Im back ! With some more questions (:
updated by @jessica9: 01/13/15 09:44:21PM
i use beads from Micheals. but any craft store will do. i would say maybe put a couple together temporarily and see how you like it. maybe theres somewhere local where you can get som artisan beads. i use glass beads mostly but wood are more comfortable. you could loosely wrap some of the dreads together. remember the thicker they are the longer to dry.
Hi Jessica. The mature dread will be the thickness of the section at the roots. A 1" section at the scalp will grow into a 1" dread. To joint thin ones together, use beads or wrap together with embroidery thread. Remember to make sure the roots are side by side before you join them. I think dreads are lovely when they are all different thicknesses.
I would wait. My dreads shrank for 2 years before they started growing. They shrank and got fat. My hair is very thin and fine like yours. Since your dreads are only 5 months old...they will most likely knot up tighter and get bigger too. So my advice is to wait and see what happens