We know that dreadlocks have been around for centuries. And yet, many questions are repeatedly asked but no straightforward answers are given. Some of these questions are: What is the significance of locs? Do they have a Biblical meaning? Do they give you spiritual powers? […]
35 Questions People With Dreads Get Asked the Most
I didn’t realize dreadlocks was a hairstyle that sparks so much interest among the non-dreaded community. Being a social person, I love it when someone stops and asks me a question about my hair. This week I was reading through some comments on a dreadlock […]
Are dreadlocks dirty?
At first glance, someone may look at a person with dreadlocks and immediately assume that their hair hasn’t been washed in months or years. Don’t be that person. Hair is not dirty if its properly washed and maintained. This statement remains true with dreads. Dreadlocked […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is How Many Locs You Should Start With
Let’s begin by clarifying that there’s no such thing as the perfect amount of dreadlocks. There is no set amount that will give you the best dreads like the ones you pinned on Pinterest. Every head of hair is unique in the same way that […]
Do Dreads Get Thicker or Thinner Over Time?
Dreadlocks, whether they’re thin or thick, are a beautiful hairstyle (when they’re properly cared for, I should say). Way before I got the courage to get dreads, I already had an idea of what I wanted mine to look like. I still have the “dream […]
To Wax or Not To Wax: The Leading Dreadlock Debate
Dreadlocks are made up of knotted strands of hair. Many people believe that in order to get dreads, they have to constantly be doing maintenance and adding products to it. This is true to a small degree but you can’t get too crazy. Dreads are […]
Are Dreads Bad for Your Hair?
I always wondered how damaged dreadlocked hair would become. A bunch of knots all over your head can’t be good…or can it? I did a lot of research before I decided to take the plunge myself and I was very surprised by what I learned. […]
Do Dreads Smell Bad?
When I was deciding whether to get dreads or not, I wondered if I would end up with a really smelly head. I did a lot of research and learned that “smelly dreads” are a huge misconception and myth. There are many ways to prevent […]