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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Olly: Totally forgot that you can edit shoutbox posts. Jun 24, 2016 17:06:53 GMT
banjo: I like the shoutbox feature too. Another forum I used to go on had it. (edited to remve Eggiwegs, that was a random thing I was going to post, then neglected to delete...what a muppet) Jun 24, 2016 3:48:09 GMT *
MacabreMagpie: earthmother03, there may be some people interested. I'd make a post on the board suggesting it... I love this little chatbox but Tapatalk users can't see it, sadly! Jun 22, 2016 9:53:01 GMT
earthmother03: I'm not sure where to post this, but I had an idea that it would be nice to have a bead swap; a board where people could swap dread beads with other members for some variety. If that's not really practical, that's fine. I just wanted to suggest it. Jun 21, 2016 16:44:24 GMT
nadia: Oh I will, just need a little time to prepare it haha! Probably in a couple of weeks I will have a timeline :P Jun 17, 2016 5:25:26 GMT
lipstic: Do it Nadia! You know you want to! :D Jun 17, 2016 3:31:55 GMT
Nadia: Omg i totally missed the old forum being replaced with the new one. Haven't been here in years though. Thinking of getting dreads again so naturally I went back here. Too bad that a lot of the information from the old forum is gone though. Jun 15, 2016 18:04:43 GMT
haircare: sign up, half-steve! come and share! :) Jun 14, 2016 5:12:51 GMT
Half-Steve: I just wanted to share expiriences and hear from other people doin this. I loved to watch the timelines of wool rub... :-) Jun 14, 2016 4:17:18 GMT
haircare: Half-Steve, I'm not from the old forum, but I try wool rub/towel rub, with longish hair (but focus on root rubbing). Not an expert, but it seems pretty common-sensical? I believe there is at least another on here who does it though...what you need to know? Jun 11, 2016 22:13:13 GMT
4littlebirds: Tweet Jun 11, 2016 15:07:36 GMT
Half-Steve: Hey Anyone out there who did wool rub or towel rub? The Old Fowum had i thin k 2 or 3 people doin this. I'm not registered. But I'm in progress with microfibre-rub since last December from very short Hair. Jun 11, 2016 10:30:25 GMT
DreadHawk: WOOOOOOO! Jun 9, 2016 5:08:51 GMT
Shy: Any tips for loops and bumps? I recently heard cool water helps with shrinkage. So for a couple weeks I've been washing in warm water, then rinsing with cold right before I get outta the shower. Any thoughts? Jun 8, 2016 22:46:06 GMT
lookuphannah: so glad to see the site fixed!! been trying to sign up for over a year! lol Jun 8, 2016 19:54:07 GMT
Olly: Imgur also have an app which would let you upload images from your phone, then copy and paste the link. May 31, 2016 9:59:34 GMT
MacabreMagpie: MoonChild, you can upload pics via Tapatalk if you're browsing on mobile? May 31, 2016 7:51:50 GMT
MoonChild: Grrr! Have to find a computer to load a pic. May 30, 2016 23:29:45 GMT
darkcloud: Ah that's very understandable :). Tad of a shame though :P Was just about to come back to see all my old pictures. Currently regrowing my hair for to get dreads again :) been a good 4 years since i chopped them May 29, 2016 6:42:43 GMT
MacabreMagpie: .. it would be best to start over with a forum people could actually use heh. May 28, 2016 8:33:47 GMT
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