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.
Alright. I'm going to act ignorant despite all the information I've read about dread maintenance, care, and what to expect with new dreads. I got my dreads a week ago and I hate the way they look right now.
I don't know what specific method they used to make my locks. The person who made...
Hello everyone, yal can call me BP i'm new to doing anything with my hair have always just had it faded.
I've been growing it out about 7 months now and i'd say its around 5 inches long at the moment.
Still don't know if dreads are for me, i'm mixed with White and Black and my hair is so...
I just started this journey less than a month ago. I got one backcombed dread and decided it wasn't for me, so I switched my Lush shampoo for the Faith In Nature residue-free one, and stopped combing the lower half of my hair to get partial dreadlocks.
One of my reasons for dreading...
Howdy Folks!We, who are brothers & sisters, children of spirit, families of life on earth, friends of nature & of all people, children of humankind calling ourselves the rainbow gathering, humbly invite:All races, peoples, tribes, communes, men, women, children, individuals -- out of...
A couple of months ago I made a post asking about the best way to go from interlock//crochet to free-form. For the past few months I've been doing wash and go with minimal almost no twisting. While its been alright it seems that the interlocked strands are giving me some issues. Mainly I cut two...
So i started my dread journey 3 days ago. I used the twist and rip method and did them myself. It took about two days to complete alone because I have a bad shoulder and carpultunel. Today is day three of them being completed. I'm super happy with them and excited to watch them mature :) the...
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. .
Hello everyone! I don't post on here very often, but I am an admin in the Dreadlocks Natty Dreads Facebook group, and this was the pinned post in there for a long time. We will be changing it soon, but Soaring Eagle asked me to post it here on Dreadlockssite before we unpinned it from the group....
there is so much misinformation about growing (not making) natural dreadlocks the method called neglect is not accurate, you dont want to stop washing your hair and neglect hygeneclean hair dreads bestyou want to stop combing and conditioningcontinue washing but using a non residue...
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...
Hi all, today a member was on Knotty Chat and wondered why his 1 year old dreads were thinning at the roots. He only has 6 dreads and the rest of his hair is normal. Guess what...he was palm rolling and also, those 6 dreads had wax in them.
So anyone considering on wax & or palm rolling,...
Completely new to this forum/site and I absolutely love what I am seeing, in fact this is my first official thread apart from my introduction. Let me start with summarizing my dreadlock history.
OK so...I first got dreads in January 2013 and it is now November 2013 so I've had my...
Go to the grocery store. Or even the dollar store for some items. To prepare your hair to lock, start with a white vinegar wash. Smells HORRID, but it frizzes your hair right up, and makes the initial locking process easier. This is great for fine straight hair. For curly hair, try a salt water...
i personaly have not used store bought in yearsi never would buy anything from dreadheadhq or knottyboy except theyre shampoos which arent that badbut far better is dr bronners, (diluted) or what i usebaking soda in water with oils added for specific issues(will discuss more tomorow)for...
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...
i know all hair dreads eventually, but is there hair that will take years and years and years to dread naturally? is it possible to have hair that just wont dread?because i started with backcomb and twist and rip, its been 4 months and my hair has been getting worse and worse, its gonna be...
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.
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
I'm writing this 2.5 years since I started dreading and for the first time I'm noticing growth of mature dreads! I want to post a timeline of my dreads from start to now, as I've taken photos of my hair every month for the first year, then every few months from then until now. Half a year ago, at the 2 year mark, was when I could say that all of my hair finally locked tightly. Comparing a photo from yesterday to then, I've finally noticed growth, and this is the milestone that many promising...
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.