Dude I was reading your bio and it's so crazy how I went through the same process as you! The 1st step of going natural to taking them out (me being retarded as well listening to everyone) to the 2nd using the crochet hook, worst idea ever! to then going full on neglect all over again & i feel the same way as you do. feels pretty comforting to know someone who's had the same thing happen to them. third time is definitely a charm!
Welcome. But that stuff is unbelievably destructive. I can't stress that enough. I't like caking your hair in something that won't wash out and will prevent knots from forming.
DHHQ only cares about making money. They suck people in and sell all sorts of stuff you don't need, but that claim you do. Locks form on their own. Anything you do to speed it up will only cause you to have locks for many years less than you want. Plus most of their products prevent you from forming locks. They just look like them because your hair is glued together
oh no u used the lock skuplta/ thats ezxreemely destructive the only thing more destructive is the lock docta
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You're dreads are pretty rad lookin. How's thecrochet work
A detergent is something that breaks apart hydrogen bonds in oils, fats, and waxes. SLS is a detergent, and is in many normal shampoos, laundry detergents, and some hand soaps, but is toxic to your health in everyday use.
There are a few healthy detergents, one of which is, I believe, derived from coconut.
Dreadlockshampoo.com offers a great wax remover that uses that detergent (It may also be called a serficant). Dawn Dish Soap is also great for removing wax. Both the soap and the wax remover are used differently. The wax remover can beappliedbefore washing your hair. Work it into your locks and then wash it out.
The Dish soap is used by filling a pot or large bowl with the hottest water you can stand to leave your hands in for a long period of time. Squirt a generous amount of soap into the water. Then, one by one, dip your locks into the water and works the soap into them. Do each lock for about a minute. Then wash your hair like normal.
Because it's been so long, and the wax is probably deep in your locks, and hair has grown around it, you may need to do either method a few times. With the soap, do it 2-3 times a week for about a month. That way you can be pretty sure it's all gone. I'm not sure how often you'd need to use the wax remover. But you can email them and ask for help with your situation
Welcome, detergents were developed because soaps won't rinse in hard water. Wax is very difficult to get out a citric acid-based solvent is the best way to do it like the wax begone
Welcome. Bu you need to get the wax out. Stopping using it isn't enough. It's still there. Wax is a hydrocarbon, which means water and normal soap won't clean it out. You need a detergent to get it clean.
After a year, that wax i probably all in the core of your locks, which will make it a bit harder to get out, bu it has to be done for the to mature and be healthy