Welcome to the community and to the best site on the web for dreadlocks...Peace
Welcome. Wax is a hydrocarbon. It can't be washed out with hot water and normal soaps. That's why you always felt the residue. Wax will stay in your hair for decades if you don't use a good detergent and weeks of scrubbing to get it out.
But before you reach the decades point, wax will have cause your locks to mold and begin it rot. It's nasty stuff. My first set actually rotted off in 2 months from wax.
As for twisting, Eagle's right. Twisting causes traction alopecia. It's a condition formed from applying too much torque and tension to your scalp and roots. It pulls hair out, and thins out your roots. In time, it causes premature baldness
welcome but actualy wax leaves wax in them years after dreading its always in there till u remove it wax is a dread killer
i hope u arent still twisting eitherr twisting will just make u bald
Welcome to the community Dariel. The dreaducation section at the top of the site has plenty of information and advice for your journey. As Soaring Eagle said, just make a post with any questions you may have and many wonderful members here will help you out. How did you start your dreads? Method? What are you washing with besides salt water and essential oils? Are you using Sea Salt or table salt? Here is a map so you can look up what water type you have where you live. Many dread shampoos and bars do not work well in hard water. We can help you out if this is the type you have. ...peace
welcome u came to the right place post your questions in the furums