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No. Rubber bands can bind and grab new growth (at the roots) and old growth (at the ends) and cause ripping and tearing to the stray strands you're trying to make join your dreads, as well as damaging existing locked strands.
Also, to get nice blunted ends, you need to be able to backcomb, and by binding them you've created a barrier to that backcombing. The best method we've found to tidy up dread ends adds an extra step to your regular routine, but it's worth it: backcomb the loose ends lightly, then scrub them around your palm (as ifto get them nice and knotty. Palm roll as usual. The ends are very frustrating, because no matter how hard you work them, they take their own sweet time. Don't be discouraged, it'll pay off eventually.
See our Tutorial, Tips For Tips, here.
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