Oh No!! A Set-Back!!
My wife was having the same problem with a lump of matted hair so we followed her natural sections that had formed after the first 3 weeks and we twisted and ripped it all ... problem solved.
I'm recovering from the crochet method and aside from "Damage debate" its a waste of money you will constantly be getting maintenance and it last like 2 weeks and then their messy again and it never ends and your never satisfied, the thing about natural is that they start messy and get better and better, crochet start off neat and get worse and worse ... then you go get maintenance and their all neat again and then they get worse and worse .... like I said it never ends.
If you have been washing you hair with regular shampoo for many years and its geared for "Oily hair" you are probably just experiencing a change, Coz your hairs natural oil's are prominent now more so than ever and will settle, The dreading process is *unique*for everyone, thus giving youunique Dreads.
Just wash when you want to or need to...every second, every third day. I wash mine with the weather, In winter one or two times a week, In summer two or three times a week ...washed dread are sweet Dread's.
I found this while I was looking at soaps, it in a suburb of Melbourne, 30 mins from where I live.
they have a technique called monkey locks ?
SE, edit my post if you need to,I wasn't sure if it was appropriate for this thread bud I had to share it out of pure fright !
here is there advice and a short video.
We Suggest Waxing!
The reason that I created the Monkey Locks range of products was that I could see the lack of natural ingredients in other products. In other products that claim to be natural, the only thing that was genuinely natural was the Beeswax, which only made up 10% of the total product! This meant that 90% of the product, was made up of Petroleum Jelly and Fillers which makes your Dreadlocks greasy and oily. Scalp irritations and skin problems have also occurred when these products have been used on Dreads. This is not very friendly. Funny huh! Dreadlockers are nature lovers, carers of the environment yet unfortunately, they are fooled into believing that the products that they are using are natural. It took me (Bruno Rossi), eighteen months to perfect and make a totally natural wax! Making the Monkey Locks range from scratch was a painful process but worth every effort.
I crochet my dreads for about the first 7 months by going to a Locticion, and she is a lovely person but at the end of the day its a waste of money...well for me it was, because 10 days after maintenance my head was a mess again .... I was like a dog chasing its tail. I have since realized that hair has a natural contourthat it wants to follow and not be forced in another direction.
you are so anti loctician that you try to chastise all of them. Granted im sure their are bad one but i dont see you having anyone that have done good with people hair Damion Walter doesnt use wax and give good advice. He even tells people that you should get it done alot your scalp needs time to heal and not to put to much tension on the head. Sure they are people who dont know what they are doing but they are always people who do also you can say that in any profession there will be incompetence. You just seem though to try and give everyone this scare tactic to be natural i am going natural but that is of my choosing. sure natural may be the least damaging but their are many thing people do that you can do another way to be less damaging or even more effective. I have seem your video on the guy with traction alopecia or how ever its spelled but he over did his twisting, everything has to be done in moderation. Thats just my feelings on it you always seem to want to criticize everyone who doesnt go natural or just asks about you the reply seems to be snooty not everyone wants that natural look and want it more tidy and im sure you can have tidy without it making you bald.
DreadheadHQ wax has two types of wax in it,
Beeswax is oily or greasy heat-sensitive substance, consisting of hydrocarbons or esters of fatty acids that are INSOLUBLE IN WATER.When cold it is brittle at ordinary temperatures it is tenacious; its fracture is dry and granular.
The other type of wax is Microcrystalline wax and is a type of wax produced by de-oiling petrolatum, as part of the petroleum refining process and again is INSOLUBLE IN WATER.
Beeswax has melting point range of 62 to 64 C (144 to 147 F) and then it becomes viscous or a low viscosity liquid.
Microcrystalline wax has a melt point of 140-175 F (60 - 80 oC) and then it becomes viscous a low viscosity liquid.
So if you think hot water removes WAX then think again ... or I will see ya in the burns unit at your local hospital.
Your math is pretty bad, to wax a dread 24" long you would need 14g for the first waxing. Now they highly suggest not using more, but one could use less
Now lets talk wax, just pure wax. We make candles at home and I know one thing about it, if you want it gone, one must use heat, and lots of it. Dealing with theory, if one puts minimal wax in, heats it, blots it, heats again and uses very hot water, wax will come out. Now the bigger question is, " who would want to go through that much?"
But when talking dreads we are talking genetics, environments etc.. Your hair dreaded quickly, then there are guys on here with 1 year plus still with no dreads. What is fairness would be to meet up with these other guys and do some dread examination. By human factor, many people damage their hair, but is the human error the reason for methods being bad? Bleach and Ammonia make an excellent gopher chaser, so does pumping a hole full of propane...but human error can take these risky things and kill ya!
Crochet needle has come about a far as the toothbrush, justre marketednothing more.
Icrocheted my dreads for about the first 7 months and it was pointless, It would look neater and then a week or so latter it was back to the way it was .... pointless.
You say " Then people combing their hair or teasing it should break hair by the same logic."
well it does break, I can go and get my daughter's hair brush and thebristleshave broken hair all over it!
SE the crochet needle has come a very long ways, you assume that hairs break each and every time. And for a needle to break hair every time it enters...really? Then people combing their hair or teasing it should break hair by the same logic. Our hair is quite strong. And depending on who does them and how yes lots of damage can be done. Dreadheadhq has a really nifty needle. It also is why are you doing it. Are you just grabbing a few hairs to pull in, once, or are you constantly grooming trying to get perfect locks every week.