Wax is used mainly in the startup stage of dreading but can also be used for maintenance after the dreads are mature. It can help hold loose dreads together while they are maturing or loose fuzzy hair in the dread. The downside to using was is that it is sticky, messy, and hard to get out. I used wax at the very start of my dreads and ended up not liking it one bit. It did not seem to work well in holding my newly backcombed dreads together and it was just annoyingly sticky. I ended up removing it with wax remover after a while. Even with my dislike for it I am still including it here because I have seen people get great results from the use of wax. Give it a try if you want or if you want to play it safe try out dread gels instead. They are also used for keeping dreads together yet they are clean and easily washed out.
Included below is some of the best dreadlock wax available.
The ingredient formula in this was is all natural with beeswax (unbleached), hempseed oil, and vitamin E. Its intended to hold your hair and allow your dreads to mature and tighten, all while providing nutrients to strengthen the hair. This is the only wax product I have used and as I said above, I did not like it. Its not that the product is bad its just that I don’t like wax in my hair.
Price – $22.99 & Free Shipping
This wax’s ingredient list is more well rounded than that above. It includes Mineral Oil , Microcrystalline Wax , , Mango Butter (Mangifera Indica) , Lime Extract (Tilia Cordata) , Virgin Coconut Oil (Coco Nucifera) and more. It is described as providing a soft hold while and less of a sticky buildup than that of other waxes. If this is true then maybe I should give wax another try.
Price – $7.75 & Free Shipping
Knotty Boys Dreadlock Wax formula, like all of theirs, is 100% natural with beeswax, organic hempseed oil, avocado oil, kukui nut oil, jojoba oil, African shea nut oil, and vitamin E with no added fragrance. Its formula is claimed to provide a non-greasy hold. A bonus of this wax is that it comes in two colors, the natural light beeswax color for blonde and light brown hair and natural walnut pigment for dark brown to black hair.
Price – $16.89 & Free Shipping
This is a good product for fans of simple natural products. Its as simple as it gets with 100% beeswax (Australian). Another plus to this product is its extremely cheap price.
Price – $4.13 & Free Shipping