look better too u definitely need to write a comparisson soon
Welcome to the community Kimbo...Peace
u should write up a comparison between the wax no wax dreads
definately take the bands out right away1!
They lock up on their own. It just takes time. Baby locks have between 1-3 inches of straight hair at the root. This can last til they are even over a year old. But it does go away. Mature locks only have 1/4 - 1 inch of straight root hair. As they grow out, loose hair snags that straight hair, and tangles with it, creating new knots.
Typically, there are 3 phases your locks go through. For the first ~6-8 months, your hair will shrink as it stats to tangle. Then for a few months,it appears to no grow at all, then it grows like crazy. Somewhere in between it not looking like it's growing and it's explosive growth it when the roots begin to tighten.
You can use beads or hemp to keep your sections separated, a bit. But there should always be a web of tangled hair against your scalp. You never want to see your scalp showing between your sections
Welcome. But don't use rubber bands. They are elastic, so no matter how loosely you think you put them on, they will tangle and squeeze your locks too tightly creating weak spots. They also have a tendency to get sucked up into your locks where the dry rot, and cause mold/mildew to grow