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.
okay so since i started dreading ive had a few people making stupid comments to me "omg dont u wash ur hair anymore" etc which i was like *eyeroll*
but then ive also had some people saying omg u will get spiders living in your hair!
ok so i bet its stupid right..
but now im paranoid haha.....
I was going through my older stuff and there was so much going on here ten years ago. How can we bring it back? I don’t have any other social media so I log in here probably every other day but not much seems to be happening. There has to be just as many people dreading now as there was before,...
Hey everybody, almost 3 months into my freeform journey now, which has been quite the adventure. My hair is locking up well, but I have noticed a couple times in the past 2 months, that there’s a scalp-y place on the back of my head. No lady wants to feel like she looks bald. :-(
just wanted to see if theres any progression pics of people who started there locs via crochet method, then never used crochet again.
i started via croceht and never again, i have just been washing and seperating.
all info will be helpfull.
hi family, good to see you again almost after 4 years
My first set natural/freeform, with 3 years split some sections 25-30 for almost 70-80 thin ones, idk but i felt the end of the journey and I cut my hair and stayed bald. the hair grow again and i feel its a good time for started the second...
I’ve had my account for over ten years and just recently wanted to update my picture. When I upload it, then click “save changes,” I get an error message that my username is already in use…. Yes it is… by me. Can I never upload a new picture again?
Hi guys! I started my free form journey on 2/14 of this year. I recently found out I’m pregnant and due in November. How do these things relate, you may ask? Well as it’s very early on, I’ve been taking about 30 minutes every two or three days to separate congos. Anyone who has children knows...
I am going to install synthetic dreads soon. Have bought both brown strands and black/purple-ombre.
I have seen some pictures on Pinterest, and I’m thinking of mixing both of the colors since it looked good on some of the photos I’ve seen. My natural haircolor is brown.
Do anyone here...
Hello folks, I’ve just begun my freeform dreadlock journey on January 16, and it’s so exciting that I wanted to make a timeline here. I had s set of TnR dreads about 10 years ago, but I brushed them out after a year. This freeform natural journey feels very different. I’m excited to see where it...
No dreads yet obviously but soon... very soon. I'm posting a few pictures to get everyones opinions about my hair and any tips and advice anybody would like to share for me. I'm going with the twist n rip method and I find it kinda hard to measure hair but my guess is around 8 inches....
AfricansBlack Africans and people of Black African descent are known to wear this hairstyle. Various African tribes wear locks and the styles change from one group to another. The warriors of The Maasai tribesmen of Kenya are famous for their long, thin, red dreadlocks. These men dye their hair...
When I decided I really did want to embark on the dread journey, I was the only one I knew who was on that path. I convinced some people in my online community to consider it, but I knew of no one in real life.
There are days when that makes this process really lonely.
But most days are like...
My beautiful daughter Cheyanne asked if she could have dreadlocks and my personal opinion is that she should be free to choose her own style. I told her yes and soon she's going to have her own knatty locks. Would you let your kids have dreads? Cheyanne is the older girl with the long hair.
I was noticing some residue buildup in the tips of my young dreads from continual use of suave daily clarifying shampoo. I washed with some peppermint bronners to try to remove it, and I rinsed for several minutes with cold water. After my hair started to dry, the buildup was so much worse.
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...
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'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...
Hey all just joined the site. I'm glad I found it. My dreads are about 9years old now (3rd set). I went the semi natural route. Never used wax or any similar product but used the Dreadhead HQ shampoo and was nuts about keeping the roots tight (rubbing) and sticking all of the loose hairs back...
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...
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.
It’s strange to me that it’s only been 1.5 months into my freeform journey; it feels like so much longer. I definitely didn’t imagine, when I started out, that almost all my hair would be sectioned and dreaded to varying degrees by 1.5 months. I have some loose hair around the ears and nape and a bit at the temples (I love my baby hairs <3), and a frizz halo of course (I’ve always had frizz), but everything else has found a home, and has some dreaded-ness to the body of each section....
I’m a couple days short of my one month freeform anniversary, so I got comfortable in front of a mirror and spent some time admiring my dreadlings (seriously such a relaxing and enjoyable activity for me after a tiring day). Then I counted them— 64! I thought there would be more. There is loose hair around my ears and at my nape, so I imagine some are yet to be born.
i have loved this journey, it is incredibly spiritual, much more so than when I had TnR dreadlocks 10 years ago. This...
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.