• 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 Dreadlock Online Training Course

    We are very happy to announce that in 2018 we have gone 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 since 2011, and we were proudly the first online course of natural dreadlock making in the world. We have trained almost 100 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 group…

  • 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 see a GOOD NATURAL loctician. The days of sitting around with your friends eating pizza and watching movies while they backcomb your hair and apply wax has gone.  Really.  Its gone.  Having dreads is much more serious than that - I mean don't you want your new dreads to be AMAZING and exactly what you're…