what do I do with the ends & why wont they stay tight to my scalp?
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You want loose roots, you'll always have loose roots. They allow the sections to move around, tangling and knotting up. New dreads usually have 1-3 inches of loose hair. Mature usually about an inch. Don't do anything to tighten them up, just let them be loose.
Wispy unknotted ends are wonderful. They allow water to drain easier from the hair, shortening drying time. You want that. Blunted ends hold the water in, keeping them wet inside for way too long, promoting an environment for mold mildew and funk. You don't want that at all.
Since you did TnR, it's important that you know it's highly likely they will fall out. TnR is mainly a blueprint for sections, not creating actual dreads. It's ok that they fall out. Over the next several months they are going to loosen, tighten, knot, unknot, kink, loop, zigzag, frizz and shrink like crazy. It's all totally normal and to be expected.
Congratutions on starting your journey!!