To wax or not to wax... Which method to trust?
Hi everyone, I'm CAnner...
I'm new here, I just had my dreads done 2 weeks ago at a renowned 'dread salon' in toronto. They make dreads all day, everyday. They use the crochet method using a small 1mm hook, and some dread pepper from dread head.They DO NOT use the 'interlocking' method. They just 'rearrange' the hair, and tangle it well. They haven't torn my hair, or ripped it apart... they said that I could brush them out if I wanted to. They feel nice, they definitely don't feel like they're going to fall out. The dread salon also told me to wax them every 2 days... It seems legit because you would think/want to trust what they say because they make them, and have their own as well. If you read on the Dreadhead hq, or knotty boy... they have it all laid out about why the wax isn't bad like people say, and why ppl put down the wax, and that they're probably just over waxing... it seems so believable. I know they want to make money off their product, but is that just it? or are they actually telling the truth? - Then you read here that it's the worst thing you can put in your hair... and it also seems legit because you guys are experienced dreadies as well.
I mean, my dreads look great for a beginner, in my opinion. They are not falling out... they seem well dreaded.
Who to believe?! I want nice, long lasting dreads... I must admit, waxing feels so gross and sticky. Obviously I would rather not wax. If i were to stop waxing, and just palm roll, separate, shampoo once a week, would that be ok? Also, If my dreads were crocheted to begin with, does that mean I always have to keep using that method?
Help! I'm so torn between 2 methods, haha. All I want are lovely dreads, and I'm a noob who has been reading to many back and forths!
ONE more thing... Can i cut out the little stringy things that have been put at the baset of my roots to 'help dread' ?
P.S. - I've posted a pic of what they look like.
updated by @chelseabuns: 01/13/15 09:30:07PM