Hey kiddos, wanna see magic? That’s right, that use to be dreadlock.
It’s amazing what a sturdy comb and some patience can do.
So, this is for all misconceptions some may have as there are alternatives getting rid of dreads without “cutting” to the chase, if you know what I mean.
How I did it: (Heads up, I’m no professional on dreadlock removal just telling you what I did)
1) Run a hot bath. Make sure the water is warm.
2) Soak dreads in the water for a couple minutes.
3) Conditioner. Nothing special. No specific product. I literally just grabbed some random bottle of conditioner I found lying around. (Although, in order to try to restore any damage I would suggest getting some natural restoring shampoo/conditioner to clean your hair with afterwards) Thoroughly lather and massage conditioner through the locks. You will need to use gobs of conditioner and you might even want to repeat the process a second time for easier detangling.
4) Rinse and soak for a few more minutes.
5) This is where it gets tough. We’re talking hours of patience and devotion. To shorten the time you could ask some friends to help. Get a metal comb (make sure it has a thin rod or “divider” on the tip) You then take the tip and start picking out the knots from end to root, with some brushing in between.
»Warning! Don’t be alarmed when you see a large amount of hair falling out as you do this process. You’re not losing anything that wasn’t already lost. We all lose hair dreadlocks or not; it’s just that when you have dreads the loose hairs get caught in the knots.«
Also, I’m not getting rid of my dreadlocks I’m just redoing some of them and wanted to see for myself how well this method worked.
I’m nowhere near ready to cut my dreads but I must admit I am so excited about having short cute boy hair when the time comes.