How to Make Dreadlocks
Dreadlocks are more than just a hairstyle, dreadlocks are a lifestyle. They are more like a process or a journey than a one-day, instant thing. Learning about how to make and maintain dreadlocks and making sure you're fully prepared for dreads before you start is the best way to get great looking dreadlocks fast. Dreadlocking doesn't have to take years and it doesn't require a special hair type. By using a few simple techniques and products you can create beautiful, clean dreadlocks in just a few months.
You'll notice as you browse the making dreadlocks and maintaining dreadlocks sections we've taken the time to pack this site full of free dreading info. Knotty Sloan and I (Knotty Jonny Clean) take teaching you how to grow dreadlocks pretty seriously. We are not after quick fixes or temporary hack solutions. For us, dreads are an ongoing experience, not a passing phase. Together we've been growing dreadlocks for over 16 years and during that time we've learned what makes dreadlocks better and stronger over time and what to avoid to prevent damage. In addition to our own personal experience we've had the pleasure of working with and learning from friends we've made through DreadHeadHQ, people with dreads all over the world. As we continue to learn this site evolves and grows with more and more dreadlocks how to info.
At this point there is a ton of freakin' dreadlocks info here and you might be tempted to just jump in and start backcombing but if you force yourself to read this site and take the time to understand how dreading works you'll be able to get the dreadlocks you want in less time and avoid needless frustration and damage to your hair.
To get started use the next arrow to begin browsing through all of our dreadlocks how to information. When you need to take a break you can find where you are on the main menu above so you can jump to a specific section when you return. The FAQ pages are separate but still very important. They go into more detail on some things and cover a wide variety of questions that are not covered in the Making Dreadlocks sections.