As mentioned earlier, dreads love water, they mature faster the more they get wet. Right now your sections are not locked up dreads. They will loosen, They will change. Then they will tighten and become mature dreads. Let them do what they want, that is their journey....stop worrying...if you are washing them 2-3 times a week, and separating any sections trying to join together, then you are fine...leave the rest to fate.
Backcombing method already causes damage to the hair, like scaling a fish, it is un natural in the opposite direction of the scales, so doing this over and over to your strands of hairs is causing cracks and breaks in them. These will cause weak points in your dreads.....so let them be.....okie dokie.......just enjoy them....Hey, if you are so worried about them coming undone, put beads on the ends for awhile...peace
updated by @the-barrellady: 07/23/15 03:00:39AM