Don't use LUSH products on Dreads
I use their products for more than 2 years now. Recently cut off 3 dreads, nothing in it... I don't have problems with it.
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I had that also in the beginning, after a while i stopped looking at them daily and suddenly when i looked again after a few months they looked so nice the worst months where around 3 and then when they were 6-8 months old, now they are nice
Mine also shrunk to half their seize. And same for me, i was used to have long hair and suddenly it came right above my shoulders. Now they are finally starting to grow
I don't think that will make a big difference after a whole year. And if there is any wax left over time it will be gone because I won't let them grow for to long. Halfway my back is a fine length for me, so then I cut the wax pieces of. They also became a bit loose after the 2 rinses I did so I would have felt or seen it if there was any left.
My story is similar to some others here. Also had my dreads made with back comb and crochet. The woman in the salon did some wax in it and told me I had to do that to. But I had a weird feeling about the wax and didn't buy it. I thought, I'll wait a few weeks and then decide what to do. First night was like hell! Wax all over my pillow, my face, everywhere. The day after, same problem, every time I wanted to put them up my hands were full of wax. She also told me that I had to wait for 3 weeks to wash them but I was sick of it. So after 1 day I rinsed them for about 10 minutes with acv, the next day repeated it and the wax seemed all gone. I have them about a year now, didn't do much to them during that year except washing and separating.
Mine were made with crochet hook and are also in different shapes and sizes and thickness. So that is not a fact for telling they ate natural. I think if you have them for like 2 years you can't tell it how they were made to start with. Only if they continue maintaining them with a crochet hook or something.