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« on: May 19, 2005 05:11:44 PM »

i was wondering if it was possible to even make dread wax. in the event it is possible, i was wondering if anyone had any "recipes" to do so. ive looked at stores for such a thing, but the only way to get any quality wax seems to be over the internet. input is greatly appreciated
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2005 03:45:38 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2005 12:08:08 PM »

kay babe, i made my own wax.  i never felt dreadheadhq or knottyboys waxes so i don't know how it compares.  but i got beeswax from the shop, and melted it down with just a little olive oil that i'd infused with rosemary.  it was like a sticky salve.  but i gotta say, unless you just want em for a weekend, you'll be happier in the long run skipping the wax.  just use super clarifying soaps and no conditioner.  like dr. bronners castille soaps or something.  dry that hair out as much as you can.  let it get damaged and itchy.  i back combed and rolled and twisted mine in cuz my uber straight hair didn't have so much as a rats nest after letting it go natural for 6 monthes.  good luck!!!  if you need advice on different methods to dread, lemme know... there's some good dread boards online.  good luck! its 9-12 monthes of ugly hair.... the pay off it worth it i think.-
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2005 11:01:38 AM »

thanksss my hair is actually already dreaded and has been for about a month. i know thats not very long but! i only wax them about twice a month  when i do. thanks for the advicee!
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2008 10:18:00 AM »

i'd skip the olive oil...use beeswax with a small amount of hempseed oil and a few drops of rosemary essential oil. most decent dreadwaxes use hempseed oil for the oil as it is less harmful to the dreads (ie it's a lighter oil that is closer to our natural body oil). i went the no wax rout last time and it's a long hard path so i'm trying again soon, using wax and wrapping the dreads in threads for the first few months...u have a neighbor who braids and dreads and she said she'd help me.
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2008 08:32:12 AM »

The Knotty Boy wax contains:
Beeswax, Certified Organic Hempseed Oil, Avocado Oil, Kukui Nut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Shea Nut Butter, Vitamin E Oil, Walnut Extract (Dark Wax only)

The Dread Head HQ wax sounds like it contains most of the same ingredients, but no list available on their site.

I have no idea in what quantities. I've never done this, but I'm guessing you'd have to melt the beeswax and shea nut butter and then add the rest. The less wax the more creamy the mixture will be and the more wax the harder and more brittle the substance will be when it hardens which is not what you want.

Also these products don't use bleached beeswax but rather natural filtered beeswax.

I guess you'd have to experiment till you get exactly what you want.

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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2008 11:31:22 AM »

The wax you can buy from DreadHeadHQ.com contains:

Beeswax, microcrystaline wax, mineral oil, hemp seed oil, vitamin E, fragrance.
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