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Eva Deva
@eva-deva
10/26/10 03:12:53PM
36 posts

Please help


General Questions

i think they look awesome!!mine are doing that too..gettin real bulky and lumpy and short....but, others are also moving, and stretching, and lengthening...i imagine dreads like a very slow paced catepillar moving along...they gotta bunch up first before they can go anywhere!!!so fun!!!i happen to like the gnarly lookin ones, they some of my favs that i have so far...
Eva Deva
@eva-deva
10/26/10 02:48:20PM
36 posts

does anyone get snaged on tree limbs as much as i do?


General Questions

mine constantly gets snagged on the zippers of my hoodiethey also get caught on limbs - and today i was strollin thru the halloween section of goodwill and my hair got all tangled up on this horriffic sequinned 80's wedding gown.vile.
Eva Deva
@eva-deva
10/25/10 02:52:15PM
36 posts

Dreadlock depression?


Dread Maintenance

yeah, i understand totally...especially since they waited five months before telling you.my family told me they would disown me if i ever got dreads - i got them anyways, and for the most part, they all like them. so, things change sometimes...and to be honest - sometimes dreads DO decrease our, um, attractiveness factor?you know? like obviously it changes the appearance. and many times it looks more unkempt than the standard polished look that other hairstyles afford.but, once people get in to them and understand the Heart of the Matter behind the "hairstyle" it becomes much more appealing.keep doin your thing, and maybe your Best Beloveds will catch the vibe and acknowledge the beauty of it. :)

Jessica Arnold said:
I never intended to do my dreads to impress other people..but I figured I'd at least have my Dad and boyfriends support.. I think thats what threw me off. Thank you so much for reminding me that it is entirely my decision. :)

Eva Deva said:
As a woman, i think we catch more crap for our appearance than men do. We have a higher and more ridiculous standard of beauty that we're constantly being measured against.
its your hair. your body. and your decision.
and hopefully, you didnt start this process in an effort to impress people.
if someone doesnt like the way you look - that is their problem, not yours.
you should not be expected to constantly subject yourself to "treatments" in order to fit SOMEONE ELSES definition of what looks good!!!!!!

and im tellin you right now...if you start trying to appease other people...THEY will never be happy. and neither will you.
How can you be expected to look how someone else wants you to!??!
how do YOU want to look?
thats all that is important.
and if you've been feeling proud, and really diggin on your hair, then that is all that matters!!
dont ever let someone else steal your joy, or change your opinion of yourself.
rock it strong, Proud Mary - keep on rollin.
don't shed one more tear.
Eva Deva
@eva-deva
10/25/10 02:38:56PM
36 posts

Dreadlock depression?


Dread Maintenance

As a woman, i think we catch more crap for our appearance than men do. We have a higher and more ridiculous standard of beauty that we're constantly being measured against.its your hair. your body. and your decision.and hopefully, you didnt start this process in an effort to impress people.if someone doesnt like the way you look - that is their problem, not yours.you should not be expected to constantly subject yourself to "treatments" in order to fit SOMEONE ELSES definition of what looks good!!!!!!and im tellin you right now...if you start trying to appease other people...THEY will never be happy. and neither will you.How can you be expected to look how someone else wants you to!??!how do YOU want to look?thats all that is important.and if you've been feeling proud, and really diggin on your hair, then that is all that matters!!dont ever let someone else steal your joy, or change your opinion of yourself.rock it strong, Proud Mary - keep on rollin.don't shed one more tear.
Eva Deva
@eva-deva
10/23/10 08:42:10PM
36 posts

dread extensions?


Dread Maintenance

i have seen people reattach a broken dread....i have seen people attach a friends cut dread to their own...and ive seen people add length to their existing dreads.if by fake you mean "Can anyone tell?"i normally cant...but the whole concept turns me off slightly.however - plenty of other people wear human hair extensions or wigs for various reasons - such as those recovering from cancer treatment - and that doesnt turn me off...so i guess, whats the difference?
Eva Deva
@eva-deva
10/21/10 05:01:15PM
36 posts

Dread tips: Roll or let 'em go?


Dread Maintenance

also...with the TnR method...i used that on ten of my dreads and they NEVER came undone...not even after two weeks of solid non-stop SCUBA diving...so im not sure whats going on with people having their TnR's not "takin"...but i do know i treated my hair like hemp macrame and got the hair pretty tight and solid. I wasnt rough when i was twist and ripping my hair, but one lock took me over thirty minutes to do..(which is why i only did ten that way) but..they didnt go anywhere...and the new growth i have no is incorporating itself in to the rest of the formed lock very nicely....the formed lock from TnR is also moving and adjusting on its own, which is always a good sign.

Eva Deva said:
ive never had to use rubber bands...i have very long whispy tails on my dreads and expose them to extreme environments, they never come undone....or unravel...
i have bout five blunted tips...and for my lifestyle, it is not suitable. it is true that it takes longer for the dreads to dry if the tips are blunted...what happens is that water pools and collects at the bottom of the lock...i have to squeeze the blunted dread to get the majority of the water out so it can dry properly...
the un-blunted dreads pull the water out naturally, and they dry even FASTER than my hair did when it wasn't dreaded!!!! its really a cool thing to see...
and while i think blunted dreads LOOK and feel better...the whispy ones are totally awesome for their efficiency.. :D

with anythin in life...
dont force it!!!
if things are not workin out...leave it the hell alone!!!!
if the blunted tips keep comin undone..man..just walk away. leave those babies free.
Eva Deva
@eva-deva
10/21/10 04:57:48PM
36 posts

Dread tips: Roll or let 'em go?


Dread Maintenance

ive never had to use rubber bands...i have very long whispy tails on my dreads and expose them to extreme environments, they never come undone....or unravel...i have bout five blunted tips...and for my lifestyle, it is not suitable. it is true that it takes longer for the dreads to dry if the tips are blunted...what happens is that water pools and collects at the bottom of the lock...i have to squeeze the blunted dread to get the majority of the water out so it can dry properly...the un-blunted dreads pull the water out naturally, and they dry even FASTER than my hair did when it wasn't dreaded!!!! its really a cool thing to see...and while i think blunted dreads LOOK and feel better...the whispy ones are totally awesome for their efficiency.. :Dwith anythin in life...dont force it!!!if things are not workin out...leave it the hell alone!!!!if the blunted tips keep comin undone..man..just walk away. leave those babies free.
Eva Deva
@eva-deva
10/21/10 04:46:12PM
36 posts

Different Dread Methods Clarified


Dreading Methods

i Cultivated my locks by neglecting them completely for nine months ( Neglect meaning, i kept them clean...i used normal shampoo, but did not condition - however, sometimes I used a leave in conditioner spritz, like Infusium 23 - this did not adversly affect the lock up process. I never brushed, or seperated..i just slept on em.) after i ended up with one huge massive beaver tail in the back, and a bloody scalp...i combed it out and started over with moderate neglect - and a twist and rip method, to form the sections i wanted and an attempt to keep things seperated. i did the twist an rip to establish coherant SECTIONS and hopefully train my hair to leave itself the frigg alone and not end up with a bloody massive singleton dread that my scalp cannot handle at this juncture.i then had ten seperate ropes, which i will call maturing dreads.then, in the Philippines, a local tattoo artist crocheted the rest of my head. this was done on impulse, and in a hurry, as i was to spend the next two weeks in salt water non-stop SCUBA diving....after day one, my hair was already matting and knotting in to one huge dread...and since i did not comb or brush, i was having a hell of a time keeping things right for my scalp.So.I have...Natural...but Certainly Cultivated Ropes. They are not Mature Dreads as of yet...but they are gettin real rooty...real knotty, real kinky, and are growin!!!Praise God and Seven Other Things!!!
Eva Deva
@eva-deva
10/21/10 02:31:14PM
36 posts

Makin A Gourd Hand Drum! Help?


General Talk

thats the bummer about it i dont have any friends here who are in to this sort of thing. hahaanyways - after running all over town to find a friggin RING!!! i finally found one. and I've since laced up the drum head as best I could under your instructions and while lookin at pictures online.My drum is pretty small...the opening is prolly only like 10 inches wide, MAYBE...but i was just doing this for a test before I go and find a BIG gourd!! I think this method works best the bigger you go...I had Eight Lace points on the drum head...and laced it to make the Big V's you were talkin bout...Then I read down and saw your comment that the laces need to overlap and make X's...So i made eight more connection points and laced it up some more...I think that the drum head fits down more snuggly now, but since the gourd is on the smallish side, the laces look like they're totally overtaking the gourd. Looks a bit like a kids craft hour project.. lol...but, its mine, and i did it...and NEXT time, i have some ideas on how to make it better.I cut my sinew laces too thick, for one, because I was worried about the strength of the hide. Now i know how ridiculously strong deer skin is, and how much it an stretch!!Now i just need to learn how to play a drum!!! : Di'll take pics when its done drying. :) thank you for the support, brother!

soaringeagle said:
but umm ok 1st u do the up n down v shaped pulling it tight as u can with the hide wert so it stretches
then let it dry slowly and tighten if u need to tighten more after that u go around over 1 then back unfder 2 and pull so they pop into a criss cross patern.. it takes some strength to do especialy as its getting tighter or wait .. lemme think no its over 1 then under the 1 u went over back over then under the 1 before thaty then pull sokmething like that so
its hard to describe i guess
most hand drummeers could show u tho
Eva Deva
@eva-deva
10/21/10 11:27:28AM
36 posts

Makin A Gourd Hand Drum! Help?


General Talk

im about to go pick up a metal ring, and lace the head to the ring. i didnt want to go that route, but i dont think i will have enough hide to go all lacing...this is my first project, and i am getting more hide and gourds in soon, so then i'll go all out!!! any wisdom and advice you can share is totally appreciated!! :) thanks!!

soaringeagle said:
are there rings involved or not i know how to do a djimbe but that uses metal rings if no rings u can use a lace
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