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If you are new to dreadlocks and want to learn the basics and important bits about them, this is the place to start! The information on this page has been gathered from the decades of collective experience and knowledge shared amongst the community and organised into this FAQ to help beginners develop a good understanding of what dreadlocks are as well as how to start and maintain your own!

7 7 The Basics
by SketchyMagpie
Jun 27, 2015 12:06:27 GMT

Knotty Know How :: All About Dreads

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newBookmarkLockedFalling cancersurvivor 1.5years of untouched hair
djurov 4 186 by haircare
Jun 3, 2016 2:14:38 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling I've decided I'd like to dread my hair, but...
tongs 8 287 by jxbx
Jun 1, 2016 18:28:31 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling Removing semi-permanent dye without bleach
tangerina 3 183 by willowbranches
May 30, 2016 21:15:46 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling my dreads aren't spongy?
haircare 5 323 by haircare
May 30, 2016 17:58:53 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling hair ends in dreads look like dandruff
missyannie 8 270 by SketchyMagpie
May 28, 2016 9:23:09 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling Work flow style!
chad 9 190 by chad
May 27, 2016 12:34:25 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling Formal Dos?
taoistlocks 0 107 by taoistlocks
May 24, 2016 19:19:10 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling Plugs in dreads?
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May 24, 2016 13:23:47 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling Surfing with Dreadlocks?
purpledaze 4 197 by purpledaze
May 23, 2016 8:32:17 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling Question about elastics
kevin 5 184 by kevin
May 22, 2016 21:43:02 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling Time for a trim...
rkymtnjoy 14 213 by jxbx
May 21, 2016 4:30:57 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling Interlocked my hair & I dont know what to do or how to fix
mariama 3 504 by haircare
May 20, 2016 21:18:43 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling Hair getting super oily in hot weather..
acidburn 2 218 by LeRemy
May 20, 2016 16:11:21 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling undoing knots?
haircare 1 113 by SketchyMagpie
May 15, 2016 11:55:33 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling incredible shrinking...dreads?
haircare 4 153 by haircare
May 12, 2016 19:50:16 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling Dying dreads?? Any advice?
olivebreath 2 146 by olivebreath
May 11, 2016 16:54:03 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling Dry Shampoo for Dreadlocks
MirandaJoy 1 158 by haircare
May 10, 2016 7:33:36 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling Creating "Test" Dreads
MirandaJoy 32 515 by olivebreath
May 8, 2016 15:36:53 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling If you could go back in time to one month old dreads
becca 23 671 by haircare
May 8, 2016 4:37:03 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling Hello everyone!
signature420 5 149 by signature420
May 7, 2016 8:37:29 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling Crochet hook tips and advice...
signature420 0 123 by signature420
May 6, 2016 22:41:23 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling Braiding loose hair
cammym 19 361 by kells
May 6, 2016 19:37:14 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling Dread process questions!! :/
olivebreath 27 611 by MirandaJoy
May 6, 2016 14:01:27 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling lightening dreads, how to?
euphillia 3 199 by kells
May 4, 2016 12:27:53 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling Separating issue?
cammym 9 169 by cammym
May 4, 2016 2:47:22 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling Cultural Appropriation strikes again!
jxbx 41 921 by jxbx
May 2, 2016 17:44:09 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling help :S
acidburn 81 1,192 by vacantalleyways
May 2, 2016 15:59:47 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling Locking
BrokenJetSki 2 118 by jxbx
May 2, 2016 15:30:58 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling do I have residue?
vacantalleyways 2 117 by alethionaut
May 1, 2016 12:37:35 GMT
newBookmarkLockedFalling why do you dread?
vacantalleyways 17 381 by BrokenJetSki
May 1, 2016 7:00:37 GMT

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CHESH-guest computer: conditioner helps but it is a lot of work no matter how you go about undoing them. Coconut oil helped when I had to redo mine Jul 18, 2017 7:45:34 GMT
anna: We need help! My daughter has dreadlock or mostly matted hair type dreadlocks from not brushing her brush. Can anyone help us figure out how to take them out? We have been using baby powder to rub the hair around to loosen it up. Jul 18, 2017 4:10:02 GMT
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SketchyMagpie: I'd suggest reading our FAQ as dreads coming loose is very normal in the early stages. Jul 4, 2017 18:24:21 GMT
SketchyMagpie: Hey Danny. Depending on your hair type, you might need a few more inches. I started from short hair with 2 sets of dreads and they didn't stay in until my hair was 5 inches long Jul 4, 2017 18:24:05 GMT
danny: Hello I need some help I have short (5-10 cm) straight hair and I need help with dreads i tried twist n rip by some tutorials on youtube they were good but the roots were very loose and after a few hours they were really frizzy so i did the crochet hooking Jul 4, 2017 12:29:14 GMT
kjrivera: Hello! New in this forum. Just passing by to say hi :) Jul 2, 2017 22:37:28 GMT
Larry: Can someone please help me find way for me to start my hair reaches right above my chin my hair is curly but they look like loose locs where i can stick my finger in them please help and thank you Email me@ Jun 14, 2017 0:35:22 GMT
@DreadlocksCo: You can get relatively instant dreads by crocheting them. May 27, 2017 0:05:52 GMT
shelly: Hi everyone, new to this site just thought i would say hi. May 20, 2017 11:43:37 GMT
Love Skye: Great price for Dreadlock Jewelry May 19, 2017 5:30:32 GMT
SketchyMagpie: There's no such thing as "instant dreads" May 16, 2017 9:52:52 GMT
Kris McDred: Instant dreads innovator. surfing to know what info is available on the internet. May 16, 2017 9:23:12 GMT
SketchyMagpie: Hey! Generally, all posts in the 'DreadlockTruth' section contain tips & advice on dreads. The 'General Community' section is where we just chat and have a laugh :) May 3, 2017 7:25:10 GMT
tangled: Hello all, just trying to figure this site out...any tips would help 😅 May 3, 2017 1:33:21 GMT
rye: thank's chesh! :) Apr 27, 2017 22:51:03 GMT
chesh: Hey rye, under the "Dreadlock FAQ" >>> "The Basics" there is information on washing on the bottom. In my experience so far it has been best to wash my dreads when they get itchy and use a dry shampoo to help with the oils that are produced naturally. Apr 27, 2017 11:28:40 GMT
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