Q. Is it a good idea to use elastics or rubber bands on my dread tips and roots to keep them more together?
A. Well, think about elastics for a second. They’re really tight, right? Right. So why would putting them around an area you’re trying to dread make any sense?
Dreads form because of the constant movement of the hair tangling and untangling, tangling and untangling until it starts to mat up. But if you stop this process from occurring by constricting all movement, no dreads are going to form!
It maybe appears to be a bit more together, (even that’s debatable; it’s just going to look like there are elastics around your dread tips and roots, and the rest of the dread’s all puffy…? How cool is that?) But in the end, that is NOT really going to help your dread tips or roots come together.
In fact, your tips are the last to dread anyway, along with the roots – even those of us who’ve had our dreads for over four years still have undreaded tips. It’s normal!
Anyhow, that’s just our opinion in our own experience. : ) Take it or leave it!