Reader Dreadlocks Styles: Dreadlock Removal
by Lyndsey Coburn
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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