Welcome to DreadlockTruth!

Get the lowdown on dreadlocks!


DreadlockTruth is an online community of people from all across the globe that have come together to share their information, experience, and knowledge regarding dreadlocks with others. This website is built on our members' collective input, and is here for you so join our friendly, easy-going online community to get your questions answered, browse thousands of photos, post your own, and meet new friends!


We'll tell you how to start, maintain, dye, decorate and live with dreadlocks. We have tons of tutorials, advice, information, and experiences to share with you, free of cost and completely unbiased.


We aim to educate others about dreadlocks and dispel the myths that surround them – that's everything you need to know, without the corporate marketing. That's right, we're one of the very few dreadlock related websites that do not sell or promote any unnecessary products on our pages.


Most websites urge you that you must use their products if you wish to obtain dreadlocks or grow them faster - this is not true! If you are looking to start dreadlocks, we are here to aid you in avoiding needless expenses and harmful methods such as dread wax, which can be detrimental to the locking process.


In short, if you're researching dreadlocks: We're here to help!



What to do after signing up?

First, say hello to the community in our Introductions Thread or take a look at the Timelines Section for inspiration and examples of dreadlocks at every stage of development, where you can also share your own journey with us.

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SketchyMagpie: Hey. It differs on hair type but generally speaking, you can lose up to between 25-50% of the length. Most people will be around the 25%-35% mark, ish. Apr 22, 2017 11:20:55 GMT
FriendlyGoblin: thanks guys!!! Apr 22, 2017 9:47:53 GMT
FriendlyGoblin: I meant to say so they're about 1" in diameter Apr 22, 2017 9:47:43 GMT
FriendlyGoblin: nooooooooo Apr 22, 2017 9:46:55 GMT
FriendlyGoblin: Hey guys, I'm thinking of getting dreadlocks and I was wondering how much they'd shrink. I have medium-thick hair that is decently damaged and is 20" thick from scalp to tip. I'm also white. I'm thinking of getting them so they're life sized ruler Apr 22, 2017 9:46:43 GMT
SketchyMagpie: Thanks chesh! Apr 17, 2017 7:19:09 GMT
chesh: I started my dreads February 28th and have been checking out this cite for the past month for advice and I'm grateful for all the help I have gotten from reading peoples' threads and seeing other timelines. Much love to all Apr 16, 2017 14:53:30 GMT
mysticalabby: Hey all im new here [: Mar 14, 2017 15:20:54 GMT
Dreadlocks Co.: Anyone thought of becoming a dreadloctician fulltime? I found some awesome courses on getting certified at http://divinedreadlocks.com/ Mar 13, 2017 2:48:35 GMT
littl3birdy: Hey , bumps and loops are part of the process. Combing out the dreads and restarting will just lead to the same result. Check out some of the timelines here and you will see lots of bumps. :) Feb 23, 2017 21:07:21 GMT
luv13ug: Hey all! Feb 21, 2017 17:41:15 GMT
nessdeyali: what are tension bump causes ? would i have to comb out dreads resection and restart professionally w a loctitian since i did the sections and started myself ? Feb 21, 2017 3:55:31 GMT
dltomahawk: Anyone around to help me out got a few questions Feb 13, 2017 6:03:08 GMT
sketchymagpie: You can access us using the Tapatalk app. You'll just have to search for 'DreadlockTruth' on there Feb 10, 2017 10:57:34 GMT
50locks: Is there an app for this? Its really hard to use on my phone lol Feb 9, 2017 8:29:13 GMT
sketchymagpie: Hey V. It does occasionally, but the problem is that a lot of people use Tapatalk to access the site on their phones and you can't see this chat box on that, so of the small number of active users here currently, even less of them know this exists ha. Feb 9, 2017 8:24:57 GMT
V: Scrolling back I see it isn't used that much.. :p Feb 8, 2017 19:15:38 GMT
V: Hey all, does this chat gets like, you know, used? :P Feb 8, 2017 19:12:11 GMT
justlikemellie: Good evening :) Jan 30, 2017 4:13:10 GMT
tory95: It takes a lot of love, patience, and dedication with dreads. Jan 28, 2017 9:05:16 GMT *
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