My dreads are about a year and they have shrunken and gotten so fat. When I try to put them up the way I used to, it's essentially impossible. I can't quite fit my fingers around them no matter how much I squish, so when I pull the elastic off my wrist and over my hair it always ends up spitting a bunch out of the side I couldn't get my fingers around. When I try to tuck them in things start sliding out elsewhere. So, my question is, do any of you with thicker dreadies still tie your hair up this way? Or is it much easier to literally 'tie' it up, either with a few dreads or a piece of string or something?