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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 group The Dread Shed Dreadlocks.  I asked the dreaded community why they got dreads and the […]

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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 […]

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Let’s talk about lice in dreads…..

Hello fellow loc-lovers!  As many of you would know I recently (March 20th 2014) put up a post on my facebook page asking everyone to share their knowledge on getting rid of lice from dreads. The information gathered is so valuable that I didn’t want it to just get lost in cyber world, so I […]

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that guy with the spider in his dreads….

Scenario number 1: Imagine me without dreads.  I know, I know…  hilarious and spooky.  Terrifying. But imagine I’m walking through the forest with my un-dreaded hair and there is a spider that decides to jump onto my head from a tree that I’ve stepped under. There is a spider in my hair and I am […]

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Caring for dreads in a hot climate (or, moisturizing Bali crispy-dreads!!!)

There are a couple of things you probably know about me right now: 1) I have dreads (duh!!!) 2) I have bleached dreads  3) I’m a travel junkie 4) Right now I’m in Bali   So, what happens to my bleached, dehydrated, damaged dreads when I’m somewhere hot?  Think crispy.  Think very course rope that […]

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The Dread Shed – Latest News – July 2013!

            I guess if you’re here reading this then you already know that THE DREAD SHED has had a MASSIVE overhaul! I cannot tell you how excited I am about all these changes. There’s nothing like a little shake-up every now and then If you’ve gone for a browse already […]

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Certificate in Loctician Training & Natural Dreadlock Making

   NEXT INTAKE BEGINS SOON!!! (but contact me if you absolutely cannot wait, and definitely must start right now!!!) The Dread Shed Dreadlocks Natural Locticians course has offical intakes every 3 months.   Get ready to start your new business venture for 2017 by joining us in the next intake.  Please contact me if […]

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Starting New Dreads

Daily I get asked, How do I start my new dreads? So – here I will answer your question….. Starting new dreads – I kind of want to say “Come on guys, really?  I’m a loctician and I love neat dreads!  How do you think I’m going to answer this question??”  My short answer is go […]

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To wash, or Not to wash…?

Ahhhhhh loc lovers….  SO often I am asked this question – pretty much daily and sometimes a couple of times. Should I wash my dreads?   What should I use?  How often should I wash them? Firstly let’s get rid of a really old dreadlock myth around washing.  Dirty hair DOES NOT dreadlock.  You may, […]

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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 […]

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