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« Reply #750 on: August 27, 2006 09:29:10 AM »

really tho, the wax in dread wax is quite a bit softer than candle wax, and its not as compact as a candle.. soap and water will put a dent in it, you just need the right kinds
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« Reply #751 on: August 27, 2006 10:33:59 AM »

really tho, the wax in dread wax is quite a bit softer than candle wax, and its not as compact as a candle.. soap and water will put a dent in it, you just need the right kinds

True. Candlewax has a totally different consistency. Like you said, dreadwax is creamy... and if it feels anything like a candle, I wouldn't use it. With the wax I use, if I put a little in the palm of my hand and rub it, most of it gets absorbed by my skin.
I've never used anything but my regular soap and water to wash out dread wax... and I've never had a problem. After about 2 washes it's all gone, but I think pure beeswax is a lot harder to get out.
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« Reply #752 on: August 27, 2006 11:26:01 AM »

really tho, the wax in dread wax is quite a bit softer than candle wax, and its not as compact as a candle.. soap and water will put a dent in it, you just need the right kinds

I know there are water-soluble "waxes" sold for dreads. 

But the original poster said beeswax, which is a regular old wax.  And it's easy to buy beeswax candles to experiment with directly, ya know?
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« Reply #753 on: August 27, 2006 11:41:05 AM »

mm..
My wax said 100% beeswax.. it never is..
I'm sure dread wax is a mixture of beeswax and oils/fragrance cause regular beeswax is *if i remember correctly* too hard.

I wouldn't use 100% beeswax for anything but wood and candles
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« Reply #754 on: August 27, 2006 12:10:50 PM »

i used 100% pure beeswax. melt it in a pot and apply. I heard about the baby oil from a friend, but i'm to afraid to put it my hair due to the fact that it may take out some of the knottyness. oh well, it will either come out eventually, or not, doesnt bother me that much, it's not that noticable anyways.
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« Reply #755 on: August 27, 2006 12:15:07 PM »

 Shocked melt and apply???

dread wax should be meltable in your hands not in your pot..

why do I have the feeling that something went wrong here?
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« Reply #756 on: August 27, 2006 05:11:58 PM »

Shocked melt and apply???

dread wax should be meltable in your hands not in your pot..

why do I have the feeling that something went wrong here?


have you ever seen beeswax? Its a block, ppl use it to make candles. Nothing went horribly wrong, it just the way it is applyed. Oh well, forget i asked the question, since I'm only getting the same replys of beeswax is bad from ppl, and is getting annoying, so on to the next dread problem.
Thanks to those eho tryed to help though, I'll just have to deal with it I guess.
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« Reply #757 on: August 27, 2006 06:14:03 PM »

With your recurring attitude, I'm surprised anyone keeps answering your questions  Shocked
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« Reply #758 on: August 28, 2006 04:52:00 AM »

wow, that time i didnt even mean it to me atittude ridden.... If i said it to u in person i think it would sound different. Thats teh thing about the net, you cant hear the person and loose a lot in the translation. Either way, i think i am just going to leave the dreads as they are, I've lived this long with them, I can do it for life lol

Does anyone here make accessories for their dreads, like beads, wire etc. If they do i'd love to see them, I dont make any myself but I love to see others!
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« Reply #759 on: August 28, 2006 05:33:50 AM »

Shocked melt and apply???

dread wax should be meltable in your hands not in your pot..

why do I have the feeling that something went wrong here?


have you ever seen beeswax? Its a block, ppl use it to make candles. Nothing went horribly wrong, it just the way it is applyed. Oh well, forget i asked the question, since I'm only getting the same replys of beeswax is bad from ppl, and is getting annoying, so on to the next dread problem.
Thanks to those eho tryed to help though, I'll just have to deal with it I guess.

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I DIDN'T say it was bad!

I ASSUMED u used real actual candle making antique furniture waxing beeswax

not the stuff you should put in your hair

DREAD wax, the stuff that has beeswax in it, but is hand meltable, that comes in a jar, says the word hair on it somewhere, you can't make candles out of this type of wax, I can go on,  I won't

Leave it at this, from what I get from your info is that u used actaul beeswax and not the stuff made WITH beeswax that goes in your dreads.

I get it if you feel a bit bleh about this al (whatever this all is) but we're really here to help, and this ends the convo for me

now u asked about dread accessories:
go to the search option in craftster and search for the "dreadlock swap"
you can see the stuf we've been making for eachother there
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