My dreads are just under 3 weeks old anad I've found I like to tie them up by twisting them together at the back then clipping them onto my head (kind of like this http://www.longhairgirl.com/images/usage/jawclip2.jpg but with dreads and a whole lot shorter :P). They're only about 6 inches long so not all of them even go into the clip but I wanted to know if it will make them dread more slowly... I'm suspecting the answer will be yes because if they're held onto my head then they can't move around?
I get bored of wearing them down or with a buff all the time, does anyone have any other ideas of anything I could do to them to add a bit more variation? (And before you say it, while I would love to go and buy lots of funky hats, my student budget won't allow it :P).