combing out 4 month TnR dread, abandon mission?
Dreadlock Styles and Dread Styling
SE is right. My previous time having dreads, I decided to take them out instead of cutting them. I had had them for about 6 months, so I had 6 months of hair that shed stuck into those dreads. When I was combing each one out, some of the hair that came out actually looked like the wefts of hair people use for clip in extensions. It was A LOT of hair that came out, but the hair that was attached was still thick, full, and healthy. The hair that came out of the dread was just what would have ended up in my brush had I not dreaded. If you cut that dread apart like the video (I believe I have seen the one you are talking about), I do believe it will cause you major problems down the road and you will end up having to wrap it indefinitely for damage control. However, from what I have learned about brushing/combing out dreads is that you should not NOT do it while they are wet with water or conditioner. Condition the dread you want to remove, and then rinse it out and let it dry before you start combing it out. Hair is elastic and brittle when wet and can break very easily, especially after conditioning.
You possibly could separate from the root if you don't mind having the rest of your dread connected and just have it split into two the rest of the way if you are still weary about combing it out... I'm not sure how that would work out but I am considering trying it on one at the back of my head that is just way too big lol