Raven McCoy (20db) wrote in get_up_dread_up,
Raven McCoy

So, I've been working on taking out my dreadies.

They've been in for about a half year, but I'm still not satisfied with how they came out. I was working on just loving them for what they are, but since I was a noob at it, and now I've got loads more experience and tips and such, I'd love to just start over and get them how I want them and make them smaller and all about the same size.

I've been working on taking them out for about 2 weeks. I had 2 bottles of conditioner in my hair for about 2 or 3 days, tons of detangling spray, some combs and just my fingers. It's still taking about 2 - 3 hours for each dread. While they're still pretty loose-ish, thye're still getting tighter every day and I really want a quicker way to get this done. The most difficult part is at the roots and close to the roots because that's where I'd worked on them the most.

I really want to just take them out, give my hair some breathing room, and sit down and just re-do them. I have the time and patience for it, but I feel like the longer I'm waiting on this, the harder it is. I have a really bad shoulder and for that I can't work on them very long at a time, maybe 15 - 1/5hr periods at the most.

Does ANYONE have ANY pointers, tips, ideas, suggestions, experience - ANYTHING that might make removing them a little easier for me?

Thanks so much in advance..

EDIT: I've already started taking them out, I have about 5 or 6 out. I think the major part is my dreads are decently long, and I was just wondering if anyone had pointers, or any good detangling conditioners, or anything at all. I'm not cutting them, it IS possible for me to get them out because I've got some out, I'd just die for an easier way. ;D thanks
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