Welcome to the community and to the best site on the web for healthy dreadlocks. Baba Fats said it all, I hope you listen to the tips, your hair will love you for it. Imagine, we say to wash 2-3 times a week, the salon said not for 8 weeks. That's 24 washes missed.....peace
Welcome. Wax, however, will only serve to prevent locks. At best, it will delay progress by years. This is because was is a hydrocarbon. That means that it is, for all intents and purposes, waterproof. Due to this quality, wax will remain in your locks for decades. And it your locks don't rot off in that time, 10 years from now there will still be wax in them, and they won't be any more mature than they are today.
I bring up rotting because this is a very common occurrence for waxed locks. Like I said, wax is a hydrocarbon. So it essentially glues your hair together and prevents tangles and knots from forming. Hydrocarbons are hydrophobic, which means that they repel water. So when you wash, your hair doesn't actually get clean. And because your have waterproofed your hair, no air can get to them either, which makes for unhealthy hair. But, some water does get into your locks. Either from showering, getting caught in the rain, snow, etc... And this water gets trapped in your hair, where it stagnates and allows mold and mildew to take hold. This mold will very quickly begin to decompose your hair. But the wax will keep it stuck to your head. So most likely, you won't notice until your start wax removal session.
While this is very common, it's the worst case scenario. The best case scenario is that wax only delays progress by years. By gluing your hair together, you prevent loops, knots and tangles. Without knots, locks can't form, since that's all locks are: a massive accumulation of knots. The problem is that wax hardens over time. This leads to the illusion that locks are more mature than they really are. Even after a decade, you will still be able to pull your locks apart easily. This is not how real mature locks should form. Mature locks need weeks-months of brushing to pull them apart.
I know this sounds terrible and scary. And in a way it is meant to scare you. But there is a silver lining. Wax can be removed. With a good detergent and about a month of scrubbing 2-3 times a week. This may seem excessive, but it is absolutely necessary for the healthy of your locks.
But like Eagle said, if you are under 1 month, it'll be in your best interest to start over from scratch. I know this isn't what you wanted, or expected to hear. But it's true. The aggressive nature that comes with removing wax will undo any knots that have begun to form, anyway. So to be safe, you would be better off cleaning them out and starting over without wax.
I know many people on this forum are all about the neglect method, which is the healthiest. But it's not the only way. Check out the dreaducation page. TnR and Back Combing are perfectly ok to get your locks started out. But look into the timeline forums, too, to see what the first few weeks/months will look like.
And trust me, when you get that wax out, you will love how your hair feels. You won't wake up every morning with a new layer of waxy film on your pillows, shoulders, shirt, and sheets. Your head will feel 100x lighter and bouncier. And your hair will move much more freely. Waxed locks can get so hard and stiff that you could knot yourself out with one. Or at least give yourself a serious bruise
welcome but if you used wax even once and your under a month you should start over its not enough to stop using it it must be removed
you shouldn't be palm rolling either it does nothing good only harm
Tervetuloa ! Ne rastaisi nyttvt mukavilta ! Mist s olet kotoisin?
Tervetuloa Lootis and welcome to this wonderful community. Your dreads are nice and long for 1 1/2 years. Enjoy the site....peace
welcome be sure u never retwist!