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Edited by on June 17 2011 at 9:30 AM

You know that mid-festival moment where you take your hair out of its containment, maybe to douse it in the public fountain or to fetch something from it, and you discover the beginnings of an unplanned dreadlock? You might freak out. You might be too chilled out to let the gravity of the situation occur to you. But either way, it’s there. And it needs to go.

How Peter Butler Removed My Unwanted Bonnaroo Dreadlock

Just like our Mother Monster, I am my hair. It’s all the glory that I bear. Well, as I slept in a tent and rolled around in dirt for days on end at Bonnaroo, my hair and I both became one dirty hippie. My battle plan for my hair was avoidance; I wrapped it in headscarves, hats and the likes as I determinedly kept it from touching any skin at all. Inevitably, it molded itself into a giant matted dread in the back of my head. Enter famed master hair stylist Peter Butler, or rather I entered the Garnier Fructis Tent on Sunday of Bonnaroo, for a deep conditioning hair washing.

Curious how to properly remove an accidental dreadlock? Find out here from the professional.

Wow! Pure glory. That was the most ecstatic hair washing of my life. And the most drastic difference from before to after. Not so dreadful anymore.

Recognize the man behind the hair? Peter Butler is not only in the commercial for Garneir, but also a consultant on Project Runway. Last I saw, he was styling Cindy Crawford’s hair. So, many thanks to Peter for even touching my Bonnaroo hair.

His Garnier recipe for Detanglement: Brilliantine Shine Glossing Spray & Nutrient Spray Dual Action Nourish + Shine

Check back soon to see the products Butler used and how he styled my summer curls after the cleansing.

Side note: Dreadlocks can look sexy and incredibly chic on the right person. It takes dedication and upkeep, and they can be very beautiful. But perhaps not when acquired by accident.

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Story by Jessica Lapidos

I impart my daily love of light layering, thick-as-thieves platforms and undiscovered fashionable gems. I love to turn a phrase, and in truth I'm a designer at werq.