My dreads were maybe a year or so old then...so it has been a while. It was painful. I put grape seed oil on my dread. I didn't soak it in oil...just enough for it to feel a bit greasy. I started at the root and pulled the dread into 2 little by little. It took all day and my scalp was sore for several more. I ended up with one quite a bit shorter than the other. I washed the dread in dawn dishwashing soap to remove the oil. I haven't had any problems with the split dreads since ( I did it to two of them). But I wish that I had known in the beginning what I know now lol. But hopefully I can keep someone else from having to go through that ordeal.
Princess Kay said:
I have a question for taye:
I think i might have the same problem you had, some of my dreads in the back top of my head might be too thick....
have i read that you separated them? how? you didnt have to undoe them?
updated by @taye: 07/23/15 03:28:31AM