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Need some advice

2012-09-11
By: Peter Kim
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Ok so its been 3 and a half months since I last posted so there has been alot of progress since then. Well this is how I feel. Every part of my dreads are growing and matting perfectly fine BESIDES the roots. Its unfortunate that one time using wax (at the beginning) has an effect on my dreads but it did, mentally and physically. I simply do not know what to do. I LOVE having dreads but cant get over the fact that I used wax even one time. I recently bought the Wax B Gone product to get rid of wax but even after using it a couple times the wax buildup in the front of my hair is still there :( Its really not as bad as im making it sound, but I am all about being natural and having done research for a year and 4 months before getting dreads I KNEW I wanted to go all natural but the guy at the salon used wax on the first dread regardless of what I told him and I just said fuck it and kept going.

I need some advice

I love having dreads that I don't want to take them out (oh yea I would take them out and retry in the future)

but I hate the fact that I used wax on the initial process and is facing the consequences from it, plus wax being at the roots im pretty sure is why none of the new growth has been dreaded

At this point I don't know wether to be patient and wait it out or take them out and start over when the times right

as you can kinda see that dread sticking up at the top is sticking up because the base is stiff from initial wax use that it sticks up, even the sides stick out a little because the base is thick.

But dreads are something I will do again in the future....

Dreadlock community the mics all you...

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
09/11/12 01:56:32PM @soaring-eagle:

def keep removing wax keep removing wax and when yoiu think the wax is all gone..keep removing wax for another month or 2

the roots wont be dreaded up at a couple months

they wont be dreded up at 6 months

maybe by 8..more likely 13.. the roots will dread when they are nearing mature but due to wax use your goibng to be a few months behind the norm so just concebtrate on 1 thing..removing wax..dont worry biut dreaduing the roots that will hapen when the wax is all long gone


Peter Kim
09/11/12 01:41:07PM @peter-kim:

Ok thank you baba and adam both of you guys helped alot. Ill take both of your guy's advice on using the wax be gone regularly and giving it more time.


Baba Fats
09/11/12 07:56:33AM @baba-fats:

If you used wax, it is not easy to get out. A few sessions is not enough. It's a great start, but I'd seriously recommend using it before each and every time you wash for about a month. If you wash 3 times a week, that's a minimum of 12 times. I know it may be a bit expensive buying the stuff over and over, but it'll be worth it. And when you are done, and have any left over. There may be occasion to use it on something else or another member here may benefit from it. I gave away my locking gel once my wedding was over.

That all said, Adam is right. The roots never fully lock up. But as your hair grows out, and that hair is not part of the root anymore, it does mat and tangle. The reason your roots stay straight is that new growth needs something to tangle and snag on. It helps the rest of your locks knot up. Look at Eagle... If his roots stayed straight, he'd have 4-5 inches of knotted hair and 5 feet of straight hair. I'd have 4-5 inches of knotted hair and 12 inches of straight hair. When they are babies, you usually have between 1 and 3 inches of unmatted hair at the roots. When they mature you see between 1/4 and 1 inch of unknotted hair. But it will always be there. Give it time.

Good luck with getting the rest of the wax out


Kelly3
09/11/12 07:15:11AM @kelly3:

The roots don't really dread. When they mature you will still have about a half inch of non-dread at the roots, and up to 2 inches before mature. This is normal. As regards the wax, I'd just use the wax-b-gone a few more times. As many as you have to. Asians tend to have finer hair and it would most likely take AGES to dread naturally. However, if you don't mind the long wait then, by all means, go for it.


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