I bet I worried you guys with the title but don't worry. I had some KnottyBoy wax lying around from the first and only time I used it. I forgot about it and came across it today, so I decided to see if its claims that the wax comes out with shampoo is true. Because let's face it, you can never have too much evidence. Anyway, so I cut off the end of one of my medium-sized dreads knowing that it was giving its life to the cause.
Then I poured a huge amount of shampoo (KnottyBoy, I may add) on to the entire dread and rinsed it for a bit. Then I decided, rather like Mythbusters, if I can't succeed using the realistic circumstances (eg rinsing it as if I were washing my hair) then I would go all-out. I poured more shampoo on it and left it in a bowl f water for a good 30 minutes. Did it get the wax out? Well, have a look:
So in conclusion: Ew.
And I was of course careful not to touch my dreads while that grossness was on my fingers. Which meant my dreads kept flinging themselves out in front of the camera like self-obsessed models, so this took a bit of time. Worth it though, because, well...gross.
updated by @tara-c: 11/11/15 05:29:42PM