiful or inspirationallets keep the icon worship to a minumum by that i mean all the holiwood or rock idol typesinstead just everyday dreadies youd meet on the street or...
so, i have made a video about why i have my dreadlocks.
i was inspired by all the snide remarks and rude questions
"why would you get 'those'"
"they're so dirty"
i simply reply, dreads are actually pretty clean and
have a significant meaning. plus i like being different.
we should all make...
Gone through a lot of changes. a lot of things have loosened up, almost completely. Im worried about it being completely natural because I would rather not have one big knot. I do section about once a week but again its only been 3 weeks. pics attached. Just washed it today also, so I had alot of...
Starting on your dreadlock journey is always exciting. Just about everyone who decides to lock their hair is enthusiastic and can't wait for the finished product.
The only thing is, there's a waiting period. Dreadlocks do not form overnight. And for those who use a starter method like back...
Maybe we should have a discussion that has a list of all the shampoos and soaps people use and recommend.
I've been using/trying:
Desert Essence Organics Lemon Tea Tree Shampoo for oily hair.
Kiss My Face Whenever Shampoo
Neutrogena Shampoo Anti-residue formula
Dr. Bonners peppermint soap...
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.