Starting dreads, but just not sure what you'll need?

We've done the hard work for you by putting together the bare essentials for starting locks from scratch (and in larger Kits, a few fun extras), at a discount!

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in weeks, not years.

Create and maintain beautiful locks in any hair type easier, faster, and cleaner with Knotty Boy Natural Dreadlock Care products.

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Life with locks


Just as there are no two heads of locks out there quite the same, or even two dreadlocks the same, the reasons that motivate every dreadhead on the planet to lock up their hair are equally unique and varied.

That's why building an online community for lock-havers and lovers, where mutual support and respect for each other flourishes, has been so incredibly important to us here at Knotty Boy. A place where tips, frustrations and victories can be safely shared, while allowing curious others to peek in and learn what having dreadlocks is really all about. A place where locks are appreciated not only as a hairstyle, but even as a lifestyle. So... welcome! We can't wait to meet you!

Girl With Dreadlocks

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Submitted by: Renee
Age: 18-25
Lock Age: 3 Years


Gallery: Knotty Kids
Lock Age: 2

Guy With Dreadlocks

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Submitted by: Filip
Age: 24
Lock Age: 7 Months

Dreadlocks in a Kayak

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Submitted by: Becky
Age: 35
Lock Age: 2

Girl with Long Hair and Dreadlocks

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Submitted by: Charly
Age: 16

Dreadlocks Girl

Gallery: Main Gallery Submitted by: bred4dreads
Age: 22

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Way before social networks existed (right around when instant email was still mind-blowing), Knotty Boy customers all over the world started connecting with each other, sharing their stories and before/after photos right here on our little website! Thank Ghandi it's a heck of a lot easier to do that these days, so come on over, join your extended dreadful family and get in on the Knotty love and good conversation.

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