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Hello my nappy friends!

I'm heading out on a 2 month road trip across the states in a week in a half. I'm staying in national parks and camping along the way. I'm sure I'll run into some crazy weather, including rain storms. I want to keep my dreads as dry as possible. Any ideas on how to do this?

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umm why do u want to keep your dreads dry dreads love getting wet

 

oh diude u didnt use crochet and wax  yikes ok umm u gotta renmove akll that wax right away b4 u go on your trip and throw that hook away

 

scrob the hell outta em with dawn dish soap and get that nasty wax iout

LOL I *love* how everyone talks about their dreads like they're sentient. :D

 

In regards to the o.p., no idea. :)

I don't want them to stay wet and grow mold

☮ soaring eagle ॐ said:

umm why do u want to keep your dreads dry dreads love getting wet

 

Whats wrong with the hook and wax, they seem to be working pretty well

☮ soaring eagle ॐ said:

oh diude u didnt use crochet and wax  yikes ok umm u gotta renmove akll that wax right away b4 u go on your trip and throw that hook away

 

scrob the hell outta em with dawn dish soap and get that nasty wax iout

Someone correct me if I'm wrong... but wax will prevent water from leaving your hair when you get it wet. I honestly think deep down you know it's not good for you or your hair or you wouldn't be worrying about them getting wet. ;) And the crochet hook damages your hair.

For now.  The longer you use the both of them, the more apparent the damages will be along the way.

Wax does not help your dreads grow, it gives off the illusion that your dreads have solidified and are growing.
Kyle Nutter said:

Whats wrong with the hook and wax, they seem to be working pretty well

☮ soaring eagle ॐ said:

oh diude u didnt use crochet and wax  yikes ok umm u gotta renmove akll that wax right away b4 u go on your trip and throw that hook away

 

scrob the hell outta em with dawn dish soap and get that nasty wax iout

wax will cause mold and wax never washes out it only glues hair together to make it look like dreads but orevents actyual dreading its the number 1 cause of dreads being cut


crochet breaks tons of hair so they need constant repair which makes them weaker and weaker till they break


both make them stiff and gross

both prevent actual dreading

 

Kyle Nutter said:

Whats wrong with the hook and wax, they seem to be working pretty well

☮ soaring eagle ॐ said:

oh diude u didnt use crochet and wax  yikes ok umm u gotta renmove akll that wax right away b4 u go on your trip and throw that hook away

 

scrob the hell outta em with dawn dish soap and get that nasty wax iout

wax also traps dirt and water so they will mold its no wonder your scared to get them wet

crochet makes them way way way too tight so they are 1/3 the thickness a healthy dread should be (on average ive seen them 20 times thu=inner then they should be) both wax and crochet are just gonna cause trouble and make them require way way way more work

think about it

to dread u never have to do a thing

hair will simply dread on its own

but notw t=that u waxed and crochetted dont u crochet and wax and palm roll and rub and roll and work on them many hours a weeek when if u did neither u could do nothing at all and they just dread?

your dreading by sheer force cause the stuff your doing is preventing the natural drading process from happening

your workimg against tyourself

 

evebn after u remove the wax the crochet recovery will take a very long time

they wikll get extra fuzzy from all the broken hairs

it will be 6 months to over a year before they begin to dread properly

 

So, if I should stop using wax and the crochet hook, how should I keep my dreads looking neat?

by letting them dread  leave em alone  they will take care of themselves but it will go tho]rough a messy recovery period as all the hairs u broke pop ourt so dont even try to keep them oooking neat ket them go wild till they mature naturally but its not enough to stiop using wax u need to sp;end months agressivlty removing the wax u used  wax can survive years of washings so it takes extreme effort over long periods to get it i]out

 

crochet causes they m to get messy in a hirry by breaking tons of hairs u become a slave to fixing every hair..that u caused

just leave em alone

 

 

ok i want to ask you whats so "neat and tidy" about having this gross mess inside your dra=eads causing mold

click them for a shockimg full size version

 

these dreads were waxed far less then suggested only for a couple weeks then washesd for 4 years even boiled to try to remove the wax

after 4 years they were not dreaded only glued together easily pulled apart with fingers

 

now heres the shocking part

after being disected ripped into 2 parts'

this next picture is AFTER THEY WERE PUKLLED APART a quick palm ri]oll with 4 year old hardened wax and they glued right back togeher to look like a perfect dread..a dread that never dreaded

thats all wax does is makes them look like dreads while preventing actrual dreading

and it cay=uses them to be stiff sticky gross and moldy

 

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