Starving Perfection (leakyfishbowl) wrote in get_up_dread_up,
Starving Perfection

My dreads are only about a month and a half old. They got off to a rough start. Two people backcombed them originally for me, Shelly(fauxfraud) and my friend Lauren. Shelly only did about four or five of them, and those ones locked up really nicely for the most part. The ones Lauren did all fell apart. So my friend Ed redid them for me. I trusted him to do them because he's on his first set of dreads, but hes had them for 8 years and theyre 3 feet long and gorgeous. He twisted all my still sectioned hair excruciatingly tight and used melted beeswax in them, because thats how he did his. Well a month later theyre starting to tighten up pretty well for the most part, but some of them still have hard waxy middles and everytime I wash them some of the wax will surface and leave gross white-ish residue. Basically, I want to know if theres anyway to get the wax out with ripping them all apart, washing it out and redoing them.

Also I had Shelly sew a few of them, but the threading was bothersome, so Ive been ripping it out with tweezers and they seem to have locked up quite nicely from being sewn, but I still prefer them to be threadless.

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just before a month old

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Face shot, plus you can see the beeswax a bit in this one. I had gotten almost all of the wax off the surface of them at that point.
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