So just now i learned a nifty little lesson in the wax dept..
So i was ripping a dread in half that was very thick and was going very against the natural separation of my hair. My dreads were backcombed, but some sections were huge and rectangle (some were 3", most were between 2-2.5"). ive got one more to go on the other side of my skull. top back corners of the skull if that gives an idea of position. anyway, so i was ripping them in half and as i was getting close to the root i noticed a lot of black sticky stuff starting to accumulate on my hands.. i rubbed my hands together and instantly recognized it as wax. This kind of creeps me out, i thought my hair was mostly wax free as i only used it the day of backcombing and that was it... but its still there. What creeps me out even more is that dread was on the top layer, right where the most hot water hits it in the shower so that one should have been the cleanest. i guess i need to make a trip to the supermarket for some baking soda later and wash the hell out of my hair. I really didnt think even one waxing would have that much of a permanent effect in my dreads, but it did.
also, i noticed that the wax was most noticeable right around the worst loop i had on my head. Something interesting i thought i'd note, i dont know if that part would help anybody out.
If anybody says that just once wont hurt, they're wrong. i dont know how johnny clean sleeps at night on his candlesticks. its utterly disgusting.
EDIT: when i made this post i had promised pics. i just now went through all of my old posts to find the pic, and here it is lol. you can see it the most near the tip but it was ALL through the dread.
updated by @jackal: 02/03/18 04:11:53PM