Akimova (akimova) wrote in get_up_dread_up,

as requested

This one's for anyone who's been asking about methods for dread removal. I've mentioned before that with my first set (they only lasted 4 months) I removed them by "washing" my hair with baby oil in an extremely hot shower, followed by lots of combing (it takes multiple days) with the same metal comb I used to start them off. Get some friends to help you whenever possible. I know in my case I had a bit of a beavertail effect going on in the back and it took 3 of us working together to comb that out. It's hard and time consuming, but if you don't want to cut off your locks this is a great way to do it. I ended up trimming about 2 inches off the ends at the most. What your hair will need after this form of removal is lots of TLC and patience, but it will return to normal quickly.

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More pictures behind the cut including the before shots, and photos showing the difference in my hair from one month after removal to a few months.

First they were nice and orderly:
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Then they got a bit hectic:
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Then they were just ugly and as i discovered, mouldy:
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One month after removal (I'm the long haired blonde obviously):
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This one's after about 3 months, and I was fully able to dye and highlight, and was straightening my hair on a daily basis with no problems.
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