Natural dreadlocks

Natural dreadlocks

The term natural dreadlocks is often very misunderstood and misused. Salons and locticians often offer natural dreadlocks meaning any dreadlocks that are real hair,not synthetic.others mean no wax or perm and consider crochet natural

but, natural dreads dread naturally

 

natural dreadlocks

natural dreadlocks no wax

 

they start from loose combed hair and become dreads orgaicly

sometimes it takes weeks, sometimes months they begin the transformation by allowing it to happen at its own pace in its own way

i’ve actually seen hair become dreads in a night if it wasn’t braided before bed every night. not mature of course but it became baby (monster baby his wanted to dread so fast it would have been 6 massive dreads in days)

 

it’s funny to me in a way how some people go years wanting to dread then when they finally decide to want to rush through the process..the journey then want to dreads in a day

 

natural dreads

natural dreads

My dreadlocks began in the wilderness, camping a few weeks in the mountains of Vermont

only the back was long enough to dread at the time but it dreaded real fast by just adding beads to loose hair

the rest dreaded as it got long enough over next couple months

I separated alot early on so ended up with tons of dreads  the number always changing at times over 200

but last few years hardly at all letting the roots thicken  up alot more to in the 50s range

but still new babies are born all the time

no effort needed its what hair wants to do

 

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285 Responses to Natural dreadlocks

  1. cinetech says:

    I’ve had my dreads for four years. They are small/med size – 20 inches long. Every month I’ve had them washed & twisted at a salon. I’m ready to go free form. How should I proceed? I have appox 120 locs. Can I stop twisting and palm rolling? Will free form give the thick locs I want?

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      well you should never have twisted them! twisting causes traction alopecia and slow but sure balding (it takes years to become permanent)
      120 locks will always be thin if not alowed to combine (congo)
      but you absolutely must stop both twisting and palm rolling (and salons!) to have healthy dreads tho theres been plenty of damage already at least the scalp will recover slowly from the twisting trauma (it kills thje capilaries that provide bloodflow to the follicles)
      palm rolling actualy does nothing at all except cause damage well unless wax was used then it compresses the wax into the core ..if wax was ever used then it must be removed
      id suggest u join http://www.dreadlockssite.com in the featured vids watch the twisting interlocking root tightening dangers vid
      post your photos and let us know how thick youd want them and we can help u get thick healthy locks naturally

  2. Frank says:

    Hello there,
    I luckly came across this website when searching for something. I love dreads for a long time but couldnt start one till recently. Im an African and got to know the only way that works for our hair texture is the twisting. I have about 3″ hair lenght and have been twisting for shortly over two months now. I wash them every two to three weeks and each time i finished washing they end back in the same way i started. Then i have to re twist them. I will be extremely glad if i can get a little help from an experienced or an African textured hair dreadlocks wearer, pls.

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      it absolutelu is not the only way and retwisting should be avoided at all costs
      retwusting causes traction alopecua the roots thin and the scalp gets bald gaps between dreads wuch progresses into wisde spread balding
      all hair dreads naturally
      wash and go do nothing else and it dreads separate as needed
      stop twisting now
      if wax was used or any products containing wax uoi must remove it
      go to http://www.dreadlockssite.com click featured videos
      watch the 1 called twisting interlocking root tightening dangers

      and stop retwisting

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      also besides stopping the twisting you should wash more ..weekly at a minimum but 2-3 times a weeks best

      whoever told you that twistings the only way didnt have a clue

  3. donald says:

    hi , i v got a year “natural” afro but wanna start natural locks. but the question is must i jsut let it do wateva it wanna do or must i blowdry my afro before starting the journey?

    • kelvin says:

      hi , i v got a 8months natural fro but wanna start natural locks. but wants it the same as bob marley but i learnt he had a blown afro before starting his journey can i also do the same with conditioners or just le it do wateva it wants to ?

      • soaringeagle2 says:

        theres no “must” abouit it u can do either

      • soaringeagle2 says:

        well conditioners slow or stop the process they are made to make hair “managable” meaning less knottu but african hair requires some moisture so it doesnt get too dry and brittle
        so i wouldnt use stoee bought conditioners instead jojoba oil or aloe (straight from the p,ant) and only as much as needed to prevent excesive dryness

  4. Arghya Superramp says:

    Hi, been in the journey for 2 months now and it feels great to live this free life, I dont care any more if my hair dreads at all or not(though its already starting I guess). Here’s some short queries,
    1. I did to dreads by backcombing at the beginning just to experiment, and I dont like one of them now (natural ones are the sexiest one), is there any way to undread them now? I dont want to cut it off from the root…..

    2. In india by the name of vinegar they seem to be selling only synthetic acytic acid and water solution, is here something else natural which I can use instead of vineger as conditioner after a soda wash? Tried to get something from online but including the shipping it costs me few months meal ticket to get them down to India……

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      that maybe good enough to use im not sure can you get dr bronners there? u can use that instead of the soda wash (diluted 12-1_ but not if you have hard water these http://www.dreadlockshampoo.com are amazing the shipping’s high if u get 1 but its bulk rate so if u get 5 or 6 its the same shipping price
      as for the backcombed dreads yes you can soak that 1 in conditioners or olive oil (not just vinegar something more conditioning) then comb it out carefully slowly and gently from the tip up towards the roots

  5. Tim says:

    I have a Question for you, I hope you can answer it. I see a lot of black people who, have dreads but they don’t look like matted knotted hair. When you look at Bob Marley’s dreads or even your dreads they look like matted knotted up hair. These people’s dreads look like twisted hair. 2nd Question How long does it, take for the hair to lock up? I’m in my sixth month, and it doesn’t seem like it’s locking up. Thanks for your answers.

  6. Tim says:

    After twisting for 2 weeks, it seem like most of my dreads were gone. After I stopped twisting and using the Tea Tree from dreadlockshampoo.com they started to grow back rappidly. I started back using the bar Patchouli soap. Why I don’t know, but the Tea Tree was making my hair to soft. Almost like baby hair. The bar soap makes it more coarse. Also, I purchased a wool sweater at a thrift shop for $5.00. Hopefully, this will help with knotting. Do you know anyone, who has had this experience?

  7. Pedro says:

    hi! i’ve been growing dreads for over a year, but i still have no dreads! i use shampoos and soap from dreadlockshampoo.com, wash once per week. my hair is separated into super super baby dreads since the begining but it doesnt seem to change from this. some even break and become loose hair. i cant seem to get to the phase 3 of the natural dreads. any tips? what can i do? maybe twist and rip? thank you! =D

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      are you using the bar or liquid
      when you wash ae]re you mostly scrybbing just the scalp?
      or are you scrybbing all the hair
      how longs the hair
      how are you drying are you towel drying
      do u tie em back or wear a hay alot
      tnr is an option but lets look at what u might be doing wrong 1st

      • Pedro says:

        wow
        thanks for the answer =D
        i´m using the liquid and the bar, mostly only the liquid and sometimes both because of dandruffs.
        i scrub just the scalp.
        my hair is about 1 hand below the shoulders but it is not even.
        i tie them back maybe 1 day a week and do not use any hats.
        i towel dry then i try to dry in the sun (i say try because sometimes thats not an option).

  8. t.j says:

    Is it ok for my scalp to itch? If not what can I do to prevent it?

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      some itching maty happen as your scalp adjusts but teatree rosemary and pepermint will all help if u use the shampoo i mentioned or the baking sodsa with teatree androsemary (essential oils) it shouldnt itch
      when it does its time to wash
      also cut out the hot water wich dries out the scalp

  9. t.j says:

    So I came across dr.bronners organic soap at the local vegan market. Can I use the bar soap on my hair? And what should my hair look like after about 5 days of not brushing my curly hair? It just looks like some of the curls are curling together but no signs of locking

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      bronners vdepends on your water type in hard water u wont be able to rinse bronners out it will leave u sticky and oily also the liquids better if u dont have hard water so u can dilute it alor
      alr=ternatives are http://www.dreadlockshampoo.com or the baking soda method on http://www.dreadlockssite.com
      its way too soon to expect locking for all but the fastest dreaders the curling togethers sectioning its what happens 1st if u got sectioning happening in 5 days dreads will soon follow
      but..whats soon mean? weeks? a month? its anones guess but sectioning in under a week or 2 is a good sign

  10. Tim says:

    I found another way, to treat my scalp with the Jojoba oil. I’m using a spray bottle, I put a little water and a couple of drops of oil and I spray it on my scalp. It’s better this way, so im not touching my scalp, and I’m not disturbing hair that’s trying to dread. I also signed up with the dreadlock site.

  11. Tim says:

    I hope I’m not bugging you, but theres so much information on the internet on dreading hair. Some of it good some bad. I can’t ask other people with dreads, most of them have Salon dreads, or have twisted their hair. I’m glad that I came a cross, your web site in June of this year. Your web site, started me on the right path to dreading my hair the natural way. Thanks for all your help, and I hope that my hair will lock up soon.

  12. Tim says:

    I am currently taking 5000 MCG of organic Biotin, along with 600 MCG in my organic multivitamin. Can too much Biotin, cause hair to not dread? I’m thinking about stop taking Biotin and using Jojoba oil and just wash every seven to ten days and see if I see some improvement. Nov 21 of this year will make it my sixth month and I’m not seeing improvement.

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      no biotin only helps it grow
      over using jojoba will prevent dreads using it at all in noin african hair wil prevent dreads
      you have arfrican hair if i remember right so need something to combat dryness just use the bare mninumum u can
      your taking biotin to increasee growth>/ how long is it how long have you taken it

  13. jake says:

    so this is my 3rd day natural dreading and after. washing my hair with baking soda its really greasy.is this suppose to happen? and will my hair lock up like this? I have pretty curly hair too

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      no it sounds like you did it wrong
      mix 1 part baking soda 10 parts water (1/2 a cutp to 5 cups as an example)
      pour over head soak 10 minutes then rinse
      now if your naturaly oily skip acv if not mix only a spoonful or 2 to 5 or 10 cups water pour on and rinse right away

  14. Tim says:

    How do you know, when your hair is locking up?

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      when individual strands stop being separate and are all “locked in” together
      if you mean filly mature its when they stop changing so much all the time are done shrining

  15. t.j says:

    So iv been trying to naturally dread my hair and I have thick curly hair that’s about 4 inches.I haven’t layed a comb or brush on it for about 2 weeks. Iv washed it twice in this time using acv and baking soda can someone tell me exactly what I need to do every day?

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      just what your doing (dont towel dry tho) how are you mixing and using the bs/acv though
      as long as u use the right ratios in th e right ways your good

      • t.j says:

        Well I’m using some recipe online with 3/4th cups. Of ACV, 1tsp of sea salt, 2 tsp of lemon juice and 1/4th cup of baking soda all in a large bowl of warm water and sorry I have another question, is it true that curly hair locks up faster? Because Icant see any “dread” looking areas on my hair. Just big curls

        • soaringeagle2 says:

          oh noooo ok thats alll wrong yikes
          1 baking soda combined with acv creates a volcanowo a violent chemical reaction resulting in carbonic acid..not what you want! wherever u found that you need to set them straight
          baking soda and acv must never mix! again lemon is a acid that should never combine with the alkaline baking soda lemon is a scronger acid that seeps into the hairs core and disolves it from the inside out weakening it

          ok this is the proper way
          mix 1 cup baking soda to 10 cups water (must be a 1-10 ratio 1/2 cup to 5 cups etc)

          pour that over wet hair
          soakl 10 minutes thenm rinse (no scrubbing)
          after rinsingf the baking soda out use just 1 or 2 tables[oons acv oin 5-10 cups water
          pou on then rinse emediately (skip acv if excessive oiliness is an issue ..for a week or 2 till its less oily then eesume)
          once the dreads are matuire after rinsing baking sioda use the same ammount acv as baking soda soaking 3 min b4 rinsing

          ypu can add to the baking soda esential oils like teatree riosemary lavander pepermint etc as needed fpr dandruff or whatever u need to treat

          make sure u corect that site u saw that on!
          they were ruining your hair

  16. Tim says:

    Which type of Tam would you recommend to a person? I work in a dusty enviorment, and I don’t want all that dust in my hair. Also, I found out for myself, that twisting is more work than most realize. Everytime I washed I had to redo them. And After watching a video of a lady, that has been dreading for 11 yrs simply by washing and seperating. A whole lot easier, than twisting. So I don’t have any plans, on twisting anymore. And I won’t allow myself to be pursuaded by others to twist.

  17. Tim says:

    I meant to ask you, if you wait for 2 weeks before washing your hair does it help to lock up the hair. I have heard that if, you wash it too much that it can undo hair that is trying to dread. Is there other ways to clean your scalp aside from running water throught the hair?

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      washing is what makes it dread tho if u force start them washing loosens them 1st
      salons sometimes recomend not wetting or ashing for a year!
      but if your growing natural dreads washing more oftwen is best

      • that guy you know says:

        what salons say you shouldnt wash for a year? I have never heard of something like that, even basic knowledge of hair would tell you to wash. I think you have some misinformation yourself here about that at least. That being said i love this site.

        • soaringeagle2 says:

          actualy many do especialy ones catering to african hair some just 3-6 months but many d=say not to even wet the hair for a year the salons then use witch hazle on the scalp every month or 2

  18. Tim says:

    Have you ever heard, of Jojoba Oil? I purchased a bottle of it, and it has Canola Oil,Sunflower Oil, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil,Grape seed Oil,Horse Chestnut Seed Extract, Seabuckthorn Extract,Green Tea Extract,Nettle Extract,Ginko Biloba Extract, Fragrance. Is this safe to use on hair, for someone dreading? Oh, yeah have you ever heard, of people have their hair sowed with yarn in an attempt to get dreads?

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      jojoba is the closest thing to your natural oils
      for african hair yes its great other types not till mature
      the sewing with yarn is to make temporary dreads to see if you like dreads i mean would you want yarn stuck in yours forever?
      not all salons tell u they arent real dreads either

  19. Tim says:

    Where can I get, some good Tea Tree Oil (organic that is)? Mainly I will use it after washing to keep scalp moist. Also, I purchased a bottle of the Pink Sea salt spray some months ago. When I use it, the second day my hair starts to smell. Why is this?

  20. Rebecca says:

    Hi! I am doing neglect/natural dreadlocks. I haven’t combed my hair for 4 months. I wash it about every 3rd day. I just need to ask this: The hair on the top of my head are dreadlocks, but the under layers of my hair are “normal” hair, they don’t form into dreadlocks. Is this natural? Will they form with time? Also, the dreadlocks I have are very “poofy” and lot’s of loose hairs. Like REALLY poofy/fluffy. Is this also normal? They also try to create a “mat” in my scalp, I try so separate them often but they still do… Thank you!

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      underneath layer meaning around the hairline? hairline hairs finner and silkier so dreads slowest
      also if u wear them up alot or back that may affect things
      also you touch it more
      it will catch up
      4 months are just babies people who tnr or backcomb tend to loosen even fall apart the 1st 4 months before redreading
      the matt at the roots is ok as long as the interconnected webbing doesnt extend up between 2 dreads you cant seperate whats flat against the scalp only whats connecting dread to dread
      if your concerned go on http://www.dreadlockssite.com (my main site) and post photos in the forums

      • Rebecca says:

        Thank you for your answer! No I mean the hair that’s above my ears is dreads, but the hair in the back/near my neck is not. It’s kind of hard to describe, hope you understand what I mean. I’m from Sweden and my english isn’t that good. I maybe will post some photos there or do a youtube video or something. thanks!

  21. Tim says:

    Oh yeah, forgot to ask you, what do you think about people who start out dreading their hair using the twist with a comb. They part the hair according to the size they want the dread to be. Next they apply locking gel, and secure the hair with a duck bill clip until it dries.

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      the comb coils arent a bad way to start for straighter type african hair ..but the gels unesacary and builds up the clipping as it dries is silly they often bake in the gel so it hardens ..wich is not smart the hardened gel will prevent proper dreading..or at least delay it

      unfortunately after the comb coils most fall into the retwisting or interlocking habit and really screw them up

      • Tim says:

        What is Interlocking? I have met people that retwist, and their dreads look very good. The people say that it makes the dreads look neater.

        • soaringeagle2 says:

          problem is how they define :”looking neater” is no hair in the scalp between dreads. and the roots pulled in painfully tight destroying the curculation to the scalp causing traction alopecia and balding
          interlocking is incredible stupid
          they make a gap in the roots then pull the whole dread through the gap
          this cayses that spot to be much weaker and have no shockabsorbtion so more likely to snap off under strain it also tightens the roots too much and causes holes and a crinkly look
          http://www.dreadlockssite.com/video/retwisting-interlocking-tightening-dreads-locs-roots-dangers
          thats what “looking neat” will get you in the long run
          does that look neat to you?

          • Tim says:

            No it doesn’t look neat. After seeing that video, I won’t be twisting my hair, or any other dangerous methods. I will continue to wash it and use the Pink Himalayan sea salt spray. Thanks for the link.

  22. Tim says:

    Have you seen that new thing, that they use to start starter dreads.It looks like a sponge, they take it and rub it all over your head for 3 to 20 mins, and it creates starter dreads. Saw it on youtube. The web site that sells it is called Nudread.com.

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      yea ridiculous thing makes you look like a hedgehog and it cant be too good for ya theres another thing that i have only seen used once and my god was it a disaster a stick of dynamite would have been gentler i think its called a multi headed reciprocating rotating dreadlocking machine it spins around the hair firing thousands of tiny crochet hooks through it ..completely mangeling the hair
      every so often some fool comes out with a new crazy contraption to “make dreading easier” (like doing nothing is so hard) but the devices they create are rediculouse even comical…untill you see it actualy used and how horibly destrutive it is
      i never ever thought anyone would buy that rotating thing..but a member joined dreadlockssite after his loctician freind tried out her new tool on him
      the results werent pretty..imagine if you really did try cutting your hair with a lawnmower..thats what it looked like..like someone ripped out his hair by the handful
      scary

  23. If Im Using The DreadHeadHQ Wax … It says to Blow dry Them as well… How long Should I blow dry Them for?

    Also, How long And How Often should I apply the DreadHeadHQ wax In My 6 to 7 Inch Long Curly Hair.. Im Latino If That should Matter? Haha

  24. Tieoni says:

    My husband has just begun to let his hair dread naturally and he has asked me to take responsibility for the entire process as he literally does not want to do anything. For the past week and a half he has not combed it and has used the locking liquid shampoo twice. Just a couple of questions. How often should he use the Himalayan sea salt spray as it only provided instructions to use on wet or dry hair? He just began to use that product two days ago and I am already noticing a tangling effect and so I don’t know how often it is recommended that he use it. Also, last question, Would he be able to use a steam room and/or Jacuzzi without compromising the dreads?

    Thank,
    T :-)

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      the pink himalean sea salt from http://www.dreadlockshampoo.com is special with added proteins and herbs good for hair and scalp health so its safer to leave on longer and use more often then regular straight sea salt or any ‘dread accelerators” out there
      if you notice the hair and/or scalp getting too dry then cut back
      weekly is plenty often enough daily probably overkill so anwhere from once or twice a weeks good id think every 3 days is a good max
      yea that stuff works wonders
      oh keep in mind the liquids also got sea salt in it so you shouldnt neesd to use the pink stuff all too often
      saunas jacuzzi sweat lodges it doesnt matter its fine
      live your life to its fullest dreads will happen as you live
      some are scared to go out in the rain let alone swim while others scubadive and surf some are afraid of a gentle wind while others drive with windows down and skydive with wind rushing by at 200 mph

  25. Tim says:

    I have at least 4 inches of hair, if not more. Some of my hair that has twisted on it’s own, is hidden by hair that is covering it. Is this normal? And does putting a wool sweater, on a pillow help hair to knot up?

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      yup its normal african hair will dread at just an inch or 2 caucasian closer to 6 inches
      a wool sweater helps most people yes but a few have found it to do the oposite so experiment
      all the hair will dread at diferent rates so some will form dreads faster then others

  26. Alexander Supertramp says:

    Hi, its me again, so my journey has began, and feeling great:),but after this 2/3 week I’m noticing my hair is going back to the fall syndrom :’(, is it ok if some loose hair come out of the bush, or should they stay in the bush helping it to form dreads? And what’s sthe solution of hair fall in this journey?
    And here’s what I’m exactly doing, please let me know if I’m doing anything wrong?
    * Mixing 50 grams of soda with two litre of lukewarm water, pouring it all over my hair.
    *Wash it after 10/20 minutes
    * repeat the process again just replacing the soda with vinegar.
    Now I’m finaly learning to realize your first lesson, “not to worry”, and trying to do as less as possible for my hair. :)

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      nothing can be done about falling
      the baking soda ratios i dont speak metric so it should be 1 part baking soda to 10 parts water
      acv untill mature use way less,,like a spoonful or 2

  27. Tim says:

    People that I have met, that have dreads suggest that I twist the hair using a Locking Gel because my hair is so soft. I’m a little Skeptical about twisting for fear of balding. Any suggestions!

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      people will suggest wax and salons too doesnt mean they are good ideas
      the locking gels typicaly sold for your type hair are then baked in till it hardens
      wich glues the hair in place but prevents dreading
      they generaly dont wash much at all ..even not at all for a year
      the gel mostly washes out so it really doesnt do much of anything but it can cause pretty horific buildup
      ive seen people with african hair but the dreads looked grew to white
      it wasnt cause of age it was buildup..stopping the gel use and using a residue remover and it turned black again..less stiff and heavy and much softer

      washing..and sleeping will get ya there

  28. Tim says:

    At what point, does the hair begin to knot up? It will be 4 months of dreading my hair October 21. I have soft curly hair. my hair now has twist in them some are thick and some are thin.

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      it varies widely length texture and what you wash with and how (as well as dry) all make a diference
      some start to lock up extremely fast
      like get knotty in hours to days
      many more weeks vast majority 1-3 months with some taking longer some ..rare few.. take alot longer

      whats your hair length type etc
      what are you washing with..how..how often
      how are you drying
      do you tie it up or back much or wear a hat etc

      • Tim says:

        I wash with the Tea Tree liquid shampoo, and I wash it every 4 to 5 days. I don’t towel dry, I shake the water out of my hair and let it air dry. I would say I have about 2.5 to maybe 3 inches of hair. I’m Black with soft curly hair.

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      teatree shampoo from http://www.dreadlockshampoo.com or a store bought brand? not all natural shampoos are good for dreading
      caucasian type hair needs 6 inches to lock generaly african hair will lock much shorter perhaps your hairs that in between texture that needs a lil more time or length
      but have no fear it will happen just takes patience
      if you could post photos on http://www.dreadlockssite.com might help give ya a better answer and estimate

      • Tim says:

        From Dreadlockshampoo.com

        • Tim says:

          I’m black, and I started using the shampoo bar soap. Just recently I started using Tea Tree shampoo From the dreadlockshampoo site. I mix the two soaps together the liquid soap and the bar when washing.

          • soaringeagle2 says:

            no need to mix them use wichever works better for ya
            when washing try to just wash the scalp without messing with the hair t]itself

  29. Tim says:

    I decided not to buy, the Locking Magic Gel. My hair is twisting on it’s own. Some twist are thin some are thick. Hopefully it will start to mat up soon.

  30. Tim says:

    I have soft curly hair, and I’m considering the Locking Magic Gel. Is this something you would reccomend? I’m seeing curls and twist in my hair now. Also, I have had to pull them apart, because they two twist tangeling.

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      if your going to use any gel then thats the 1 to use..e careful not to pull apart anything that is trying to dread if they arent dreaded yet leave em alone ..unless its dreading too huge once dreading pull apart if 2 try to combine

  31. BTW….I also take pre-natal vitamins and biotin to help ensure the health of my hair so that may be why I am not seeing thinning at the roots.

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      well partialy but like i said twisting in your hair type doesnt help atall..im asuming you dont do it super tight and it doesnt stay tight
      in african hair they twist it extremely tight then pin them gown cake in gel or wax and bake it till it hardens (gel) so the roots stay pulled way way way too tight constantly and itsthe over tightness that causes the thinning and baldong

  32. Tim says:

    When hair is dreading, does hair move in a way that it feels like something is in your hair. Sometimes it feels like something is crawling in my head but nothing is there.

  33. Tim says:

    I purchased bottle of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt. Did you say that, it dries out the hair? If you said that, I would suppose that it helps with hair knotting and tangling. I did use it last night, but it was after I washed it. I left the spray in my hair and had not problems. Also, they gave me a small bottle of Tea Tree locking shampoo.

  34. Tim says:

    What’s the difference between Wax and Locking Gel? I have seen youtube videos of where they used locking gel, when twisting a persons hair. Why don’t people grow dreads naturally? You never heard of Bob Marley doing twisting wax or none of that stuff. Rastas grow them naturally. Now we have Salons, what a shame.

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      gels easier to remove thats about it they still bake it in till its hard
      and yes its a shame they try to make natural dreads seem gross but then salons say not to wash it for a whole year..thats gross

  35. Tim says:

    Just so you know, when I started dreading in june of this year. I noticed that the top part of my head looked bald. You could see the scalp. After I started taking Megamen multivitamins from GNC the hair grew in those bald like spots and I see where it filled in. Megamen has 300 MCG of Biotin in it. Just wanted to share this anyone who might have experinced this.

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      before u started dreading were u wearing it in tight braids cornrows or twists..if so just stopping that would have helped it grow back in

      • Tim says:

        No I never wore my hair in braids, or corn rows, or twists. I always got hair cuts. My last hair cut was May 11, of this year. Don’t know why it looked bald, or why I could see my scalp.

  36. Tim says:

    How do you use the Himalayan Sea Salt spray Do you spray on hair before or after washing? And how long can it stay in hair, before washing it out?

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      most sea salts youd use no more then 2 hours b4 washing this tho i have left on for days withoit issues ..thoigh youd want to spray the hair not the scalp
      uswe yoir judgment if it gets too dry then rinse after 2 hours if not then u can l,eave it on as long as u want

  37. Tim says:

    Just how good is that, Himalayan Sea Salt spray? And what is the purpose of using sea salt spray?

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      everything they make is awesome
      well sea salt dries out haor so it knots and tightens faster
      himalean pink sea salts the strongest plurest salt on earth
      but it also has vitamins and proteins added that make it good for hair and safer to leave on

      • Tim says:

        How do you use the Himalayan Sea Salt spray Do you spray on hair before or after washing? And how long can it stay in hair, before washing it out?

  38. shari says:

    Hello. I started my natural dreads on April 15. I haven’t combed, or brushed my hair since. I have mixed hair (which can be hard to define). I have a really tight curl pattern. So far, I have dreads in the back, about 20 or so, but not really any in the front (from the top of my ears to my forehead). 1) Should I be concenred?
    2) I want more individual dreads, versus large clumps of dreads. I’ve heard that some people just pull apart big dreads before they fully develop, your opinion?
    3) I don’t do anything to my hair when I sleep, and it tends to make my baby dreads look all crazy, sometimes bent in random spots, or pushed forward, making the back of my head flat. Am I still in baby stages and its normal, or could something be wrong?
    5) I wash my hair twice a week. I am going to start shampooing/conditioning once, and then just doing a rinse on the second day
    6) I saw the best dread results when not using anything besides water to wash, however, I have a very dry scalp that tends to flake up if I go too long without shampoo. Does using shampoo/conditioner only when I start to see flakes sound okay? I mean obviously its up to me if I feel comfortable.

    -Shari

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      you want to wash the ppl that only use water arent very clean tho u dont want to use regular shampoo or conditioner (if you have typical african hair tat is excessivly dry use minimal aloe or jojoba as needed )
      you will want to seperate any forming too big otr trying to combine
      its normal to dread 1st on the side you sleep on seperating will help prevent the flattened out look
      if you tie em bck alot stop tats interfereing in the process

  39. Tim says:

    When I washed my hair, this morning I saw a lot of loose hairs in my hand. Is this normal? How long does it take to start seeing baby dreads? And do you seperate dreads with a comb or with your hand?

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      u shed like 120 or so hairs a day so yes its normal
      how long can vary so widely from hours (raree) to almost a year (rare)
      but typicaly its a few weeks to a couple months
      you seperate with hands by pulling 2 connecting dreads away from eachother

  40. Tim says:

    Thanks for having such, an informative web site. I did research on dreading and found your site, which is big help. Now my question is this when starts to form dreads, can hair section itself? And if not, who would you recomend to do it. I’m skeptical about Salon and Locticians.

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      yup it absolutely sections itself but as it dreads u wil have to seperate so they dont join together
      and you should be skepticle of salons and locticians ..you shiuld avoid em at all costs

  41. Tim says:

    I have soft curly hair, is it true that curly hair dreads best?

    And does all hair that, is dreading have to become nappy to dread?

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      typicaly it dreads fastest altho in some cases straight fine silky hair can dread very fast too
      umm..whats the technical definition of “nappy”
      it has to get tangled yes messy (in a way) yes the messy stage can be beautiful
      nappy is tight curls and no straight hair cabn tangle and dread without curling 1st

  42. Tim says:

    I have two questions for you. How does Biotin help, people who are growing dreads? I’m two months into dreading my hair, and my Mega Men multivitamin has 300 MCG of biotin in it. Second question Does wearing a beanie, while sleeping at night help hair to knot up? I just got a beanie yesterday, and wore it to bed after washing my hair, which took 3 hours to dry.

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      biotin dont help hair dread it helps it grow fasster but u need a much higher dose and daily for months to see any effect dont wear nothing to bed and beannies are too tight tams are loose enough but the more they hang looe the better .. leave em loose at night to tangle

  43. Brandy says:

    Hello.
    I am on day 5 of my natural dread journey. My hair is very fine and silky. So far it seems to be going okay. Can you give some advice on daily maintenance to help the dreads form nicely. And also, are hair ties, bobby pins, etc. safe to use with dreads.
    Any and all advice is much appreciated! Thank You.

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      i wouldnt use pins but ties are ok loosers better but the more its tied the slower it will dread they will dread faster when free to move
      when dreaded just use your dreads to tie em

      • Brandy says:

        Thank You for the reply.

        One more question, for now. ;)
        How do you recommend sleeping with the New/ Baby Dreads? Down and Loose?

        p.s. I am going to wash my hair tonight. I am so excited.
        Thanks again.

  44. Tim says:

    Thanks for your help. I washed my hair in cool water, and I don’t have the dandruff problem anymore. Also, I was told by people that have dreads, that you shouldn’t wash your often. They say you should was every 2 to 3 weeks. So I now wear, a silk cap on my head, because the place I work at has a lot of dust. I’m hoping that I won’t have to wash as much. What your opinion about this? And does a beanie help dreading hair?

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      who told you that? thats absolutely false
      you want to wash often just not every day cause it takes too long to dry wash every 3 or 4 days if u are excessivly dirty u can wash every day as k=long as u make sure to thouroughly dry them as they mature they can take a wjhole day to dry so if they stay damp..mold forms i wash every 3-4 days that keeps dandruff away i bet those wrre salon dreads or waxy dreads salon dreads try to make natural dreads seem gross then they tend to only wash every few months or in the 1st year they dont even let it get wet for a year..now thats gross
      wash your hair the more u wash the faster they dread and the healthier and happier you will be
      dont let anyone tell you not to wash your hair dont be the sterotype ..dreads dread best when clean..they should be ashamed of themselves fortelling you not to wash

  45. Tim says:

    I’m using the patcholi dread soap. After I wash my hair, the next day I get dandruff. Should I change soaps? if so which one would be better to use. Also, is it true that Biotin helps hair? I’m taking Mega Men multi vitamin, and it has Biotin in it.

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      are u using hot water hot water will seriusly agrevate dandruff (dry flakey scalp true dandruffs much rarer then ppl think but dozens of other conditions get misdiagnosed as dandruff)
      use cooler barely warm water and finish with a very cold rinse cold as u can stand and u should see it improve i assume you mean the pathoulli bar from http://www.dreadlockshampoo.com ? the only 1 better for dandruff would be the teatree rosemary 1

      • Tim says:

        Yes that’s the soap im referring to. The dandruff is only on the side of my head, and sometimes on the top of my head in the front. Also, I purchased some Haines Sea Salt. How should it be used? I use a 2oz spray bottle, with a teaspoon of the salt added to hot water. After water cools, I spray my head, and rinse out after 45 minutes.

        • soaringeagle2 says:

          2 oz with a teaspoon seems awefully strong 3 tablespoons per 5 cups is about right
          try to avoud the scalp sea salt can dry the hell outta your scalp

  46. Rebecca says:

    Hi! I am on the natural dread journey about 2 months and 22 days. I love it so far but I need some advice. 1. Does wearing your hair in a bun slow the process? I keep it down most of the time but when my hair is wet I want to keep it up in a bun.
    2. I use knottyboy dreadschampoo bar for baby dreads, and I rub it into my scalp. But I noticed that my roots don’t lock up as well as the rest of the hair, and i was wondering if I disturb the process when I rub the bar against my scalp?

    • Rebecca says:

      1 month and 22 days, I was wrong!

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      never bun it up when wet otr it will start to rot yes buns will slow progress but when wet will bread mold u need thenmn always loose and free when wet no hats no tyoing back no wrapping in a towel it doesnt take long to get moldy when wrapped up with no airflow
      why are you using anything from knottyboy they should be boycotted grated they arent nearly as horrible as dreadheadhq but still both profit from destroying dreads and should be boycotted
      a much better soaps http://www.dreadlockshampoo.com and is way more ethical
      the roots however wont dread up for a good li=ong time
      umm i wouldnt be surprised to find out the soap u are uasing contains wax so read the ingredients

      • Rebecca says:

        I’ve read the ingredients and there is only natural stuff in there, that’s why I bought it. “Saponified Organic Oils of Palm, Coconut, Castor Bean and Hemp, and Organic Essential Oils of Rosemary, Peppermint and Tea Tree” I know you shouldn’t support them but It’s the only dreadbar that it’s sold in boutique in Sweden. Does it really create mold if you make sure that they are dry? Like my hair is so thick it takes ages to dry and I don’t like when the hair makes my clothes wet. I just keep it in a bun when it’s soaking wet, then when it’s just a bit damp I let it loose to dry completely.
        Thank you so much for your advice soaringeagle!

        • soaringeagle2 says:

          granted kb is safe to use unlike dreadheadhq toxic garbage but stuill they should be boycoyyed http://www.dreadlockshampoo.com is best by far and if u order 1 shippings high to there but u can get 5 or 6 for same shipping cost
          the bun absolutly can cause mold quickly if wet
          shake em out to get the excess out then sit in the sun
          also they dry way faster down as the water drips out the ends up the water has nowhere to go
          if the tips were blunted that makes them take way way longer to dry again cause the water cant drip out the ends

          • Rebecca says:

            Thank you so much for your advice! Lots of love.

            • Rebecca says:

              Sorry for another question, but I just have to ask. When I stopped brushing my hair I was in Greece for holiday. My hair sectioned soooo fast. But now, when I’m home, the last couple of weeks many of the sections have disappeared. My hair looks like it did before I stopped brushing it. Like normal hair. It somehow seems like the process is backing. Any idea of what happened? Thank you :)

              • soaringeagle2 says:

                what are u washing with again its possibly the water type diference especoialy if u use bronners

                • Rebecca says:

                  I use knottyboys soap bar for baby dreads.

                  • soaringeagle2 says:

                    kb should be boycotted i dont know anything about a bar for baby dreads but i wouldnt use anything from them these are way better and made for hard water http://www.dreadlockshampoo.com
                    and u can use the baking sioda acv method as well
                    was anything else diferent besides the water like how you dried them or anything

                    • Rebecca says:

                      I just realized that It might be because of I always just rubbed the shampoo on my scalp and then Rinsed, but the last weeks I have been also rubbing the bar against my lengths. I will try to wash it like I did in the beginning and I will see what happens :) Maybe that was the thing that ruined the process. What do you think?

                    • soaringeagle2 says:

                      absolutely you should just scrub the scalp..and gently and carefully till they are well established this is why many use the baking soda acv no touch method early on

  47. Mar Marroquin says:

    Hello! I stared the freeform dreads 4 days ago, and i was wondering if i could wash my hair every day only with water cuz i stop using shampoo 3 month ago.
    How to make my dreads thin?
    Thanks :)

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      waters rinsing not washing you should use a dread shampoo like http://www.dreadlockshampoo.com or the baking soda deep cleanse (npo poo method) but not just water also every 3 days is better to keep em thin seperate any that are too big or connecting

      • Randi says:

        I have never been one to spend time brushing my hair everyday because it is too long, straight, and way too thick. It takes up too much time having to brush through a million knots 4 or 5 times a day. I am a young single mother and I do not have that kind of time or patience to do that. I have wanted dreads since I was 15 (ten years). I decided that I would try it out and see what my hair does naturally. After two weeks of not conditioning or brushing all I have to show for it is a big nasty mat on the nape of my neck. Any advice on where to go from here??

        • soaringeagle2 says:

          your hair will dread fastest on side u sleep on (back i n most cases)
          when hair dreads fast it needs seperating more often (early on as it matures it needs less)
          take 2 clumps pull them away from eachother popping the connecting hairs do this while wet right after wshing (or more often if needed) its easiest when wet
          if they are too conected to pull apart try these in this order
          1 add a lil olive oil to the connected ares and pull
          2 ifd nothing will get it apart selective surgery is need4ed..do it carefully pull the sections putting tension on the connected parts then very carefully with a razorblade or exacto knife snip or slice through just a few fairs at a time
          3 try pulling apart again
          4if that fails repeat step 2 ..you want tpo rip or pop as some call it s much as u can cut only whts really needed to be able to rip

          if u havent in a while ot can hu8rt a lil (not too bad) when wet it hurts less
          if you keep ontop of it regularly u wont have any problems and wont hurt

          tip keep the sections smaller then 1 inch at the roots any wider can cause them to dry too slowly

  48. mrgreatamazing says:

    Wassup its been a long time on here.

    I got a question

    Does playing with your hair slows the process???

    Cause i cant stop touching my hair. I love the way my hair feels now

    But i was just curious about that

    Thanks for your time

    Jah bless

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      its best not to cause playing with it can on 1 hand create knots on another undo them the knots will be created just by living so best to not risk undoing progress..but i know how it is i played with mine alot early on too

  49. Will says:

    Hey, so I started my natural dreadlocks and they were looking perfect. They were strongly sectioned by day 2-3, and up until yesterday were looking like baby dreadlings (about 2 1/2 weeks of dreading) and I had no soap (I wash normally with my friends dreadlock shampoo bar but he wasn’t home) and I had to wash my hair for Warped Tour because it had been a lil over a week of not washing at that point. So I washed with regular shampoo and it messed up my progress like crazy. The sections are still there, but the dreads don’t feel like “dreads” any more. So I was wondering, should I get natural liquid dread shampoo to avoid messing up the knotting process? Or would the bar be just fine?
    http://shop.dreadlockshampoo.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=5

    or

    http://shop.dreadlockshampoo.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=7

  50. Tim says:

    What is twisting? should it be used, if not why

    What is Palm rolling?

    I’m seeing coils in my head, after 28 days of not combing. Is this normal?

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      hmm must have missed this twisting is very bad they twist (african hair only) extremely tight wich pulls hair right out of the scalp doing it over and over will destroy the circulation to the folicules so the hair between dreads wont grow back you get that scalpy look salons try tio call “tidy” but its really early stage traction alopecia as it progresses the roots thin, the roots can break and it can become widespread balding, theres a point of no return too and thats why 50,000 18 year old african americans get hair transplants every year (twisting and too tight braids/cornrows)
      palm rolling is rolling the dreads between your hands its pointless it reduces frizz..tempoirarily a day or so but at the risk of permenant damage they also do it to force roundness byut they round out just by sleeping on them so its really wasted effort
      yup thats normal it will dread soon

  51. Tim says:

    I was told by, a co-worker who has been dreading for 23years that hair has to become nappy as a result of not combing. Now my hair looks like ticklers, like little buds.

  52. Tim says:

    After 2 to 3 weeks of, not combing hair how can you tell when hair is starting dread?

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      1st it sections itself then the sections start tangling and u will notice some start to feel slightly firmer well not firm yet but more substantial like more then just straight hair

  53. Tim says:

    I have seen youtube videos, on how to make your own Sea Salt spray. They use oil and lemon juice. what do you recommend? How many teaspoons or table spoons for 8oz or bigger spray bottle.

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      never get dread advice from youtube! (unless its by me or menbtions dreadlockssite) well not true theres a dozen or so who give good advice but 99.9% of all youtube dread advice is horible lemon juice is too strong an acid it penetrates into the inner layer of the hair shaft where the pigment lies when exposed to heat or sun it breaks down the pigment but withouit the heat or sun it still breaks down the protein binds slowly dissolving the hair from the core (in a weak state it wui]ill takre a while to notice weakening)
      sea salt spray
      3.5% of the water volume..that simple
      u should only put it in max 2 hours b4 rinsing or washing weekly is plenty though http://www.dreadlockshampoo.com has a himalean pink sea salt spray (purest strongest salt on earth) that has herbs and proteins that make it good for hair and safe to leave in longer..if you make youir own though only leave in an hour or 2

  54. james says:

    Hello,
    I have a question about starting out with growing dreadlocks.
    It recommends that I wash my hair every 3 or so days, but I was wondering when I’m not washing my hair should I keep it dry or is it ok to run water through it?
    Thanks,

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      sure u can but, heres the thing once dreaded, especialy thick dreads or ones with blunted tips, they can take a long time to completely dry, so wetting them daily might result in a permenant damp situation that will cause mold or mildew to grow in them so its best to try to get used to not wetting them as often early on

  55. Tim says:

    Soaringeagle

    How do you make, your own sea salt spray?

    how often should it be used? and how long do you leave it in your hair?

    Do you use after washing or before?

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      simple sea water is 3.5% salinity so guesstimate around 3% tiny bit more
      spray on 2 hours b4 u wash or u can use as u wash it dont need to be on long to work 10 min to 2 hours
      too much longer and it will fry your hair

  56. Tim says:

    For soaringeagle

    What is backcombing? when should it be done, if at all?

    Can a person that is just starting, to dread their hair use Aloe to wash scalp?

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      backcombings a method basicly you comb the hair backwards but this damages the hair your hairs alot like a snake, covered in scales (cuticles) if you pet a snake head to tail its smooth tail to head the roughness of yoir hand catches the scales prying them up and harming the snake this is what happens when backcombing hair
      when should it be done well you should never but if you want to u do it the 1st day only then never again
      aloe should only ever be used straight from the plant or food grade (only ingredient aloe nothing else) its conditioning if your black using it to moisturize is fine (not wash) if non african then no dont use it till mature (or for a weddung to tame frizz it shrinks as it dries smoothing the dreads but will slow progress when used)

  57. dakang says:

    I want to dread the natural way, like you. I stopped washing my hair with any products, but I do put jojoba oil in my hair daily, mainly for the scalp, not the hair. Is this a bad idea? Should I only wash with water I mean.

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      u want to wash with something baking soda and acv or a dread soap http://www.dreadlockshampoo.com is best i guess you have African type hair (hence the need for jojoba) if not dont use it if so the dreadlockshampoo soaps (bars especialy) will make it so u hardly need any but if u do use only as needed bare minimum
      however when washing only scrub the scalp then rinse thru the hair

      • dakang says:

        Thank you! I am caucasian but have very dry scalp, which is why I try to use a natural oil on it. And stay away from anything containing Sodium Laureth Sulfate. I will buy some of that dreadlockshampoo and quit using the jojoba. Again, thanks for the advice.

        • soaringeagle2 says:

          u should notice a diference right away if not then after using it a couple weeks
          let me know how it goes

  58. Taylor says:

    Hello! This website is awesome and helps me remember the reason I actually chose to dread my hair.. to experience the process.. and for me I have always loved my hair, so this is a way for me to change dramatically what I and others have always thought to be my best trait, to let go of where I find my beauty and to find beauty in other places.

    I am wondering however, if my baby dreads are forming towards the bottom first, will they not knot on the top and cause the whole process to not work correctly? Thanks!

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      by bottom and top u mean? lol some refer to roots as bottom but lets assume you mean tips its totaly normal and the roots will just not dread till closer to mature
      this is just my blog our main site/community is http://www.dreadlockssite.com if u ever need anything with dreads thats the place to go
      only place in fact

  59. LionofJudah says:

    Hi I’m looking for some help and pointers on how to grow dreadlocks. First off I am african with kinky hair. Most of the sites I’ve been to seem to be for non african people with straight hair. Now I’ve kept my head shaved for a few years but I’ve been growing out my hair for about 4 months now. The problem is because my hair is kinky it compresses and stays down. If I pull it out it comes out to about 3 inches. What is the best way to grow dreadlocks for my type of hair? I was thinking of letting it grow naturally but not sure if this would work because it might stay compresses and not form locks or if it does it would be one huge dread/congo which is not what I want.

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      have u visited dreadlockssite? its the only 1 u can trust and we cover all hair types (true theres not many africans in the slideshow only cause most have come to us with severely unhealthy salon dreads)
      going natural is the best way seperate to prevent congos
      just pull them apart as dreads try to combine or form too thick

  60. john says:

    Hello it is me again!
    So i was wondering about sores on the head? my head hasnt fully parted into seperate sections but basically the back half is dreaded all different sizes loops etc. on the left side of my head i have one big guy and on the underside at the root of the scalp it is red and a tad bumpy . I can not tell if this is because the dread it too big and the hair is fighting to go in different directions or maybe something else.
    As I have just let my hair do its own thing besides washing.
    I had preferred larger dreads from the begining so i didnt see the harm when he grew.
    Also i have elminated the dandruff problem from a couple months ago.
    thank you

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      how big is it if its over an inchat the base it can cause alot of issues

      • john says:

        id say between a half inch and an inch
        can i post pictures on here?

        • soaringeagle2 says:

          i know u can use some htm link to it at least im not sure if u can add images direct or not
          havent tried lol

          but if the base is incgh or less then its ok
          only over an inch can cause issues

  61. Kenan says:

    Hello. So im African American and im on day 4 of neglect. Im planning on getting congos and i understand the steps to getting them. My only problem is that when i wake up the side and back of my head is flat from sleeping on my afro. Will this affect my hair? How to prevent this? I dont want to seperate them because i want congos…thanks

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      whats wrong with flat dreads? they round out over time tho usualy
      beware tho congos look cool but as they get thicker..over an inch..they can cause issues..
      they dry way slower so more mold risk
      they can pull unjevenly causing pain much harder to clean and care for

  62. jasmine says:

    hi there SE lol now im on all ur sites ahaha i think lol rockin in the free world ahaha dready master haha no jk lol eagle man dudeman lol hope all is well keep on with the mission im right here with ya:D much love peace
    jazzymomma

  63. JUANcito says:

    Hello NICE site! First looked on here I believe around a yr and a half ago. I have mixed africanamerican / scottish / puertorican curly coils, and am about 20 months of growth and freeforming, only seperating about 4 times. So far i can pull it up to a pony bun looking thing, wash it 2 times a week with a shea cleanse shampoo.

    Only question I have is previously to growing this set of hair, I have braids/cornrows for about 7 years, which now leaves me with the corners of my hair on the top very light compared to the rest.

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      well irs a good thing yoir freeforming thenm or it woul.d get worse! massage the scalp with jojoba pwepermint and rosemary theres probly others too u need top stimulate bloodflow

      theres alot of info on traction alo[ecia and dreads onwww.dreadlockssite.com
      keep all tension off the roots

  64. Joshh says:

    Would you say the dreadlock shampoo bar is good for african american hair?

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      absolutely
      african hair needs extra moisture the beer in the bars should fill that need you most likley will need no additional oils or products but if u do a lil jojoba oil will do u good

  65. Jessep2300 says:

    Hey I am in the process of planning for dreads. I’ve decided not to use anything but to do it all naturally. So how should I prepare? And what kinda of sectioning should I do? What do I keep them sectioned with? What should my weekly care look like at the start, and then once I start getting more complete dreads? I’m sure I have more questions! But I want to be sure to have the best possible dreads I can, even if it takes a while. Is there anyway I could email you with questions?

  66. Cameron B says:

    hey there, i’ve been letting my hair naturally dread for almost a month now, they have naturally formed really good dreadlocks, good size, thickness that i was aiming for etc, but there are still areas of hair that are still a bit straight/ not knoting together, any tips to help or should i just be patient and continue what i’ve been doing? peace :)

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      there will always be some just ignore it it’kk take care of tself
      your only a month in..if there wasnmt undreaded parts id be worried
      wont be fully dreaded for about a year.relax

  67. mrgreatamazing says:

    hey there.

    i no longer use shampoo in my hair.

    i just use water to clean my hair and i massages my scalp

    do you think thats a good decision since its just water?

    and also when i wash my hair my hair unravels then i have to rub my hair in a circular motion again and seperate but when i wet my hair it unravels again.

    this is my second month because i started freeforming march 1′st so my hair might take some time to show its process

    thanks for your time

    jah bless!!!!!

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      yiu dont want to be rubbing you do want to be washing
      are u african american or not slight diferences in how it should be washed
      now you want to wash right (no rubbing dont worry about unraveling u shouldnt have “raveled” to begin with.
      1 washing method its a no touch no scrumb way
      1 cup baking soda to 10 cups water (1/2 to 5)
      stir add any essential oils u need pour over head
      soak 10 min then rinse
      mixa teaspoon to 2 tablespoons apple cider vinager in same amount water pour on then rinse right away

      method 2 get the soaps from http://www.dreadlockshampoo.com (best there are) scrub only the scalp not hair
      then just leave it by
      dont towel dry
      dont mess with it
      just leave it alone to dread

  68. John Taylor says:

    I did not know you had a blog, I haven’t combed, felted, cut, roll, or shape my locks since we had a talk about my moment of weakness. I have yet to allow unfriendly influences in my life, I really have alot to thank you for. But I think the best way would be to show you. I will I promise, I wanna help people see a more natural way of looking at things. I’m thoroughly done with research on hair to “prove” a social right to lock my hair. I don’t have to defend my natural decision, right? Lol also I missed my “devil’s” curls and the Hasidic curls which have tucked themselves to my head like baby snakes. It’s a comforting feeling when negativity is deflected from me once my hat comes off. The spirit of the world has led us where we need to go with subtle gestures, it’s our turn to take the wheel and drive the boat home. To equality, and fairness. Thank you sir.

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      well always happy to lead people to the light
      had you felted in the past/ how damaged where they?

      • John Taylor says:

        Well I posted a few questions on felting in around august last year and you had replied with a reasonable response about the felting, and about the having of my locks. You simply said to wait. Put my hair in my hat and forget forcefulness. Oh this was all on dreadlocksite by the way, lol. I had felted 23 locks of my old thinned hair. Polish plaits are what’s now left. Hard scratchy locks, only 4 left. The rest I let it go and they are my new favorites. Soft curly Jewish looking hair. I’m kind of glad I cut the 19 crocheted locks when I did. No regrets, as you put it on dls, force causes damage. And you said my locks could possibly fall out. The four left are strong and what have you. They get pulled bc they are about twice the length of my natty locks. They have been severely stunted if nothing else. So out of experience of about 3 months of having a crochet hook obsessively pulling loose hairs back in the locks I can honestly say it gets you funky scratchy plaits that eventually gets stunted. My theory is I severly danger the locks and essentially killed them. Now they await new hair to grow around them( by the day getting fluffy around their roots).

        • soaringeagle2 says:

          yea i remember we get so few questions about felting most already are aware how bad it is were you the 1 that let a freind do it as a demo for a cosmotology class?
          at least u didnt kill em completely

          • John Taylor says:

            No, I’m not him, but I did need your help. And I’m glad I was somehow led to a website you frequented lol.

            • soaringeagle2 says:

              well not only frequent i created it so pretty much live there

              • John Taylor says:

                Well that’s just neat, lol. For a while I felt I needed exess of information on hair locking’, so i looked everywhere. Id find books in the library about african, asian, sryian and essoteric ect. Lol. Idk, seeing life for the great neutrality that it is I have realized alot. Realized and accepted. Lol. That’s a big Part, accepting the truth about time, patience, care, and people lol

                • soaringeagle2 says:

                  haha well there was so much bad info out and ppl making a simple natural thing so complicated u needed a degree (loctician is a madde up word to make tangled hair sound so hard you need to a technition to tangle your hair)

                  so i made the site to help ppl realize how free and easy it is
                  but now those licticians and waxd pushers hate me haha

                  • John taylor says:

                    Well in a monetary society freethinking people aren’t a desired thing, although in a fair and equal environment it’s the only outcome.

                    • soaringeagle2 says:

                      i dont come from a monatary society
                      i come from 1 with an economy based on giving sharing trading..and doing for othhers

  69. Tiffani says:

    I Just Started Dreading My Hair And Its All In One Big Clump. Should I Start Pulling Them Apart Or Leave Them Alone?

  70. Carissa says:

    Hello! I have been dreading my hair for 6 months now. I was with bronners but add tea tree to it and also use the acv/bs wash sometimes too. My dreads seem to be doing great so my question is will the loops and flat dreads all round out and suck in eventually? When will this start to happen. I have loved this journey so far even though a lot of my friends and family just don’t get it. I don’t get why they continue to destroy their natural beauty and think I’m the strange one..?!

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      well most will suck in and round out eventualy..near maturity
      some will stick around adding character
      when the wild loopy stage is over you will miss the loops\

      and some people will never get it
      the same ppl think lips should be neon pink and you should have bright blue around your eyes so it looks like someone punched you
      but if u dont wear makeup and shave every day and let yoir hair be beautiful naturally they dont get it
      but paint on a face over your face and that they call beauty?

      • carissa says:

        Exactly. It’s disgusting how blinded people are these days.

        • soaringeagle2 says:

          it truly is

          i know an elder woman..who has a long goatee beard
          and instead of shaving it or hiding it she cultivated it to 8 inches long and decorates it with beads and trinkets
          i think embracing your natural self is so beautiful
          but people who lazer remove hair to shape thier eyebrows into unusual extremely high arches just look so weird to me

  71. mrgreatamazing says:

    Hello again

    I got another question about
    the back of my hair being flat

    When i wake up do i wet it or just let it be???

    Thanks for your time

    Jah bless

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      probly wont make much diference either way but id just let it be’

      • mrgreatamazing says:

        If i let it be do you think it will grow to one huge dreadlock?

        Would the back of my head go back to normal if i dont mess with it?

        I had a mini fro do you think i should wait til my hair grow longer

        Or of course stay strong and just free-form

        Im new to this so forgive me for asking simple Questions

        Thanks for your time

        Jah bless

  72. mrgreatamazing says:

    Hello i am new here so its an honor to be on this website. I started free-forming last Friday and im enjoying it. I was growing a fro and picking my hair. But i decided to stop that (but it was hard though..lol) im african american so my hair is kinky (nappy) looking. And i know its easier to dread. But anyway i washed my hair two times with this natural bar shampoo called “j.r liggetts shampoo tea tree and hemp oil” and i have a question everytime i sleep and wake up the next morning the back of my hair is flat. I thought my hair was long enough to dread but my hair is able to lock though. Can you just tell what i can do to prevent that from happening please. Thanks for your time. Jah bless

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      thats actualy just fine dreading happens by movement during the day and compression at night
      as you sleep you compress the knots that formed that day
      i have no knowledge of that shampoo so cant say if its good or not on http://www.dreadlockssite.com we have shampoo experts that can answer that question
      when dreads form they may look flat especialy in the back but from rolling around in your sleep they tend to get rounder over time

      • mrgreatamazing says:

        Thanks For Your Response man i appreciated alot. im glad you told me about that flat hair issue in the back. i was just worrying so much for no reason….lol. i washed my hair yesterday with the same natural bar shampoo and scrubbed my scalp good and stuff. and it felt good. i was on you tube and i was watching a free-former his username is “datdudedave” i think and he was talking about a towel-rub method and i tried it and my hair looked kinky and bob marley looking..lol

        i was sooo happy about that. i just wanna know have you ever heard of this method.

        also i want my dreads nice and thick so do i seperate my hair so it wont form one thick lock or would it seperate itself to thick locks?

        thanks for your time bro.

        jah bless

        • soaringeagle2 says:

          well wool rubbing creates a generaly knotty mess which then has to be torn apart into dreads if u just leave it alone it will section itself then dread u dont have to section it dreads thicken over time till mature and thicken more by congoing if u dont seperate at all they join together
          some can grow way too big that way..thick dreads over an inch thick are extra hard to care for

          • mrgreatamazing says:

            Hey wassup bro. I got a quetion i want to ask you.

            Does drinking lots of water and eating fruits and vegetables speeds the process?

            I know it takes PATIENCE but does it helps?

            Thanks for your time

            Jah bless

            • soaringeagle2 says:

              not sure but if your healthy your hair will be too ive been vegetarian for almost 30 years and mine dreaded fast and grew fast but cant say for sure it affected anything

  73. joshua haines says:

    Hey there, I have been contemplating doing dread for some time now, just don’t really know where to start, I’ve already read all the blows and what not but I’d like a step by step, do I just not comb and wash with shampoo? Or…? Hope the hear back from you soon, would like to get this started.

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      my site http://www.dreadslockssite.com has a dreaducation link that has a ton of info
      but basicly stop combing use non residue dread freindly shampoo http://www.dreadlockshampoo.com is best
      when using the shamppoo scrub only the scalp then rinse thru the hair or use the baking soda recipe on dreadlockssite wich is a no touch method ..drip dry dont rub with a towl
      sections will form then start to knot they will tey to combine or grow too big so seperate them if they get too big
      note: they thicken as they mature so judge mature dread size by the area of the scalp the roots come from..u want no bigger then an inch

  74. john says:

    Hey I stopped combing my hair 20 months ago, its probably about 4 inches past my shoulders. but it looks nothing like everyone elses who i look up. i do wash it maybe once a month but with the correct shampoo that leaves no residues in your hair.
    thank you

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      you need to wash more washing helps dreads dread dirty oily hair wont want ti dread wash 1-3 times a week minimum 2-3 times a weeks ideal every 3 days is best
      use sea salt too and what shampoo just cause its not residue dont mean its dread safe it might be too conditioning

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      ps if washing more doesnt make a difference u cab try the baking soda wash also how are u drying often the problem is rubbing out knots as you dry
      but if these adjustments dont help in a few weeks join http://www.dreeadlockssite.com post pictures so we can all see whats up and help u out

      • john says:

        Ive been using the shampoo I got from dreaheadhq.
        Just the shampoo I have not used any other of their products. And when you say sea salt do you mean just rub it right into my hair. or get an empty bottle and mix in sea salt with it.
        A friend told me the last thing I wanted to do was have wet hair sitting because she has had to cut out a couple of her dreads because of mold. So I have been drying them with a hair dryer.

        • soaringeagle2 says:

          removed the link cause never would support that site! dont use that its extremely toxic do u have dandruff proriasis dermatitis? it causes those as well as cancer and hair loss
          thats not a dread shampoo its a hunting shampoo developped by daddy then jonny repackaged it for dreads ever wonder why he warns against residues like scent (scent must be airborn to be smelled so isnt residue) but then suggests waterproof residue like wax? that shampoo is developed so u can sneak up and kill anu=imals without being detected by smell its made to be used a couple times a year max so u dont have any toxic issues

          try these http://www.dreadlockshampoo.com or the baking soda recipe on http://www.dreadlockssite.com
          sea salt u mix sea salt and water 3.5 % sea salt so its the sanme as sea water
          it costs 2 cents to make a bottle u can make 300 bottles for a few dollars the dreadheadhq accelerator is just 2 cents worth of sea salt for 10 dollars (but he adds a ingredient derived from human urine..nice huh)

          your freinds dreass probly molded because of wax use
          its best to shake em out and air or drip dry or sun dry it will only mold if u wear a hat or tie em up damp so no airflow gets around them or if heres wax in them

          when u wash if u use baking sida dont scrub
          if u use shampoo scrub scalp only rinse thry the hair
          if u use sea saly \t apply 2 hours b4 u wash dont leave in too long

          • john says:

            ooo dear. haha well that would explain that, yes i was getting dandruff. I would have to use a dandruff shampoo ever soo often to counter act the dandruff, which as a result was even more toxic for my hair :/
            hmm well in that quick time i can tell you i have tossed that nasty stuff right into the trash.

            When applying the sea salt do I soak my entire head as if it were shampoo in the shower or just lean my head over and put it all in there?

            • soaringeagle2 says:

              .
              ea salt u can spray on the hair only try to avoid the scalp or if u do the baking soda just add it to that

              if u think thats crazy you know the lock peppa? google the ingredients list and u find another exact product ..a product made to help remove ear hair from cats..
              nice huh
              and the ingredients if u look up each 1 individually will make u laugh.. sand..clay..tree sap are main ingredients..in other words..dirt.. but he adds a herbicide to prevent plants from growing in your dreads

              • john says:

                How nice of them to prevent things growing…

                is the salt a once a week or have a timeline in which it should be applied?

                • soaringeagle2 says:

                  its not nesacary..at all… but does help so once a week is plenty too often and u over dry the hair and it gets brittle and breaks easy

                  • john says:

                    so what would you recommend i was my hair with because it would seem as though the shampoo i have been using may be the root of the problem. (pun intended) Because after 20 or so months of nothingness i would think it would be a bit different

                    • soaringeagle2 says:

                      on http://www.dreadlockssite.com look up the baking soda deep cleanse its a no touch soak that wont undo knots add ea salt to it and see how the next month goes

                    • soaringeagle2 says:

                      after they are dreading good switch to the http://www.dreadlockshampoo.com shampoos they are absolutely amazing

                    • John says:

                      It seems as though only about three inches of the ends are tangling and the top part is .loose and free easily pass throughable, is this normal. Also what can be used for dandruff, I am getting a lot around the scalp of each dread and the “itcheies”.
                      Right now I am washing every 3 days with baking soda and water mixture and once a week a salt soak.

                    • soaringeagle2 says:

                      freely pass throughable? not sure i know what you mean but the roots should be loose up to 3 inches for the 1st 8 months at least then tighten up to 1/2 inch when mature
                      are u doing acv after the bs if not tats why u can switch to a dread shampoo like http://www.dreadlockshampoo.com or if u prefer baking soda use acv after and add rosemary and teatree
                      if u use hot water cut it back to cool to cold
                      hot water will make dandruff worse

                    • john says:

                      hah yes wasnt sure how to describe it. yes the roots are loose. Will the acv leave an unpleasant smell in my hair? I think im going, or id like to try and avoid buying anything at all even if it is all natural. id like to make it myself that way i can see what it is i am putting in my hair. Ever since you told me all the horrible things that were i the dreadhq products i feel comfortable knowing what i am making from experienced people and what works. :-)

                    • soaringeagle2 says:

                      no you mix it very weak for new dreds 2 tablespoons to 5 cups water oiur on then rinse old dreads 1/2 cup to 5 cuos soak 3 min u need it hai=rs ph is acidic baking soda alkaline alkaline will mean dried fried itchy too acidic oily u need to reset the ph back to slightly acidic the scents gone b4 u finish rincing at lest by tuime it dries

                    • john says:

                      should i be mixing my salt in with my avc mix instead of just putting the salt in my hair before i wash?

                    • soaringeagle2 says:

                      u can put it in the bs thats fine

                    • john says:

                      also i just tried making bs wash with 1/2 cup bs and 5 cups of water but i can not get all the baking soda to dissolve theres still a bunch sitting on the bottom

                    • soaringeagle2 says:

                      are u in the uk thats common with very alkaline water try boiling it
                      are yiu stirring reach in break up all lumps
                      are u sure its baking soda not baking powder?

                    • john says:

                      yes im sure it is baking soda. tomorrow i will give boiling it a try and see how that goes.

                    • soaringeagle2 says:

                      baki9ng soda turns to gasses in watrer its probly dead skin try using more baling soda

                    • john says:

                      No i am not in the uk in the us east coast. oh so if the baking soda dissolves if boiled then that would mean i boiled it right out of the water
                      ?

                    • soaringeagle2 says:

                      u shouldnt need to biol it if not in the uk but as soon as baking soda combines wo]ith water a chemical reaction begins that causes it to turn into gasses part of the cleaning power is that reaction
                      after awhile it all evaporated so u cant have any baking soda left over in fact when acv would hit it thered be another reaction causing a diferent chemical so wouldnt be baking soda any more
                      what might be left if made too weak is a dead skin paste

                    • john says:

                      yeah, i just washed my hair with the cup of bs and into 2 quarts of water but i had boiled it so it was essentially water like you said, but then used my acv rinse and now my head is a ginormous dandruff mess.

                    • john says:

                      advice on the next step?

                    • soaringeagle2 says:

                      bs to water ratios 1-10 1 cup per 10 cups
                      teatree and rosemary essential oils help but really the best is the teatree rosemary bars from http://www.dreadlockshampoo.com

                    • john says:

                      thank you once again. as always you are patient and very helpful

  75. Jenn says:

    You probably get a lot of this but, i started about 3 months ago. I havent washed ir combed my hair until 2 days ago (baking soda and water, still no comb). But i havent seen any progress. Is it just beause my hair is shor, or do i need to do something else?

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      how short? but u should be washing! washing helps dreads dread wash weekly at a minumum better yet 2-3 times a week
      it will need 6 inches to dsread and if u add sea salt now and then to the bs it will help

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      well how short is it?
      plus your not washing! clean hair dreads best oily hair wont dread at all or at least not easily
      wash 2-3 times a week and let it get lil longer and you’ll see a difference

      in some cases a couple months isnt long enough to see progress..in most cases it is bu t for a few it takes longer

  76. Lupita says:

    Hello  this might be a little long :)
    I started my dreads last year with the knotty boy kit and a crochet hook , my hair dreads were fine until I felt so gross and I didn’t separate my hair, it was so knotted that it hurt and felt wrong so I took them out after a couple of months, started watching dread videos upon many methods so many  that I considered going to someone but, it’s so expensive and didn’t trust …. After missing my dread locks and wanting them back

     a couple of weeks ago I re started dreadlocking my hair, I used a crochet/back combing /rip method/  and rubber bands to split my sections. 
    Recently I’ve taken out the rubber bands stopped using the crochet Hook /stopped back combing/stopped ripping/ and thought deeply about letting my dreads become themselves. 

    My hair is wavy /frizzy

     My question is : will my dreads be okay if i left them on their own now? Will my head hurt if their not with any rubber bands sectioned since they might lock freely now? 

    I use a shampoo called ( Yes to carrots) ” nourishing , has beta carotene, dead sea minerals. Says it’s free 
    Of petroleum and SLS, Paraben-free, naturally. Is this a good shampoo?Also just got some tea tree oil , my scalp felt so itchy before now it’s calmed down . When starting a baking soda wash how long do I have to wait to try one? What do i need other than baking soda?

    I’ve heard of dr. bronner’s  and how it leaves  residue? 

    Thank you so much for reading :)
    Peace& love 

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      well wax and crochet and rubber bands are all extremely bad fir dreads luckily u avoided wax this time but crochet will make them extra fuzzy as u broke tins of hairs these hairs will pop out all iover and they will also take 6 months longer to dread they will be fine as long as u never use the hook again never do anything but wash and seperate seperating is kinda important if u dont want hubve dreads
      the shampoo im not sure it might be ok but these are best http://www.dreadlockshampoo.com u never wanted rubber bands so good u git them out

      u can do baking soda acv rifht away the recipe 1/2 cup baking soda per 5 cups water add any essentiaok oils teatree rosemary etc (5-10 drops i guess) pour over head wait 10 min then rinse tbeb follow with a tablespoon or 2 apple cider vinager in 5 cups water pour on rinse right away once mature use 1/2 cup per 5 and soak 3 min b4 rinse

      • Lupita says:

        ^^ I tried the wash (baking soda/ apple cider vinegar) and it worked wonderfully, I’m going to order some of those dreadlock soap bars later on when I can. This may be off topic but, I saw your profile on dreadlocksite and was wondering how do you know when or where the rainbow gatherings get together? I know there’s many around the world and I’ve been watching many videos and would like to go next year! Seems like it would be a wonderful experience. :)

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      oh and i knew i missed 1 question
      bronners is awesome but hard water isnt in hard water any true soap will not rinse right thats why detergents were made detergents are harsher tho
      the dreadlockshampo is a true natural soap but the beer makes it work in hard water too
      bronners will work if you add borax
      or filter the shower water
      or distill it

  77. polo says:

    heey whats up? appreciate the site for info. i have a question so i hstarted to dread but had my hair in a pony tail when i decided to twist them into dread i made for main ones strait down back, left right, back of my head i have one too. should i just let it tangle its self from now? its getting funky haha should i let it do its own thing now to tighten up that way or can i still mess with it. i get it wet and fully dry about 4 times a week. thanks a lot

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      im confused haha are you wetting only or washing they should be washed
      and you dont have to twist them in just let them form but seperate any that ry to grow too huge or eat eachp=other
      the less u mess with them the better

  78. Dan says:

    Hi dude

    Im about 2 weeks into my dread journey and a big question on my mind is how your meant to dry your hair in the early stages? I usually just dry it in a circular motion with a towel, give my head a shake, then natural dry what ever moisture is left.

  79. clem says:

    My hair is really short fro.How get to start natuarlly

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      stop combing stop conditioning let it grow and dread as it grows but it wont make alot of progress till u gain a few inches

  80. William McPhee says:

    Hello i was just wondering whether you could give me any tips on how to sleep with my newly formed dreads and i have one at the back that has a loop in it. Is that normal?

  81. William McPhee says:

    Hello again it has been about a month and a half now. I have a very tight dread forming at the back of my head but it has loops in it what does this mean?

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      means they are dreading :) loops form and eventually pull in tightening and shrinking the dread most loops pull in and disappear eventually forming the surface texture features however a few remain giving your dreads a unique look and personality some loops can do wild thyings during the process enjoy them while they last they can be very entertaining haha

  82. William McPhee says:

    Hi i have started my journy of growing dreads the natural way. It has been about 2 weeks now and I can already feel my hair dreading but only half way down. I was wondering why my hair won’t lock at the routes maybe you could help

    • soaringeagle2 says:

      they are 2 weeks old the roots will dread months from now thewy need to be loose to move and knot they tighten up around 9 months in if you have drwding at 2 weeks your doing very well theres nothing to fix cause nothimgs wrong they are doing amazingly well go to dreadlockssite read the dreading the 1st weeks of dreading in featured discussions it mainly applies to backcombed dreads but will help u too

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