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Always, Hippie Love
Welcome to the site Seth. Cool pic with the goggles on, just you and the sky.
Forgot to mention. Check to see what kind of water you have, hard or soft, because many dread bars on the market do not rinse out well with hard water and will leave a build up of residue, that includes Dr. Bronners. There is a map on this site to show the states with hard water, if you are unsure of yours. BS works with hard water, and so do the shampoos on DreadlockShampoo.com, which Vicki makes specifically for hard water....Peace
welcome so glad you stopped all that mess
your on the right track now
Welcome to the community Dani. Glad to hear you stopped crochet & palm rolling & maintenance. All you need to do is wash & separate any sections trying to join together. You will see changes happening as the hair is repairing itself from the hook and is turning into mature dreads. You will see hundreds of little broken hairs poking out of your sections, from the hook, but don't worry, they will get sucked back into the sections in time. Enjoy the rest of your journey to mature dreads. Peace
Welcome. But what are you using to get rid of the wax? Wax is a hydrocarbon. No amount of normal soap and water will get it out. Not even BS will get it out. Hydrocarbons need a detergent to remove them. It's great that you stopped using wax and crocheting, but that's not enough. The wax needs to be removed.
And the knottyboy gels and bars should be boycotted. They do nothing to help your locks develop. The only gel that seems to do anything to help a bit is the locking gel from dreadlockshampoo. But even that isn't necessary. Gels only help to make your locks look a bit neater for special occasions. Other than that one, gels tend to leave residue and cause problems.