Mama said there'd be days like this, there'd be days like this my mama said. Remember that song?
This delightful pudgy little Halfie mare had an awful dreadlock in part of her mane, so I decided one day to halter her up & get rid of it. I use this product called Soft & Precious detangling moisturizer that I get from Dollar General to remove dreadlocks. It smells like baby powder & it works great.
I started by spraying this detangler onto the most knotted spots, worked it in & let it sit while I began from the bottom using a regular knobby hairbrush. I have found the hairbrushes like we use that have plastic coated tips work the best rather than a regular mane & tail comb. The brush doesn't pull the hair out nearly as bad... unless you're dealing with dreadlocks. Either way, be it a comb or brush, you're going to lose quite a bit of hair.
So starting from the bottom I began pulling the ringlets apart by hand & unrolling them to make smaller separate pieces. I sprayed those & straightened them a bit with my fingers. As I worked my way up, I continued to spray the mane a bit to keep it just a bit wet because the weight of the hair helps to pull it straight when it's wet. Finally I worked out all of the knots & ringlets & by this time because the hair was so broken within the knots it seemed a whole lot had come out. At first glance of the pile on the ground you'd think there wouldn't be anything left, but she still had a full mane by the time I got done. When the mane was straightened I cut the very bottom off to even it up with the rest of the mane. It turned out beautiful & shiny with just a little wave in it.
The next time you find a dreadlock &/or ringlets, give this product a try & see if it doesn't turn the nightmare into something beautiful.
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