• Natural Dreadlock & Business Development Training Options

    The Dread Shed Dreadlocks has been offering training in natural dreadlock making and business development since 2011.  We were proudly the worlds first provider of online training in this field and we have trained over 100 students to date. We offer training in natural dreadlock making and business development, with our mission being to provide professional training to people who have a love for dreadlocks and wish to raise the standard in this industry.  We also aim to provide professional and affordable training for people who wish to start their own business doing something that they genuinely love. Personally, I have been involved in dreadlock making for over 30 years.…

  • Why Get Dreads?

    Hello loc-lovers!!!!! Here is a little glimpse into the world of the dreaded mind for those who might be wondering why people dread-up or perhaps you yourself are considering getting dreads. This is a group blog from my Facebook page, The Dread Shed Dreadlocks.  I asked the dreaded community why they got dreads and the answers were random and varied - but one things for sure, we just love dreads!!!!! Thank you to all contributors.  Happy reading! Sam   Michael Why? The Predator.   Amy It fits me. ‪ Nick Breaking away from mainstream straightness!! ‪ Sara I never did my hair anyway ... Now it is just amazing  …

  • Frequently asked questions about dreads

    Dread Shampoo – Advice From The Experts

    Are you looking for the perfect dread shampoo for your luscious locks?  I put the shampoo question out to the dreaded panel (the good people of my facebook page) and below you will find all their fantastic shampoo wisdom. When choosing a shampoo, I personally look for something that is natural, vegan, residue-free and contains no conditioners.  I also want my shampoo to dry my hair out a bit as hair that is in dry condition will dread a lot better than hair that is soft and silky. Sometimes trying out a couple of shampoos will be necessary before finding your perfect match (it’s a bit like dating), and sometimes…

  • The Dread Shed Dreadlocks Online Training Course

      We are very happy to announce that in 2018 we went global!  No matter where you are in the world you are very welcome to join us! Our comprehensive training, The Dread Shed Dreadlocks Certificate in Natural Dreadlock Making & Business Development, has been running online since 2011 and we were proudly the first online course of natural dreadlock making in the world. We have trained over 200 natural locticians, most of which are working either full or part time in their own dreadlock business'. The online certificate course consists of: 45 pages of dreadlock and business development theory and references 11 training videos Online support via our private students…

  • The ‘H’ Word

      I got hit with the 'H' bomb again yesterday. You know........ the H word. Hippie. Yes, hippie. Is it the dreadlocks, the clothes, no shoes perhaps??????????? I was called hippie by a teenage boy who was being looked after by a friend of mine.  As they were driving he spotted me and said something like "Look at the hippie!" and she said, "Oh, its Sam, I know her".  I would have been embarrassed if I was that kid (just sayin'). Anyway, the 'hippie' word.  Why does it affect me so? I struggle to answer this question.  Hippie...... hippie..... What's wrong with it?  We all get judged, we get labelled,…

  • The Dread Shed – May 2013 Update

                Oh wow, I haven't written any news on here since December!! So much has happened (of course it has). It's the year for it and everyone seems to be experiencing huge upheaval and changes. The last six months I've been dreadlocking my way around Byron Shire, plus a few random trips South seeing clients between Byron and Sydney. Now im headed back to Sydney for a month and then..... well I guess we'll just have to wait and see where the next destination is 🙂 I do have something new on the horizon though - it IS dreadlock related (naturally!!!) so please keep checking…