Free Form Dread Locs Anyone?

Free form dreadlocks anyone

What is this rave about free form dread locs? Free form locs are dreadlocks that form on their own instead of manually being structured neatly. Believe it or not, people have been doing this for years especially in the Caribbean, and no matter what skin color you are, this style can look really great.

Free form dreads can be formed into any shape the person who is growing them desires. There are some really wild and cool looking free form loc styles out there, enough to make the style almost tempting to try. Free form locs do not require much styling maintenance, but if you want to style them depending on how the dreads are formed, you can do up-dos, bantu knots, or braids with a bit of creativity.

Free form locs are not without controversy, with questions about whether the style is work-appropriate or not, or even if you can truly get them clean. But with natural hair slowly making its demanding appearance in movies, TV, commercials, and even corporate jobs, why would locs not cross boundaries too? The second question is pretty much a no brainer, people break that myth everyday.

What are some of the simple benefits to free form locs?

1. No more detangling

2. Saves time and money

3. No re twisting on a schedule or period

The most popular loc styles that we are used to call for a retwist of the roots with free forming locs; this is NOT necessary at all. The locs just grow as they please. The most you will have to do is give your hair a good washing and you are on your way.

Free form dreadlocks are all about accepting your hair in its completely natural state. These locs differ depending on who is growing them and the texture of the hair. It is like a candy store, they come in different styles, shapes, sizes, textures, etc. Bob Marley had free form locs, and his looked amazing if you ask me. Check out this video below it will give you some insight on free form locs:

About Mykel Trent

Hi! I am Mykel, and I love life. I love performing, dance, acting, fashion, hair, etc. I have a Bachelor's in Communications Theatre. Theatre is the best and challenging major by far. It has taught me discipline, problem-solving, leadership, creativity, and so on. I like who I'm becoming! xo

About Mykel Trent

Hi! I am Mykel, and I love life. I love performing, dance, acting, fashion, hair, etc. I have a Bachelor's in Communications Theatre. Theatre is the best and challenging major by far. It has taught me discipline, problem-solving, leadership, creativity, and so on. I like who I'm becoming! xo


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Britney Irving

I wouldn’t.

Avril Hogans

I want free form locs so bad , I’m scared tho

Stacie Hart

No way!!!

Little Haiti

What is exactly free form locs???. I mean i see pictures of the locs, but still not sure… is it nettie?

Phyre Naneeka

not me, I have sisterlocs, I wanted something more versatile that I can style.

Na'eemah Olamide Davies

I think it’s dreads which form by itself/naturally so without you parting n making it yourself

N Heyy thats my man in the 1st pic!

Chala M. Brooks


Lorenza Jackson


Carmella McCoy

Never. Free Form Locs/Organic Locs have a spiritual/religious connection to them that does not interlock with my own spiritual beliefs. There is more to these type of locs than mere fashion. Ppl need to research so they can know what they are doing and the meaning to things like this before they do it.

Tammie Faulkner Taylor

Nope. I like locs, but these are the least appealing IMO.

Sarah Spears Wilson

I think these are the type of locks that people don’t want in a professional work place.
They look scary and dirty to me. If you have no care about your hair what else don’t you care about?

The Original Dust Daughter
The Original Dust Daughter

You are

Aleata Bailey

If you Loc it I love it…


its absolutely hilarius that yo9u question ‘if you can get them clean” or are work appropriate as salon d ‘locs” are typicaly washed only once every 2-3 months and often not at all during the 1st 6 months to a year while freeform dreads (locks has a k in it ) are generally washed anywhere between every 3-7 days from the very start so they are cleaner
additionaly dreadlocks have spiritual and religios and cultural significance ..when in thier natural state therefore are guaranteed by law, by the constitution and bill of rights to be work acceptable while “locs’ maintained by salons can be concidered “just a style” therefore the company can say wether they are appropriate or not
additionaly it should be noted that the maintained locs craze has caused a epidemic of traction alopecia with nearly 95% suffering some balding due to maintenance

you are also using 1 of thed members of my sites photo, wich is copywritten without our permissionor a link back to our site for more info


THANK YOU SOARING EAGLE!! Your comments inspired me to take the plunge and start my freeform locs next week. I couldn’t agree with you more on the religious/spiritual/cultural aspects of freeforming, and that’s why I’m starting my next (and forever) locs in freeform style. I’ve worn locs before and having manicured locs I’ve found led to some thinning in certain parts of my hair due to interlocking.

Additionally, I hate product build up and everything that comes from attracting dirt inside my locs. I’m eager to get started.

I’m so glad for you comment.


having had freeform locks for 24 years and helping hundreds of thousands if not millions recover from the insane things locticians do to dreads i can tell you theres nothing better then freeform dreads
in fact thousands of ky sites members have started over the freeform way after suffering the horrors caused by so called locticians


Thank you for being a longtime freeform loc wearer. πŸ™‚ You’ve given me hope to pursue this future.


I’ve had mine for 11 years now and I really love it. It’s not for everyone but it’s definitely for me

Monique Aysha Brathwaite

When I had locs they were free form, and hardly ever were they ‘re-locked’ just washed in the natural spring water with aloe vera and that was it.

Maria Lc Simmons


Atiya Townes

I love mine.

Xia Simone

They are not dread locs they are just locs. Dreadlocks is what they named is and using dread in place of dreadful because they thought it was ugly.

Tilly Alwayz Pretti

Its called bobo locs in Jamaica

Amor Heart


Paynes Ann

Looks basty and unkept. Could be much neater. Some folks just let them go and it looks matted and stank.

Kaila Conley