The wax truth,
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You can wash with wax in your hair. But if you don't use degreaser and hot water, the wax won't come out. What will happen is that water will make it into the lock by whatever tiny gap there is between the wax and your scalp, or any small area that wax isn't covering. Once the water is inside, it can't get out, because the lock is not only water proof from the outside, but also the inside. When water sits around one area doesn't move, it's called a swap/marsh/wetland/bog...etc. Whatever you want to call it, material rots there. The same goes for what happens to your hair if it sits in water for extended periods of time.
sorry if the first post wasn't clear. I read it again, and it didn't make much sense. I;d tried to clear up what I meant.
It's ok. I'd rather have had to start over than try to get all the wax out and find out years later than I missed some and have to cut them after all that work and time. But thanks for the sympathies