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Evelyn Maes
@Evelyn Maes
11/01/11 07:00:02AM
30 posts

Introduction and a few questions


General Questions

I just saw the pictures and i noticed that your roots might be a bit big? the dreads will shrink and get bigger in time, so i would keep that in mind.

Also in wouldn't keep those rubber bands in for to long. It can make weak spots in your dreads over time.

About your shampoo question, I use an neutral organic shampoo, so without al that chemical stuff in it and works great for me. So no special dread shampoo here.

Evelyn Maes
@Evelyn Maes
10/09/11 06:47:16AM
30 posts

About dreads and crochet hooks


Dreading Methods

I know she opened the discussion and people just gave advise but it happens often people keep on repeating their opinions and experiences. I think it's enough to just tell her and leave it with that instead of posting like 5 times the same thing.

Hans Miniar Jnsson said:

Evelyn Maes said:

And it's ok to give some advise but I think it's wrong to push your opinion to someone else.

See, here's the thing.
No one went and sought this girl out and shoved their opinions or experiences in her face.
She came here and started a discussion on an open forum.
People replied, some of 'em even agreeing with her, and she responded by gettingbelligerent.

No one here "forced" her to listen, no one here "forced" her to read.

She came here.

Evelyn Maes
@Evelyn Maes
10/09/11 04:38:16AM
30 posts

About dreads and crochet hooks


Dreading Methods

Ow, I have one more thing to ad to my reply. I have also seen people. As you can read in one of my blogs. Who do have clearly damaged dreads. Like that woman who also wanted to push her method and opinion on me. She has her dreads 6 years, she let someone work in them every 3 months. They are not broken but they still have that crochet structure (I really don't like it, it just doesn't look nice to me) and when I looked closely you really could see holes in her dreads. So that is what I call over doing it. They will not really fall of or break but won't look nice either if you over do it.

Evelyn Maes
@Evelyn Maes
10/09/11 04:15:07AM
30 posts

About dreads and crochet hooks


Dreading Methods

Ok, I've read most of the replies and the starting post. I know what i'm going to say will not be very popular. My dreads were also made with e crochet hook. I don't use it to work on my dreads, only if some very weird bit of loose hair keeps on standing up (that just looks so silly). Then I put it in a dread but thats like almost never.

I'm also a member on a dutch dread forum where actually most of the people made their dreads with a crochet hook. Some of them even let their dreads "repair" as they call it or go to someone to make them "more presentable" also with the crochet hook. Now I constantly keep reading that your dreads will break off in a few months, that you will have multiple sets in just a year and so on. Now there are people there who have their dreads for 7, 10 of more years and they are still hanging on their heads. So for me that is just a very doom scenario and maybe it happens to people who really extremely over do it, but it's seriously not that horrible as presented here constantly.

Also, if you let your dreads do their thing, you really don't see the crochet structure any more, you just can't tell when they mature. I decided not to use a crochet hook to work on them because i just wanted to see the progress they make naturally. They were a huge mess for the last 3 months, I admit it was hard to not use that crochet hook but i survived. Now they are a bit older then 7 months and really starting to look nice.

So I just want to say, don't judge to much, especially if you for yourself don't have any experience with the crochet hook. She probably, just like the people on that dutch forum has dreads that will last for years even if she once and a while uses that hook. And it's ok to give some advise but I think it's wrong to push your opinion to someone else. If it is really that damaging they will see it for them selve.

Evelyn Maes
@Evelyn Maes
08/19/11 12:00:18PM
30 posts

my first comment and it wasn't nice:(


General Talk

I also think the best thing is just ignore them or at least don't show them you care about what they do or say.

It happened to me also a month ago, some girls, i think 16 years old were laughing at me when i walked by across the street, they were even such a cowards to say things in a language i don't even understand, so i don't know what they exactly said (but i can guess what it was). I just looked at them and kept walking.


updated by @Evelyn Maes: 02/14/15 04:26:08PM
Evelyn Maes
@Evelyn Maes
08/11/11 11:45:36AM
30 posts

What is your favorite vegetarian meal?


Dreads and Diets

As long as it is with pasta it's my favorite :D now for dinner i'll make a plate "pie" with some pesto, courgettes, tomato, mushrooms, pine kernels and a bit of cheese (vegetarian cheese off course :))

Evelyn Maes
@Evelyn Maes
08/08/11 02:14:39PM
30 posts

help! it's a mess!


Dread Maintenance

Mine are also having that problem, i have to separate them every day or my head is one big dread. But i get a lot of loose hairs when i pull them apart :(

Evelyn Maes
@Evelyn Maes
07/29/11 11:28:58AM
30 posts

i love my dreads but they are uneven!


General Talk

I have the same thing but that's because my hair was cut in layers when i started my dreads. Maybe your hair in front was also a bit shorter? I just wear them up in a bun of with a hair band as long as they are not the size i like.

Evelyn Maes
@Evelyn Maes
07/25/11 05:32:09AM
30 posts

dreads that hate dreads?


Life Issues Facing Dreads

Same thing as that woman in my blog who claimed that her dreads were way better than mine because they are all the same and she maintains them like every 3 months in a salon. I like my dreads how they are, with al the loops and bumps. She also claimed that if i would not use wax they will break haha.

When people ask me how my dreads are made, i'm honest and tell thel i let them do in a salon but i also tell them i wouldn't do that again. Not that i'm not happy with how they evolve but it was to expensive and removing the wax wasn't that nice. Also she gave me bad advice, lucky for me i did my own research.

Evelyn Maes
@Evelyn Maes
07/23/11 01:35:57PM
30 posts

Blonde dreadlocks needs help!


Help! Save My Dreads

Hmm, they look a bit loose, mine were made the same way but are way more compact. I have them now for 4,5 month and didn't used the crochet hook since i had them, i also have lots of lose hairs but they will go away or get less over time. Mostly they join other dreads. Mine have also lots of loops and bumps, some of them look like they are mutating and getting fingers haha.

But looking at your pics, honestly, i would start over. They will be huge i think. My hair is also thin but i have 35 dreads (as far as i can count them properly), thats almost twice as much.

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