I talked about what to consider before taking out locs here
I know there were some ladies wondering how I went from locs to loose and still managed to keep a lot of my hair. I know there is the decision to big chop and to cut some of the hair to make it easier to take the locs out. I want you to know I didn’t put any scissors in my hair when taking my locs down. My decision was to pic my locs from the length it already was at that time which was armpit length.
-Cheap conditioner (I used Cholesterol conditioner)
An easier way of thinking about taking down locs is imagining that all the hair is extremely tangled and you’re taking the time to detangle it. I know it sounds exhausting even thinking about it. I try to think about it like this, it’s a weekend of exhaustion but you get to keep the growth that you patiently waited for when having locs. Enough of my babbling lets get into how to get it done:
1) I sectioned my hair where I had 2-4 locs out at a time. (You have a choice whether to cut your locs however short you want to at this time or you can leave it as is) Take your 2-4 Locs and have a bowl of hot water to soak them in. Soak them in for about 3-5 minutes. Then put an ample amount of conditioner to make sure your hair is soft and has some slip when you begin to detangle.
2) Once they finish soaking, take one loc and your dental tooth pick, and begin to pick away at the ends. Keep going and picking away at the loc with the dental pick to begin to detangle until you get to the root. Follow step 2 for the other locs that were soaked. If it begins to become dry soak it in water and condition again.
3) Keep steps 1 and 2 throughout your entire head. If you need a video to help out with this
Side Note: There will be a lot of shedding since your hair wasn’t able to shed during the amount of years you had locs. Know that this is okay and you still will have hair on your head. 🙂