It seems to me that having braids and tying them off at the end would restrict the movement of the new hair coming in, but I guess this isn't an issue? Would it be possible to start dreads with this method without braiding all the way up to the root, maybe a half braid and then let the rest of the hair between braid and scalp go? Or would this not work?
Sorry for all of the questions... I'm just very intrigued by this method.