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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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@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
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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
rye: hi.. newbie on locks. I have 2 weeks locks but its not extension , just want to ask if it ok to do bath everyday and shampoo my dreads everyday Apr 26, 2017 19:51:27 GMT
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
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