Hello to everyone
First a BIG THANK YOU to Soaring Eagle and this community for helping guide me from my waxy salon dreads to my now wax-free natural ones. I am on my first week wax-free. I wanted to post a bit about my journey, including photos which I hope you can see.
The first photo is what they looked like waxy. Twisted and sticky. I was smiling here, sure - but I felt really really gross and unnatural with my hair all waxed and gross.
Then on the 2nd day of having waxy head hell, I soaked my head in a gallon of distilled pure white vinegar, then washed them vigorously with dish soap several times. I got *most* of the wax out. I believe 80% of it. Wax is VERY HARD to get out. I cannot feel any of it in my hair anymore.
After de-waxing, my hair was a big mess, but was already starting to dread, and I continued to help it along for the first couple days by making sure they were not dreading together, etc. I have long fine straight hair. They had a head start from the salon's vigorous back-combing, so the dreads were still partially intact after de-waxing. I have a lot of loose hair and natural chaos going on, but it is getting there. I am very happy.
I now have washed them for the first time with the Bucks County Just 4 Dreads Shampoo, which you can find on this site. The last 2 photos are what my dreads look like now:
they are on their way. NO MORE WAX. WAX IS AWFUL!!!!
updated by @sarah-weathers: 02/14/15 10:50:24AM