We’ve learned to finish wrapping drop handlebars with tape, but there are alternatives — Velcro and pull ties.
After a while, especially in hot weather, tape loosens and then you have a sticky mess. The tape may also tear the bar wrap if you have to remove it.
Velcro and pull or zip ties keep your bar wrap from unraveling as well as tape.Pull ties need to be cut, which leaves a sharp edge. File this down. I positioned the cinch at the top of the bar, which is less desirable visually, but it keeps it away from my thumb and fingers.
Tape still has its place, but the alternatives have some advantages, especially Velcro, which can be removed and used again. I did not see any unraveling on a long ride.