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05/29/11 11:03:16PM
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Murray's beeswax is in all of my twist can it be washed out


Help! Save My Dreads

thats crazy...

i got murrays beeswax outta my hair by washing it using dish soap to loosen the wax... and then a second wash using mane n tail shampoo, which gets wat u loosened with the dish soap to come out...... by the third time you go to jump in the shower to get wax out ull notice your hair is lighter and fluffier, repeat the process anyway, and one more time after that to make sure its all out.....since ur twists are so young the wax should come out no problem...... the problem for you would be the twists completely coming out since u have to thoroughly wash at such an early stage..... but i would rather have that issue than the wax issue

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@PowpOwpoW
05/26/11 07:40:56PM
9 posts

Namaste to all!! From a Loving, Awareness Building, Dreaded Mama!!


Introduce Yourself

*holds up a 10*

i thought that was a solid intro! i feel like i know you now! lol

welcome my fellow newbie!!

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@PowpOwpoW
05/26/11 07:35:18PM
9 posts

cliche newbie introduction


Introduce Yourself

@lunn Hi

@fancyAmanda lol thanks... happy to be here!

@Summer Santos lol a clich intro is still an intro! At least we got our point across haha

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@PowpOwpoW
05/25/11 11:29:11PM
9 posts

cliche newbie introduction


Introduce Yourself

wussup everybody my name is James and before I go further with this intro i had to let u kno that i just went and typed a whole drawn out introduction...... then wen i went to read it over it was so cliche it nearly made me sick...... so im gonna just keep it simple

obviously im new..... lol...... and i like dreadlocks...... and it goes without saying that I plan to socialize with the people on the site....... so ill skip all that and say.....

SEE YOU GUYS OUT IN THE DISCUSSIONS!!! LOL


updated by @PowpOwpoW: 01/13/15 09:02:48PM
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@PowpOwpoW
05/25/11 11:35:02PM
9 posts

Hey! Newbie and looove this site :)


Introduce Yourself

welcome my fellow noob lol..... see u around!
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@PowpOwpoW
05/23/11 04:01:32AM
9 posts

Dread Wax Removal Process


Saved Dreads Success Stories

@Trina Sandress your dreads are dope!!!!!! I can only imagine what they would be like if you never cut them!!! You said you free formed right? I wanna try that but i dont understand how the new growth is just gonna lock itself.... i have 5 month old dreads and havent retwisted in a month and my dreads are sitting on a little mini fro lol

I also co sign the 'no wax' movement...... i think it might have been easier for me to get the wax out my hair since im still in my early stages (dish soap and elbow grease worked for me)...... but i missed the ones along my neck line when washing and they had all types of lint and dust trapped in them which i was assuming was because of the wax....... so i cut them off...... lesson learned

Trina Sandress said:

Definitely! It is all about being happy and being free to be my natural self!
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@PowpOwpoW
05/23/11 11:53:11AM
9 posts

diary of a dread abuser


Help! Save My Dreads

ill give that a shot...... and i thought i was one of the patient ones waiting to retwist once every month...... these sumbitches are about to drive me crazy......

a better move for me would probably be to stop looking in the mirror for the next year or so, thats whats making me think i need to touch them!

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@PowpOwpoW
05/23/11 04:36:27AM
9 posts

diary of a dread abuser


Help! Save My Dreads

i cant even laugh with you guys...... ive been product/twist free for a month and im going through the craziest withdrawls...... i dont want, i NEED hands in my hair..... even if someone would just pretend like they were doing something would make me feel better..... i need a fix its gonna take some serious self control to get through this!!!
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@PowpOwpoW
05/29/11 06:07:26PM
9 posts

have you EVER used ANY dreadheadhq ot knotty boy products?


Dread Products

i started my journey by comb coiling my hair and then smothering each coil in murrays beeswax... it looked and felt horrible but i thought it was necessary, but as soon as i found out the dangers i discontinued the use of it...... luckily for me i only used it twice and thoroughly washed my hair with dish soap to emulsify and remove the wax before i applied it the second time.... wen i used to creep on this site during the beginning stages of my dreads i read that wax buildup is potentially bad so i made an effort to keep it to a minimum (which ended up helping wen i finally decided to give it up completely)

after more research i read that murrays beeswax isnt even beeswax at all, and the absolute worst product to use because the mix of petrolium and some other things added to the beeswax... and the combination of it all makes washing out very difficult... so i did away with it

i switched from murrays beeswax to dreadhedhq wax because I heard it was easier to wash out, and it didnt contain all the bad things that came in the murrays wax... which ended up being true...... it smelled pretty good, but i still didnt like the waxy feel and stiffness of dreads with wax on them so i only used that once before i washed it all out and switched to mango & lime lock gel

in my humble opinion mango & lime lock gel, or plain old aloe vera is the way to go for the twisters and product users out there... the lock gel smells great, is light so doesnt leave buildup, and washes out easy, but still holds the twists at the same time.... you get everything you would get from wax, and at the same time get everything you dont want from wax

just as a sidenote i dont know if its an african american hair texture thing but it is possible to get wax out in the early stages of the dreading process if you do the right things..... and probably later on as well, but i can only speak from my own experience.... when i was a little over 3 months into the process i washed once with sls free dish soap and hot water to emulsify the wax, then washed with mane n tail shampoo directly after to remove both the dish soap and wax together and it worked like a charm... 3 very thorough sessions of that and the wax was gone........ EXCEPT for 3 dreads at the bottom of my neck that i must have missed while washing..... those dreads became very linty and dusty so i cut them off (i should have kept them to take pictures)....

to make sure the rest of my head wouldnt share the fate of those three dreads i cut a piece off one dread from the top of my head, and one from both the left and right sides of my head to dissect them and see if there was any wax in them...... lucky for me they were wax free...... i dont know if it was because they werent fully locked yet that it was so easy to remove the wax, but from that experience i found that too much wax definitely can be detrimental, but if u monitor the usage and practice proper damage control u can minimize the devastation

after a month of no products but natural oils and absolutely no twisting i must say that my roots are the thickest and strongest theyve been since i started my dreads, and i had 2 dreads that were thinning due to too much twisting.... they are now repairing themselves and getting much stronger.....

i consider twisting and going to salons as taking a risk to have uniform dreads as an end result, which is understandable... and i do know plenty of people that twist and use wax and go to salons that still have nice dreads... so at the end of the day do what you want, just nothing in excess and be careful with wax, and everything will be fine