yes yes i know i wish i had one i m very interested in gems and mining and things i was hard up for cash an just sold my entire loose gem collection:( soo sad but my kids needs come first you know. i had an iolite stone similar to color and clarity of tanz but its not worth near as much as a tanz. they are beautiful indeed. but people here say tanzanite mine s are closed except one? lie? anyways i wish i had a peice rough or cut ither way be awesome peace be with you chat soon JAZZ
Your welcome. Sorry, I gotta tell you wax is wax is wax, even a mixture of tea tree oil wax. That will not prevent mold and odors, it will cause it.....Wax holds in pockets of water...put candle wax on your finger, now dip it in water, see how your finger stays dry? So will the dreads surrounded by wax. It holds in odors, lint, pollution, water etc....You will have to get all that wax out.
Wax prevents dreads from maturing also. They need to loop and shrink to become mature dreads, when glued together with wax they are unable to do this, they will never mature.
Wax is heavy, wax catches fire, wax stains pillowcases and clothing
As for your roots...they need to be loose or it will put a strain on your scalp and cause hair loss and traction alopecia. Newly forming dreadlocks have about a 3-4 inch loose root area so the hair can move around and mature. Once they are mature, they still have a 1 inch loose root area. If it did not, it would also hurt when the hair moved around or when you tie them up.
Order the WaxBGone from DreadlockShampoo to remove all the wax, it will take more than one treatment. Then all you need to do is wash them 2-3 times a week, keep the sections separated from each other, and have the patience to let them mature on their own. The reward is healthy, mold free dreadlocks. If you don't go to bed with wet hair, and let them dry out completely when wet, you won't get mold. If you keep them clean and wash, you won't get odors.
Use the search bar near the top left and type in essential oils, you will find a posting by Soaring Eagle that will tell you what oils to use for mold, dry scalp and all sorts of things. A healthy way to take care of any problems......peace
tearree oil and wax are very diferent teatree oil will not hold anything together
wax will and thats the last thing u want the roots are suposed to be loose with loose hair and u should do absolutely nothing to maintain them just leave em alone
but now u got to get that wax iut its pure evil it glues hair together but will prevent it from ever dreading whats more it will trap alot of dirt and cause then to rot
the sooner u f=get the wax out the betteer
then just leave em alone
Welcome. I guess you've already heard the wax stories. It's all true. Unfortunately, wax is still used and promoted by all sorts of salons and websites claiming to know something about locks. In NO hair type is wax EVER needed. It will only serve to prevent locking. By glueing your hair together with wax, you actually hold down knots, tangles, and loops. Without these, you don't have locks, since all dreadlocks are is a massive accumulation of knots.
That is the best case scenario.
The worst case scenario (But a very common one), is that wax causes mold and mildew to grow. This is because wax is a hydrocarbon. It essentially waterproofs your hair. But some water does manage to get in, either from washing, being caught in the rain, or snow, etc... This moisture can't get out once it's there. And it stagnates. Here is the problem. Water that stagnates allows decomposing fungi to take hold in your hair. They start to degrade your hair, and cause mold and rot to take over. But since the wax is like a glue, you may not notice until it's too late. I lost 1/2 my hair to mold in only 2 months, with my first set of locks. I don't want to see this happen to anyone else. It's a nasty feeling.
And with waxes hydrocarbon qualities comes the biggest problem. Wax can NEVER be removed in normal soap and water, no matter how much, nor how hot the water is. In 10 years it will still be there. Just deeper in your locks, and even harder to remove. And what's worse, after those 10 years, your locks won't be any more mature than they were the first day you put the wax in.
I know this may be a bit scary, but that's kind of what it's suposed to be.
There is a silver lining, though. Wax can be removed. But it takes a lot of time and a good detergent. Detergents are designed to break down grease and waxy substances, while normal soaps aren't.
There are plenty of posts about how to get wax out. But if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me, or post a question.
Welcome to the community Idren and to the best site on the web to learn all about growing healthy dreadlocks. As mentions, you should remove the wax, your hair will never mature with it in. Wax will hold in pockets of water, causing odors and mold. Wax will slowly stain your pillowcases and shoulders of clothing, especially on those hot days. When you remove the wax, you will feel the difference in weight, they will be lighter and flow in the gentle breeze. Your hair will dread beautifully without it......peace
welcome but um wax and natural? wax prevents dreads if u are going natural or any other way u got to avoid wax
but using wax on natural dreads makes no sence atall
u got to get the wax iut use wax b gone
wait..what do u define as natural
WELCOME TO DREADLOCKSSITE peace b with u, ooo stay away from the was my friend only cause problems later, how un natural waterproof hair? peace........hows the mining there if u know? any new gems found?
Forgot to mention, many dread shampoos and bars do not work properly with hard water, they slowly leave behind a residue, including Dr. Bronners. If you ever need a fantastic shampoo or bar, www.dreadlockshampoo.com has the best ever. The creator of them is also a member on this site...peace
Welcome to the community Shelby, glad you joined us all here on this fantastic site. Bet your dreads love swimming in the ocean! Below is a map so you can see what your water type is if you ever need it for future use....peace