A. This tip comes from a fellow dreadhead Zen:
“I ordered a Knotty Boy starter kit a while back and over about 3 months I had great dreads down to the side of my neck they are tight hard and overwhelmingly nappy :). But I was hoping they would be more round after 3 months. So I did a little thinking and got some assistance from Mom and went from loose undone coming-apart ends to rock hard, round nubs in 3 hours!
What we did was, we found some thread that matched my hair color and a large needle that wouldn’t get lost within the unexplored workings of my naps. Then we backcombed the hell outta my tips and then just folded the tangled tips back and backcombed them into the lock.
Then we took the thread and wove it into each lock to help keep it there (little weaves so you cant really see the thread) and it helps lock em up better.
Then of course we finished up with a fine coating of Knotty Boy Dread Wax. This method really shortens the dreads up! But it rocks! I love my tips now!!!”