Welcome to the community ashley. My thoughts over the last few days were to your community and the terrible fire that ravished through, what a shame. You sure sound excited about your dreadlocks. I hope that the comments did not make you upset, we only want people to be able to keep their dreadlocks for life if they so choose, and for that they must be clean and wax free, as you now know. This is a fantastic site that has saved thousands of people's dreadlocks. If you would like to get the wax out, just ask us, we will help you through it, then your locks can being the journey of maturing.
Hope you, your family, pets and friends are all safe.....peace
WELCOME TO DREADLOCKSSITE YES MY DEAR LISTEN TO SE AN BABA... ALL WE WISH U BEST AN PEACE ON UR JOURNEY AND HEALTHY LOCS STARTS NOW. THAT U ARE HERE BEST SITE ONLINE FOR DREADLOCKS:) we care of your happiness and overall health of all dreadlocks haha peace JAzz
welcome but dreadheadh1 q destroys dreads and crochet is extremely b ad and twisting only makes u go bald
we need to save yoir dreads start by removing wax toss the crochet hook and stop everything your doing
Welcome. I guess I have to be the first to let you know of the damage that DHHQ is going to do to your locks.
To put it simply, DHHQ is a scam. If you used their wax, your locks will never mature. This goes for all waxes, be it bees wax, DHHQ, Knotty Boy, or any you'd buy at a salon. Wax essentially glues your hair together, which prevents locks from progressing. By gluing your hair together, you prevent loops, tangles, and knots. Without those, you hair can't progress past the first day wax was applied.
Also, wax is a hydrocarbon. That means that you have waterproofed your hair. On the large scale, water can no longer get to your hair to clean in and keep it healthy. But small drops can still get into your locks, where they get stuck and accumulate. This drops start to stagnate, and allow mold and mildew to grow. This is much more common than not. And it's not a possibility. It's an inevitability. Mold and mildew also grow extremely fast, decomposing and rotting your hair from the inside of the locks out. But the wax will keep this rotting hair stuck to your head.
Trust me from experience, it's a nasty situation to be in. I lost 1/2 my hair to wax with my first set.
There is a silver lining, though. While wax will stay in your hair for decades if you only use water and soap, you can clean it out with a detergent and tons of scrubbing. But unlike what DHHQ tells you, wax will NEVER wash out in any amount of hot water. It's hydrophobic. Water just melts it deeper into your locks, where it'll be even harder to get out. And it hardens there, giving the impression of matured locks. Buteven after 10 years, the wax will still be there, and your locks won't be any more mature than they were when you first put it in.
But with a detergent, you can clean it out. It takes a lot of scrubbing 2-3 times a week for about a month-2 months. But it's possible.
As for crocheting. I'll only say that as bad as wax is, crocheting is actually even worse for locks. With each pass of the hook, you shred hundreds or more hairs into smaller and smaller pieces which makes your locks extremely weak over time. In a shot period of time, you can actually make locks so weak that they can snap in half just from a good tug.
stick around you'll learn alot and make alot o f friends too
Sounds good. But getting wax out is a bit harder than just using hot water and soap/ because wax is a hydrocarbon, you can't use normal soaps. You'll need to get a good detergent. There are a ton of details of how to get wax out in the dreaducation section of this forum. if you have more questions, let me know
Welcome. It's great that you stopped using the wax. But unfortunately stopping isn't enough. It needs to be removed. If it's left there it will only help prevent your hair from locking. And because wax is waterproof, you have essentially made your hair waterproof, which will keep it from getting clean, and allow mold and mildew to take hold and start to decompose your hair from the inside out.
u made alot of mistakes so heres what u need to do
1 wax removal
2 mold removal
3 wash with a good dread soap
4 stop all mainrenance
get wax b gone and rot knot and a dread soap from www.dreadlockshampoo.com
if rot knorts not in the shop yet send a message through contact us to let her know u need it
Welcome to the community and to the best site on the web to learn all about healthy dreadlocks.
If you would like your dreadlocks for years, or even a lifetime, you need to do a few things:
If you have any question about the above, please ask, we will get your dreads back on the right track again so you don't have to cut them off, so don't worry....but work on removing the wax first as that is the cause to everything......peace