So you or a client want locs removed? Step one: Cut the locs to be removed down to a couple of inches.
Step Two: Use an Awl to start detangling the ends all the way to the root.
It took me about 2.5 hours to remove about 16 locs using the awl. That covered about two full rows in the nape area.
My client can now play with her LOOSE natural hair in the nape and still enjoy her locs until she decides to do something else with her hair. Loc Haircut by Benita Blocker.
For those who shave and cut off locs without trying to save some of the loose natural length, you do your clients a disservice. I charged $20 per hour to remove.
Clients who want to save their locs to sell or to make a wig or to extend other locs should tell the loctician prior to loc removal commencement.