Welcome to the community Victoria and to the best site on the web for healthy dreadlocks. I have postied tips that may help you along the way with your T&R sections...Peace
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Sorry I was Out for the day /; message me il be on now
good to hear waxes are nasty
welcome but why in the world would you want to ruin yoir dreads with wax?
they look so beautiful now dont make em sticky stiff and gross!
u dont gotta tnr a dread a day just sit back relax and let them dread up naturaly
and stay away from wax!
No worries. There's a lot of bad info out there thanks to Knottyboy and DHHQ. They misinform and manipulate people into thinking they need all sorts of goofy stuff for their locks.
If you happened to get any info from them, you can go ahead and forget it all. You don't need wax. Should NEVER use a crochet hook, felting needle, or latch hook.
Sea salt is good for locks, but not if over used. If you want to use it, only use it no more than 2 hours before you wash your hair. if left in long term, it will over dry your scalp and hair making you itch and your hair brittle. Plus you can make your own salt water for a fraction of the cost of what they sell theirs for.
Welcome. NEVER use wax in you locks. Not even am all natural one. The best case scenario is that wax will completely prevent locks from ever maturing. Wax is a hydrocarbon. So it will NEVER wash out in any amount of hot water and normal soap. The only way to get a hydrocarbon out is to use a good detergent and tons of scrubbing. This process takes weeks-months of scrubbing 2-3 times/week.
What wax essentially does is glues your hair to itself. So it prevents knots, tangles, and loops. Without those, you don't have locks. Even after 10 years, your locks will not have matured passed a few weeks of locking.
The worst case scenario (But more likely than not), is that wax will no doubt cause mold/mildew to grow in your hair. Like I said before, wax is a hydrocarbon. So you are, in essence, waterproofing your hair. When you wash, or get stuck out in the rain, water will seep into your locks, and get stuck there. Once inside, it stays there, and becomes stagnant. Then it allows mold and mildew to take hold. Eventually you have a virtual swamp on your head.
And it doesn't take much wax, or very long for this to happen. My first set rotted completely off in only 2 months. Some take longer. But it will happen to everyone who uses wax if they leave it in there.
Check out the dreaducation page before starting anything
Love your hair! I would love to get the book, is it available for those who have a nook reader?
welcome ! sooooooooooooo glad you joined us! you belong here and id love to help ya distribute your book
Welcome to the community Adette. You have very lovely dreadlocks.....peace
So very glad that you joined the site!! When I found your video on youtube..I had to post it. I hope that you feel at home here