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former dreadheadhq knottyboy customers who now warn against products use


former dreadheadhq knottyboy customers who now warn against products use

dreadheadhq and knottyboy customers usualy find out quickly how bad those products like dread wax are, and most end up warning others not to use dread products. this groups for everyone who was a customer at one time and now recommends a boycott

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knotty boy and dreadheadhq customers are all newbies

dreadheadhq and knotty boy claim to have thousands of satisfied customers and never get complaints.
but the reality is most customers are only customers for a few months or a year before realizing what a mistake it was to trust in them.
virtually all who survived the product use now recommend avoiding the products. but they have no shortage of know it all kids with week old candles to go on promoting them.

this groups the fastest growing group on the site because so many fell for the lies in the early weeks only to realize the truth and now want to spread that truth.

dreads are not a result of products or hours of work
they are the result of time and love
all products do is glue hair together and SLOW THE ACTUAL DREADING while building up ripping you off and eventually making you start over.

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to wax or not to wax

Started by Mogwie. Last reply by turkey Jul 19, 2010. 14 Replies

i had used a little bit of wax and locking spray when i went to a dready hairdressers. I personally thought it was good to tame my hair a bit. I also find that lock pepper works quite well atfirst.…Continue

fastest growing group in the dreadlocks community

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dreadheadhq and knottyboy former customers message to future customers

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Comment by Nikki K on September 14, 2011 at 6:00pm

Well ok i'm all for boycotting...the only thing i use them for now is if i want to buy beads or accesories for my dreads..THATS the only good part of them I

Comment by mayonaise on July 17, 2011 at 4:45am
I used knotty boy wax a couple times, didn't like it except for the fact that it glued my strays down but stopped using it anyways. Then i found this site read a little about how wax can stay inside your dread for years. Fuck no not today thank you kindly, I got all the wax out (hopefully), and it feels dam good.Now when i hear dread wax i picture little evil blobs of wax hobbling towards my dreads and my dreads making little screaming noises " May the wax is back the wax is back aaaaahhhhh" tehe
Comment by Victoria Buttons on April 29, 2011 at 1:08pm
One year I finally decided to get dreads. I was sooo stoked, my boyfriend went and bought me some knotty boy for christmas (funny he actually warned me against wax but I insisted, dumb me) So I had a friend with dreads back comb mine and then slather wax all over it. It was HORRIBLE. sticky, smelly, bleh. I had bits of fluff and dust stuck in it. It just looked downright dirty. I hated my dreads. I looked like side show bob. Or a cave woman. So after a while I decided to take them out. Luckly with alot of conditioner I got them out (I'm talking clumps of dirty nasty wax and hair) it took me a week to comb out all of it. Any way I am using the twist and rip method with no wax and they are turning out really beautiful! PLEASE DO NOT USE WAX! You might not be lucky like me, and have to cut them off!
Comment by Dani Hopkins on April 21, 2011 at 6:01am
yup - long story short, first set of dreads I had I used wax for a few weeks at the beginning from KB (a present from my nan - I thought why not?) I stopped after getting grossed out by the consistency -it was sticky and it didn't make sense to me so I stopped using it. My dreads lasted 2 1/2 years but I cut them because I had gone a bit maintenance mad with the crochet hook and didn't like how they'd turned out. After cutting them apart, I found that the wax was still there - after serious washing for at least two years after I'd finished waxing! It was disgusting. So after my hair grew, I started over - I'm six months in, haven't touched wax or a crochet needle and couldn't be happier. I hate that those sites are turning such a natural hairstyle that requires very little maintenance into such a complicated disgusting goopy mess.
Comment by ben on January 31, 2011 at 1:35pm

I assume I thought the wax I'd put like 3-4 years ago was entirely gone. 

A few months ago I decided to try a baking soda/ ACV wash, I was feeling my dreads heavy to wear but thought that was because they was becoming long.

What a hell surprise seeing a dark-yellowed juice off my dreads while immersing in the BS dilution! 

Old wax cocktail with all it has trapped and glued in for years, especially residues of my favorite french "Marseille's soap" I used to wash my hair with.

As I already had decided not to use wax again, never used this soap but the BS dilution.

So wax is a very great product to trap and mold in your hair anything comes through like soap or dust. Very helpful also to let your hair damaged and shredded when you whas all this crap out.


I'm glad I can see and feel everyday the difference between my 4 last inches of every dread, tough as rock and rough, that will never recover up despite of regular BS washing, and the whole rest, grown naturally for the last 2 years, a waaaay softer, breathing, moving, but more than that a way more knotted than the old used to be waxed ends.

I had dreads for 4 years but feel like I began my dread journey only 2 years ago.

Very learning and growing coming to this site !

Thank you all !!

Comment by Vates on September 21, 2010 at 9:26pm
I got ripped off by dreadhead hq from a hot topic when I was in high school .... haha

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Comment by ☮ soaring eagle ॐ on August 26, 2010 at 12:54pm
i read it all and u said what needed to be said very clearly

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Comment by chick_pea on August 26, 2010 at 12:51pm
woah nelly! Didn't realise how much I blabbed on for, Sorry if anyone actually reads this hehe : )

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Comment by chick_pea on August 26, 2010 at 12:50pm
Just wanted to put my 'two cents' worth in - although this post looks a little deserted... I waxed my dreads pretty heavily for the first month or so (used a dreadheadhq "dread kit")... I was going to a wedding and wanted to colour my hair, to do that I had to get as much wax out as possible so the colour could penetrate through. When I finally got 'most' of the wax out (who knows how much is still in there) within a couple of weeks my locks had tightened up so much that I lost half of my length. I know that dreads do shrink but it was pretty outrageous for a couple of weeks... anywho, when the wax was in there, yeah they looked tidy and felt reasonably tight (not to mention sticky disgustingness) but when the wax was out I realised that there were quite a few patches where the backcombing had come out, then when my hair tightened these turned into crazy loops very quickly. Now that I have discovered this site and seen alot of different dreads I realise now this is a normal process (most dreads I've seen have been manufactured in a salon) but I just wanted to bring attention to the fact that this all took place in very short space of time. As dreads are a journey, watching your hair change and develop, I feel like I was a little cheated and it was a little scary having such a huge transformation occur vitualy overnight - combine that with everybody saying "what the hell happened to your hair - you need to go to ... and get them fixed" and well you get what I went through. Basically what I am saying is that wax absolutely, positively hindered the tightening and maturing of my dreads, covered up the flaws - making me think all was good - until I got it out, collected all the dirt, fluff and miscellaneous 'what the' and lock it in for keeps. Bottom line yeah wax definately is for candles - not dreadlocks.
Comment by Good Energy on July 9, 2010 at 10:42pm
I'm really not sure what I used way back when before this crop now, but I do know I back combed and used beeswax!!! Mighta been dreadheadhq. think it was. Was long ago. FREE YOU DREADS!!!!!!

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