Not to add fuel to the fire, but I agree with ms. Dowding.IF your TnR dreads don't end up falling out (although, most will) it's still how you decided to section them. This, to me makes them as unique as an all natural set. It's all up to how the person maintains them. I started with TnR and still have congos that form, as most natural sets would also. I have lose ends and blunted ends. I have sections that are a 1/4" all the way up to 1". I do agree that most people who start in any forced way be more likely to maintain more , how ever if that's how they feel most comfortable that's for them.