Contray to the myth, Dreadlocks can be removed without cuttting them off. You can do this by using some removal products. This method is very time consuming and hectic and can take up to 15 hours but if you are really serious about keeping your hair, lets get rolling
PICKING OUT DREADLOCKS
What you'll need
* You can use Knotty boy removal kit which incudes everything you need to remove your dreads
Between 4-15 hours depending on your locks.
With this method, you get to keep your hair. Begin the method by using a product that softens, oils and moisturises your hair. You must desist from trying to remove your dreadlocks when your hair is dry.
Wash your dreadlocks thoroughly with shampoo, and with the hottest water you can stand. This will help melt the wax and whatever greases have built up over the years. Do this by working small amounts of shampoo into each section of each dreadlock from top to the bottom and make sure you get the shampoo in the middle as much as possible.
Add conditioner into each dreadlock from the bottom and work towards the top and begin to pick out each dreadlock carefully with a metal comb. This step is very time consuming but ensures that you keep your hair.
Re-condition your hair you have combed/picked out with a lot of conditioner and allow it to sit in your hair for 5 minutes. This will help repair some of the damage caused by picking.
Dont use a blow dryer to dry your hair. You hair has gone throught alot of stress and is probably more damaged. Leave it to air dry.
These 2 video instructions, explain how you can remove dreadlocks. Use what you like.