Recent Dreadlocks Treaty Debate Posts
- June 23 - Perfecting the experiment
- June 8 - Q1 Answered and more
- May 28 - Q1 Follow Up Responses
- Question 1 - Follow up Answer Posted!
- Overwaxing Math
- Question 1 - Response to initial answer.
- Question One - Initial Answer Posted!
- Question One - One last Revision
- Question One - Progress Halted
- Some interesting correspondence
- Question One - Answer underway
- Question One - Almost Done
- Question One - A decision has been reached!
- Getting the DTD set up and Question 1
- Welcome to the Dreadlocks Treaty Debate
This is the "official" response to my second answer to Question 1:
"Since the main ingredient in DreadheadHQ dread wax is beeswax and since microcrystalline wax is also an ingredient, and the melting point of
beeswax starts at about 140°F: Assuming the dread wax is used as
...recommended*, how can it be claimed that your wax can be removed using
hot water and DreadHead Dread Soap or a hair dryer?"
It can't, simply. you did answer the question, the answer is that you can not claim that it removes wax since there is some leftover residue.
We are re-doing that experiment over a longer period of time (about 3-5 months) to see how much the wax builds up over time and if it's still that easy to be removed after a longer period of time to let the wax settle in considering you wouldn't do that kind of wash until it has settled for a month.
I will get some of that sample wax, how can I get some?...
Then just move on to the next question while our experiments is going on so that this doesn't take a year.
This is my reply:
Sounds like we have a wording issue in Question 1 that is slowing us down. Because of the emphasis on the melting point and the excerpt from the proposed experiment #4, I assumed that you were under the impression that NO dread wax could be removed without “boiling temperatures” and industrial solvents.
Removal of “the majority” of the wax should have been specified in question 1 instead of just saying “removal”. My bad.
Here is the excerpt from proposed test 4 that I’m referring to:
...we believe there is no way to get all the wax out but we could be wrong we do recognise most wax can be removed at a near boiling temp with many tries and by adding repeatted scrubbings with harsh detergents and finaly adding a dissolving agent (industrial strengrth that didssolves even caulks ang glues) even using all 3 methods weve seen only about 80% removal success so we are willing to concede wax remomal is possible if you are able to demonstraye an 80% removal but then you must also edit your site to specify that those temps those ammounts of soap and the exact ammount of scrubbing nreedfed to
remove most but not all the wax..
(SE does not want to do experiment himself in fear of it touching his dreads...
This line is of particular interest: “we are willing to concede wax remomal is possible if you are able to demonstraye an 80% removal but then you must also edit your site to specify that those temps those ammounts of soap and the exact ammount of scrubbing nreedfed to
remove most but not all the wax..”
As it stands I have demonstrated 98.8% removal. Since I believe any undetectable amount of dread wax (inside and out) is acceptable, I’ll be happy to display that claim on my site especially if can count on cooperation with other members of the treaty to do the same.
Fortunately there is no reason we can not just edit the question to clarify the point as long as everyone agrees that this serves the cause. This will answer question one and we can then proceed to question two or focus on what your longer experiment hopes to determine and we can carry that out.
The following version of question 1 is not only clear but it also reflects the actual claim that will be made on the DreadHead site:
"Considering some of the ingredients of DreadHead Dread Wax have a melting point of 140F, if we assume the dread wax is used as recommended*, how can it be claimed that 98.8% of DreadHead Dread Wax can be removed using hot water, DreadHead Dread Soap and a hair dryer?"
With your approval I’ll update Question 1 and continue with the debate.
Peace n’ Respect,