We did a total of 21 dreads. They're short, fat and fluffy, but they're freaking adorable and my heart feels so full of joy and appreciation that I went through with it. (I'll post photos when I get some time.)I read through the memories about having rubber bands at the very end (tip) of the dreads, and from what I could gather, it seemed as though it wouldn't harm them in the very beginning on short(er) dreads. So I ended up banding the ends. I did this because they're so small and I don't want them to fall apart, even though the backcombing is pretty solid.
Am I right in my interpretation of what the memories said or should I take the little bands off of the tips? I don't want to cause problems for the babies in the future. If I missed anything in the memories further explaining this, sorry in advance.