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Tex
@tex
10 years ago
8 posts
sadly i just tried to remove some off it and like OMG it is sooooo hard to get out i use ajax instead of dawn tho and my shappoo and cond and it look like alote came out and was in the tub and then i just dried my hair like i still have a crap load there :S this is very lame :(:( wait'd so long to get dreads and now this :S Knottysleeves said:
Hey Tex, sorry to say, you got ripped off bigtime. Your gf is right. ;-)

Those are "twists", which only work if you have coarse Afro/kinky hair. The only thing holding them together in YOUR hair is the wax. And as SE said, the sectioning is way too large.

Most locticians who work with Afro/kinky hair have no clue how to start dreadlocks on other hair types. Hair that isn't naturally textured can't "grab" and lock up when it's in twists. The person you paid is a perfect example of this cluelessness. I'm glad you only wasted $60 and not more!

Wash your hair ASAP and do a wax removal. (Read the guides here for instructions.) Don't worry about saving your dreads, because the twists will just unravel once they're washed (and you'll want to re-do the sectioning anyway), so make sure you scrub as much as necessary to get all the wax out.

Once you're sure all the wax is out, you can start your new dreads right away by going natural, or waiting a couple days for your scalp to calm down and then doing twist & rip or backcombing. Good luck!

updated by @tex: 07/09/15 11:54:45PM
Tex
@tex
10 years ago
8 posts
yea hope so but the wax was only in for 5hours most so maybe it all didnt fully set in just yet lol well so how long should it take to get all this out like 7days like washing it 1 time per day or what?
☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@soaring-eagle
10 years ago
29,443 posts
depends on what u wash with and how hot of water u can standdawn dish soap works well and if u look in the blogs section someone used an all natural laundrey soap to get hers out and hers was more wax then hair


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My dreads are over 10 feet long

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MzElaineous
@mzelaineous
10 years ago
87 posts
Not to be nit picky because it was a really traumatic event, but Ajax is that really strong smelling powdery chemical stuff used to scrub out really deep set in stains in the tub right? o.0I think if stronger methods need to be used if dawn dish soap doesn't get it out, maybe try extremely hot water/nearboiling instead of *gulp* Ajax.
Tex
@tex
10 years ago
8 posts
na man ajax dish soap :p hahahaha
MzElaineous
@mzelaineous
10 years ago
87 posts
hehe, whew, I was so worried. I guess I don't go down the cleaning aisle enough to see ajax dish soap. Tex said:
na man ajax dish soap :p hahahaha
GreyGargoyle
@greygargoyle
10 years ago
569 posts
Yeah, man. Get all that crap outta your hair and we'll get ya looking like a viking in no time. Haha.
❂•Paula•❂
@opaulao
10 years ago
751 posts
Well you've already gotten the best advice. So now just hang in there and don't get frustrated. It will wash out eventually so just be patient and stay positive :)
Heather Gamble
@heather-gamble
10 years ago
145 posts
if u were african that may have worked but it dosnt work on anyone else and yeah if those sections did lock ud have dreads as big as your freaking forearm get your money back that is crap!
Heather Gamble
@heather-gamble
10 years ago
145 posts
oh and on a side note that isnt how u section hair even for twists...im very familiar with afro hair twists braids etc and when you section it u wanna do something called brick laying, u dont stack sections one on top the other like that u u end up with masses of scalp showing so even if u get you girl to help u t&r make sure you dont stack the sections like that heather said:
if u were african that may have worked but it dosnt work on anyone else and yeah if those sections did lock ud have dreads as big as your freaking forearm get your money back that is crap!
 
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