welcome. Rubber bands are a bad call. I know some people really like them. For them, I say, only put them in at the tips, and ONLY when you wash. But for real, Rubber bands restrict the movement your locks need to knot and tangle. If they can't move, they will never lock up.
welcome but take out the rubber bands
restrict movement needed to dread
after 2 days removing them undoes knots that formed ariundthem
after a week can be swallowed completely with no hope if getting them out
they can melt into a sticky mess (not from head from decomposing) they can break into tiny chunks leavings bits inside firever
they cause weak spots and permanent dents
u never should use rubber bands in dreads ever
Welcome. Check out the dreaducation page and the timeline forums The healthiest method is neglect. But you can TnR or back comb to get sections started. But the main thing is to not use wax, don't interlock, NEVER crochet, don't palm roll.
Just wash wash wash
welcome u came to the right place read the dreaducation page then throw away your comb