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  • Dreadlocks Natural Healthy Dreads

  • Dreadlocks The Natural Dreads Way

    dreadlocks 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.

    Dreads treated gently, are happy, healthy dreads.

  • Activity

    @solarlove • 4 hours ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Such thing as too small of a section? ":
    "@soaring-eagle ok awesome! I’ll just let them do what they want. I just wanted to make sure they’re strong enough. Thank you for easing my nerves!..."
    !!emoji!!1!!emoji!! soaring eagle ॐ
    @soaring-eagle • 2 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Such thing as too small of a section? ":
    "amazing they will be great cuz no such thingas too small I had one there is one millimeter by.2 mm that was three even tiny or sections combined"
    @solarlove • 5 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Such thing as too small of a section? ":
    "This is a photo of my whole head. Not sure if you can see it, but when dry those obvious sections start breaking into smaller sections. I am 4 months in by..."
    @solarlove • 5 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Such thing as too small of a section? ":
    "Here’s a photo of one big section that automatically started breaking into 3. Should I leave it? Would love some input. I’m a little scared that the smaller..."
    @solarlove • 5 days ago • comments: 0
    Created a new forum topic "Such thing as too small of a section? ":
    "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..."
    @kasey412 • 6 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Here we go! *natural *":
    "I'm having some trouble uploading"
    @kasey412 • 6 days ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "Here we go! *natural *":
    "So.. I think for the first time in five months, I feel like I need a little morale booster. All I do is wash and separate... but this stage is not for the..."
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    @heather-yo-angel • one week ago • comments: 0
    Posted a response to "sleeping without any head covering: bad idea?":
    "I was wondering about this as well. I have not been covering mine and wondered if that causes it to take longer for your hair to dread."
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    "Are there other household products you would reccomend that isn't baking soda? I heard Rose water works well too."
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  • solarlove

    Such thing as too small of a section?

    09/22/20 02:06:17PM, by Dread Maintenance
    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? 

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    Here we go! *natural *

    04/19/20 12:06:01PM, by Member Journals and Timelines
    The first 11 days of negligent bliss! I'm actually excited to see just how messy this can get

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    sleeping without any head covering: bad idea?

    10/22/10 12:16:30AM, by Dread Maintenance
    Hey guys. about 2 months or so ago i decided fuck it, im just gonna start sleeping without bandanna or dread band on, to hell with trying to baby them. i do toss and turn a *lot* during sleep, and i would repeatedly wake up finding my tightly tied bandanna off or almost off, though ive tried...

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    More reasons to not use a crochet hook. Don't watch if you're squeamish.

    06/26/14 12:39:59PM, by crochet and dread tools recovery
    Again, DO NOT watch if you're squeamish. admin note: i decided to feature this as undeniable proof of how damaging these hooks can be if the hook can go completely through your thumb it can wreak havoc breaking hundreds of hairs passing through a dread without any resistance to indicate its...

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    Cultural Appropriation blah blah blah

    07/23/20 09:55:24PM, by General Talk
    Oy, I could use a little help here for anyone who is bored or has some extra time/energy to spare.  I was kindly keeping this YouTube thread to myself since it wasn't that big of deal and we've all heard it before, but now I'm getting called a racist and illiterate soo.....

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    General thoughts or Experience with Dr Bronners

    07/15/20 11:12:24AM, by Dread Maintenance
    Hello all !!  Dazey here. All three times I've had locks, Ive used Dr Bronners.  Nowadays, I've been reading up on the backlash of Dr Bronners. Now i curious to hear real life experiences. Good and bad! Do i seek something else to wash my hair with? Do I continue on the path i am on now? Most...

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    3rd Journey

    05/06/19 01:00:28PM, by Member Journals and Timelines
    hello all 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. . I...

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    is it okay to wet my free form dreads every morning?

    04/07/20 03:17:03PM, by Dread Maintenance
    i usually wake up in the morning with my hair being really flat in the back of my head and on the sides. i was wondering if i could use a spray bottle to wet my hair in the morning and shake it and if it would affect my hair from dreading in any way? thanks 

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    Essential oil/water ratio?

    06/19/19 04:13:26PM, by Dread Products
    Lookin to make a essential oil spray. I'm not sure what a good ratio is. Maybe I'll use lavender. 

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    !!emoji!!1!!emoji!! soaring eagle ॐ

    pictures comparing dreadlock methods at various stages

    09/02/09 12:27:54PM, by Dreadlock Picture Gallery
    its simple post pictures of your dreads including the methods you used any and all maintenance used and the approximate time since started or stage theyre inmine i dont have any early on picsso heres what i gotmethod natural aka neglectmaintenance only ripping to prevent congos (stopped that too...

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  • Healthy Dreads

    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.
  • Latest Blogs

    Skylor Rose

    New Natural Dreads

    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? And above...

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    I have very thick and very oily hair. I am wanting to freeform when my hair grows out to about 6-8 inches of hair. But my hair is super oily and thick so it doesn’t tangle easy at all... I need help understanding what my best options are that aren’t unnatural.. I haven’t used harsh chemicals in my hair for over 8-9 months now. I wash my hair with only dr bronners Castile soap hemp rose scented. I’m very natural now. But my hair is still oily most days. I also get bad dandruff too so any...

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  • Natural Dreadlocks, Why Choose Natural Dreads?

    natural dreads 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 facts
    • 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.
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