I must have been living under a rock all this while because I never knew you could unravel locs! I first heard or rather read about it a few weeks back through a comment someone left on a blog I was reading. Then a few days ago I clicked on a link that led me to a blog that had a video of a loc takedown process. Now usually I watch any YouTube videos I come across on blogs on YouTube itself so I clicked on the “watch on YouTube” link and boy oh boy was I surprised there were a few more loc take down videos! Here is one;
She used a dental tool to pick her locs but any sharp metal like object can do like the metalic tail of a rat tail comb.
Loc takedown is labour intensive and takes a lot of time one of the ladies took three weeks to get her entire head done, another one six days. It all depends on how many hands are taking down the locs and how much time you have in which to do it. The people who took longer did a few every day or every other day. Some of the ladies had their locs in for a year or two others nine years plus. The amount of shed hair that came out of those locs was crazy years and years of shed hair! You could possibly make an afro wig out of the shed hair from locs seriously! Since I get bored of one hairstyle quickly and love to see my hair every now and then, I think I will stick to temporary kinky hair locs should I feel the need to get locs but this is some great information for anyone out there who like me never knew this was possible.
If this video is no longer available by the time you read this post just type "loc takedown" on the YouTube search bar to see more videos of the process.