It is possible to take out dreadlocks, not always practical. Here would be our recommendation: First of all, if they’re long, cut off whatever you can deal with losing for length. Give yourself a couple of deep conditioning massages where you can rinse out as many tangles from the surface as possible. Then dry completely. It is MUCH harder to detangle wet hair. Using a metal comb, start picking out the dread from the bottom, and then work your way to the top. That’s pretty much it. Repeat the conditioning/drying process if necessary. Find many friends who love you that will help you with detangling. There are also “Dreadlock Removal Kits” on the market that you could try. Putting dreadlocks in and taking them out are not easy or time-efficient tasks, so do not take them lightly. Make sure you are final on your decision, as it’s not something you’d want to keep going back and forth on.