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My name is Crystal. I have a 10 year old son who really wanted dreads, so I let him have them. He has had them now for a little over three months. So far he loves them, but I really know nothing…Continue

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"do agressive wax removal every tiny bit u put in can take 3 months to get out its pure evil dont palm roll thats pointkless entirely and will weaken them just remocve wax  and seperate while weyt seperate often and its painless its easiest when…"
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"So, I think this method is working pretty well. I am not sure, however, if I am causing damage due to the high heat. I am thinking to lesson the heat I could heat each dread with a blow dryer and blot with newspaper or paper bags. I guess you have…"
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Wax Removal

So my son has had dreads for a little over three months.  I have been using Beeswax the entire time until, thank the creator, I found this site. I decided that I am going to blog my wax removal processes since this seems to be such a hot topic. I have some ideas of my own that I am going to try first.I am about to begin my first method: a hot flat iron and newspaper. I haven't seen or heard of this being done before I just thought about it and it seems reasonable. Plus, I have everything I need…See More
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"Yeah, I didn't know about the diluting thing when I first started.  It would take forever to wash it out.  It's just as strong diluted, and is much easier to rinse.   The frizzy hairs are part of locking.  they will…"
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☮ soaring eagle ॐ replied to The Barbarian's discussion Hi Everyone
"bronners is great if your water alows it but use it very diluted 12 times more water then soap..oe=r even more like 17=8 or 20..u want it really diluted alot in hard water though it will still leave sticky residue even at 40-1 so if thats the case…"
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Baba Fats replied to The Barbarian's discussion Hi Everyone
"that's good for washing.  but yeah, get the wax out.  Keep looking around the site.  The dread maintenance page has tons of information.  and the drop down menu at the top has the recipe for getting the wax out"
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The Barbarian replied to The Barbarian's discussion Hi Everyone
"Thanks so much! You guys are great! We wash with Dr. Bronners and he washes about every 2-3 days. Next step is to get the wax out! I am happy to hear about the tips."
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"i was afraid of that well the wax must be removed and thats very very hard to do so get on the wax removal process (info in the menu ) next the ends shouldnt be locked unless they want to be locked loose tips alow water to run out the ends so they…"
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"hi, i might be a bit of help here, from my understanding so far any wax should be washed out and no maintenance is the best maintenance. kind of a crazy misconception huh?"
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Wax Removal

Posted on December 22, 2011 at 5:26pm 1 Comment

So my son has had dreads for a little over three months.  I have been using Beeswax the entire time until, thank the creator, I found this site. I decided that I am going to blog my wax removal processes since this seems to be such a hot topic. I have some ideas of my own that I am going to try first.

I am about to begin my first method: a hot flat iron and newspaper. I haven't seen or heard of this being done before I just thought about it and it seems reasonable. Plus, I have…

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At 2:22am on January 12, 2012, Tinarama said…
Hey! Just thought I'd say hi since I live in fort Collins too :) adorable kiddo!
At 11:56pm on December 24, 2011,
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☮ soaring eagle ॐ
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do agressive wax removal every tiny bit u put in can take 3 months to get out its pure evil

dont palm roll thats pointkless entirely and will weaken them

just remocve wax  and seperate while weyt seperate often and its painless its easiest when wet

the only thing u need to do is remove wax..ignore the frizz which is worse frizz or mold ? or 5 years of dirt stuck in wax?

wax is so evuil many end up combing them out and starting over wax free

they will dread much much better when the wax is all gone

in fact while removing it you will find the wax prevented proigrss so they are way looser and farther behind then they shpuld be it makes them look maturw while preventing them from dreading at all

the more wax you remove the better they will be

At 11:38am on December 20, 2011,
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Welcome Crystal!

At 10:55am on December 20, 2011,
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☮ soaring eagle ॐ
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welcome i dont want to assume but did u use wax on your sons dreads? i only ask cause its a common mistake many parents actualy force their kids to use wax thinking it will make them neater if the frizz is controlled but wax really ruins dreads and makes them dirty

ive seen alot of parents force their kids into using it and its a shame

At 10:52am on December 20, 2011,
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