How to Remove Locks and Braids
Braid and Lock Removal Cream
Here are some tips on removing styles such as braids, weaves, bonding
glue, hair extensions and locks. Contrary to some opinions,
can be safely removed. You will probably experience some hair loss and
will see shedding of the hair that is no longer attached to the hair
but is still in the lock. You probably will have to cut off
amount. But, with patience the proper tools, you
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women and girls who are damaging their hair and losing their hair when
removing braids, weaves, bonding glue, hair extensions and
dreadlocks. Many stylists and consumers simply do not know
properly remove these styles or what to use.
Tips to save your time and hair when removing Braids, Weaves and
Dreadlocks- this will probably require several (2-4) bottles
of removal cream.
As a conditioner:
- Braided, weaved or locked hair can become dry and matted
together. So, you must use a product that softens, oils and
moisturizes your hair. Do not
to remove these styles while your hair is dry.
- Do not shampoo
or relax your hair until it is completely
out and detangled. If you try to wash
matted or tangled hair, what happens instead is you end up with a big
matted mess. If you try to perm or relax the knots and
out of your hair, you will end up with a similar result.
are not designed to penetrate through clumps of matted or tangled hair.
When removing braids or twists, remove one at a time and comb through
each unbraided or untwisted section of hair thoroughly before moving on
to the next one. This is very important. If you do
not do this, you will end up with very matted hair that will be very
difficult to untangle.
- Before you begin to remove braids, soak the
roots of your hair
and the braids with a removal cream. Do the same for sew-in
weaves. First, cut the extensions off. Then, soak
cornrows with a removal cream. This will prevent tearing and
breaking of the hair when you are combing through it.
- Dreadlocks may be removed and do not have to be cut
Locked hair can be unlocked. However, it cannot be done in
day. It will take patience and work. Removal cream
salvage your hair. You will have some shedding.
the most part, you can keep your hair.
- When removing dreadlocks that are 1-4 years old, all that
to be cut off is the tip of the lock. If your locks are older
than 4 years, then approximately 1/2 of the lock should be cut off
before beginning the removal process. It's very possible that
will require several bottles of removal cream to soak the locks enough
to get them to loosen up. Also, it might take several days to
work through all of your locks. Use the tip of a rat tail
(the fine toothed comb with the pointed end) to begin working the
braids, locks or twists apart. Use your fingers to complete
detangling. Work gently and slowly to remove the styles.
- Please do not use conditioner or oil sheen to remove
from the hair. It was not created for that purpose.
based products that contain alcohol are very drying. And,
products do not remove excess bonding glue from the scalp.
time, excess bonding glue builds up on the scalp and can cause damage
leading to temporary balding.
- If you do use oil sheen to remove bonding glue from your
not relax your hair immediately afterwards. Your scalp will
tender and vulnerable to damage from the relaxer.
- It takes time and patience to remove braids, locks, weaves
hair extensions properly. Many people think it’s
too costly to
visit a salon to “take down” a style. You
can do this at
home. But, do not pull and tug on your hair, ultimately
it. You cannot rush when removing these styles.
your time. It’s worth it to save your
hair. Allow yourself
enough time to take the style down properly. Most likely,
will be several days.
- Be patient with whatever type of hair you have.
to learn about your hair and what it needs.
After shampooing, apply to damp or wet hair. Separate hair
large sections. Apply Detangler, Softener, Remover to
section. Work the product into the hair from the roots to the
ends. Use a wide tooth comb and comb hair from the ends
your way up to the roots. Repeat through the entire
Leave or rinse out. Dry and style.
To Detangle and Reduce
No build up. Can be used daily. Apply a liberal amount to
damp or dry hair natural or extension to remove tangles and reduce
frizziness. Start from the back. Separate a section
and apply Detangler, Softener, Remover directly to the area that is
tangled/frizzy. Use fingers to distribute product through the