We’ve given you the lowdown on how to get the distressed look, and while we all agree that they're super cute, we also know that they can't stay in forever! Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to safely remove your wrapping hair and still preserve the loc underneath.
Identify what you want to cut
Before you start going crazy with the scissors, quickly assess your hair and figure out what you want to cut. The last thing you want to do is snip a piece of your loc off when all you wanted to do is unravel and remove wrapping hair from your locs!
A good rule of thumb is to look for the knot! If you wrapped your hair correctly, you should have a tiny knot at the bottom of each loc that marks the end of your wrapping hair. Once you're able to decipher the wrapping hair from the loc underneath, you're good to go.
Start cutting from the bottom
One of the biggest mistakes we make when taking down our hair is cutting through the middle of our extensions. I know what you're thinking: Isn't this the fastest way to do it? Yes, it most certainly is! But it's also super dangerous because we tend to underestimate the actual length of our hair.
This means that we come incredibly close to cutting off bits and pieces of hair we actually would like to keep! To avoid this issue, simply start cutting your wrapping hair from the bottom instead of the middle of the top.
Get ready to unravel!
Now that you've cut the bottom, the wrapping hair should begin to loosen up. Here's your time to shine and unravel the wrapping hair the rest of the way! This literally takes only a few seconds per loc and doesn't require much effort at all.
At most, you'll have to work your fingers up the loc to ensure that it's loosening properly without pulling at your hair too much.
Once you are done unraveling, gently slide the wrapping hair through the space you initially crocheted it through, and voila! Your distressed hair is gone and now you have a full head of gorgeous, fresh locs to work with.
Easy enough, right?