There are different methods to start your new dreads, such as the interlocking method, twist and rip, backcombing, crochet method, finger coils, and two strand twist method. Each of these methods has pros and cons so we’ll talk about those to help you determine which […]
The Best Length to Start Dreads
To start my dreads, I grew out my hair for a couple of years so that it would be long enough. What I didn’t realize was that my hair was “long enough” all along. I’m still grateful that I waited because once dreaded I was […]
How to Start Locs with Two-Strand Twists: Step-by-Step Guide
Two-strand twists are a popular method of starting locs because it’s simple and gives you the same look as traditional dreadlocks. In this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about starting your dreads with two-strand twists. Can two strand twists turn into locs? […]
White Stuff in Dreads? This is What it is and How to Fix it!
Are you seeing little white dots in your dreads? If so, know that you’re not alone and there’s a solution for all of them. In this article, we’ll explore the different root causes of the white dots you might be experiencing, what to do about […]
8 Common Reasons For Weak Spots in Locs (and How to Fix Them!)
The term weak spot or thin spot, when referring to dreadlocks, means that a section of your loc is thinning out- in extreme cases that section will be reduced to singular strands of hair, literally. If you can describe a section of your dread as […]
17 Tips for Staying Patient During the Beginning Stages of Dreadlocks
If you’re new to the dreadlock tribe, welcome! 🙂 Getting dreads will change you— and I’m not just talking about your external look. Those who have never had dreads think that the process is much like getting a hair cut. A little crocheting or styling […]
Should I Cover My Dreads at Night?
This question comes up quite often in dreadlock forums and chat groups, and the answer is easy. It is completely up to you whether you choose to cover your locs at night or not. Based on my experience, however, I would highly recommend it. There […]
Do Split Ends Matter With Dreads?
Most people would agree that those who have loose hairstyles need to cut their ends periodically so that their hair can grow strong and healthy- at least that’s what was instilled in me by every hairdresser I’ve ever been to. Once you upgrade to the […]
Can You Wash Your Dreads With Just Water?
Washing your hair with just water does nothing more than move dirt from one side to another. Water alone does not have the properties to lather and remove oils, dirt, and other environmental particles that have accumulated over time. Hair washing practices have evolved over […]
The Worst Dreadlock Mistakes (and What to do About Them)
Being informed about the do’s and don’ts of locs is your responsibility. Your locked hair is not like loose hair. It needs to be treated and cared for differently. Due to the combination of our own ignorance and the vast amount of bad advice we […]
How To Dry Dreads Quickly
One of the most tedious tasks that come with having dreads isn’t washing them, but drying them. Dreads are like sponges or worse. They take a VERY long time to dry. Before I had my hair dreaded, showering was not something I planned ahead of […]
The Right Nutrients for Healthy Locs
Proper nutrition is essential to the overall health of the body. The body is amazing in its ability to heal and restore itself, however, it needs the right foods in order for us to see and feel those improvements. Hair is the second-fastest-growing tissue in […]
Dreads & Sweat: How to Keep Your Locs Fresh
The best part about finishing a tough workout is taking a shower at the end. Dreads can become inconvenient when the scalp becomes overly sweaty and your “shampoo day” is still a few days away. Sweat that is left to dry on your scalp can […]
33 Things You Should Never Put in Your Dreads
Dreadlocks are negatively associated with hippies, marijuana, a lack of hygiene, etcetera. If you have dreads, I’m sure someone has given you an unpleasant stare or a piece of advice that you never asked for. I love it when I’m approached by someone and they […]
My Favorite All-Natural Products for Dreadlocks
You may have noticed that dreadlocks require a completely different product-line than you were used to when you had loose hair. I knew a lot of people with dreads long before I decided to dread my own hair. I remember hearing that “dreadlock shampoo” was […]
How Much Do Dreads Cost?
This question is so complex — it’s impossible to come up with a definite price because there are many influencing factors. The cost of getting dreadlocks can be as little as nothing and as expensive as a thousand dollars or more. How is that for […]
Are Dreadlocks Permanent?
If you’re asking yourself this question it’s (almost) safe to assume that you don’t have dreads yet but are considering it. The good news is that NO, no hairstyle is permanent! …unless you’re bald, and well, that’s most likely not the case for you if […]
Do Dreadlocks Hurt?
A few years ago while I was entertaining the idea of getting dreads, the thought of them hurting never crossed my mind. Oddly enough, it’s one of the questions I get asked most often now that I have them- “did your hair hurt?” HA! Did […]