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.
I started my journey before i found this site, but i would like to start cataloging my progress here as well. My dreads have been a very slow going process due to me fretting and hindering them in the first year, but now that i have calmed my anxious bum down they are back on track!
hello. i started my dreads about six months ago with all the stupid bad information that was out there. they got started with moulding gel and backcombing with interlocking as well. a month later i washed them and had them maintained with more moulding gel and interlocking. i then proceeded to...
we had a ton f server issues recently
part was a backup issue that used 100% of the drive
but also the server was built ass backwards
the stuff that should be on an expensive super fast drive was on a cheap very slow drive
tyhe stuff that should be on a cheap but huge slow drive was on the...
ive been staying in hotels with the new job. The hotel soap is very basic. Good in a pinch. But been doin regular washes with dawn and im very pleased. Ive been doin construction so they locks get real dusty. Washing daily. But they seem to be in a very good place lately. Hope all well my lock...
Ey, i had my dreadlocks dyed red ombre for the past 2 years and now i wanted a change, i asked my friends if my color looks better than before and they said yes but i'm kinda unsure about my '' color '', maybe that's only because it's a change for me and i'm not used to.
So I'm at about 6 and a half months now. I haven't been uploading pictures because of work. I work 12 hour days 7 days a week over summer break from school. Unfortunately wearing a hat in 100+ degree weather isn't helping my hair. But I need advice, six months in and nothing past the front of...
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...
Hi! So I have been growing my locks for 10 years now and have 10 fatties. What do you recommend for a good hair dryer? Even when I towel dry real good and blow dry them for like 2 hours with a regular hair dryer they are still damp for like 2 days! So I don't know if I can manage to wash my...
note all of these images were foind on google many on salon sites that specialize in crochetting dreadlocks, (a few of the images were lost when the site was upgraded, sorry)
i apologize to the people in the photos for using them as examples, and do not wish to make it about the person, the...
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...
So, people will say you dont really need to make a homemade locking accelerator, but i dont think my hair would have dreaded without the use of this stuff. I have super oily, thin, dead-straight hair and i could never get it to knot up properly. So I will throw this recipe in to help any newbies...
retwisting locs or dreads is not necessary and not recomended whats worse is it comes with serius dangers that can cause permanent harm.
retwisting dreadlocks puts extreme tension on the roots which causes a slowly prof=gressing condition called traction alopecia
days ago a dread whos had...
ok so you probably noticed the google +1 button by now?
is on the front page as wekl as every page above the login
the more this is plussed the more it boosts our search ranking
right now its at a pathetic 14 on front page and 9 on main page
this should be in the thousands with a site this...
If you're from shaolin (staten island, nyc), holla. This is my neglect timeline, keeping it really short sweet and simple...
Method used: Neglect/Separation
Products used: Dr. Bronners/Dreadshampoo.com/Selsun blue (once or twice a month for scalp), Water
Hair type: Curly, I'm puerto rican...
So I decided after having major irritable scalp, snowflakes and itchies quite extreme that I would do something different when I wash my dreads.SoaringEagle had mentioned baking soda- and keeping that in mind ..I decided to use my Dr. Bronners (1 part to 25parts water- very diluted) and washed my...
i started my journey about five months ago, and i didn't really know a lot about the natural process in the beginning. but oh boy, has it been a great five months! my hair has so much personality, and other people are finally noticing that i have baby dreads and even complimenting on them! i'm...
Read this article about dreads being banned in public schools. http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/29153/hair-wars-public-schools-take-aim-at-dreadlocks-long-hair-individuality/ the public schools are where our children learn to be who they are, the schools have no right to enforce the narrow views...
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...
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.