My three year old (with the most beautiful red hair) had her hair in pig tail braids the other day. Somehow, with out me knowing, she BACKCOMBED her hair into a dreadlock! I've tried everything I can think of to get it out... soaking it, washing it, soaking it in conditioner, lotion, mayonnaise, even olive oil, and it's still not coming out!! I don't want to have to cut all her beautiful hair out, but the longer I can't get it out, the worse it gets!! ANY SUGGESTIONS?!?!?!?Answer Question
Answer by Lilmomma1986 at 2:18 PM on Jul. 17, 2010
Answer by mama3ks97 at 2:18 PM on Jul. 17, 2010
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Answer by Bmat at 2:22 PM on Jul. 17, 2010
With my dogs long tail I was told to put cornstarch in it and scrunch the mats btwn my fingers. This was a godsend for me because like you I didn't want to cut. For his breed you are supposed to leave the tail hair long . Anyways cornstarch worked really well...still took time but it did work!
Answer by bookworm23 at 2:23 PM on Jul. 17, 2010
I had dread locks all the time when i was a kid. My mom could not comb my hair enough times a day for it to not lock up together (it was curly & crazy). When it got real bad, she would take me to the salon & those ladies always got the dread locks out of my hair. They would wet it, put conditioner & tangle spray in my hair & comb it out wet, starting with a wide tooth comb. You have to start from the bottom & work your way up the head. If you start at the top of the head, then it will tighten the knot as you work down. Wet it, get a wide tooth comb, throw conditioner & tangle spray in it & start from the bottom & work your way up. If you are patient enough, you won't have to cut her hair. Trust me, this comes from someone who could have been called a rastafarian as a child & my hair was never cut short until i was older. We always got them out.
Answer by samurai_chica at 2:24 PM on Jul. 17, 2010
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Answer by tasches at 2:26 PM on Jul. 17, 2010