Hi! I'm Sam, a dread lover and locker from Australia.
I have been creating, repairing and maintaining dreads since the late 80's. Due to lots of traveling and living quite a nomadic life my clients and students are from all over the world.
My dread work is completely natural and organic. I use no wax, chemicals or other nasties. I use my hands and a crochet hook. I DO NOT use the interlocking method (looping the tip through the base to tighten) as this does not create dreadlocks.
The dreadlock journey for each person is different. Dreadlocks are an expression of who we are - creative, artistic, individual. Your dreads need to suit you as an individual so it is important that your loctician take time to talk to you before creating your dreads to understand exactly what you want. It is important that your dreads are created to suit who you are because lets face it, once you have them you wont want to take them out!
My own dread obsession began when I was about 12 and my unruly hair would dread on its own very easily. I had no idea what dreads were back then, but I loved the way my hair looked. Since then I have had dreads around 5 times, and I usually decide to remove and re-do them to have a huge energy cleanse.
The pics you see on this site are of dreads that I have created, maintained or extended (or all of the above). This site is a constant work in progress as I am myself, so please keep visiting and share with me my own creative, artistic and individual changes.
My PASSIONS in life are many, but the main ones include dreadlocks, traveling the world, people and different cultures, animals, veganism, yoga, being in nature, kindness, giving back and always making sure that I'm doing what I love. It is thanks to dreadlocks and TDSD that I get to explore and play with all of my passions in one way or another. I feel extremely blessed!
Thanks for visiting The Dread Shed Dreadlocks.