Welcome. I agree, you should check out the dreaductaion page. That and the recovery forums. Wax is one of the worst things that can be used on locks.
Best case scenario: It completely prevents progress. Wax acts like a glue to hold down loops, tangles, and knots. Without them, you have no locks. Wax is a hydrocarbon, so no matter how much ht water and normal soap you use, it'll NEVER wash out.
Worst case (But very likely): Wax traps moisture and water because it's a hydrocarbon. This water allows mold/mildew to grow in your hair and start to decompose your hair from the inside. You end up walking around with a virtual swamp stuck to your head.
Shops use too many damaging techniques like crochet hooks, interlocking, waxes and creams. For the most part stylists are not taught how to grow healthy locks in beauty school. So they use methods that they hear are good, from friend, and clients. Most of these methods only create nice looking locks that are only meant to last you a few years, no for life
welcome to dreadlockssite peace an luv b with u on ur continued dread journey good ppl an real true facts about dreads here check out the dreaducation guide in gray above and tabs about wax and other good info on there as well
Welcome to the community Tiffany and to the best site on the web for all your dreadie information...Peace
few facts about wax twisting and "shops"
luckily your here and we can save them
start off with wax b gone to get that evil wax out
next demand a refund for all the harm they diid so far
welcome but u nr4eeeeed to remove that wax wich is extremely hard to do and never ever go to a shop that retwisting will make u bald
remove all wax then leave them alone
Hi Mario, saw you question on chat...You sure can go swimming, dreads love to flow with the water, swim as you swim, catch the waves. If you are in a chlorinated pool, wet your hair before going in so that it does not absorb as much chlorine, then after you are done, just give you head a good rinse again to wash the chlorine out. If you are going into salt water, wet your, which dreads love, it helps to speed up the journey, just give your head a good rinse within two hours of coming out as salt water can dry out the hair, also, ocean water has floaties and stuff in it, better to rinse them out with or without dreads.....try and make sure your hair dries out before going to bed....peace