Reader Dreadlocks Styles: Dreadlock Removal

by Lyndsey Coburn
(California, USA)

Lyndsey made her own take down remover cream

Lyndsey made her own take down remover cream

After having dreads for over 10 years I finally made the decision to take them out. Now I am happily dread free with long healthy hair! How did I do it? With lots and lots of time and patience. First I cut my hair shoulder length to have less to work with. Then I went down to the local dog wash and picked up a couple of dog grooming combs. This is important because they have extremely hard bristles that I was able to pick at each dread and not break the comb. I experimented with different conditioners and oils, combing while it was wet and while it was dry to find the right technique.

This removal process does not take overnight, especially since I had them for so long. But removing your dreads without cutting them off IS possible!

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Reader Dreadlocks Styles: Dreadlock Removal

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Sep 29, 2012
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Thanks for the info!
by: Anonymous

I have been afraid to deadlock my hair for fear I would have to shave it if I wanted it out. Good to know!~

Dec 30, 2011
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So what??
by: Anonymous

I thought that the info that she gave was good to know. I am happy with my locs but I know that someday I am going to want to take them out, and I had heard about taking locs out but didn't really know techniques yet.



Dec 14, 2011
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Really?
by: Anonymous

Why are you posting on a forum that is about dreadlock affirmation?

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