Before I knew the truth about how dreadlocks are formed, I purchased the most expensive dread kit from DreadheadHQ back in July and got started working on my locks soon after. They include a newsletter called "Lock-Up-Dates".
Well, today I found the 3 month newsletter update sitting in my inbox. They tell you exactly how your "dreadlocks" should be looking, what to expect, and what to do.
"If you have dreads that have a locked core in part of the dread and are looser in another part you can add a small amount of wax to the looser part and skip the part of the dread that's tight. " - Knotty Jonny C.
I personally had trouble with dread wax around month 2 when I found a bunch of dirty wax stuck in my dreadlocks (I already went into that story on my blog, so click on that link if you want to see my pictures and stuff) . " Locked cores" was what I had with all dreads that had w ax gunked up in them !
Below are a few of the pictures from Dread headHQ displaying what you should expect at month 3 :
( There used to be more pictures here, until I was asked to remove them.)
So many of these have the appearance of waxy candles, I feel terrible for guys above who fell into the DHHQ trap.
I have been using Dawn dish soap and Wax B-Gone from Dreadlock Shampoo with success. If you have used wax, even lightly like I did, work on getting that dread wax out !
updated by @dreadfulscotty: 02/14/15 03:17:30AM