“Don’t you have to shave your head?”
I get asked that question all the time. If you’re considering dreadlocks, but you don’t want to shave your head in order to one day get rid of them, I have good news for you – you don’t have to shave your head.
Your Options for Removing Dreadlocks
Of course, you can shave your head. But, especially if you’re a girl, you might not want to.
Thankfully, it is possible to brush out your dreadlocks. Doing this will definitely take time; don’t expect to do it all in one day.
Start from the bottom of each dreadlock and work your way up with a strong comb, one by one. For extra help, you can use Knotty Boy’s removal kit.
If you bleached or colored your hair while you had dreadlocks, it may be more difficult to brush them out. If you created your dreads with a dread perm, your hair will probably be broken and you’ll have to cut it pretty short. (At 605 Dreads, I use the crochet method.)
Will This Ruin My Hair?
It depends on the quality and texture of your hair. But, you may have minimal damage at first. After a few months of healthy hair care, your hair will feel like normal again.
It is a good idea to see a stylist to trim up your damaged ends and even get a deep conditioning treatment. Plus, that’ll be so relaxing!
Request an Appointment
It’s important to be very educated before getting dreadlocks. If you’re ready to take the leap in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, request an appointment!