well hello. i'm new. my name is summer. anyways, i decided about a week ago that i want to get dreads. i joined this community to get tips and such about how i could go about getting good looking dreads. however i don't want to force anything upon my hair, just let them grow naturally. i've read that using elastics at the roots makes them form better, but my hair is past shoulder length, and i'm too lazy to put 50+ little rubber bands on my hair. are there other ways to get good tight roots for dreads? i'll have more questions, so until then, goodbye.