Dreadlocks Starter Kit

Dread Empire
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All the tools, products and instructions to create and maintain healthy, neat dreadlocks in the comfort of your own home.


Our Starter Kit makes creating and maintaining dreadlocks in the comfort of your own home a breeze! It includes all the tools required to section, backcomb and crochet and a collection of our high performing organic Dread Empire products which deliver clean, healthy dreadlocks that knot, lock and mature with ease.

Dread Empire's Classic organic shampoo deeply cleans and removes oil and product build up preparing your hair perfectly for its new set of locks. The Accelerator is a salt based tightening spray which, just like taking a dip in the ocean, creates an environment in which dreadlocks thrive. The addition of Aloe Vera and Pro Vitamin B balances the salt effect in order to maintain hair health.

Dread Dust is a texturising powder which, in particular, makes backcombing a lot quicker and easier. Tightening Gel is a delicious smelling Aloe Vera based gel with Lavender and Rosemary to help keep your dreadlocks tidy, smoothing down loose hairs and encouraging the maturing process.

For detailed dread making instructions and a video tutorial, head to our How To Make Dreadlocks page here.

The Dreadlocks Starter Kit inclusions:

  • Dread Empire Classic Shampoo 400mL
  • Dread Empire Tightening Gel 250mL*
  • Dread Empire Dreadlock Accelerator 400mL
  • Dread Empire Dread Dust 35g
  • Dreading Crochet Hook 0.75mm
  • Pin Tail Comb
  • 3 Sectioning Hair Clips
  • 1 pack of Pro Elastics
  • Step-By-Step dreading instructions
  • 10 x Dread Cuffs, our #1 accessory (please treat cuffs as you would costume jewellery, remove before exposing to water, salt water or salt based products)

** Products can be used on any hair type and there will be plenty of product left over for ongoing maintenance **

Upgrade to the ultimate bonus pack! Once your dreaded, you'll quickly learn the importance of keeping your dreadlocks dry between wash days AND drying dreadlocks thoroughly on wash days. XL Shower caps and our super absorbent, extra large fast dry turbans makes this easy. An additional Crochet Hook is also included which will come in handy if you can rope in more than one friend to help with dreading. And finally, 2 of our most popular headbands seal the deal! This kit represents great value at $55 which is a saving of $28.45.

Bonus Pack inclusions:

  • 2 XL Shower Caps
  • Fast Dry Turban
  • A choice of 2 headbands (please leave a note in the Comment's box with your preferred colours or a random colour will be selected)
  • An additional 0.75 Crochet Hook

*Please leave a comment if you'd prefer to swap the Tightening Gel for a Dread Wax. Wax is suitable for thick, coarse curly hair types like afro hair. Gel is typically the preferred option as it's light weight and will not build up in your dreadlocks.

Use products only as directed and discontinue use if irritation occurs. Dispose of product 12 months after opening.

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Brody  12/03/2023


Worked absolute wonders on my straight blonde Hair . Thanks to this i now have a full set of dreads ✌️rn


Dawn  21/05/2022


Amazing kit


Cassy  10/01/2021

Awesome starter kit

Great starter set I used to get my dreads going. I love the smell of the accelerator spray, and it stops itching as well!


Tammy  18/11/2020

Great kit

Everything I needed to start my dreads! Spray smells amazing and helps the hair lock up


Kylie  20/02/2020


Love these products really helping me with dreading my daughter hair