I so wish I'd found this site earlier. A friend pointed me in your direction. So, some of my dreads are 2 weeks old, and a few are only 2 days old (took forever to get them all in, my husband putting in 2-3 a night, and skipping nights in between). We used some knotty boy in my hair, but I'm thinking after reading that it's going to hinder the process and want it out. We went pretty light on the wax (less than a tablespoon is gone from the jar), but it is still there. So, should I give it a few days and do the deep cleaning method (incidently, I have only used baking soda and tea tree oil on my hair for the last 5 years - we try to live as free of chemicals as possible. I used to do an apple cider vinegar rinse, but I think I'll be skipping that for a while because it makes the hair smoother). Or should I just do a deep cleaning asap to get the wax out? I don't have dawn, but I use seventh generation dishsoap... will that be grease busting enough to break up and remove the wax? Or should I use Dr. Bronners?
I really don't want to have to comb them all out, but I'm willing to comb out the waxiest ones.
Also, how often should I be washing them at the beginning? My scalp is accustomed to once weekly washings, so oil shouldn't build up too quickly.
Thanks for the help. Damn that wax. Money wasted!